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Mandated Training

Required training for NYS employees (full-time, part-time, and seasonal) in executive branch agencies
Mandated Training
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Cyber Security Awareness

Audience

All New York State Executive Branch employees (full-time, part-time, and seasonal) and contractors

Description

Participants will examine ways to prevent information security breaches.

Topics

  • The importance of information security
  • Information protection laws
  • The employee's role in safeguarding information
  • Information security threats and vulnerabilities
  • Preventing a security breach

Length

Approximately 30 minutes

Equal Employment Opportunity

Audience

All New York State Executive Branch employees (full-time, part-time, and seasonal) and contractors

Description

Participants will review their rights and responsibilities under equal employment laws and policies.

Topics

  • Operative laws
  • Definition of key terms
  • Case studies

Length 

Approximately 70 minutes

Fire Safety and Emergency Evacuation

Audience

All New York State Executive Branch employees (full-time, part-time, and seasonal) and contractors

Description

Participants will view real-life scenarios demonstrating strategies for reducing workplace fire safety risks and how to carry out emergency evacuation and fire safety plans.

Topics

  • Fire hazards
  • Fire prevention
  • Evacuation plans and procedures
  • Tenant Safety Organizations

Length

Approximately 25 minutes

Internal Controls

Audience

All New York State Executive Branch employees (full-time, part-time, and seasonal) and contractors

Description

Participants will examine ways to avoid errors, prevent fraud, and reduce waste in New York State government.

Topics

  • Definition of an internal controls program
  • Importance of internal controls programs
  • Components of an internal controls program
  • Types of control activities
  • Employee roles and responsibilities

Length

Approximately 30 minutes

Language Access

Audience

Employees who have direct contact with the public, and managers and supervisors of employees who have direct contact with the public *

Description

Participants will review information on the importance of language access and how agencies implement Executive Order 26: Statewide Language Access Policy.

Topics

What is language access

Executive Order 26 and language access laws

Communicating in plain language

Providing language access services

Length

Approximately 45 minutes

NYS Right to Know Law

Audience

All New York State Executive Branch employees (full-time, part-time, and seasonal) and contractors

Description

Participants will be advised of their rights to information about hazardous materials they may be exposed to in the workplace. Participants will also be provided with information needed to work safely.

Topics

  • Employees' rights under the New York State Right to Know Law
  • Safety data sheets and chemical labeling
  • Identification of toxic substances in work areas
  • How chemicals enter the body
  • Acute and chronic health hazards
  • Ways to reduce the risk of exposure

Length

Approximately 20 minutes

Prevention of Workplace Violence

Audience

All New York State Executive Branch employees (full-time, part-time, and seasonal) and contractors

Description

Participants will examine the legal and regulatory requirements that each agency must meet in the area of workplace violence prevention.

Topics

  • Risk assessment
  • Remediation of existing risks
  • Preventive measures
  • Reporting requirements

Length

Approximately 60 minutes

Privacy and Security of Health Information

Audience

New York State Executive Branch employees (full-time, part-time, and seasonal) and contractors working in the health care field or with access to private health information *

Description

Participants will follow a discussion of privacy and security laws that protect patient health information in New York and how they affect your daily work activities. Additionally, participants will explore laws specific to mental health, HIV, developmental disabilities, and/or alcohol and substance abuse.

Topics

  • Health information privacy and security laws
  • Patient rights
  • Use and disclosure
  • Best practices

Length

Approximately 30 minutes

Reasonable Accommodation Courses

 

Reasonable Accommodation for the Public

Audience

Employees who have direct contact with the public, as determined by the agency

Description

Participants will review instructions for implementing reasonable accommodation requests when interacting directly with the public.

Note: Managers and supervisors completing the Reasonable Accommodation Series for Supervisors do NOT have to complete this course.

Length

Approximately 20 minutes

 


 

Reasonable Accommodation Series for Supervisors

Audience

All supervisors (inclusive of Executives, General Counsel, and the Director of Human Resources); Designees for Reasonable Accommodation (DRAs); and staff from the Offices of Counsel and Human Resources as determined by their agency

Description

Participants will review the procedures for implementing reasonable accommodation in NYS agencies for applicants and employees with disabilities and in connection with religious observance, as well as for the public.

Topics

  • Reasonable accommodation of religious observance or practices
  • Reasonable accommodation for applicants and employees with disabilities in New York State agencies
  • Reasonable accommodation in programs and services for individuals with disabilities

Length

Approximately 70 minutes

 

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Audience

All New York State Executive Branch employees (full-time, part-time, and seasonal) and contractors

Description

Participants will examine discrimination based on sex, what constitutes inappropriate behavior in the workplace, and reporting requirements. The right of all state employees to work in an environment free from discrimination, including all forms of harassment, will be covered.

Topics

  • Employment discrimination
  • Definitions of key terms
  • Supervisor's responsibilities
  • Investigation and corrective action
  • Case studies

Length

Approximately 45 minutes