Annual Mandatory Training
In accordance with Texas Labor Code 21.010, and University of Houston System institutional compliance requirements, including faculty, staff, student workers and temporary employees paid through the University payroll system, are required to complete the following training within the first 30 days of employment and annually thereafter.
- Code of Ethics - Explains ethical conduct requirements found in UH System policies, which apply to all employees.
- Equal Opportunity – Explains laws preventing discrimination and sexual harassment.
- FERPA - Sets forth requirements regarding the privacy of student records. FERPA governs: (1) the release of these records (known as education records) maintained by an educational institution, and (2) access to these records.
- Ethics, Compliance, and Fraud - Explains UH System requirements for ethical conduct, compliance with applicable laws, and how to recognize and report fraud.
- Secure Our Systems – Educates employees on how to protect sensitive information.
- Hazard Communication (HAZCOM) Rule requires employers to inform employee of all potentially hazardous chemical found in the workplace and steps the employees should take to minimize his/her exposure. This online training class fulfills the education requirements of the HAZCOM rule.
- Employees may also be required to complete additional training based on their role at the University, especially those handling confidential and sensitive information, including financial, medical, personnel or student data. Employees should consult with their supervisor regarding any additional training required of their position and/or security access needed to complete this training.
This training is provided through the Training Access Portal (TAP), which may be accessed by clicking here or visiting the Mandatory Training page .
In accordance with UH System Administrative Memorandum 02.A.26, Employee Development and Training, it is the responsibility of each employee to complete annual mandatory training. Employees who do not complete annual mandatory training by the published deadline will not have met their job expectations and will, therefore, not be eligible for merit increases. Supervisors are responsible for monitoring their employees' training performance.
Employees who meet at least one of the following criteria are also required to complete the Consulting and Outside Employment Application and Approval Form.
- Full-time faculty (excludes adjunct faculty)
- Exempt (salaried) employees
- Non-exempt (biweekly) employees with purchasing responsibilities