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Training

Facilities Services, Business and Financial Services (BFS), and Project Management and Construction Services (PMCS) are committed to the continuing education and personal development of our employees, and offer classes to help you meet your personal and professional goals. To learn more about the types of required and optional training we offer, read the course descriptions below.

NEW Training Modules

Online Site-Specific Hazard Communication Training Guidelines

The purpose of Preparing Effective Site-Specific Hazard Communication Training is to provide guidance to shop supervisors about how to prepare effective site-specific hazard communication training for your employees. Actual OH 102 training content is specific to the site, and will vary from shop-to-shop. This training is not a substitute for actually providing OH 102 training to your employees. Length=20 minutes; EID is required.

Online Lockout/Tagout Training for Authorized Employees

If you have taken Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) training before, you can use this LOTO training module instead of attending class. This module can be used by authorized employees (those who service or repair equipment or machines), affected employees (those who operate equipment that could be locked or tagged out but do not perform repairs), and supervisors of authorized/affected employees. EID is required.
 

Required Training

The courses listed on this page are required for all or some of our employees. Read the details below to determine which courses you're required to take. You can log in to your training profile (EID required) to access online compliance training courses, or log in to TXClass and select the "Class Listings" link option in the menu on the left side of the page to view classroom training courses.

New Employee Welcome (PN 1000)

Required for all new university employees

Take this course as soon as possible after you are hired because it provides an introduction to the university's culture as well as an overview of the benefits, such as insurance and retirement programs for eligible employees. Visit the Human Resource Services website for more information on this course and how to register, or contact Human Resource Services Training Services at 512-471-5045.

Compliance Training (CW)

Required for all university employees

All university employees are required to complete compliance training. Compliance training courses are available online so employees can complete the training at their own pace. Log in to your training profile to access compliance training courses and find out what classes you currently need to complete.

Facilities Services, BFS, and PMCS New Employee Orientation (PP 273)

Required for all new Facilities Services, BFS, and PMCS employees

This workshop introduces new employees to Facilities Services, Business and Financial Services, and Project Management and Construction Services, where they can learn the mission of the departments; tour the Facilities Complex; discuss holiday, vacation, and sick leave; receive information about university procedures; and learn about appropriate workplace behavior, university vehicle usage, equal employment opportunity, and what constitutes sexual harassment. Call Debrah Fields at 471-3871 for more information.

Sexual Harassment Training (PP 003)

Required for all new Facilities Services, BFS, and PMCS employees

All new employees are required to take this Sexual Harassment Training within 30 days of their hiring date. EEO/Sexual Harassment training is offered monthly, in conjunction with our new employee orientation. Call Debrah Fields at 471-3871 for more information.

OH 101 Hazard Communication

Required for all Facilities Services, BFS, and PMCS employees

All Facilities Services, Business and Financial Services, and Project Management and Construction Services employees are required to take Hazard Communication training. You may take Hazard Communication training online (EID required).

OH 102 Site-Specific Hazard Communication

Required for all employees who work with chemicals/hazardous materials

Employees who work with chemicals or hazardous products must receive Site-Specific Hazard Communication training before they work with the product. Your supervisor will arrange any needed training, which will be conducted within the shop or work area by a knowledgeable staff member. To ensure that employees receive credit for the course, supervisors must document the training on the Site-specific Training Record form (pdf), keep copies of the record, and mail the completed original to Training at mail code H9500.

Online Site-Specific Hazard Communication Training Guidelines - The purpose of Preparing Effective Site-Specific Hazard Communication Training is to provide guidance to shop supervisors about how to prepare effective site-specific hazard communication training for your employees. Actual OH 102 training content is specific to the site, and will vary from shop-to-shop. This training is not a substitute for actually providing OH 102 training to your employees. Length=20 minutes; EID is required.
 

Driver Training

Required for all employees who drive a university vehicle

Employees who drive a university vehicle must complete a driver's training class every three years. The university offers online training through the "I Drive Safely" program. Call Training Services at 512-471-1290 to obtain login information for the online driving class. Facilities Services, BFS, and PMCS employees who have taken a defensive driving course within the last three years may meet the university training requirement by mailing a copy of the certificate to Personnel Services at Campus Mail Code: H9500, to the attention of Benita Longoria. Other university employees can obtain driver training and related information at the Controller's UT Drivers site.

In addition, if you drive an electric or gas-powered cart on campus, you will need to review Cart Training (EID required) every three years. There are three short quizzes placed throughout the training that will test your knowledge about cart policies and procedures. When you finish the training, you will see a button to click that will give you credit for taking the class. Please make sure you click the button to receive credit.

Inclusiveness at Work (PP 860)

Required for all Facilities Services, BFS, and PMCS employees, every three years

A variety of classes meet the inclusiveness requirement. In these classes we'll discuss what diversity and inclusiveness mean, explore similarities and differences we have with those with whom we work, and determine ways to communicate with them better.

  • PP2023 - Defeating Bias in the Workplace
  • PP2024 - Tearing Down Walls
  • PP2551 - Multigenerational Workplace

For other required classes, please check TXClass. If you need assistance, please call Training Services at 512-471-1290.

 
Optional Training

Online Offerings

Online Job Postings Training

Use this training module on job postings to help you navigate your way through hiring and separating employees at Facilities Services, BFS, and PMCS. This module can be used by search committees, hiring officials, delegates in HRMS, and administrative staff. EID is required.

Online Personnel Refresher

The online personnel refresher covers personnel policies for Facilities Services, BFS, and PMCS. To keep updated on policy changes, click on the links below. EID is required.

Classroom Training

English as a Second Language (E.S.L.)

ESL classes are provided for Facilities Services, Business and Financial Services, and Project Management and Construction Services employees who want to speak and write English for everyday use. Please call Training Services at 512-471-1290 for more information.

FAMIS Training

Improve your FAMIS software skills by taking this training program. If you need FAMIS to do your job, complete the FAMIS Role Authorization form, get the appropriate signatures, and send it to WORQS Manager Patti Soskins. If authorization is approved, the Training Department will contact you to schedule training. If you have questions about the process or need to schedule additional FAMIS training, contact Debrah Fields at 512-471-3871.

General Education Development (G.E.D.)

Finish your high school diploma with General Education Development (G.E.D.) classes held on campus. Facilities Services, Business and Financial Services, and Project Management and Construction Services offer G.E.D. classes every Friday. Tutors are on-hand to help in English and in Spanish. Many employees have successfully completed their G.E.D. You can, too. Talk to your supervisor about attending the classes, and complete a training request form.

Need more?

Have a class in mind that isn’t listed above, or just want to find a site that shows what classes are available? Check out Human Resource’s CareerSmart.

You can also look at TXClass. TXClass shows a list of all the classes that are available for registration at the University. To see a listing of the classes available, click on the “Class Listing” link on the left. All classes hosted by Facilities Services, BFS, or PMCS will be listed under the course prefix “PP.” These classes are free to Facilities Services, BFS, and PMCS employees.

If you still can’t find what you’re looking for, please call Training Services at 512-471-1290 for assistance. You may be asked to submit a Training Request form.