University of California, San Diego


August 29, 2007


SUBJECT:    Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

California law (AB 1825), which went into effect in 2005, requires employers to provide all supervisors at least two hours of mandatory training in sexual harassment prevention every two years. The University Office of the President has determined that all faculty are supervisors because they assign and direct the work of others, including research and teaching assistants. At UC San Diego, all academic appointees must also complete the training. All supervisors and academic appointees who originally satisfied this requirement in 2005 must complete the requirement again by December 31, 2007.

There are two ways to satisfy this requirement:

* Take the revised online sexual harassment prevention training program, which will be rolled out for staff during the week of September 10 by the UC Office of the President. A version for faculty will roll out shortly thereafter.

Like the 2005 version, the interactive 2007 course is designed to take at least two hours and includes scenarios aimed at helping supervisors and academic appointees recognize and prevent sexual harassment situations in the workplace. The course can be taken from any computer with Internet access.

The supervisors and academic appointees who are required to take the course this year will be sent an e-mail from Judy Boyette, Associate Vice President, Human Resources and Benefits, with a personalized link to the online training course. Periodic reminders will be sent to those who have not completed the course. Note that employees who do not have a UC San Diego email address may not receive this email notification.

* Attend an instructor-led course. Courses are offered monthly by the Office of Sexual Harassment Prevention and Policy (OSHPP). Employees may sign up for these courses through Enrollment Central at


Departments requesting special programs for 30 or more department supervisors or academic employees should contact OSHPP as soon as possible to arrange for such programs. OSHPP may be reached at oshpp@ucsd.edu or (858) 534-8298.

Those who took sexual harassment prevention training in 2006 or later will not have to take the revised course by December 31, 2007. However, they will be required to complete a course two years from the date they last took it.

For more information, visit the Sexual Harassment Prevention Training website: http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/sexual-harassment/

Thank you for your attention to this important requirement.

Marye Anne Fox