University of California, San Diego


September 30, 2005


SUBJECT:    Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training for Postdoctoral Scholars

Last fall, the California Governor signed AB 1825, requiring that all employers provide mandatory sexual harassment training to employees who are supervisors. Effective January 1, 2005, all those at UCSD covered by this definition are required to participate in two hours of sexual harassment training in the workplace by January 1, 2006.

At UCSD, in consultation with the Academic Senate, the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs has determined that all academic appointees, including Postdoctoral Scholars, are required to fulfill this sexual harassment prevention training requirement. Whether you are currently performing in a supervisory role or not, the opportunity exists to participate in active mentoring of others throughout the course of your career at the University.

A special class, SEXUAL HARASSMENT PREVENTION: THE SUPERVISOR'S SURVIVAL GUIDE has been created for Postdoctoral Scholars. The class will be held on Wednesday, October 26 2005 - 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM, at the Basic Science Building in the Garren Auditorium. Please click on the link below to enroll in the class.


Another section of the class will be held on Thursday, October 27 2005 - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, at the Basic Science Building in the Garren Auditorium. Please click on the link below to enroll in the class.


Seating is limited to 150 per session.

Postdoctoral Scholars who cannot attend either of these special sessions may enroll in one of the regularly offered classes, Sexual Harassment Prevention: The Supervisorís Survival Guide through Staff Education.

For current Postdoctoral Scholars, this training must be completed by December 31, 2005 and the certification of completion submitted to Jennifer Oh in my office. Postdoctoral Scholars appointed on or after January 1, 2006, will be required to take the course within the first 5 months of their initial appointment. The legislation includes an ongoing requirement that the course be repeated every 2 years during the period of your employment at UCSD.

Reappointments will not be processed until this requirement is completed.

For information on the California law and the Universityís sexual harassment policy, please contact the Office of Sexual Harassment Prevention & Policy (OSHPP) at (858) 534-8298 or email oshpp@ucsd.edu.

For general questions on this special workshop or other questions on Postdoctoral Scholar policies, please contact Jennifer Oh, (x46632, jmoh@ucsd.edu).

Richard Attiyeh Vice Chancellor for Research