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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 if you have questions.

Contracts and Procurement Training - For All Employees

These courses are required for any state employee performing contract management or procurement duties per RCW 39.26.110.

Employee Business Unit (EBU)

This training is intended for potentially displaced classified employees who want to form an Employee Business Unit (EBU). This training will walk you through the general bidding process and bid preparation. This course is housed on the OFM website.

Note: This training has no objectives.

Hiring Process - For Supervisors

(Update Coming 2018)
Successful organizations and teams consist of the right people doing the right jobs! This course will provide you with the information and tools regarding hiring procedures, roles, timelines, and available resources you can use throughout this course and thereafter.

Pay, Leave & Time - For Supervisors

It is important that you know how to process your employees’ leave correctly, ensure they are paid accurately, and determine if your employees are eligible for overtime pay. This course will provide you with the information and tools to help you make these decisions in compliance with federal and state regulations.

Performance Plans & Reviews - For Supervisors

You are only successful when your employees are successful! You are expected to help your employees achieve results and grow. This course will 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.

Respect in the Workplace - For All Employees

This course is intended for employees, supervisors, and managers in general government agencies. Employees represented by the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE), as well as the supervisors and managers of those employees, should take the “Workplace Behavior for WFSE Represented Employees” course in LMS.

Resolving Performance Issues - For Supervisors

Effectively addressing performance concerns allows you to help your employees achieve their full potential in meeting organizational and individual targets! This course will help you recognize and manage performance issues.

Unlawful Employment Discrimination - For Supervisors

It is your responsibility to prevent and address any discrimination within the workplace. This course will provide you with information and tools to help you identify and prevent discrimination in the workplace.

Sexual Harassment Awareness & Prevention - For Supervisors

This course is 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 supervisors should do when confronted with sexual harassment situations. Learners will review nine different scenarios and decide on the appropriate actions to take.

Sexual Harassment Awareness & Prevention - For All Employees

(Update Coming 2018)
This course discusses your responsibility, as an employee, to maintain an environment free from sexual harassment. You will review your role and your employer’s role in identifying and stopping sexual harassment. This course also discusses your rights and options when reporting sexual harassment.

Mobile Work - For Supervisors

This course is designed to help supervisors understand strategies and benefits of a modern workplace environment. It focuses on staff suitability to participate in mobile work, managing mobile workers, and expectations for alternative work locations.

Use of Criminal Records in Hiring - For Executive Staff and HR 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 covers the six steps used to evaluate an applicant with a criminal record.

IT Security Awareness Training - Initial

This is the initial course for all employees. It is an Office of the Chief Information Officer and Consolidated Technology Services approved 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

This is the IT Security Awareness refresher course for all employees. It is an Office of the Chief Information Officer and Consolidated Technology Services approved 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 course.

Ethics in State Government - For All Employees

This course is intended for all employees. It highlights the Ethics in Public Service Act, RCW 42.52, WAC 292-110-010, and use of resources. Upon completion, you will have a basic understanding of the ethical standards in place for state employees and state officials.

Defensive Driving - For All Employees

This course provides advanced defensive driving techniques to reduce your chances of being involved in a motor vehicle accident. The content in this course complies with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements – specifying concerns to be addressed before and while driving, using safe driving techniques to avoid collisions, driving safely in various weather conditions, and responding to specific driving situations.

Preventing Workplace Violence - For Supervisors

As a supervisor, you play an important role in workplace violence prevention whether it is explaining policy, assessing situations, addressing behaviors, or reporting incidents. This course will define workplace violence, provide you with information regarding planning and prevention, identify risk factors and warning signs, and discuss threats and threatening behavior. We will then define domestic violence in the workplace and discuss how to respond.

Interviewing Skills For Panelists - For All Employees

This course is intended for panel members and panel leads. This course begins by looking at the basic hiring process. It then describes the roles and responsibilities of both panel leads and panel members. Next, it discusses the importance and legal obligation of keeping candidate and interview information confidential. Then, it reviews questions that should be avoided during interviews that could potentially cause legal issues. Lastly, it provides some interviewing tips allowing you to make better candidate selection decisions. If you are a panel lead, you may also wish to complete the Hiring Process eLearning course found in LMS.

Reasonable Accommodation - For Supervisors

This course will provide supervisors with the foundational knowledge to recognize and manage reasonable accommodation requests. It will begin by looking at the direct and indirect benefits, for the organization, in providing reasonable accommodations. It will define each reasonable accommodation category and the six basic types of reasonable accommodations. Next, it will discuss organization responsibilities as they relate to reasonable accommodations. Lastly, it will define and provide examples of undue hardship. Supervisors will also walk away with numerous reasonable accommodation resources.

Workplace Behavior - For WFSE Represented Employees

New eLearning Courses Sponsored by DES Enterprise Technology Solutions

Accessibility Training for Microsoft Office

Accessibility is important to serving people with disabilities. Government agencies have to make sure that everyone can access information. Businesses benefit by providing information on their products and services to all segments of the market. We have compiled training videos from Microsoft into four eLearning courses.

Create More Accessible Word Documents

This course will provide you with basic information for creating accessible documents in Word. Videos include: creating accessible documents, improving accessibility with alt text, improving header accessibility, creating accessible links, creating accessible tables, and creating accessible file names.

Create More Accessible PowerPoint Slides

This course will provide you with basic information for creating accessible PowerPoint slides. Videos include: creating accessible slides, improving images accessibility, using accessible colors and styles, designing slides for people with dyslexia, and saving a presentation in an alternate format.

Create More Accessible Email Messages in Outlook

This course will provide you with basic information for creating accessible emails in Outlook. Videos include: improving email accessibility, improving images accessibility, and adding accessible emails.

Create More Accessible Excel Workbooks

This course will provide you with basic information for creating accessible Excel workbooks. Videos include: using accessible Excel templates, creating more accessible tables, and creating more accessible charts.

New eLearning Courses Coming soon

  • Hiring Process - For Supervisors (update)

  • Sexual Harassment Awareness & Prevention - For All Employees (update)

  • Sexual Harassment Awareness & Prevention - For Supervisors (update)
  • Family & Medical Leave Act - For Supervisors