Required Graduate Employee (GE) Trainings

Mandatory GE Training

At the beginning of every term, the Graduate School provides a mandatory training for all graduate students who will be serving in their first term as a graduate employee.

This training is mandated by the collective bargaining agreement negotiated by the UO and the GTFF.

Who needs to attend?

The training is required for all first-time GEs, whether your primary duties will be teaching, research, or administrative.

What does the training cover?

Topics include general employment information, equity and inclusion, discrimination and sexual harassment policies, graduate employee reporting obligations, and more.

When is the training offered?

The training is offered at the beginning of each academic term. All graduate employees in the first term of their appointment must take the training.

How long does it take?

Training sessions typically run four hours. Graduate employees are paid for the time they spend in the training.

What is the penalty if I don’t attend?

If the training is not taken in the first term of a student’s GE appointment, a cautionary letter will be placed in that GE’s personnel file.

If the GE fails to attend the training in the second term of their appointment, their GE appointment will end at the close of that term, and the appointment will not be renewed.

Agenda and Schedule


Workplace Harassment and Discrimination Prevention Training

All GEs are required to complete the mandatory Workplace Harassment and Discrimination Prevention Training within 90 days of beginning employment.

The training is a web-based training designed to provide consistent base-line information and covers types of workplace harassment and discrimination, reporting obligations, and resources that are available to all employees.

The training may be done during working hours.

Take the Training