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DES Statewide eLearning Courses

Civil Service Rules & Labor Relations - for supervisors

In this course, you will learn about the rules that apply to your employees, tools to help you follow these rules, and resources for when you have a question. The goal of this course is to provide you with the information and tools to help keep you from making a mistake that may negatively impact you, your employees, and your organization.

Hiring Process - for supervisors

The goal of this course is to provide you with the information and tools to learn about hiring procedures, roles, timelines, and available resources you can use throughout this module and thereafter.

Pay, Leave & Time - for supervisors

As a supervisor or manager, it’s important you know how to process your employees’ leave correctly, ensure they’re paid accurately, and if your employees are eligible for additional pay. The goal of this course is to provide you with the information and tools to help you make leave decisions in compliance with state regulations and agency policies.

Performance Plans & Reviews - for supervisors

As a supervisor, you’re only successful when your employees are successful! The goal of this course is to provide you with pertinent information, resources, and tools that will help you prepare employee expectations, conduct employee evaluations, and provide your employees with ongoing feedback.

Resolving Performance Issues - for supervisors

As a supervisor, you’re successful when your employees are successful. Performance becomes an issue when there’s a pattern of unmet expectations. The goal of this course is to provide you with the information and tools to identify performance issues expediently and provide employees guidance and opportunities to meet expectations.

Unlawful Employment Discrimination - for supervisors

As a supervisor or manager, it is your responsibility to prevent and address any discrimination within the workplace. The goal of this course is to provide you with the information and tools to help you identify and prevent discrimination in the workplace.

Sexual Harasssment Awareness & Prevention for Managers

Sexual Harassment Awareness & Prevention for Managers is to be taken in conjunction with the general Sexual Harassment Awareness & Prevention online course to meet the requirements of WAC 357-34-105 and 357-34-100. This course discusses the elements of “Quid Pro Quo” and “Hostile Work Environment and covers what managers and supervisors should do when confronted with sexual harassment situations. Learners will review nine different scenarios and decide on appropriate actions to take.

Sexual Harassment Awareness & Prevention (for ALL Employees)

This course is based on the document, Best Practice Standards: The Proper Use of Criminal Records in Hiring. These standards will help you make hiring decisions that will maximize productivity and minimize the risk of liability. This course will cover the six steps used to evaluate an applicant with a criminal record.

Mobile Work for Supervisors

This course on mobile work is designed to help supervisors and managers understand strategies and benefits of a modern workplace environment. The course focuses on staff suitability to participate in mobile work and how to manage mobile workers. Information is also provided on expectations for alternative work locations.

Criminal Records in Hiring (For Executive Staff)

This course is based on the document, Best Practice Standards: The Proper Use of Criminal Records in Hiring. These standards will help you make hiring decisions that will maximize productivity and minimize the risk of liability. This course will cover the six steps used to evaluate an applicant with a criminal record.

IT Security Awarness Training - Initial

OCIO and CTS approved security awareness video designed to inform, change and secure the behaviors of employees. This video meets the requirement for IT security awareness training.

IT Security Awareness Training - Refresher

OCIO and CTS approved security awareness video designed to inform, change, and secure the behaviors of employees. This video meets the annual IT security awareness training refresher requirement. This video has a prerequisite of the WA-State IT Security Awareness Training - Initial training course. This course has an automatic reassignment every year.

Ethics in State Government

This course highlights the Ethics in Public Service Act, RCW 42.52, WAC 292-110-010, and Use of Resources. Upon completion, the student will have a basic understanding of the ethical standards in place for state employees and state officials.

Defensive Driving

This course will provide advanced defensive driving techniques to reduce your chances of being involved in a motor vehicle accident. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements – specify concerns to be addressed before and while driving, use safe driving techniques to avoid collisions, drive safely in various weather conditions, and respond to specific driving emergency situations.