Yes. Every Buffalo State College employee is required to complete online sexual harassment prevention training viz BizLibrary by October 8, 2021. 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 BizLibrary.
Completing this course online fulfills 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 BizLibrary with your username and password and/or if you have work study students, student assistants, or graduate assistants who are not enrolled in the training, please contact the IT Help Desk. Please note that student employees will not be able to access the training until Tuesday, September 28th.
If you completed an online or in-person training at Buffalo State after April 1, 2021, contact Equity and Campus Diversity by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (716) 878-4357 or by submitting a ticket. We can note your completion in our records.
Buffalo State is offering an online harassment prevention training in BizLibrary. 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 BizLibrary:
If you are an employee or student employees at Buffalo State College and cannot access the training with your campus username and password, please contact the Help Desk by phone at 716-878-4357 or by submitting a ticket.
It will take approximately 20 minutes to complete the training.
Yes. All employees must take the training, regardless of whether they are full-time, and regardless of classification or funding source.
Yes, however, there is no limit to how many times you can answer the questions.
No. Since we will now be using BizLibrary for this training, as well as other compliance trainings, we will all be required to complete the same training this year.
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.
Current student employees, including graduate students, work-study students, and student workers, are also required to complete the mandatory sexual harassment training. Although this training has been made available to student employees on Tuesday, September 28, we have identified that some current student employees are unable to log-into the system. Please contact the IT Help Desk for student log-in issues. Be prepared to share in the Help Desk ticket the students first name, last name, student email, department in which the student works, and there supervisors first name, last name, and email.
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. currently employed at Buffalo State College. If you are an employee or student employees at Buffalo State College and cannot access the training with your campus username and password, please contact the Help Desk by phone at 716-878-4357 or by submitting a ticket.
Refer to the section on: How do I access the Training.
Please ensure that you are using the current version of Chrome, FireFox or Safari as your browser. We have received feedback that the program does not operate as well using other browsers such as Internet Explorer.
If you have already completed a sexual harassment training through another employer during 2021, please send a copy of your official certificate for the training to the Equity and Campus Diversity Office through email at email@example.com.
Blackboard Learn is not set up to sustain compliance trainings. We recently purchased BizLibrary, not only for the Sexual Harassment Prevention training, but for other compliance related trainings we need to perform on campus. This system is used by numerous SUNY campuses and provides the ability for the college to manage all required compliance training requirements. BizLibrary provides an efficient method for employees to complete compliance training requirements and for supervisors to manage the completion of those requirements. Beginning next year, BizLibrary will allow employees to complete annual compliance training requirements months before the deadline and also have access to their video library that will support employees’ personal and professional growth.
Yes. Anyone who is employed by Buffalo State College is required to complete the training whether you are on or off campus.
If you complete the training, you will no longer see the assignment on your home page. To access the conpletion status, click on "Home" button on the top left hand side and scroll down to "My Learning." In the "My Learning" tab, you will find your transcripts, which will be where your certificate is, as well as your learning initiatives and completion status.
If you log into BizLibrary and put in your Buffalo State credentials, you will be directed to you "Home" page. On the top left hand side of the screen, you will see "Home." If you click on that and scroll down to the "My Learning" tab, you will see a "transcript" section. Click on "transcript," and you will be taken to a listing of all of the assignments you completed. On the right hand side, you will see a gold certificate icon. If you click that icon, the certificate will display.
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.
The Equity and Campus Diversity Office will be tracking online program completion through BizLibrary and we will be sending progress reports. Supervisors are also able to go into the BizLibrary system to check on the status of their direct reports. An email will be sent to supervisors on Tuesday, September 28th with directions as to how to check direct reports training completion status.
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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