Human Resources

New training requirements for hiring managers

UW Human Resources is pleased to announce two new trainings to support employees’ efforts to learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace and how University policies and practices can assist in advancing DEI-related goals. These trainings also allow the University to meet obligations under state DEI initiatives and certain requirements as a federal contractor. Both trainings are required for UW staff involved in the recruitment, selection, and hiring process and include a link to certify completion.

  • Implicit bias: Heighten your awareness around how implicit bias negatively impacts workplace practices and learn how to manage and disrupt your own misconceptions and become part of a collective solution. This 60-minute self-paced course is free-of-charge and is required for all hiring managers with access to UWHIRES and strongly encouraged for all staff. Access the implicit bias training.
  • Record keeping supports a fair hiring process: Understand the compliance framework that guides the University’s staff hiring process and your associated record keeping responsibilities. This training also includes important information about UW’s Equal Opportunity (EEO) and affirmative action commitments under Section 503 of the federal Rehabilitation Act. This 60-minute self-paced training is required for hiring managers and others who participate in the staff recruitment, selection and hiring process such as hiring managers and interview panelists. Access the record keeping training.

Recognizing this is a busy time of year with graduation approaching, the end of the biennium, and return to on-site work planning, please plan to complete this training by November 1, 2021. Employees requesting new UWHIRES access will be expected to have completed these trainings. UWHR will monitor training completion and begin more regular follow-up on training completion at the end of this year. Please contact your unit’s employment representative if you have questions.

You can find these on-demand sessions on the training page of UWHR’s DEI website.