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UC Preventing Harassment & Discrimination

To better prepare employees to fulfill compliance obligations, a comprehensive harassment and discrimination prevention training program is required for all UC employees. For information on the training requirement for all employees, view the University of California Policy on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence

Recent Changes to the Courses

In fall 2022, the UC Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Prevention courses were replaced by the UC Preventing Harassment & Discrimination courses. The courses were unavailable from mid-July to late-October.

  • New employees, employees who were due to complete the requirement while the old courses were unavailable, and employees moving between requirements will receive notification emails with their new due dates early this week.
  • All other employees will receive reminder notifications two years after their last completion of the requirement, per the established recertification schedule.

Changes to Audiences
As before, there are two versions of the course; Non-Supervisors and Supervisors, Faculty, MSP. In the past, the supervisor course was assigned based primarily on job title. Going forward, employees with at least one direct report in the UC Learning Center will be assigned the supervisor version of the course. This includes supervisors of student employees.

  • Supervisors moving from the non-supervisor requirement to the supervisor requirement will need to complete the supervisor course by their due date, regardless of when they last completed the non-supervisor course.
  • Employees moving from the supervisor requirement to the non-supervisor requirement can have their previous completion of the supervisor version honored. Submit requests to hrtraining@ucmerced.edu.

UC Preventing Harassment & Discrimination: Non-Supervisors

This course is for employees who are not required to complete California’s AB1825-mandated training for supervisory employees. The training meets the legal requirements of SB1343. It provides information on preventing and responding to sexual violence and sexual harassment and what each of us can to do to make our UC culture safer for all. It will take a minimum of 1 hour to complete. This course includes a section specific to requirements under Title IX and the Clery Act.

Assigned Audience: All non-supervisory employees, including student-employees
Schedule: Due within six weeks of hire and every two years thereafter
Fulfillment Options: eCourse: UC Preventing Harassment & Discrimination: Non-Supervisors

UC Preventing Harassment & Discrimination: Supervisors, Faculty, MSP

All employees who supervise others are required to complete sexual harassment prevention training every two years. In addition to staff supervisors, most academic employees (including all faculty) have been identified as having supervisory authority for the purposes of this law, and as such, are required to receive the training.

This course provides information on preventing and responding to sexual violence and sexual harassment and what each of us can to do to make our UC culture safer for all. It will take a minimum of 2 hours to complete and meets the legal requirements of AB1825 and AB2053. This course includes a section specific to requirements under Title IX and the Clery Act.

Assigned Audience: Supervisors, Managers, and Faculty Members
Schedule: Due within 90 days of hire and every two years thereafter
Fulfillment Options: eCourse: UC Preventing Harassment & Discrimination: Supervisors, Faculty, MSP

More Information

  • These courses contain information on sensitive topics that include sexual violence; if you find that you need an alternate activity to meet this requirement, please contact the Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination.
  • A system-generated notification is sent to employees who are required to complete this assignment. An employee who does not receive an email, should check junk, spam, clutter, and other email folders. 
  • Failure to complete the assignment by the due date will have a negative impact on performance appraisal ratings and merit pay for policy-covered staff. Deans, chairs, and the Academic Senate will be involved to address noncompliance involving faculty. 
  • If you experience technical issues with the UC Learning Center, visit the troubleshooting page at https://hr.ucmerced.edu/uclc-troubleshoot. 
  • If you have questions regarding the requirement for you to take this course or if you have specific questions about the course content, please contact complianceoffice@ucmerced.edu