When must employees complete the sexual harassment prevention education (SHPE) course?
New hires: All faculty and regular staff members who hold a 50 percent or greater appointment must complete an approved SHPE course in the first six months of employment (except for those whose positions fall under the definition of "academic and administrative officers").
Current faculty/staff: All current faculty and staff members meeting the criteria set out in the Policy on Sexual Harassment must complete an approved SHPE course every three years (i.e., three calendar years from the date of their most recent training), unless more frequent training is required by the employing unit or college.
Academic and administrative officers (AAOs): All faculty and staff hired into and/or promoted to a position defined by the Policy on Sexual Harassment as an academic/administrative officer (e.g., VP, dean, DEO, student advisor, supervisor) must complete an approved SHPE course for supervisors within the first two months of their appointment.
Teaching assistants, graduate assistants, and postdoctoral scholars must complete an approved instructor-led SHPE course within two months of hire, preferably before entering the classroom, and shall renew their training every three years.
Fellows and medical residents must complete an approved SHPE program within two months of hire and shall renew the training every three years.