Ethics refresher course can be completed in about 30 minutes
Thanks to the creation of a new electronic learning program, it is now more convenient for employees to meet their requirement to take the City’s ethics refresher course once every three years. Prior to the introduction of electronic learning, employees had to travel to a classroom location and take the required training during pre-set times. Now, employees can complete the training from any computer with Internet access.
The e-learning program takes about 30 minutes to complete and covers:
- Conflicts of interest
- Issues related to outside employment
- Use of City property.
Staff from several departments volunteered to act in the video segments to show examples of ethical issues that employees could face as they perform their duties.
How to take ethics e-learning module
After you’ve entered your name, email address and employee ID number, you’ll be able to watch the 30 minute video. During the video, you’ll be prompted to answer a few quiz questions. Proof of course completion will be emailed to you.
Are you due for a refresher?
To check whether you’re due for a refresher on the Ethics Code, log onto HRIS. When you’re in HRIS, click on Learning & Development (left side of page). Then, click on My Learning to see a listing of all the training you’ve completed. Once you’re in My Learning, look for the class entitled, Respect in the Workplace Policy and Ethics Code Training. Click on that class link to see the date you took the course. If you’ve taken the class within the last three years, no action is needed. If it’s been more than three years, you should complete the training module.
- Long time employees: You will have several entries concerning your ethics training. Because HRIS does not list your completed classes in any particular order, be sure to scroll down until you find your most recent class. You may also have to select “View all” to see all your completed courses.
- New employees: Your participation in the New Employee Orientation class means you have completed your first ethics requirement.
Published Oct. 16, 2013