Training

Sexual Harassment Awareness and Prevention.

This is an interactive workshop that reviews of Federal law and K-State's policy and definition of sexual harassment, everyone's responsibility to avoid conduct that might constitute sexual harassment, potential sanctions for sexual harassment and possible remedies and corrective actions. Case studies and videos are used to add realism and opportunities for small group and large group discussions. OIE staff review the complaint investigation and resolution procedure. OIE staff offers the training quarterly through Employee Relations and Training or as requested by colleges or departments.

Equal Opportunity for Persons With Disabilities.

This training focuses on how the ADA establishes rules for employers to follow in relation to qualified individuals with disabilities in the workplace. Lecture, small and large group discussions cover recruitment, pre- and post-hiring medical inquiries, hiring, advancement, performance evaluation, reasonable accommodation, discipline and dismissal. Practical exercises include writing non-discriminatory position announcements and position descriptions, and developing interview questions. Lecture includes the role of the OIE in administering K-State policy. The training can be tailored for a specific group.

Creating A Respectful Workplace.

This workshop focuses on respectful working relationships as the basis for a respectful workplace. It is specifically designed to provide participants the skills necessary to choose respectful behavior when conflict occurs and thus avoid charges of discrimination and harassment. Lecture supplemented by video scenarios show the adverse effects of conflict on individuals who have to work together. These scenarios show acceptable and unacceptable behavior. OIE staff present the K-State policies that cover workplace behavior then lead group discussions concerning the reasons for the policies, identify resources for dispute resolution and explain the role of the OIE in addressing disrespectful, harassing and discriminatory behavior .

Peer Review Committee Orientation.

The Peer Review Committee (PRC) hears permanent classified employees' appeals of unsatisfactory performance evaluations and proposed disciplinary actions and dismissals for violations of K-State policies including discrimination, harassment and retaliation. OIE staff leads administrative review teams that investigate complaints and recommend disciplinary actions or dismissals. This training provides PRC members an understanding of how the teams investigate complaints and the factors the teams consider in recommending disciplinary actions or dismissals. The session includes K-State's definition of discrimination and harassment based on race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, ancestry, military status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and disability.