February 2, 2009


SUBJECT:    Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

California law (AB 1825), which went into effect in 2005, requires large employers to provide all supervisors at least two hours of mandatory training in sexual harassment prevention every two years. At UC San Diego, faculty and most academic appointees are included in the requirement. The University Office of the President provides an online program that satisfies the state law. The online program was taken offline in June 2008 for maintenance, but will be available again beginning in February.

Employees who are now due to satisfy this requirement, such as employees who satisfied the requirement in 2007 or newly hired supervisors who have not yet satisfied the requirement, can expect to receive an email from The UC Learning Center with an individualized link to the online program. On an ongoing basis, links to the online program will be sent on the two-year anniversary date of compliance.

There are several options for satisfying AB 1825 training. Employees may:

* Take the online program.

* Attend an instructor-led program. Those who wish to register for an instructor-led program should do so through Enrollment Central ( These classes are offered monthly.

* Attend an instructor-led program in their home department. Departments requesting special programs for 30 or more department supervisors or academic employees should contact the Office of Sexual Harassment Prevention and Policy (OSHPP) to arrange for such programs. OSHPP may be reached at or (858) 534-8298.

In addition, we anticipate that there will also be a theater-style program offered later in the year.

For more information, visit the OSHPP website:

Thank you for your attention to this important requirement.

Marye Anne Fox