Required Training for KSU Employees

  • Completing required courses on time is a condition of employment at Kennesaw State University, and required by Federal, State, USG, and University regulations.

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    Instructions to successfully complete on-line training
    • Right to Know Global Harmonized System

      WHEN: Prior to your New Employee Orientation as required by Federal Occupational Safety and Health Training Standards, State and USG policy.

      Go to http://www.usg.edu/facilities/rtk-ghs/ - follow the instructions at this link and print your certificate to bring to new employee orientation.

      (If you have received an offer of employment but not received information on new employee orientation please contact HR at hr@kennesaw.edu to arrange to attend a session.

      Note: this training is provided by an external vendor and will not show in your Owltrain learning plan or transcript.

      • New Employee General Safety Orientation

        WHEN: Prior to starting regular job duties as required by Federal Occupational Safety and Health Training Standards, State and USG policy.

        All new hires including employees who have been absent from work for over one year. Go to http://tinyurl.com/kennesaw-neso and sign in with your NetID.

        • Watch the entire 41 minute course including all videos with no skipping.
        • Answer all questions correctly.
        • Close the training window after watching the videos and answering all questions.
        • Upon completion of the online course, download the Orientation Checklist (Download here) and give it to your supervisor. This form should be completed by your supervisor to document completion of job-specific orientation provided by the department. The Supervisor should sign the form and forward it to EHS at ehs@kenessaw.edu
        • USG Required Ethics Training

          WHEN: Within 30 days of employment and periodically as required by the University System of Georgia.

          Go to http://tinyurl.com/kennesaw-usgethics and sign in with your NetID

          • Watch the entire 25 minute course including all videos with no skipping.
          • Answer all questions correctly. Failure to score 80% correct will require you to re-take the course.
          • Answer the policy acknowledgement question in the affirmative or you will not pass the course.
          • Close the training window after watching the videos and answering all questions.
          • KSU Conflict of Interest Training (Annual)

            WHEN: Within 30 days of employment and annually each Fall semester as required by Kennesaw State University.

            Go to http://tinyurl.com/kennesaw-conflict and sign in with your NetID

            • Watch the entire 8 minute course including all videos with no skipping.
            • Answer all questions correctly. Failure to score 2 out of 3 correct will require you to re-take the course.
            • Close the training window after watching the videos and answering all questions.
            • Then review and complete the Outside Activity & Conflict of Interest Policy and Declaration Form.
            • Clery Act Training (Annual)

              WHEN: Within 30 days of employment and annually each Fall semester as required by the Clery Act Federal Statute 20 U.S.C. § 1092(f). 

              Go to http://tinyurl.com/kennesaw-cleryact and sign in to OwlTrain with your NetID

              • Watch the entire 20 minute course including all videos with no skipping.
              • Answer all questions correctly. Failure to score 80% correct will require you to re-take the course.
              • Close the training window after watching the videos and answering all questions.
              • When the course is over complete and submit the CSA Acknowledgement form.
              • OCS (Office of Cyber Security) Mandatory Employee Information Security Training 2017-18 (Annual)

                WHEN: Within 30 days of employment and annually each Fall semester as required by USG IT Handbook Section 5.9.

                Go to: https://ksu.skillport.com/skillportfe/main.action?path=summary/CUSTOMER_DEFINED/_scorm12_sppubksu_ocs_infosec1718_v2 and sign in with your NetID. 

                • Watch the entire 11 minute video with no skipping.
                • Answer the question at the 11:51 minute mark correctly. A correct answer will count as passing.
                • Close the training window after watching the 11 minute video and answering the question correctly for a completed status.
                • Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Awareness Training (Annual)

                  WHEN: Within 60 days of receiving the e-mail with registration and completion information as required by KSU and federal Title IX compliance guidelines.

                  • You will receive an email from Kennesaw State University Online Training <donotreply@lawroom.com> with access to the course.

                  • Complete the 60 minute course and answer all questions.

                  • Bridges, Building a Supportive Community, is a web-based, interactive training program for faculty and staff that includes scenarios and examples you may face around sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and sexual harassment.

                  • This program will provide you and your colleagues with important skills and resources to help foster a safe, inclusive, and healthy campus environment.

                  Note: this training is provided by an external vendor and will not show in your Owltrain learning plan or transcript.

                  If you have questions, please contact the Office of Institutional Equity at eeo@kennesaw.edu or 470-578-2614.

                  • KSU Driver Qualification Program (Annual - from last completion date)

                    WHEN: Prior to operating any vehicle on KSU business as required by Official Code of Georgia Section 50-19-1 through Section 50-19-9 and Section 50-5-141.

                    LEVEL 1 - Motor Vehicle Operator Training
                    *This course is best viewed in Chrome or Firefox.*

                    This program is to establish basic driver training in accordance with Kennesaw State University Policy and Board of Regents Policy. This program is required for ALL employees (full time, part time, student workers, occasional or temporary workers) of KSU who drive University owned or controlled vehicles, rental vehicles, personal vehicles for KSU business or low speed vehicles such as golf carts, Gators, Mules etc. This training is a requirement if an employee is travelling between campus locations, transporting of employees, students or guests, driving to meetings, driving to a conference or completing any University business that requires driving, regardless of vehicle ownership or driving frequency. This training is also an acknowledgement of State policies for driving.

                    1. Go to: https://ksu.skillport.com/skillportfe/main.action?path=summary/CUSTOMER_DEFINED/_scorm12_sppubksu_orm_mvr1718_v2
                    and log in with your NetID and Password
                    2. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the course

                    **If it is determined that an employee will NEVER drive on behalf of KSU and claims exemption for any reason, the employee must complete the KSU Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Exempt form. You will not be authorized to operate any vehicle for KSU business. Remember exemption from this program also excludes the employee from liability insurance coverage under the State Tort Claims Act, and you will not have the same immunity from personal liability as other State employees.

                    KSU Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Exemption Form
                    You must complete this training or the MVR Exemption Form must be completed in order for you to be in compliance with the State policy.

                    If you have any additional questions, please contact riskmanagement@kennesaw.edu

                    LEVEL 2 - National Safety Council’s Defensive Driving Course
                    Defensive Driving is required for all approved drivers who operate a state vehicle, rent a vehicle or drive their own personal vehicle for KSU Business. The goal of the National Safety Council’s (NSC) Defensive Driving Course is to provide drivers with knowledge and safe driving techniques to prevent collisions and violations. This State recognized, 6 hour course focuses on collision prevention though hazard recognition and the application of collision-avoidance techniques. In addition, the course addresses common driving violations that result in collisions and how to change driving habits to eliminate moving violations.

                    1. Go to: http://www.tinyurl.com/kennesaw-driver and log on with your NetID & Password.
                    2. Select a session of the National Safety Council’s Defensive Driving Course.
                    3. Attend and complete the Instructor Led Training Session for the date you selected.

                    • Additional courses may be required depending on job duties and exposure to risk:


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