FSDP: University Business, Human Resources, and Financial Services

Learn the fundamentals of research administration, financial records processing, procurement procedures, and other University business topics. These workshops will help supervisors and administrators to navigate the policies and procedures applicable to various business administration responsibilities at the University of Pittsburgh.

Campus Security and the Clery Act

Who Should Attend: University officials who have been designated as Campus Security Authorities as well as faculty and staff who have significant responsibility for student and campus activities

The Jeanne Clery Act requires post-secondary institutions to collect crime information from a variety of persons within the institution who are identified as Campus Security Authorities. University staff and faculty who have significant interaction with student groups and/or who are responsible for campus activities are defined as Campus Security Authorities. This workshop provides an overview of the Clery Act requirements, with particular emphasis on the role and responsibilities of Campus Security Authorities. This workshop is available online and through departmental trainings. For departmental trainings, please contact 412-624-4040.

Hiring and Supervising Student Employees

Presenters: Jordan Ulrich, Student Employment Supervisor
   Office of Human Resources
Karin Asher, Associate Director
   Office of Career Development and Placement Assistance

Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Time: 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual – this workshop will be presented remotely using an online meeting platform. Login information is sent to registrants via email two days before the above date – please use the link below to register. 

Who Should Attend: All faculty and staff who are responsible for the hiring and supervising of student employees

Student employees are an integral part of the workforce at the University of Pittsburgh. Participants in this workshop will learn the process for hiring a student employee, guidelines for managing student employees effectively, and techniques for building an effective supervisor-student employee relationship. 

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PantherExpress System

For information on PantherExpress System training, please visit the System Access & Training web page.

PRISM Financial Applications

For information on PRISM financial applications training, please visit the PRISM website.

Pitt Worx

For information on Pitt Worx, including reference guides, videos, and other resources for using the system, please visit the Pitt Worx Hub.

Preventing Harassment and Discrimination with Title IX/Clery

It is the responsibility of everyone in the University community to maintain a campus environment that is free from discrimination and harassment. This online training program is available to all University of Pittsburgh faculty and staff to help you identify, avoid, and report wrongful behaviors. The program outlines basic legal considerations relating to employment discrimination and the University’s policies and procedures that prohibit discrimination and harassment. Access Preventing Harassment Discrimination with Title IX/Clery online training program. This training is only available to new hires at the University and is available within 7 days of their hire date. If you are having trouble accessing the course, please contact rzepecki@pitt.edu.

Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse: Mandated and Permissive Reporting in Pennsylvania

In response to Pennsylvania's new Act 31—which requires all professionals in the state who regularly come in contact with children to receive training in the recognition and reporting of child abuse—the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work is offering a comprehensive online training program. Through its Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center and its Continuing Education program, the school has developed an accessible, three-hour training program, Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse: Mandated and Permissive Reporting in Pennsylvania. Access the Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse: Mandated and Permissive Reporting in Pennsylvania online training program.

Student Privacy and FERPA

Presenters: Laurel Gift, Assistant Vice Chancellor
   Office of Compliance, Investigations & Ethics
Jonathan Helm, University Registrar

Date: Thursday, June 16, 2022
Time: 1–2:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual – this workshop will be presented remotely using an online meeting platform. Login information is sent to registrants via email two days before the above date – please use the link below to register. 

Who Should Attend: All faculty and staff who handle, review, store, or disclose student records and all others interested in professional development in this area

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is the law that the University and its employees must follow with regard to student records. This workshop will give participants an overview of student privacy laws, regulations, and University policies pertaining to the confidentiality of student records. Because failure to follow FERPA can result in federal censure, loss of federal funding from the U.S. Department of Education, and adverse reflection on one’s employment at the University, it is important information for all faculty and staff who handle student records. This session will help participants avoid the pitfalls of noncompliance and become the student records “go-to person” in their department. Upon completion of this session, attendees will know how and when FERPA applies at Pitt, what exceptions to disclosure of records exist, where to go for further information, and how University policy is applied to student records.

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University Archives and Records Management

Presenter: Zach Brodt, University Archivist
   Archives Service Center

Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Time: 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Location: 342 Craig Hall (in-person workshop)

Who Should Attend: Faculty and staff responsible for administering, storing, reviewing and disposing of University records 

This workshop provides an overview of records services available to University departments through the University records management and archives programs. Participants will receive an overview of campus-wide retention policies and regulations for records management. It also will cover services available through Access, the University’s contractor for off-site records storage and shredding. In addition, the presenter will discuss use of the University archives for the storage of historical records including faculty papers, administrative records, and student organization records.

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