Compliance Training

Gears and arrows

The UConn Health Compliance Training is the expression of a commitment by the University of Connecticut to carry out its research, educational and health care activities in compliance with all relevant laws and regulations and with the highest integrity.

Compliance Training is assigned upon hire or promotion. Assignments are determined by job title and duties. All assignments are made and tracked on the Online Learning Center website.

Diversity Awareness

All employees are required to attend a diversity training course that is part of day two of New Employee Orientation. UConn Health recognizes that in order to provide superior and remarkable health care through education and research we must build and value a workforce and student body from all walks of life, backgrounds and perspectives. The Office of Institutional Equity strives to foster an inviting and collaborative environment that encourages individual ideas and supports organizational goals.

Managing a Harassment Free and Respectful Workplace

Managing a Respectful & Harassment-Free Workplace

The Managing a Respectful & Harassment-Free Workplace program is designed to support the needs of faculty, managers, and supervisors at UConn Health in maintaining civil, supportive and harassment-free workplaces. This three-hour, interactive program includes particular focus on preventing and responding appropriately to workplace sexual harassment. It is designed to provide tools needed to ensure compliance with university conduct expectations and policies in these areas.

The training is an important component of the University’s commitment to ensuring harassment-free working and learning environments. It is mandatory for all faculty that work with students and managers with supervisory responsibilities. This course should be taken within the first six months of hire or promotion to a management position.

For questions about the program, please contact the Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) at 860-486-0633.

Presenter: Office of Institutional Equity and Organization and Staff Development, Human Resources

Schedule: TBD

Classes are held in the Munson Rd. Training Room, 16 Munson Road.

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HIPAA Privacy

The Office of Healthcare Compliance and Privacy is responsible for providing annual HIPAA Privacy training to all UConn Health employees upon hire and annually. New employees receive this training during New Employee Orientation. Employees are assigned the training annually. The training covers topics such as safeguarding protected health information, key privacy rules and reporting and responding to privacy incidents.

OSHA Bloodborne Disease and Laboratory Safety Training

Every employee potentially exposed to human blood and other potentially infectious material (as described by the UConn Health’s Exposure Control Plan) must complete OSHA Bloodborne Disease Training prior to accomplishing any task presenting such a potential exposure risk. These exposure determinations are made by the supervisor. For new employees, the initial UConn Health Bloodborne Pathogen Training is completed as part of UConn Health’s New Employee Orientation. Required, annual follow-up training is available through SABA computer-based education. In addition all persons (faculty, staff and students) working in a laboratory must attend a self-scheduled 2-hour laboratory safety training session.

Annual Compliance and Ethics Training

The Office of University Compliance is responsible to provide Annual Compliance and Ethics Training in order to provide the UConn faculty and staff, including at UConn Health, information to understand federal and state rules and regulations as well as institutional policies that impact their workplace responsibilities. The training serves as a reminder of the University’s Guide to the State Code of Ethics, principles of the University’s Code of Conduct, and key components of the University’s compliance program including how to report a compliance concern. Additionally, the training serves as a reminder regarding employee’s individual responsibilities regarding compliance with Connecticut’s State Code of Ethics.

Security Awareness Training

The Information Security department is responsible for providing annual IT Security Awareness training to all UConn Health employees upon hire and annually. New employees receive this training during New Employee Orientation. All employees are assigned the training annually and periodically, as needed. Training includes a variety of topics related to cybersecurity and educates on different ways to protect UConn Health data and systems.

Healthcare Compliance Training

The Office of Healthcare Compliance and Privacy is responsible for providing annual Healthcare Compliance training to all UConn Health employees upon hire and annually. New employees receive this training during New Employee Orientation. Employees are assigned the training annually. The training covers key topics such as preventing and detecting fraud, waste and abuse and reporting compliance concerns.

Clinical Enterprise

The Clinical Enterprise continually conducts clinical and managerial training for clinical and support staff. In addition, each new employee receives extensive orientation to their department and the institution. Continual exposure to advancing medical technologies is critical in a health care environment. Annual attendance at CPR, Infection Control, Code Blue and Hospital Safety In-Service Training is mandatory for all health care workers.