Mandatory Training for New Staff and Faculty
The Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) mandatory training is offered in an online format through SkillSoft (formerly SkillPort). Faculty, staff, and student employees can all take the online training, either for their initial Discrimination and Harassment training as a new employee or for their five-year refresher training. Employees must be set up in HRMS in order to take the training.
The OIE discrimination and harassment training includes information on the Sexual Misconduct Policy, the Discrimination and Harassment Policy, and the Conflict of Interest in Cases of Amorous Relationships Policy. Both the online and on-site presentations focus on the real-life applications of these policies and the way in which cases arise in the classroom, workplace, and living environment. Specifically, with respect to the Sexual Misconduct Policy, OIE training discusses both quid pro quo and hostile environment sexual harassment. The training provides information on policy standards and University definitions of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and other types of sexual misconduct.
Additionally, the training discusses in detail discrimination and harassment based on protected class status, including several examples for the protected classes covered under the UCCS Discrimination and Harassment Policy. The training also provides information on the prohibition on retaliation and the mandatory reporting requirements for responsible employees. Additionally, if you want to request an on-site or customized training for your department, or if you have questions about the online training, please contact email@example.com or call the OIE main number at 719-255-4324.
- Log on to your campus portal
- Click the "NavBar" in the top right corner
- Click "CU Resources"
- Click "Training
- Click "Start Skillsoft"
- Click "UCCS"
- Click “Human Resources” under the “Categories” menu on the left-hand side
- Click “CU: Discrimination and Harassment – UCCS”
- Click "Launch"
Note: Once you have completed the training and quiz, it takes approximately five business days for your score to reflect in your training records. *If you are having trouble logging in to Skillsoft, you can check your browser compatibility at https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/skillsoft-help under "Skillsoft Troubleshooting Guides."
** All UCCS employees are required to take the Discrimination and Harassment training course within the first 60 days of employment with the UCCS campus. After completing this initial training, all employees and faculty members are required to take the Discrimination and Harassment training at least once every five years.
SaVE Act Mandatory Training
The Office of Institutional Equity conducts SaVE/VAWA compliant training for new employees. These trainings are mandatory in-person trainings and cannot be satisfied through the online discrimination and harassment training. To receive more information on how to satisfy this requirement, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “SaVE Training” in the subject line and your contact information in the body of the email. OIE will periodically conduct open training sessions, and will notify individuals who contact us of the dates and times of those sessions.