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Compliance and Ethics

Training

 

OVERVIEW

Training represents a core component of USM's compliance program by providing the information necessary for individuals to understand the laws.  Moreover, training promotes an organizational culture that fosters a commitment to compliance with the applicable laws. Within each submenu, you will find information about our training program.  Should you have any questions or concerns, please email complianceFREEMississippi.  

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List of Compliance Courses

ACCESSIBILITY

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If any law (either Federal or State) or if an institutional policy needs to be communicated, The University of Southern Mississippi may elect to use an online system to educate the entire Campus community or any group within the community as a whole. A variety of federal laws affect how the University must handle certain matters and indicate what information needs to be distributed to the campus community as a whole.
       

Title IX training

Required pursuant to Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. § 2000c) which prohibits public school districts and colleges from discriminating against students on the basis of sex, among other bases.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq., and its implementing regulations, 34 C.F.R. Part 106, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities operated by recipients of Federal financial assistance.

Alcohol and Drug Training

  Required pursuant to the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (as articulated in the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) Part 86.1 of the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Regulations requiring Institutions of Higher Education who are receiving Federal Funds or Financial assistance to develop and implement a program to prevent the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees.

 

COURSE DISCLOSURES

The courses listed below have specific course disclosures that apply to them. 

Please review the disclosure applicable to the course that you have been assigned

Title IX Courses:

Title IX, VAWA, and The Clery Act: Sex Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct Awareness and Prevention Course (for employees)

Title IX, VAWA and The Clery Act: Sex Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct Awareness and Prevention Course (for students)

SENSITIVE NATURE OF TRAINING:  Disclosure

  The content of the Title IX training courses contain some sensitive material involving sexual violence prevention. If you need sexual violence survivor’s support during the training, contact one of the following:

 

  • The Student Counseling Center at 601-266-4829
  • The Shafer Center for Crisis Intervention 601-264-7777 or
  • The Office of the Title IX Coordinator at 601-266-6804

For more information regarding the training, Title IX, Reporting Options and University Policies and Procedures, please see the following website: http://usm.edu/sexual-misconduct

ORIGINAL MESSAGE FROM DR. BENNETT

Click the link below to see the original letter from President Bennett regarding this requirement:

8/17/15 Email

For 2018-2019, those who previously completed a course during 2015-March, 2018, will not be required to retake the courses for this fiscal year.  The training schedule will be reevaluated prior to fiscal year 2019. 

Those individuals who have taken the Civil Treatment training will receive credit for the following courses:  
  • Bullying
  • Diversity and Implicit Bias
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Unlawful Harassment

Certificates will be issued to those who completed the courses noting that they attended leadership training and separately listing all four courses on their certificate.  This certificate will be issued by The Office of Compliance and Ethics in collaboration with The Department of Human Resources based on rosters provided by The Department of Human Resources. 

COURSES FOR COMPLETION

COURSES FOR STUDENTS

EMPLOYEE TRAINING

REQUIRED TRAINING COURSES FOR FACULTY, STAFF, ADJUNCTS AND AFFILIATES:

In addition to federal and state laws, USM also has institutional training requirements as listed below: As an institution, USM requires that all benefit-eligible faculty and staff and all affiliates and adjuncts complete online training in the areas listed below. Academic Integrity

REQUIRED TRAINING COURSES FOR SPECIFIC TYPES OF EMPLOYEES:

Academic Integrity
 

Academic Integrity-USM also requires all faculty and any individual who is providing instruction to students to complete the following course to ensure that they aware aware of how the XF grade functions as part of the academic integrity process.

Campus Security Authorities

Training for specific personnel who are designed as campus security authorities.

Financial Conflict of Interest Courses

Financial Conflict of Interest Disclosure Instructions- All full-time faculty must complete this training and fill out their disclosure on an annual basis and as changes in circumstances warranting disclosure occur.

Learning about USM’s Financial Conflict of Interest Policy-Learning About USM’s Financial Conflict of Interest Policy course-Those conducting research may be required by their sponsoring grantor to complete the course  

Minors on Campus Training

Child Abuse Awareness (aka Minors on Campus Training) must be completed by all those working at a USM run camp or at a camp conducted at USM facilities whose role involves supervision of minors.

OTHER COURSES:  

Sustainability -The sustainability course details USM's sustainability efforts.  Click the link below to access the course. 

Sustainability

 

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