Harassment Prevention Training Program

Most organizations periodically train their personnel to recognize, avoid and report workplace discrimination, including harassment. To ensure that CPB-supported public media stations consistently follow this practice, beginning March 31, 2018, CPB is requiring annual harassment prevention training for all officers, employees and interns of each station as a condition of the grantee’s eligibility for a radio or television Community Service Grant (CSG). Grantees may satisfy this requirement through either of the following training options:

  1. An interactive online harassment prevention training service from NAVEX Global, available free of charge through CPB, that instructs your personnel, individually on the following topics:

    • What constitutes acceptable and unacceptable workplace behavior; 
    • How to recognize harassment when it occurs; and 
    • How to report and respond to violations. 

  2. A comparable harassment prevention training program of your choice. The program will be considered “comparable” if it instructs your personnel individually, either in person or online, on the three topics (listed above) that are included in the CPB-provided training service.

If you elect to use the Navex Global service provided by CPB, then each station must register for licenses to train its personnel using this  Online Form. When we receive the completed form, CPB will send your station contact person the NAVEX Global login and system usage instructions. When your personnel complete the training program, the system will provide a record of those who were trained to demonstrate compliance. If you use a different training program, you must keep records of all personnel who were trained each year to demonstrate compliance.

Grantees must certify their compliance with this new requirement in the next CSG Agreement and Certification of Eligibility which you will receive in early November. This means that you must complete this year’s training no later than October 1, 2018 so your station can certify compliance in the FY 2019 CSG Agreement.

We know you share our commitment to maintaining a work environment that is free from all forms of discrimination and harassment. CPB appreciates your cooperation with the measures we are taking to enforce that commitment. For additional information, please see the FAQ below. If you still have questions, please contact us.


Frequently Asked Questions

All officers, employees and interns of each grantee.
Yes. For the Navex Global training, each person will need a login. CPB will provide information about logins under separate cover.
The station contact person should be responsible for ensuring that all personnel are trained annually, such as your HR professional. If you don’t have an HR professional at your station, another option is your CPB ISIS Grants Administrator.
Officers include executives and senior staff of your station. This includes titles such as President/CEO, General Manager, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Vice Presidents.
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).
Your station will not be able to certify compliance in your FY 2019 CSG Agreement and Certification of Eligibility until all officers, employees and interns have taken the CPB or comparable training program.
Yes. All interns employed by the station are required to take the training. We encourage stations to provide harassment prevention training as part of your orientation protocol.
No. If you are going to use comparable training, the training must be taken by your grantee’s officers, employees and interns and you must keep records of all personnel who complete the training.
The CPB-provided training service from NAVEX Global automatically tracks use of the program so your station will know who has taken and completed the training. Stations that use alternative comparable training programs must maintain adequate documentation of compliance.
If University faculty and staff work as officers or employees of the station, and if the training program is comparable to CPB’s, it will count for those station personnel. Others, such as interns not included in the University’s requirement, must complete the CPB or comparable training program.
Yes. CPB requires all CSG grantees to certify annually that their officers, employees, and interns have taken harassment prevention training in the past year.

To be comparable to the CPB-provided training, the training for your grantee’s officers, employees and interns must cover the following topics:

  • What constitutes acceptable and unacceptable workplace behavior;
  • How to recognize harassment when it occurs; and
  • How to report and respond to violations.

CPB will not evaluate alternative training programs. Station management will need to decide if the training you provide is comparable.