Annual Faculty, OAA, Staff, Postdoc Training FAQ
Annual Faculty, OAA, Staff, Postdoc Training Requirement Frequently Asked Questions
What training is required in Academic Year 2022-2023?
The city of Chicago’s sexual harassment law was recently amended to increase the length of sexual harassment training employers must provide. The law now mandates that all employees must complete one hour of sexual harassment prevention training and one hour of bystander training annually, and that all supervisors must complete an additional hour of sexual harassment prevention training.
The University will partner with Vector Solutions to provide courses through Workday Learning. This year’s required courses will be titled “Preventing Harassment and Discrimination for Non-Supervisors” and “Preventing Harassment and Discrimination for Supervisors.” Both courses include information on bystander intervention, as well as information on Title IX and Clery Act policies.
Can I attend a live version of the training?
Yes, we also provide live webinars via Zoom facilitated by CARES staff as an alternative method of satisfying this requirement. These live trainings provide information on relevant laws and policies as well violence prevention and bystander intervention.
To view upcoming events and register, please visit the CARES homepage.
What is the deadline to complete this training?
Please complete this training by January 31, 2023. There will not be additional opportunities to complete the training after this deadline.
Except for union-represented lecturers, employees who do not complete the annual training requirement will be ineligible for merit increases or will not be reappointed. In the case of union-represented lecturers, failure to complete the annual training will be reflected in their annual review and may result in discipline and/or non-reappointment. New employees who join UChicago after the launch of the training program will receive a link to complete the training within one month of their hire date.
Where can I access the training?
Employees will be able access their trainings online through Workday Learning, the University’s new learning management system. Once the training is launched, employees can follow the steps below to access the course:
- Login to Workday at workday.uchicago.edu.
- From the Homepage, select either Menu or View All Apps.
3. From Menu, Select Learning.
- The course will appear under Required for You.
4. Click on Course and Choose “Start Course”
Additionally, employees should expect to receive notification via email as well as notifications within Workday. Department chairs may continue to request an in-person training for faculty provided by Equal Opportunity Programs in lieu of the online training. If you are an administrator and would like to schedule a live training for your department, please contact Katie Hill, firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have a concern about the content of the course or an accessibility concern. Is there an alternative to completing this course?
This course contains content involving sexual violence and may be triggering to some individuals. If you feel you may have difficulty completing this course, please contact Scott Velasquez, Interim Title IX Coordinator for the University, to discuss alternatives or reach out to email@example.com.
If you have questions related to accessibility and require a reasonable accommodation to complete the online course, please contact the Office for Equal Opportunity Programs by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 773-834-6367.
For HR Partners: How can I check my unit’s training progress?
The My Team’s Course Assignments and Progress report identifies the workers who have been assigned the course and their progress. This is found on the Learning App. Select the course name to view completion status.
Other question not listed here?
Please contact the Office for Equal Opportunity Programs by email at email@example.com, or by phone at 773-834-6367.