University of California, San Diego


December 5, 2005


SUBJECT:    Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training - Required by
January 1, 2006

This is a follow-up reminder that all academics appointees at UCSD are required by State Assembly Bill 1825 to have two hours of sexual harassment prevention training completed by January 1, 2006. Such preventative training will benefit the University community by improving employment practices and reducing the costs associated with sexual harassment complaints.

At UCSD, in consultation with the Academic Senate and mindful of the fact that all academic appointees supervise at some point in time, I determined that all academic appointees (including those covered by collective bargaining agreements) are required to fulfill this sexual harassment prevention training requirement. The Deans on the general campus will follow up with their Chairs at the end of this month to determine the status of attendance for each department's academic appointees.

You may arrange to take a two-hour in-person class offered by the Office of Sexual Harassment Prevention and Policy through Enrollment Central, or you may take the new UC systemwide two-hour online training program through Workplace Answers. Either option will satisfy the mandatory training requirement for supervisors under California law. This must be completed by December 31, 2005.

Enrollment Central, a service of Staff Education and Development, offers Sexual Harassment Prevention: The Supervisor's Survival Guide. There are three remaining sessions before the end of the year on December 6th, 12th, or 15th. You may register for one of the remaining classes at http://enrollmentcentral.ucsd.edu/.

Many of you have already been sent a personalized link to the Workplace Answers online program. If you deleted the link, here are instructions for signing up for the online training:

Go to www.workplaceanswers.com
Login (upper right-hand corner) and follow the directions for having your link resent.

UCSD is required to track compliance with this requirement and is subject to audit under the new law. Those with questions regarding training may consult the Office of Sexual Harassment Prevention and Policy website at http://oshpp.ucsd.edu/.

Finally, I wish to thank you for your commitment to creating a positive and supportive workplace environment at UCSD.

Marsha A. Chandler
Senior Vice Chancellor