Diversity Course Added to Annual Compliance Training for UToledo Employees

July 12, 2022 | Diversity, News, UToday
By Staff

As part of The University of Toledo’s ongoing commitment to provide a supportive and inclusive workplace and foster professional growth and student success, all UToledo faculty, staff and student employees must complete their annual compliance training.

This year’s training includes a new course, Managing Bias, which demonstrates the University’s commitment to an inclusive working and learning environment and provides resources on cultural competence that are pivotal for the success of healthcare and higher education professionals, said David Cutri, executive director for internal audit and chief compliance officer.

It is a comprehensive but more concise version of the Diversity course previously assigned to University of Toledo Medical Center employees and all new hires. Employees who completed the Diversity course in 2022 will not be asked to also complete the Managing Bias course in 2022.

“Understanding bias in the workplace is the first step to managing it. This course defines bias, describes how it affects the workplace and encourages learners to use that knowledge to reduce the negative effects of bias,” Cutri said. “Employees will understand that biases can affect our actions, which can have real impacts on people, and that if left unchecked, biases can create unhealthy work environments that reinforce unjust practices.”

The Managing Bias course is to be completed annually by all employees. The University also has reinstated a previously required data security and privacy course.

The total annual online compliance training courses for 2022 are:

Managing Bias — a new diversity course to be completed annually by all faculty and staff.

Building Supportive Communities: Clery Act and Title IX — the University’s sexual misconduct training for all faculty and staff to be completed biannually.

The Ohio Ethics Law E-Course — to be completed annually by all faculty and staff. This is the course developed by the Ohio Ethics Commission, which is embedded into the EverFi/Vector learning management system to capture course completions.

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act — to be completed annually by all Health Science Campus employees, individuals who work with patients and employees who work in clinical areas on Main Campus, as guided by UToledo procedures. Employees also will complete a Medicare fraud, waste and abuse training.

Data Security and Privacy — a course from previous years that the University has reinstated.

The deadlines to complete the courses are Wednesday, Aug. 31, for full-time employees and Monday, Oct. 31, for part-time employees and nine-month faculty.

Employees who complete all assigned compliance training courses by Sunday, July 31, will be entered into a drawing for a pair of free tickets to the UToledo-Ohio State football game in Columbus on Saturday, Sep. 17.

Employees can access their assigned online trainings by logging in with their UTAD credentials or to myUT, clicking on the Employee (or Affiliate) tab at the top of the screen and scrolling down to the Training and Career Development section. Read instructions prior to starting the course.

Allow about one hour to complete each course. Training may take more or less time depending on an individual’s pace. While the courses function in all web browsers, it is recommended to use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

Employees also will receive email reminders from the training provider, EverFi/Vector Solutions.

For questions or assistance accessing assigned training, contact InstitutionalCompliance@utoledo.edu.

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