Mandatory Trainings for New GEs

Mandatory GE Training

The Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between the UO and the Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation (GTFF) requires that all Graduate Employees must complete four hours of required employment training during the first academic term in which a GE begins their first GE appointment.

This training will address employment topics such as inclusive work environments, discrimination and sexual harassment policies, and other employee-related policies.

The training will be provided online in Canvas. GEs will be sent an invitation to join the Canvas class at the beginning of the first term of GE employment.

The four (4) hours of mandatory training will be compensated by a stipend equivalent to four (4) hours of pay at the GE level II minimum rate. The four (4) hours of training may not account for more than 0.009 FTE and in no case shall the GE’s FTE exceed 0.50 due to the training.

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

How to access the online GE mandatory training:

  1. Navigate to
  2. Input your Duck ID and password.
  3. Click "GE Mandatory Training" on your Dashboard.

Workplace Harassment & Discrimination Prevention

All faculty, officers of administration, classified employees, and graduate employees are required to complete workplace harassment & discrimination prevention training through UO Human Resources.

This online training helps you understand:

  • What constitutes appropriate workplace conduct;
  • How to recognize harassing behavior and discrimination;
  • How to handle harassment situations;
  • Where to go to report harassment and discrimination.

For more information, refer to Human Resources.