Courses for Federal Government Compliance Training

  • 23 Courses | 12h 51m 58s
 
Federal Government Compliance courses cover risk areas such as Accessibility and WCAG Compliance, Hatch Act Overview, The No FEAR Act, and more. Explore our courses and unleash your edge.

COURSES INCLUDED

Compliance Course

Accessibility and WCAG Compliance
Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act requires federal agencies to provide those who have disabilities with equal access to information and communication technology. In 2017, the US Access Board updated the Section 508 requirements. Among other changes, the Act now obliges federal agencies to comply with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA. Employees of federal agencies, especially those whose job roles involve developing information technology and resources, must be aware of and meet the updated requirements. In this course, you'll learn about the key changes to the Section 508 standards and the types of electronic content that must comply. You'll also learn about compliance with WCAG 2.0 and accessibility requirements for hardware, software, and support documentation used by federal agencies. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by the Labor, Employment, and Employee Benefits Law Group of the law firm of Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green PA. Please note, however, that the course materials and content are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation or constitute a legal opinion with respect to compliance with any federal, state, or local laws. Transmission of the information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers should not act upon this information without seeking professional counsel. The information contained herein is provided only as general information that may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. This information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to constitute legal advice or to substitute for obtaining legal advice from an attorney licensed in your state.
4 topics | 18m Up to 30 Languages

Compliance Course

Domestic Violence Awareness for Federal Employees
The problems of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking do not only affect homes; they can also affect the workplace. An employee may be harassed at work by phone calls or e-mails, or their attendance and performance may suffer in various ways as a byproduct of what they are experiencing. Coworkers and supervisors need to be prepared to respond sensitively and appropriately. This course explains what domestic violence is and how to recognize when someone at work may be experiencing it. It then offers guidance on how to respond in ways that align with federal agency policies to support victims of domestic violence. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by the Labor & Employment Law Group of the law firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC. Please note, however, that the course materials and content are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation or constitute a legal opinion with respect to compliance with any federal, state, or local laws. Transmission of the information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers should not act upon this information without seeking professional counsel. The information contained herein is provided only as general information that may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. This information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to constitute legal advice or to substitute for obtaining legal advice from an attorney licensed in your state.
4 topics | 12m Up to 30 Languages

Compliance Course

EEO and Preventing Discrimination in the Federal Workplace
As a manager, it is essential to use recruitment strategies that attract the right candidates. But just as important is the avoidance of discrimination, both intentional and unintentional. In this course, you will learn about the Equal Employment Opportunity laws that guide your agency's recruiting efforts and how to help ensure your hiring practices are fair and lawful. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by the law firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC. Please note, however, that the course materials and content are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation or constitute a legal opinion with respect to compliance with any federal, state, or local laws. Transmission of the information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers should not act upon this information without seeking professional counsel. The information contained herein is provided only as general information that may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. This information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to constitute legal advice or to substitute for obtaining legal advice from an attorney licensed in your state.
3 topics | 21m Up to 30 Languages

Compliance Course

Federal HR Flexibilities
Federal agencies have a wide range of human resource (HR) capabilities that can be used to help manage workforce challenges. The US Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is a federal government agency that helps other government agencies recruit and retain federal employees, provide with training and personal development programs, and overcome staffing challenges. The OPM also designs and implements key human resource-related polices across all government departments. This course provides an overview of the many personnel options and services available to applicants, existing employees, and managers in the federal government. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by the law firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC. Please note, however, that the course materials and content are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation or constitute a legal opinion with respect to compliance with any federal, state, or local laws. Transmission of the information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers should not act upon this information without seeking professional counsel. The information contained herein is provided only as general information that may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. This information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to constitute legal advice or to substitute for obtaining legal advice from an attorney licensed in your state.
12 topics | 1h Up to 30 Languages

