Mandatory Reporter Training
Policy 507, Board of Regents Policies and Procedures requires the university to provide training on sexual harassment and the campus policies and procedures for reporting sexual harassment. New employees must complete the training within 45 days of employment and then every other year thereafter. Temporary employees and student employees are required to complete the training program only at the discretion of the RO or Human Resources and/or in conjunction with the department of hire.
Supervisors shall support the employee in providing a reasonable amount of work time for the employee to complete the training program.
The University also requires primary prevention, risk reduction and awareness training programs for all incoming students and new employees concerning sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. The University shall maintain ongoing prevention, risk reduction, and awareness campaigns concerning sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking for students and employees.
All employees are required to take a Mandatory Reporter Training on abiennial basis. Click on the button below to complete the on-demand online training.
Once you finish the training, just click on the "Next" button on the "Record Your
Training Session" page, and your attendance will automatically be submitted to OIE.
We have created this on-demand training module for your convenience. If you would like supplemental, departmental-specific information for your unit, please contact our office.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is this training mandatory for all employees?
Yes. All MSU employees (faculty, all Graduate Teaching Assistants, Graduate Research Assistants, Administrators and staff members) are mandatory reporters who must complete the prevention training on a biennial basis per Policy 507 of the Board of Regents Policies and Procedures.
Is the Mandatory Reporter Training mandatory for Teaching Assistants (TA), Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTA), Graduate Research Assistants (GRA), temporary or student workers?
- Yes, TAs, GTAs, GRAs are required to complete the training.
- Temporary employees and student employees are required to complete the training program only at the discretion of the RO or Human Resources and/or in conjunction with the department of hire.
How long does the online training take?
The complete online Mandatory Reporter Training takes approximately 30-40 minutes. If you are unable to complete all of the training module in one sitting, the testing system, Qualtrics, will save your progress and you can continue your progress later from the same workstation/computer you used initially.
By what date does the training have to be completed?
Please complete the training as soon as possible. New employees must complete the training within 45 days of beginning employment. All employees must complete the training every two years.
Does the online training have to be completed in one sitting?
No. If you are unable to complete all of the training module in one sitting, the testing system, Qualtrics, will save your progress and you can continue your progress later from the same workstation/computer you used initially.
Can employees take the training on their own time and claim overtime/comp time for completing it?
The training is a work-related task and supervisors should encourage employees to complete the training. With the option of resuming the training, there is no reason to expect an employee to have to take the training outside of regular work time.
How will new employees be notified to take the training?
New employees are required to complete the training within the first 45 days of employment. The Office of Institutional Equity is a regular presenter at New Employee Orientation, and the training program will be explained at this orientation. OIE will monitor the completion rate. Supervisors are encouraged to promote the training as an initial new hire task when a new employee begins work as well.
What if an employee does not have access to a computer during their regular job duties and responsibilities?
Many departments have protocols in place to allow employees whose positions don't require computer access for their regular job duties and responsibilities to complete the training online. If there are circumstances where a computer is not available, please contact our office so we may work with the department to come up with a solution.