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Feb. 11, 2010 Volume 31, No. 19

Online training targets employment discrimination

Positive workplace

Educating employees about a sensitive topic

The Human Resource Services office is pleased to offer faculty and staff an opportunity to participate in another convenient, interactive, online training program. University of Missouri System Human Resources has partnered with New Media Learning in developing an online program aimed at educating faculty and staff on the sensitive topic of employment discrimination and its effect on workplace morale and productivity.

“The first online training program, Preventing Sexual Harassment, was announced over a year ago, and so far 90 percent of our benefit-eligible employees have taken this training,” says Karen Touzeau, assistant vice chancellor for Human Resource Services at MU. “Where a work environment is positive, employees are happier and more productive,” Touzeau adds.

Understanding that each of us contributes to the University’s positive work and learning environment, all staff and academic employees are expected to take this training, she says. The newest online training program is called Preventing Employment Discrimination Training.

It is designed to educate and reinforce awareness of employment discrimination so that employees can identify and avoid inappropriate actions, or intervene and report behaviors that appear to violate employment discrimination laws. While this training is especially important for anyone who supervises others, there are separate training options for supervisors and non-supervisors. 

Here is how employees can access the program:

  • go to myHR
  • click on “Self Service” on the menu
  • select the link “Personal Information”
  • click on “HR Training - PED” and select the version that is most applicable to your role at the University, such as supervisory or non-supervisory.

Once an employee has moved through the entire module, they must complete the mastery test. A score of 80 percent or better is required for successful completion of this training. The test may be taken as many times as needed. Employees may  also need to disable any pop-up blockers.

With questions, contact Human Resource Services (MU) at 882-7976.