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January 2023



All classes are online via Teams

Click on category headers for course description page, including prerequisites and course codes. Read the prerequisites before enrolling.



UVM Reporter Training
January 9
10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Individuals with reporting obligations under the Clery Act and Title IX, collectively referred to as “UVM Reporters.”  For participants to understand how and why they have been identified as UVM Reporters, what sorts of incidents they must report, and the reporting process and protocols to follow should they learn about an incident.

Domestic I-9 Training
January 10
9:00 am to 10:30 am

Engage employees who have the responsibility of verifying the Form I-9 as authorized representatives of the University of Vermont. Employers must complete the Form I-9 to document verification of the identity and employment authorization of each new employee (both citizen and noncitizen) hired after November 6, 1986, to work in the United States.


Reminder: Please read prerequisites listed on Course Descriptions page.

In a Nutshell: Labor Relations for Supervisors
January 26
9:00 am to 10:30 am

Performance, discipline and leave management session for new supervisors and as a refresher for veteran supervisors.

This training is an overarching presentation of labor management supervision best-practices with examples from currently active collective bargaining agreements.

Supervising Exempt and Non-Exempt Employees - FLSA Basics
February 14
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

This presentation will explain the difference between exempt and non-exempt employees, provide requirements and best practices for supervising both types of employees, and help supervisors avoid some of the potential issues that can surface when working with hourly and salaried employees.

HR 101 for Managers: A Practical Guide to Fair and Legal Supervision
February 23
10:00 am to 11:30 am

This class is for new supervisors and as a refresher for veteran supervisors
Leadership and supervision is as much about understanding policy and procedure as it is about making decisions. This class will take you through some of the more prominent polices as they apply to employees here at the University. Some of the topics that will be discussed will be FMLA & VPFLA, FLSA, and Workers Compensation.We will also discuss and consider general issues of supervision in a collective bargaining environment.

Best Practices for Supervisors in a Remote Environment
March 28
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

  • How do I communicate effectively in a remote workplace?
  • Should I be treating exempt and nonexempt employees differently?
  • How do I continue to hold employees accountable?
  • How can I best engage and empower my team for maximum productivity?

This workshop for current supervisors offers an opportunity to share what has worked in the remote environment, and share best practices and resources for supervisors from the Labor and Employee Relations team.

FMLA & UVM Medical Leaves
April 12
10:30 am to 12:00 pm

This class will provide you with the basic understanding of the FMLA, including Elgibility, Rights & Responsibilities.

Having Difficult Conversations with Employees
April 25
10:00 am to 11:30 am

Will introduce skills to help participants increase their confidence and effectiveness in having difficult conversations with employees. How should a supervisor discuss performance, misconduct and other common challenging scenarios. Various practice scenarios will be presented. Learn 10 common mistakes in giving feedback.

Affirmative Recruiting
May 10
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

This workshop will cover updated recruiting practices and procedures that support the University's goal of achieving a diverse and inclusive workforce and assure compliance with federal regulations.


Cost Sharing on Sponsored Projects
January 18
9:00 am - 10:30 am

Overview of cost sharing on a sponsored project. Understand what cost sharing is, the roles and responsibilities around cost sharing during the sponsored project life cycle, when is it appropriate in a proposal, what’s allowable/unallowable, kinds of cost share, and roles and responsibilities around cost sharing on a sponsored project .

Part 1: Personnel Effort on Sponsored Project Proposals
February 14
9:00 am to 10:30 am

Provide an overview of effort commitment on sponsored projects at the University of Vermont with on UVM policy and federal rules around effort commitment. Discuss practical tips for effort commitments at time of proposal and managing effort commitment and certification on active awards.

Part 2: Managing Effort on Sponsored Projects
March 23
9:00 am to 11:00 am

Provide participants with an understanding of the PI Portal commitment data and learn effective business practices in supporting the Principal Investigator and key personnel in assessing and updating their effort on sponsored agreements..

Award Acceptance for Sponsored Agreements & Establishment of Advance Accounts
March 28
9:30 am to 11:00 am

To avoid the risk of incurring costs that are not reimbursable, work may not begin on a sponsored project until the award acceptance process is complete or an Advance Account has been established before all parties have signed the sponsored agreement. This session provides an overview of processes involved in reviewing, negotiating and setting up sponsored project awards as well as for establishing advance accounts, if needed.

