On June 18, 2019, the state of Connecticut formally enacted new legislation aimed at preventing sexual harassment in the workplace known as the “Time’s Up Act”. This new law broadens sexual harassment training requirements for all Connecticut employers.
How does this affect Yale?
Yale has long provided sexual harassment prevention training to many employees, with a focus on supervisory employees. This new regulation requires that all Yale employees, including both faculty and staff, participate in this mandatory training.
How does this affect Yale employees?
All current employees must complete two hours of sexual harassment training by December 31, 2020.
Employees who have completed sexual harassment training at Yale via the in-person or e-learning versions of the Harassment-Free Workplace or the Harassment Prevention: A Commonsense Approach course since October 1, 2018 have met this requirement and do not need take any action at this time. All employees who last took sexual harassment prevention training prior to October 1, 2018 must complete training on or before December 31, 2020.
In addition, all new employees are required to complete this training within six months of hire. This requirement will remain in place on a going-forward basis, meaning all new employees must complete sexual harassment training within six months, even those hired after December 31, 2020.
What kind of trainings are available?
Due to Covid-19 and the remote working environment, we are currently offering sexual harassment training as an e-learning option. Yale has partnered with Kantola Solutions to bring this important sexual harassment prevention training to all Yale employees. You may elect to take the training all in one two-hour session or else to take the training in self-paced segments. If you exit the program before completing it, the software will remember your place and you will not need to repeat content you already have completed.
The entire two-hour training program must be completed in its entirety in order for you to receive credit for completion. Please note that because the program is hosted on Kantola’s website, upon completion, your complete status will not immediately be reflected in your TMS account. It will be received by Yale and documented as completed within several days following your completion.
How do I complete my sexual harassment prevention training requirement online?
Whether you are required to complete the supervisory or non-supervisory version of the course, you will need to log in through Yale’s CAS single sign-on. Once you have authenticated, you will be automatically directed to your appropriate training program on the Kantola Solutions website. Kantola Solutions is a training company that Yale has partnered with to bring this important sexual harassment prevention training to all Yale employees.
I know I took the training in the past, but I don’t remember when that was. Is there a way for me to check my record to see when I completed the training?
You can confirm if your training has been recorded as complete by logging into your TMS training account and clicking on the “Enrollments” tab. Scroll through your list of enrollments for sexual harassment prevention training to see your last attendance date and your status which should read “Attend/Complete”.
If you completed your training online, log back into your Kantola user account and in the top right corner of the screen, click the down arrow next to your name, click profile and click the history button on the left side of the screen. This will display a list of your trainings and the date they were completed.
I started taking this program using my personal email account, can I continue the course using that email, or do I need to use my Yale email?
Yes however, to ensure you receive credit for completing the training online, you will need to update the email address for your online training account. To do so, log back into your Kantola user account and in the top right corner of the screen, click the down arrow next to your name and click profile. Under the “General” tab, update your personal email address to your Yale email address, scroll to the bottom of the page and click the blue “Save” button.
I’m working from home and haven’t been able to access this training. How can I do that?
To complete the sexual harassment training online, you will need to first establish access through the Yale Virtual Personal Network (VPN) and then log into the Yale Training Management System (TMS). For assistance with establishing a VPN or accessing TMS, please contact the Yale ITS department by calling 203-432-9000 or visiting their website at: https://yale.service-now.com/it?id=get_help
As a supervisor, what can I do to help Yale meet this requirement?
Supervisors and managers are an important part of Yale’s commitment to ensuring a harassment-free workplace environment. We ask for your assistance in explaining that this new requirement is designed to ensure that Yale’s faculty and staff have received the information they need to both prevent and respond appropriately to sexual harassment in the working environment.
Can I satisfy this requirement by completing the Preventing and Responding to Sexual Misconduct course?
No. The Preventing and Responding to Sexual Misconduct course is a 20-minute online course that all employees, trainees and students must complete as a requirement related to Title IX.
For additional information or questions about the new sexual harassment prevention training requirement or if you or your colleagues have a concern about a personal experience related to sexual harassment, please consult with Office of Institutional Equity and Access at (203) 432-0849 or email@example.com