Mandatory Employment Training

All employees of the University of Wisconsin System are required to take Mandatory Employment Training (MET) courses. These courses support all faculty and staff to contribute to a safe and welcoming campus, keep data confidential and protected, and understand how to respond to reports of concerns.

 Current MET Courses

To learn more about how you will be notified and how to take the training courses, visit UWS Mandatory Employment Training website (login required).

 Finding Time to Complete the Training Course(s)

Courses can be taken during or outside of UWSP business hours.
 
If you are a University Staff hourly (non-exempt) employee, if you would like to take the training outside of your normal working hours, first speak with your supervisor as shift differential may apply and your department may prefer that you take the training during your normal business hours. If approved to do the training course(s) outside of your normal business hours, ensure you put the time to complete the training(s) on your timesheet (listed timeframes above).
If you are a student employee, you may take the training courses anytime. Ensure you put the time to complete the training on your timesheet (listed timeframes above).

 We Take Safety and Security on Campus Seriously!

Reminders to complete the training come from UW System after the initial notice. See UWS Mandatory Employment Training website for more information.

Faculty/Staff: If you do not complete mandatory employment training within 30 days of notification, your UWSP account password will be scrambled as the first level of escalation. This escalation process aligns with a UW System Administrative Policy 1032 section 6 which states “Institutions may take appropriate action, including but not limited to the removal of access to UW System information assets for those who have not completed training requirements.”

Further escalation steps include communication to you and progressively involving your supervisor, Dean/Director, Vice Chancellor, and/or the Chancellor.

Additional escalation steps include possible impact to pay plan eligibility (or other pay increase eligibility) and/or possible discipline, including termination.

Student Staff:

If you do not complete mandatory employment training within 30 days of notification, about one week after becoming overdue, you will receive a notice from UWSP HR that you are overdue. Your supervisor (and Dean/Director) are also notified that you are overdue.

If you have a student staff account, if you do not complete mandatory employment training within 30 days of notification, your UWSP account password will be scrambled as an additional first level of escalation. This escalation process aligns with a UW System Administrative Policy 1032 section 6 which states “Institutions may take appropriate action, including but not limited to the removal of access to UW System information assets for those who have not completed training requirements.”

The next/final escalation step includes communication to you, the leadership listed above, and your Vice Chancellor. Failure to complete the training courses includes possible discipline, including termination.

 Contacts/Questions

For questions about training compliance or technical assistance for a training course, contact UW Shared Services at 888-298-0141 or serviceoperations@uwss.wisconsin.edu.

For password reset questions: To reset the account temporarily, refer to the Manage Your Account page under the Fix Account option.

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