Proposal Submission to National Science Foundation
April 19
9:00 am to 10:30 am

Intro to most common National Science Foundation programs;  Course will include, portal; mandatory sections and documents; useful tools and resources for successful submission to NSF.

Sponsored Project Financial Reporting and Closeout
April 27
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Most agencies require the University to submit a final invoice or financial report when a sponsored project ends. This session provides an overview of processes involved in preparing financial reports and recommends best timelines and practices.

SPA & Outgoing Sub-Awards
May 10
9:00 am to 10:30 am

This session provides a quick overview of regulations that govern the sub recipient process, followed by a more in-depth overview of process flows around outgoing sub-award agreements on sponsored projects, specifically focusing on issuing and amending sub-awards, and processing of sub-awardee invoices.

Proposal Submission to NIH in UVMClcik
May 24
9:00 am to 10:30 am

Basic familiarity with using UVMClick to develop and submit proposals.

SPA Post Award Budget Review, Expense Monitoring & Forecasting 
May 31
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Post Award budget management begins at award activation and continues throughout the life of the award. This session provides an overview of Post Award project budget management, best practices for monitoring expenses and forecasting spending, and recommends tools and timelines to provide Research Faculty a consistent, clear interpretation of budget data.

Radical Self Care
March 22
10:00 am to 11:30 am

This workshop challenges the notion of a one-size fits all version of self-care and uplifts the importance of community/collective-care. Through discussion, reflective writing and embodied practices we will explore what radical self-care is for you and what supports a thriving community for all.


Axiom: Financial Reports
January 11
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Prerequisites: Axiom license 
How to access and use Axiom budget-to-actual reports. Become familiar with the different Axiom financial reports available and which are best suited for a given purpose.  Understand the basic characteristics/parameters of the Axiom reports.  Learn how to refresh, filter, drill to detail, and change the report view.  Practice using Axiom reports during time for hands-on exploration

PeopleSoft: Financial Reporting- Part 1
February 1
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Reports, queries and inquiries allow administrators to research and reconcile financial transactions encountered within their area of responsibility. The focus of this session is to build on basic knowledge of where financial data stored in PeopleSoft and when data is available for reporting.

PeopleSoft: Financial Reporting- Part 2
March 14
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

This Class is held LIVE IN A CLASSROOM
Reports, queries and inquiries allow administrators to research and reconcile financial transactions encountered within their area of responsibility. The focus of this session is explore the PeopleSoft tools available for financial reporting. This session is designed to allow for hands on activities to learn how reports, inquiries, and queries work.

PeopleSoft Basics
March 15
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

The PeopleSoft Basics course will introduce users to UVM’s PeopleSoft Financial and HR Applications. Participants will learn basic terminology and skills such as navigating in the system, as well as basic employee and business manager functionality.

PeopleSoft Tips and Personalizations
March 29
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Please note prerequisites
The course will introduce users to available functionality in UVM’s PeopleSoft Financial and HR Applications. Participants will learn skills such as personalization of homepages, workcenters, and pages as well as updating preferences and defaults.

PeopleAdmin: Basic
April 11
1:30 pm to 4:00 pm

This session will provide an overview of the revamped PeopleAdmin mini-manual and how to use it. Participants will learn best practices for using PeopleAdmin effectively and efficiently.


Ready, Set, Retire: Post-Retirement Medical Benefits Eligibility
March 30
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for step-by-step guidance on UVM retirement eligibility, post-retirement benefits, planning for health insurance costs in retirement, and how to coordinate Medicare with your UVM insurance.

Retirement Savings Plan: Info Session
June 8
10:00 am to 11:00 am

This interactive workshop is geared to encourage new employees and those newly-eligible to participate in the UVM 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan: the fundamentals of this valuable benefit as part of your total compensation at UVM


How to Register for Classes
  • Have the course code when you register (listed on class description page)
  • Log into PeopleSoft Human Resources and navigate the menu in the following order:
  1. Click on Icon "UVM Learning + Degrees"
  2. Request Training Enrollment
  3. Search by Course Code or Date

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Human Resource Services
Phone 802-656-5800

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