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Required Training for On-Campus Employees

All TAMU student employees must complete the New Student Employee Orientation before or upon hire to the University. In addition, all TAMU employees are also required to complete Orientation to the A&M System within the first 30 days of hire. Texas A&M System Policy 33.05.02, Employee Training, requires that all employees (including full-time, part-time, student, and seasonal or temporary employees) complete Information Security Awareness, Creating a Discrimination Free Workplace, Ethics, and Reporting Fraud, Waste and Abuse training within the first 30 days of hire. Refresher trainings are required at one, two or four year intervals. These online self-studies are available via TrainTraq.
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Title Located at When Refreshers?
How Often?
New Student Employee Orientation sfaid.tamu.edu/Orientation On or upon hire None
Orientation to the A&M Systems traintraq.tamus.edu Within 30 days
of hire
Information Security Awareness traintraq.tamus.edu Within 30 days
of hire
Yes, every year
Ethics traintraq.tamus.edu Within 30 days
of hire
Yes, every two years
Creating a Discrimination-Free Workplace traintraq.tamus.edu Within 30 days
of hire
Yes, every two years
Reporting Fraud, Waste and Abuse traintraq.tamus.edu Within 30 days
of hire
Yes, every four years

Required Online Training Frequently Asked Questions

All employees - full-time employees, student employees, part-time employees, and seasonal or temporary workers are required to complete trainings upon hire and then repeat them at one, two or four year intervals.
Texas Labor Code § 21.010. Employment Discrimination Training for State Employees states:
“Each employee of a state agency shall attend the training program required by this section not later than the 30th day after the date the employee is hired by the agency and shall attend supplemental training every two years.”

“Each agency should inform all employees of the requirement and possible methods of completing the training.”
These trainings are required by the Student Employment Office (New Student Employee Orientation), the State of Texas and the Texas A&M System.
Your department’s HR Liaison has information on each employee’s training needs and requirements to be completed.
The New Student Employee Orientation can be found on sfaid.tamu.edu/orientation. All other trainings are found on TrainTraq.
HR Connect is an online service that allows you access to your personal data, payroll data, benefits data, leave data, and training.
The first time you access HR Connect you will need to click on the “New employees- Set up your password” link located under the login fields. You will need your UIN, SSN and ADLOC in order to access the system for the first time. Your ADLOC, or administrative location, is a number that represents the department by which you are employed. You can ask your supervisor or your department’s business office for this number. Once you enter the system you will be prompted to create a password that you will use to login in subsequently.
There is an “I forgot my password” link under the login fields. Please utilize this before you are locked out of the system when possible. Otherwise you should contact the business office of the department you are working for to have your account unlocked. The Student Employment Office has a few staff members that can unlock accounts for most students if necessary.
Yes, you will be compensated for your time. Please be certain to report this to your supervisor and record it on your timesheet.

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