Yes. Every Buffalo State College employee is required to complete online sexual harassment prevention training or complete an in-person training session by October 9, 2019. This includes anyone at Buffalo State who receives compensation, whether full-time or part-time.
New York State law requires all employers to ensure that employees complete sexual harassment prevention training on an annual basis. It is not sufficient for us to offer the training – New York State law requires us to ensure employees complete the training.
Sexual harassment and other forms of unlawful harassment are unfortunately common in workplaces. We want to ensure that everyone can learn and work in a respectful and appropriate environment. Buffalo State’s sexual harassment prevention training is intended to promote the harassment-free environment to which everyone is entitled.
Buffalo State is offering an online harassment prevention course in Blackboard Learn. Completing this course is one way of meeting your obligation to receive sexual harassment prevention training.
All Buffalo State employees have been enrolled in the course. If you are unable to login to Blackboard Learn with your username and password and/or if you have work study students, student assistants, or graduate students who are not enrolled in the training, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (716) 878-6210.
If you completed an online or in-person training at Buffalo State after April 1, 2019, contact Equity and Campus Diversity by email at email@example.com or by phone at (716) 878-6210. We can note your completion in our records.
Buffalo State is offering an online harassment prevention training in Blackboard Learn. Completing this training is one way of meeting your obligation to receive sexual harassment prevention training.
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All employees will take the training via Blackboard Learn:
Both videos combined can be completed between forty-five minutes to an hour; the in-person guided presentation for those employees without access to Blackboard Learn may need to be completed in two sessions.
Yes. All employees must take the training, regardless of whether they are full-time, and regardless of classification or funding source.
Yes. Participants should receive a 75% or higher score.
Yes. Please review the explanation to the questions you answered incorrectly at the end of the video and re-take the quiz.
New York State requires employees to complete training on an annual basis.
Employees who are on leave must complete the training when they return to the workplace. Taking the training is a work-related activity, and we cannot require employees to work while they are on leave.
Yes. Work-study students are considered employees, and they are required to receive sexual harassment prevention training.
Call the Equity and Campus Diversity Office at (716) 878-6210.
The Sexual Harassment Prevention Training program is an online training course available to anyone with a Buffalo State appointment.
Refer to the section on: How do I access the Training.
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Buffalo State will provide reasonable accommodations to ensure individuals with disabilities have equal access to the training content. Please contact The Equity and Campus Diversity Office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (716) 878-6210 for additional assistance.
Yes. These videos provide closed captioning.
No. Employees must be afforded work time to complete the training, as it is a required work activity.
Currently, employees are already enrolled in the Blackboard course. Please email email@example.com or call (716) 878-6210 if you have an employee who is unable to login using their Buffalo State username and password, or if you have work study students, student assistants and graduate assistants who need to be enrolled in the training.
The Equity and Campus Diversity Office will be tracking online program completion through Blackboard Learn, and we will be sending progress reports. For the in-person sessions, we will provide a sign-in sheet for department liaisons to track attendance, and we will enter the completion information into Blackboard Learn.
The New York State Division of Human Rights has instructed employers to use appropriate administrative remedies to ensure that all employees complete sexual harassment prevention training. Accordingly, the College will work with you and our Human Resource Management Office to follow up with the employees who do not comply with the training requirement.
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