Information on Mandatory Training

Essential compliance training expanding section

As employees of the State of Wisconsin and UWL, we all have an obligation to act in accordance with legal standards and ethical principles. In order to ensure that you are best prepared to fulfill these obligations for the benefit of yourself, your colleagues, and students, UWL has partnered with UW Shared Services to administer our required compliance training program.  

New employees receive training within the first 30 days of employment. 

For continuing Faculty and Staff, the course assignment is based upon the last completion date and on the frequency schedule, listed below. 

Email messages are sent to employees from or To access the training, you will be asked to log into Canvas and you use your UWL NetID and UWL password.   If you are assigned a course, you will receive email notices until all training is complete.   It is recommended that you complete the training in Firefox or Google Chrome.  

Reports will be generated monthly and may be shared with supervisors.

Current employee annual compliance training courses and timeline

  Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)*
Sexual Harassment / Sexual Misconduct
Data Security and Privacy (5 trainings) Mandatory Reporting
Mandatory Yes Yes Yes Yes
Annually 3-year cycle Annually Once
New Faculty and Staff Within 30 days of start date at UWL Within 30 days of start date at UWL Within 30 days of start date at UWL Within 30 days of start date at UWL
Continuing Faculty/Staff Annually 3-year cycle Annually None
Student Employees By request from supervisor to HR (recommended for any students with access to sensitive information (e.g.,  teaching assistants, HELP desk workers, enrollment services). Graduate assistants only All student employees All student employees
Time Commitment/Format
~ 30 minutes
~ 150 minutes
~ 90 minutes
~ 90 minutes

*FERPA Training is on hold until UWSS can implement this training in their module.  

Last modified: 01/07/2022

University Staff workplace expectations policy training expanding section

The Office of Human Resources and University Staff Governance has developed University Staff guidelines for workplace expectations that can assist supervisors to establish a cohesive culture within the departments.  By holding ourselves accountable to these expectations, we have clear and consistent direction because we all know what the “path” is.

Last modified: 08/14/2018

Administrative support workshop expanding section

The administrative support workshop is hosted annually by the Human Resources office.

Watch the recording from the August 5, 2021 workshop.

Last modified: 08/15/2021