December 11, 2012
Maintaining a Safe Campus
Baruch College is committed to ensuring a safe and secure academic and work environment for all members of the College community and its constituents. As mandated by the New York State Workplace Violence Prevention Act, annual training in workplace violence prevention is required for all faculty and staff.
However, the Department of Labor’s Public Employee Safety and Health Bureau (PESH) has informed CUNY that in a one-time exception, the training period was extended to a two-year period. If you have not completed workplace violence prevention training at least once since January 2011, either via the CUNY online course or at Baruch through the instructor-led class Civility and Violence, please do so by January 25, 2013.
Faculty and staff who have not completed the CUNY online course should have received emails with instructions on how to proceed from Rhonnye Ricks, CUNY’s University Training Director. Faculty and staff must be in the training vendor’s database to access the online class. If you have attended a session of Civility and Violence within the last two years, you are not required to also take the online course.
If you have questions about accessing the online training please contact Leah Schanke, Human Resources Manager. Leah can be reached at 646.660.6618 or Leah.Schanke@baruch.cuny.edu. While Leah will conduct sessions of Civility and Violence in January, you are encouraged to take the online course which has been well received throughout CUNY and offers an automated solution to tracking attendance and compliance. The training schedule will be announced to the campus shortly. Each dean and vice president will receive a list of faculty and staff who have already attended a training class on workplace violence prevention.
CUNY's Workplace Violence Policy and Procedures can be found at this link: http://www.cuny.edu/about/administration/offices/ohrm/policies-procedures/violence-prevention-policy.html.
Working together, we can---and will---maintain a safe campus environment. Thank you in advance for your participation in these important training sessions.
Mitchel B. Wallerstein
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