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2020 Anti-Harassment Training Launched Online, Must Be Taken by Dec. 14

As part of its continued commitment to achieving a harassment-free work environment, NIH recently launched the 2020 anti-harassment training. The goals are to educate individuals in the workplace to prevent harassment; raise awareness of what constitutes harassment and the consequences of harassing behavior; and stamp out instances where harassing behavior may exist. The online training is mandatory and replaces the No FEAR and Prevention of Sexual Harassment (POSH) training.

All NIH federal employees, trainees, fellows and contractors are required to take the training annually. The 2020 training must be completed by Dec. 14. New hires must complete it within 90 days of onboarding. Failure to comply with the training will result in disablement of a person’s active directory accounts until the requirement is met. Anyone whose active directory account is disabled will be unable to sign into their computer or access emails.

To learn more about EEO mandatory training, visit the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion website at

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