Compliance Training Plan

(last update: April 2022)

Compliance Training Schedule
Course Population Initial Requirement Recurrence
Annual Compliance Training (ACT) All employees, graduate assistants, and graduate fellows Within 30 days of beginning employment.  Annual, with a new course released each year
Building a Safe Penn State: Reporting Child Abuse All employees, volunteers, independent contractors, graduate assistants, and graduate fellows Within 30 days of beginning work or volunteer activity None (incorporated into ACT)
Authorized Adults Prior to beginning work or volunteer activity with children Annual, due one year from last completion
Understanding Title IX All employees, graduate assistants, and graduate fellows Within 30 days of beginning work None (incorporated into ACT)
Clery Act Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) Within 30 days of beginning work or volunteer activity None (incorporated into ACT)

All of the courses above can be found online through Penn State's Learning Resource Network.

Guidance Regarding Non-compliance

  • The Annual Compliance training was released on March 14, 2022
  • The due date is Appril 22, 2022
  • Individuals will receive reminder notifications to complete the training by April 22, 2022, with their supervisors being copied
  • Eligibility for any general salary increase (GSI) or considerations such as requests for sabbaticals or travel, will be conditioned on successful completion of the annual compliance training. 
  • New employees will be given at least 30 days to complete. 
  • Supervisors will be responsible for communicating training requirements for employees without email access. They also must provide time during the work day and computer access for their employees to complete training
  • Unit leaders and supervisors should be held accountable for ensuring their employees complete the training or are given the appropriate consequence. Failure to do one or the other should be taken into account during annual performance reviews
  • HRSPs and HRCs will assist to the extent possible, but will not be held responsible for following-up on non-compliant individuals