Human Resource Services
Training and Development
The purpose of training and development is to establish training opportunities which support employees in developing occupational and professional skills.
Advisory guidelines for University training are available in the Training and Development Guidelines from the Human Resource Services (HRS) website. To view the guidelines, go to:
The University offers up to 96 hours of release time per fiscal year for each eligible employee to attend training. See BPPM 60.72 for more information.
The University or a department may require an employee to attend training. Required attendance during and/or outside of working hours is considered time worked.
Departments may be required to document employee participation in specific types of training activities, in accordance with applicable state and federal regulations.
The department must retain training documentation created for an employee participant for six years after the employee terminates employment with the University, in accordance with state records retention requirements (see BPPM 90.01).
To fulfill the records retention requirement, departments may:
- Retain documentation in departmental files or databases of employee participation in training programs and sessions; or
- Collaborate with Human Resource Services (HRS) to provide documentation of employee participation in training programs and sessions as follows:
- Schedule training sessions through HRS;
- Obtain approval from HRS to enter the training documentation into the HRS electronic training database; or
- Request assistance from HRS to enter the training documentation into the electronic training database.