Beyond Compliance FAQs | Kent State University

Beyond Compliance FAQs

Q: What constitutes successful completion of a qualified BC event?
A: For BC webinars and instructor-led courses, individuals must be present for at least 90% of the duration of the event. HR must have a record of attendance on hand.

Q: How often do I need to complete the annual requirement?
A: All Kent State employees must complete their two hour goal annually. The calendar is based on the university's fiscal year (July 1 - June 30). 

Q: What constitutes successful completion of a qualified BC event?
A: For BC webinars and instructor-led courses, individuals must be present for at least 90% of the duration of the event. HR must have a record of attendance on hand.

Q: How are BC hours computed?
A: BC hours are earned for each of training completed.  For example, a 1 hour webinar counts for 1 hour of BC credit.

Q: If I watch an archived BC webinar, will that count towards the two-hour minimum?
A: No. Only live attendance of webinars is considered for successful completion. Watching an archived webinar is encouraged but will not count towards an individual’s 2-hour minimum.

Q: What are my options if I work part-time, or on 2nd or 3rd shift?
A: Special consideration will be given to KSU employees that are not available during the ‘traditional’ working hours to attend regularly scheduled BC webinars or facilitated courses. This exception only includes our part-time faculty and staff and our 2nd and 3rd shift workers. Some options include recorded webinars and online courses. The webinars will be housed in Blackboard. Employees will be given Blackboard access to sign in and view the webinars. Also, there will be a required screen to complete indicating how many webinars watched and confirmation that all obligations were fulfilled.

Q: What if we have a large group to watch a webinar or presentation?
A: We welcome group viewings during the workday. One person will proctor the session, record all names on a sign-in sheet and scan and email it to hrd@kent.edu upon completion. In fact, faculty and staff are encouraged to watch the presentations together. Make it a workplace event! Think of it this way! he more KSU faculty and staff that tune in leads to more stimulating discussion on discrimination, workplace violence or harassment, which enhances our working environment.