Mandatory Training in April
NMU faculty and staff are required to attend a two-hour training session that will cover right-to-know standards, as required by state law, and anti-harassment issues, which haven’t been addressed campus wide since 2000. The session will be offered 10 times during the first and third weeks of April to maximize participation.
"At Northern Michigan University, we have a zero-tolerance policy for discrimination, harassment and retaliation," said NMU President Les Wong. "I look forward to your cooperation and support for this important program. We depend on each of you to help make our workplace safe and respectful for everyone in the university community."
Darwin Gager and Mike Bath (Public Safety) will spend the first hour discussing “right-to-know” hazard communication standards that have been mandated by the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Act (MIOSHA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
In the second hour, Cathy Dehlin (Equal Opportunity) will address NMU’s equal opportunity/affirmative action and sexual harassment/consensual relations policies, including internal complaint procedures and anti-retaliation provisions. The policies are available online at EO/AA and Sexual Harassment.
Faculty and staff may select one session from the following options. All will be held in Jamrich 102 or 103.
Tuesday, April 4, from 2-4 p.m.
Wednesday, April 5, from 8-10 a.m. or 7-9 p.m.
Thursday, April 6, from 2-4 p.m.
Friday, April 7, from 8-10 a.m. or 1-3 p.m.
Wednesday, April 19, from 8-10 a.m. or 6-8 p.m.
Thursday, April 20, from 9-11 a.m. or 1-3 p.m.
Attendance will be tracked and maintained electronically in employee files and in Public Safety’s training records. Participants can register online. For more information, contact Equal Opportunity at ext. 2420 or Public Safety at ext. 2151.