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  • As an employee of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, you are responsible for completing training regarding the Employee Code of Conduct, Public Jobs: Private Data procedures and Personal Empowerment Through Self Awareness (PETSA). In addition to completing them as a new employee, these trainings are also required to be completed on an annual basis.

    The annual required training courses must be completed within your first 30 days of employment.

    The Public Jobs, Private Data and PETSA online courses are accessible 24 hours a day via the Desire2Learn Brightspace (D2L) system. The Employee Code of Conduct training can be accessed through Enterprise Learning Management (ELM) in the State of Minnesota Self-Service site. Your participation will not be timed and your responses to the interactive questions will not be individually tracked. At the end of each course, you will be asked to respond to one question indicating you have reviewed the material in the course.

    Please go to the Required Training page to complete the required training. Information and access to the required training courses as well as the D2L Brightspace and ELM instructions are available on the page.

  • Employee Code of Conduct

    The online program consists of two parts: Employee Code of Conduct: Employee Ethics and Code of Conduct: Standard Policies.

    The Code of Conduct establishes expectations for all employees and draws together commonly used employment-related policies and procedures, including ethics, nondiscrimination, fraud and other dishonest conduct, and more. To help you learn about the Employee Code of Conduct, two e-learning modules have been developed to:

    • Raise awareness about the code.
    • Help you understand your responsibilities with regards to ethics and other laws, board policies and system procedures.
    • Highlight the need for good stewardship of the system's resources.
    • Reduce the risk of ethical violations within our colleges and universities.

     Please see the instructions on how to enroll in this course through ELM. 

    Public Jobs: Private Data

    The online program consists of valuable information to create university employee awareness regarding various types of information that may or may not be available to the public.

    The Public Jobs: Private Data course established the responsibilities for all employees to be good stewards of government data, including private information about students, employees, corporate clients, and others. To help you learn about your responsibilities, coursed have been developed to:

    • Provide an opportunity to learn how to incorporate good data management practices into your daily work habits.
    • Help you to understand that handling this information in a responsible manner requires careful attention, due diligence, and ongoing respect for the proper balance between privacy and public accountability.


    Personal Empowerment Through Self Awareness (PETSA)

    The online program consists of four course modules with a mix of 10-15 minute videos, readings and self-assessment reviews.

    The Personal Empowerment Through Self Awareness (PETSA) is a training course developed by MnSCU that focuses on promoting the intellectual awareness of all members of our campus community, offering accessible resources and services from the university regarding sexual violence. The goal is to have all members of the campus community trained through this course, as it not only provides information about campus policy and resources but also about the attitudes and beliefs that contribute to an informed community culture. To help you learn about your rights and responsibilities, the PETSA course has been developed to:

    • Provide you with information regarding Minnesota state law, the MnSCU Board of Regents Policy and Procedure (which prohibits all acts of sexual violence including sexual assault, dating and domestic violence and stalking), defining consent, policy jurisdiction, predatory behavior and sexual harassment.
    • Highlight how to identify harmful stereotypes, relationship and dating violence and stalking.
    • Inform you of personal empowerment actions students can take (including risk reduction), as well as bystander awareness and support for victims.
    • Define the sexual assault reporting responsibilities at MSUM.

    Please see the instructions on accessing this course through D2L.