Harassment and Bias Prevention Training Program 2021-2022

Updated April 2021

Most organizations periodically train their personnel to recognize, avoid and report workplace discrimination, including harassment and both intentional and unintentional bias. To ensure that CSG-qualified public media stations consistently follow this practice, CPB requires annual harassment and bias prevention training for all officers (examples: President and CEO, Vice President, COO, CFO and General Manager), employees (full-time and part-time who are paid a salary or hourly wage), and interns (paid and unpaid) as a condition of the Grantee’s eligibility for a radio or television Community Service Grant (CSG).

To fulfill this requirement, stations can use a harassment and bias prevention training program from EVERFI that CPB offers at no charge or another program of their choice as long as it covers these three topics:

  • What constitutes acceptable and unacceptable workplace behavior;
  • How to recognize harassment and bias when they occur; and
  • How to report and respond to violations.

No matter which option is chosen, station staff must complete their training no later than September 30, 2021, to qualify for their FY2022 CSG. Head of Grantees and Licensee Officials must certify their station’s compliance with this requirement in the FY2022 CSG Agreement and Certification of Eligibility which is scheduled to be released in CPB’s Integrated Station Information System in early November 2021.

To use the EVERFI training:

  • If you registered your staff for CPB’s previous training in NAVEX, your registration has automatically transferred to the new EVERFI online training system. Learners at your station will receive an emailed “assignment” alerting them to the training’s availability and a link to access it. Periodic reminders will follow until they complete the training.
  • The staff person designated as your station's training administrator in NAVEX continues to be your training administrator with EVERFI. Instructions on this page help stations' training administrators to access their accounts and run reports on the status of training completed by their staff.
  • If your station did not previously register for the NAVEX training provided by CPB but would like to access the new EVERFI training, please contact csg@cpb.org and we will set up an account for you.
  • Because CPB’s primary objective is creating a safe environment at your station, this no-cost training is also available to train personnel who are not officers, employees, or interns. This may include volunteers, contractors, board members and others that the station selects because of the frequency of their presence in the workplace.
  • Stations using EVERFI will be able to track their learners’ training progress online.

Stations using training other than EVERFI must keep records of all personnel who were trained each year as proof of compliance.

We know you share our commitment to maintaining a work environment that promotes inclusion and is free from all forms of discrimination, harassment, and bias. CPB appreciates your cooperation with this requirement.

For additional information, please see the FAQs below.

If you still have questions, please contact csg@cpb.org.

May 2021
This pre-recorded session reviews CPB’s annual requirement for harassment and bias prevention training for CSG recipients and the long term objectives of this training requirement. It also gives a brief overview of the new, no cost option provided by CPB to complete this training and information on how CSG recipients can access it.

Frequently Asked Questions

Individuals REQUIRED to take the training for the purposes of CSG Certification are station employees (full-time and part-time who are paid a salary or hourly wage), officers (examples: President and CEO, Vice President, COO, CFO and General Manager), as well as interns (paid or unpaid).
No. However, the objective of this training is to create a safe workplace for all individuals at your station. If individuals - other than your station officers, employees, or interns - spend considerable time in the workplace, you may choose to have them take this training. These individuals may include volunteers, contractors, board members or other personnel.
People who do not work directly for the station are not subject to this CSG requirement. Examples include university administrators, Board of Regents members, Community Licensee Board Members, School Board members, and members of your Community Advisory Board (CAB).

No, you do not have to train personnel who have left the organization.

The HBPT requirement is an annual requirement, meaning officers, employees and interns must complete this training once every fiscal year, no later than September 30, to remain compliant with CSG requirements.

Use this guide to plan the completion of annual training.

To qualify for your CSG for this year:

Complete your training by this date:

FY 2022

September 30, 2021

FY 2023

September 30, 2022

FY 2024

September 30, 2023

CPB will not evaluate and approve alternative training programs. Your station must determine whether the training you elect to use covers the following topics necessary to qualify:

  1. What constitutes acceptable and unacceptable workplace behavior;
  2. How to recognize harassment and bias when it occurs; and
  3. How to report and respond to violations.
We recommend that you implement this training as part of your onboarding process for new personnel.

No. Any records your station had in NAVEX have been transferred to the EVERFI system. If you want to add additional learners to your account, use this form.

If you did not set up an account in NAVEX but would like to register learners in the EVERFI program, contact csg@cpb.org and we will set up your account.

Staff who are registered as learners in your station’s account as of May 1, 2021 will receive their first email “training assignment” from EVERFI in early May. Periodic reminders will be sent to them until they complete the training. Station staff who are added as learners after May 1, 2021 will receive an email assignment approximately one week after they are registered. They will also receive periodic reminders until training is completed.

If your station has not completed its HBPT requirement, you cannot certify that you have done so and you will be unable to submit the FY 2022 CSG Agreement and Certification of Eligibility to CPB.

Stations that use other training programs must maintain their own adequate documentation of compliance. The CPB-provided training service from EVERFI automatically tracks use of the program so you will know which employees have started/completed the training. To access this report on your Admin Dashboard, please follow these instructions.

The EVERFI training program automatically tracks use of the program so your station’s training administrator will have an electronic record of who has taken and completed the training.

Stations that use alternative training programs must maintain adequate documentation to show compliance. Regardless of the training program used, you are responsible for keeping accurate records of your personnel’s participation. You may use a program’s certificates if offered or a concurrent sign-in sheet for participants that identifies the program and the date it was completed.

CPB will rely on your station’s certification. Your Head of Grantee and Licensee Official must certify the station’s compliance with this requirement in the FY 2022 CSG Agreement and Certification of Eligibility which is scheduled to be released in early November 2021. However, your training documentation is subject to audit by CPB’s Office of Inspector General. Any reports, sign-in sheets, certificates, or notes should be retained for at least three years for audit purposes.

EVERFI training takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.

The EVERFI module was created to train personnel individually. While the EVERFI training must be done individually, any alternative training that you decide to use can be done in a group setting.

The training is comprehensive and will address all forms of harassment in the workplace.