University of New Mexico employees are required to take specific trainings each year. All regular faculty and staff, temporary faculty and staff, on call staff, and student employees (including grad students) are required to complete the designated University wide mandatory training. The three University wide mandatory trainings for the current year are:
- MT 2024E or MT 2024S: Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination
- BAST 2024: Basic Annual Safety Training - 2024
- ACSH 2024: Active Shooter on Campus: Run, Hide, Fight - 2024
University-wide mandatory training is available through Learning Central. All applicable training plans are now loaded with the three mandatory training modules.
If you find training regarding sexual harassment/sexual misconduct to be personally triggering due to an experience, you can request an exemption from the annual requirement for ‘Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination’ by submitting the Exemptions for Online Preventing Harassment & Discrimination Training.
If you have questions about the exemption or training, contact Angela Catena, Title IX Coordinator, at email@example.com.
If you find training regarding Active Shooter situations to be triggering due to an experience, please contact Byron Piatt, Emergency Manager, at 505-277-0330 to request an exemption from the training.
Why do we need to take the training annually?
The State of New Mexico’s Risk Management Division requires safety loss prevention and control (Basic Annual Safety Training) and employment related civil rights (Discrimination and Harassment) training to be provided to employees on at least an annual basis (Loss Prevention and Control Training, 22.214.171.124). Furthermore, the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) states, “The employer shall provide the education required . . . upon initial employment and at least annually thereafter” (OSHA 1910.157 and OSHA 1910.1200). These regulations are why Harassment and Discrimination Prevention and Basic Annual Safety Training (BAST) are required annually.
The Harassment and Discrimination Prevention course raises awareness on the various topics of discrimination, harassment, and sexual violence. The course includes animated scenarios, skill practices, UNM policies and resources, sound and closed caption (CC) capability. You can exit and return to the module where you left off.
The Basic Annual Safety course provides an overview of basic safety on UNM campus. At the end of the course you are required to complete the acknowledgement to confirm your training.
The University of New Mexico’s Active Shooter on Campus course prepares you to report suspicious activity, recognize patterns of behavior that can lead to an active shooter event, and how to survive an active shooter event by using “Run, Hide, Fight.” Open and click the training acknowledgement after reviewing the content. This action is the only way you will receive credit for the course.
For more information, review Policy 3290 Professional Development and Training
UNM Main IT HELP Desk (505-277-5757) is the first point of contact for Mandatory Training technical issues.
If you have any questions please contact Employee & Organizational Development at 505-277-1555 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org