Compliance Course

Federal Merit System Overview
The merit system principles are the standards that underpin federal management practices. They help ensure federal employees are treated fairly and equitably and that the federal employment system is based on merit. This course provides an overview of the merit system principles - what they are, how to apply them, and the prohibited personnel practices to avoid. The course also describes the regulatory and administrative structures that enforce the merit system principles. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by the law firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC. Please note, however, that the course materials and content are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation or constitute a legal opinion with respect to compliance with any federal, state, or local laws. Transmission of the information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers should not act upon this information without seeking professional counsel. The information contained herein is provided only as general information that may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. This information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to constitute legal advice or to substitute for obtaining legal advice from an attorney licensed in your state.
5 topics | 25m Up to 30 Languages

Compliance Course

Fraud, Waste, and Abuse
Employees of federal agencies must remain aware of possible fraud, waste, and abuse of government funds and resources so as to report such activities when discovered. As an employee, you need to have a basic understanding of what fraud, waste, and abuse are, so that you can properly identify them and recognize when to report them. In this course, you'll learn how to recognize fraud, waste, and abuse and how to identify ways that you can prevent such conduct. You'll also explore the importance of promoting ethical behavior and the potential consequences of fraud. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by the Labor, Employment, and Employee Benefits Law Group of the law firm of Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green PA. Please note, however, that the course materials and content are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation or constitute a legal opinion with respect to compliance with any federal, state, or local laws. Transmission of the information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers should not act upon this information without seeking professional counsel. The information contained herein is provided only as general information that may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. This information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to constitute legal advice or to substitute for obtaining legal advice from an attorney licensed in your state.
5 topics | 22m Up to 30 Languages

Compliance Course

Freedom of Information Act
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) encourages accountability through transparency – considered to be vital to the health and success of a democracy. In the United States, each federal agency is responsible for processing FOIA requests for the records it holds and for disclosing records unless they are subject to an exemption. Employees of federal agencies need to be prepared to handle FOIA requests. This course provides an overview of the FOIA and how to meet obligations for processing FOIA requests, while also encouraging employees to become familiar with the particular guidelines and resources held by their agency's FOIA Office. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by the Labor, Employment, and Employee Benefits Law Group of the law firm of Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green PA. Please note, however, that the course materials and content are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation or constitute a legal opinion with respect to compliance with any federal, state, or local laws. Transmission of the information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers should not act upon this information without seeking professional counsel. The information contained herein is provided only as general information that may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. This information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to constitute legal advice or to substitute for obtaining legal advice from an attorney licensed in your state.
4 topics | 18m Up to 30 Languages

Compliance Course

Government Ethics
The role of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is to help promote ethical behavior and work practices within the executive branch, and to raise awareness about the Government's commitment to ensuring that all of its operations are carried out equitably and with integrity. This course provides instruction on how the OGE defines ethical behavior within the government and how it works with executive branch agencies to implement ethics programs and guidelines. It also explores the OGE's key objectives including preventing conflicts of interest, ensuring impartiality in the performance of duties, and promoting high standards of integrity in the day-to-day operations of all executive branch departments and agencies. This course is intended to meet the training requirements under Executive Order 12674 and Executive Order 12731 outlining agency responsibilities on the principles of ethical conduct for government officers and employees. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by the Labor, Employment, and Employee Benefits Law Group of the law firm of Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green PA. Please note, however, that the course materials and content are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation or constitute a legal opinion with respect to compliance with any federal, state, or local laws. Transmission of the information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers should not act upon this information without seeking professional counsel. The information contained herein is provided only as general information that may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. This information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to constitute legal advice or to substitute for obtaining legal advice from an attorney licensed in your state.
4 topics | 19m Up to 30 Languages

Compliance Course

Hatch Act Overview
Introduced in 1939, the Hatch Act is a federal law designed to protect all federal employees from political coercion. This course provides a high-level overview of the essential provisions of the Hatch Act, including its purpose and key definitions. It describes the political activities that federal employees are prohibited from engaging in, as well as those they can participate in. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by the Labor & Employment Law Group of the law firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC. Please note, however, that the course materials and content are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation or constitute a legal opinion with respect to compliance with any federal, state, or local laws. Transmission of the information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers should not act upon this information without seeking professional counsel. The information contained herein is provided only as general information that may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. This information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to constitute legal advice or to substitute for obtaining legal advice from an attorney licensed in your state.
4 topics | 19m Up to 30 Languages