UC Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

June 16, 2017

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On an annual basis, all members of our community are required to complete Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment (SVSH) Prevention complaince training. 

For Staff - please read our 'how-to' instructions to check your compliance status.

For Managers please read our 'how-to' instructions to check your employees' compliance status.

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Finally, the importance of completing the mandatory SVSH prevention training remains a condition of the performance management program for PPSM Supervisors, Managers, and Non-manager/supervisor staff.


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.

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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. Making campus a safer place is everyone's job.

Does my compliance affect whether or not I'm eligible for a merit increase?
Yes. Completing the mandatory sexual harassment and sexual violence (SVSH) prevention training remains a requirement of the performance management program for PPSM Supervisors, Managers, and non-manager/supervisor staff.

What new SVSH trainings are rolling out?
Effective March 2016, UC Berkeley rolled 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 sexual harassment, violence prevention and response education as required by CA Assembly Bill 2053 & CA Assembly Bill 1825.

What is the deadline to complete the training?
New hires will have six weeks from their hire date to complete it.

Faculty and supervisors – who have been required to take such courses annually – 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.

Where can I learn more about this training requirement? 
You can find more information on the UC system-wide requirements for faculty, staff, and students here: http://sexualviolence.universityofcalifornia.edu/education-training/index.html

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.

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 https://home.campusclarity.com/accessibility-statement

Who do I contact regarding any questions or concerns on technical issues regarding this training?
You can contact Campus Shared Services IT Helpdesk at servicenow@berkeley.edu