Reminder: Employees Must Complete Online Compliance Training
As a reminder, all MCPS staff are required to complete the annual Districtwide Compliance Training for the 2021‒2022 school year.
The mandatory training consists of 11 online modules designed to be completed within a half day. Topics include: preventing, recognizing and reporting child abuse and neglect; equal opportunity in the workplace; bullying, harassment (including sexual harassment) and intimidation prevention; religious diversity; ethics and conflict of interest; and safety in a digital age.
For returning employees, there are pre-assessments for seven of the modules. Successful completion of the questions on the pre-assessment will be awarded completion of the module. In addition, portions of the content have been revised based on changes in federal, state and local compliance requirements. Newly hired employees will need to complete all 11 modules without the option of a pre-assessment format.
Based on your MCPS position, you may be required to complete job-specific trainings that are separate and in addition to the districtwide compliance modules. Your principal or supervisor will notify you of these requirements. The mandatory compliance training requirement, by employee associations is as follows:
Directions with Required Completion Dates
MCEA — One-half day (4 hrs.) will be programmed within pre-service week for all MCEA school-based staff to take online compliance training. MCEA unit members may elect to take the online compliance training before the start of pre-service week. This is allowable. Teachers who do this will be released from the scheduled four hours of time during pre-service week dedicated for compliance training.
SEIU — PLEASE NOTE: All 10-month and overtime-eligible 12-month Service Employees International Union Local 500 unit members must complete the training during their normal duty hours. Unit members may not take this training, even voluntarily, outside of their normal duty hours.
MCAAP, MCBOA, STUDENT TEACHERS, INTERNS, COACHES, TPT
SUBSTITUTES (Permanent and Temporary)
Due to the importance of this training, school-based staff will not be permitted to work with students until training is completed. In cases of noncompliance, staff in the Office of Employee Engagement and Labor Relations and the Student Welfare and Compliance Unit will work directly with principals and supervisors to determine specific actions to be taken. For support in accessing and viewing the modules, click here. For any questions regarding compliance training, contact the Student Welfare and Compliance Unit at 240-740-3215 or via email at SWC@mcpsmd.org.