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Training Address

1500 Jefferson St. SE
Olympia, WA 98501
MS: 41481

Contact Information

For staff:

Required Training Defined

Employees are Washington State government's biggest asset and warrant investment and support through training and development. Employee development, with particular attention to required and recommended learning and preparation, builds an aligned, effective and efficient workforce and ensures public servants are equipped to provide the best service possible to the residents of our state.

Required training is, at a minimum, any training specified by Revised Code of Washington (RCW), Washington Administrative Code (WAC), Governor Executive Order, State Human Resources Directive, State Administrative & Accounting Manual (SAAM), or federal requirements for all or specific groups of employees of the state of Washington. An agency may require additional training for its employees in support of agency policies or procedures.

Department of Enterprise Services' Workforce Support & Development Division offers learning solutions that meet the required and recommended trainings for state employees as addressed by RCW, WAC, Executive Order, State HR Directive, or other policies. Below is a list of current requirements and offered classes.

 

Required Training for ALL Employees

Customer Service

Guidance: Executive Order 03-01
Who: All employees and managers
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Class Availability Class Dates

 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Guidance: Executive Order 12-02
Who: All employees
Frequency: Once
Class Availability Class Dates

 

Information Technology Security Training

Guidance: RCW 43.105.225 & OCIO Policy 141
Who: All employees
Frequency: Annual
Class Availability: Contact local Training Manager

 

Quality Management

Guidance: RCW 43.17.385
Who: Managers and staff at all levels
Frequency: See RCW 43.17.385
Class Availability: Class Dates

 

Sexual Harassment Prevention

Guidance: WAC 357-34-100 & WAC 357-34-115
Who: All employees
Frequency: Within six months of appointment and then every five years
Class Availability: Class Dates

 

Violence in the Workplace

Guidance: Executive Order 96-05
Who: All State employees
Frequency: Once
Class Availability: Class Dates

 

Required Training for SUPERVISORS & MANAGERS

Mitigating Implicit Bias in Hiring

Guidance: State Executive Order 12-02 and State HR Directive 20-02
Who: Hiring supervisors, managers, and designees
Frequency: Once
Class Availability: Class Dates

 

Performance Management

Guidance: WAC 357-58-385
Who: WMS employees
Frequency: Once
Class Availability: Class Dates

 

Sexual Harassment Prevention for Supervisors and Managers

Guidance: WAC 357-34-105 & WAC 357-34-065
Who: All supervisors and managers
Frequency: Within six months of appointment and then every five years
Class Availability: Class Dates

 

Leadership Development

Guidance: WAC 357-34-065, WAC 357-34-055, & WAC 357-34-070
Who: Supervisors or Managers appointed to a permanent position within the last six months
Frequency: Once
Class Availability: Class Dates

 

Required Training for SELECT Washington State Employees

Bloodborne Pathogens

Guidance: WAC 296-823-100
Who: Employees who have occupational exposure
Frequency: Once
Class Availability: Contact local agency Training Manager

 

Computer Software Piracy

Guidance: Executive Order 00-02
Who: Appropriate employees
Frequency: Once
Class Availability: Contact local agency Training Manager

 

Contract Management for Contract Monitors and Managers

Guidance: RCW 39.26.110
Who: Employees who do post award work only
Frequency: Once
Class Availability: Multiple required classes accessible through the DES Procurement and Contract Training Website

 

Contract Management for Contract and Procurement Professionals

Guidance: RCW 39.26.110
Who: Employees who do pre-award and post-award work as a primary part of their job
Frequency: Once
Class Availability: Multiple required classes accessible through the DES Procurement and Contract Training Website

 

New Employee Orientation

Guidance: WAC 200-600-015
Who: New Employees
Frequency: Once
Class Availability: Contact local agency Training Manager

 

Office Safety

Guidance: WAC 296-800-14020
Who: Occupational safety and health employees
Frequency: Prior to their job assignment
Class Availability: Contact local agency Training Manager

 

OFM HRMS Basics

Guidance: RCW 43.41.113 & RCW 41.07.020
Who: HRMS Professional Users
Frequency: Once
Class Availability: Log into The Washington State Learning Management System (LMS) and search for "OFM HRMS Basics"

 

Open Public Meetings and Records Management and Retention Training

Guidance: RCW 42.56, RCW 42.56.150, RCW 42.56.152, RCW 42.30, RCW 42.30.205, RCW 42.32 & RCW 40.14
Who: Records Officers, Members of Governing Bodies, Elected Local and Statewide Officials
Frequency: Every four years
Class Availability: WA-State Attorney General Open Public Meeting (online)
WA-State Attorney General Open Public Records (online)

 

Recommended Training for All State Employees:

Ethics in State Government

Guidance: RCW 42.56.365
Who: State-wide, executive branch officers and employees
Frequency: Once every three years
Class Availability: Class Dates

 

First Aid

Guidance: U.S. Dept. of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Who: Determined by each agency
Frequency: Agency discretion or whenever first aid or CPR certificate expires
Class Availability: Class Dates