What is Beyond Compliance?
Beyond Compliance (BC) is an initiative that provides annual training for Kent State faculty and staff starting in 2014 to ensure they are fully up to date and aware of the relevant laws and university policies regarding discrimination, harassment and violence prevention.
An initiative such as this keeps the university compliant with Title IX and The Campus SaVE Act, part of the 2013 reauthorized Violence Against Women Act. While regular training regarding other forms of discrimination and harassment is not required by law on an annual basis, a practice such as Beyond Compliance is considered a "best practice" for effective prevention.
How much training is required?
All current Kent State University full time and part time staff must attend a minimum of two hours of HR Compliance Training for each fiscal year. All full time and part time faculty are strong encouraged to meet this standard too as this initiative benefits all members of the university community.
Who is the audience?
The Beyond Compliance Initiative applies to all full-time and part-time staff who have been with the university starting on or before July 1, 2014. Other interested members of the university community are also welcome and encouraged to participate. Full-time and part-time staff who have joined the university after July 1, 2014 will meet the Beyond Compliance standard by completing their new-hire online training requirements from Human Resources. Those individuals will be expected to meet or exceed the minimal Beyond Compliance expectations in 2015.
Why is Beyond Compliance important?
This initiative is important because it means Kent State continues to hold the highest standards for ensuring our workforce remains one of the best by maintaining a professional demeanor, respecting the dignity and well-being of others and prohibiting discrimination, while respecting the differences in people, ideas, and opinions.
What approved training is available?
Only BC approved training will count towards the 2-hour minimum. You can choose from any of the options below. Some sessions are 60 minutes in length so you may need to select more than one to meet the minimum standard.
Additional topics include:
Green Dot (60 minutes) - click here for information and to register.
General Campus Safety - Kent State Police Services (60 minutes)
Step Up - Speak Out (60 minutes) - click here for more information.
How were these topics selected?
Human Resources solicited input from a variety of individuals and groups across the university to collectively agree on this approach and the topics. If you have a topic that you would like to see us add, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know.