March 22, 2016

Sex harassment ribbonFAQs for Faculty & Staff

I have completed the SHSV training but it does not show as complete in the Learning Management System - what should I do?
Unfortunately, this is a common problem and is due to a known bug in the vendor software. This problem is being experienced across the UC system and the Office of the President (OP) is actively working with the vendor to solve the problem. In the meantime, OP is running reports from the vendor and uploading the completions to the Learning Management System. You should see a completion within 3-4 business days. If not, please send an email to and we will further investigate the cause.


UC Berkeley is making continuous efforts to prevent sexual harassment and sexual violence on our campus, including revised education requirements for members of the campus. These educational sessions are a critical part of understanding our role in ending harassment and violence.

New and continuing faculty and staff employees are required to receive sexual harassment and violence awareness and prevention training, including specific information on their obligations to report sexual violence.

The framework for this training is designed to encourage behavioral change to help reduce violence, to build a culture of trust, and most importantly, to increase the safety for all populations on campus. The structure of the training emanates from recommendations of the UC President’s Task Force on Preventing and Responding to Sexual Violence and Sexual Assault.

Who is required to take the training?
All active faculty and staff on payroll at all UC campuses and Medical Centers are required to take the UCOP mandated trainings on UC Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Prevention.

What new trainings are rolling out?
During the third week of March, UC Berkeley will be rolling out two separate UCOP mandated trainings regarding UC Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Prevention. There is one version required for Staff (non-supervisors) and a separate version for Faculty, Supervisors, and other designated employees who are required to complete two hours of sexual harassment, violence prevention and response education as required by CA AB1825.

What is the deadline to complete the training?
Staff (non-supervisors) will have until May 1, 2016 to complete the UC Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for Staff and future new hires will have six weeks from their hire date to complete it.

Faculty and supervisors – who have been required to take such courses every two years – will see new, updated content and will maintain their current training schedule. Faculty and supervisors are assigned the training on a rolling basis and may have a future deadline.

If you are unsure of your status, please contact CSS or send an email to with the subject line: SVSA Faculty/ Supervisor Compliance status request.

Where can I learn more about this training requirement? 
You can find more information on the UC requirements for faculty, staff, and students here:

What if I do not have a computer to access the training?
Non-computer users are not exempted from the training. If you are an employee who has absolutely no computer access, you should work with your manager to view the training on an available computer. If that is not an option based on your working situation, please consider attending one of the AB1825 Interactive theater classes that will fulfill the OP course mandate. To find the schedule of offerings, search the UC Learning Center (accessed via Blu) for course code AB 1825-BE-ITP.

Will the training be provided in other languages?
As it currently stands, there are no alternative language options. We have requested another version and until further notice, all feedback pertaining to this issue should be forwarded UCOP and their Compliance office

Will the training be accessible for ADA staff and those with Special needs?
The courses are accessible for people who are sight and hearing impaired. For more information about accessibility please go to

Who do I contact regarding any questions or concerns on technical issues regarding this training?
You can contact Campus Shared Services Helpdesk by one of the three following methods:

Telephone:  (510) 664-9000, option 1
Create a service ticket:

Who do I contact regarding any questions or concerns on policy issues regarding this training?
For staff questions and feedback:                                                                                  

For Faculty questions and feedback:

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