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 Everfi/LawRoom to provide web-based training courses to all of our employees.

The UWL training window is open annually starting July 1st and closes October 31st.  New employees will receive training upon hire and are required to complete within 30 days of start date.  

Emails come from “Law Room” or EverFi (University of Wisconsin - La Crosse donotreply@lawroom.com) with access by NetID and UWL password. If you are assigned a course, you will receive an email notice weekly until all training is complete.   It is recommended that you complete the training in Firefox or Google Chrome.  If you do not receive emails during this time, please check your Clutter or Junk mail boxes.  You may also contact Human Resources for assistance.  

Reports will be generated monthly and shared with supervisors.

Current employee annual compliance training courses and timeline

  Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Sexual Harassment / Sexual Misconduct
There is a separate version for supervisors.
Data Security and Privacy (5 trainings)
Official Title FERPA Basics Intersections: Preventing Harassment & Sexual Violence  Checkpoint: Data Security & Privacy (EDU)
Mandatory Yes Yes Yes
Frequency
Annually 3-year cycle Annually
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
Continuing Faculty/Staff 90 days from email prompt sent on August 1 3-year cycle – 90 days from email prompt sent on August 1 Annually (October) – 30 days from email prompt.
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 Student employees TBD
Time Commitment/Format
~ 30 minutes
online
~ 45 minutes
online (employee version)
~ 1 hour (supervisor version)
~ 90 minutes
online
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.

Administrative support workshop expanding section

The administrative support workshop is hosted annually in the summer by the Human Resources office. View the presentation slides from the latest workshop below.

Employee relations contacts

Kathy Accola Profile of Kathy Accola
Employee Relations Specialist
kaccola@uwlax.edu
608.785.8528
Specialty areas:

Initial contact for Faculty, Instructional / Non-Instructional Academic Staff and University Staff, with questions and concerns regarding employee relations. Guided by Federal and State laws, UW System policies and UWL policies, will work collaboratively to seek resolution.