Berkeley Lab

Voluntary UC Training Now Available – Violence Against Women Act

ap_Obama-VAWA_kb_130307_wblogThe University of California has issued a revised Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Policy in response to President Obama signing into law the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA). The VAWA requires that educational institutions, including Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, comply with specific regulations when responding to incidents of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking and harassment. UC’s revised Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Policy implements these requirements by increasing reporting requirements for sexual harassment and sexual violence, providing support and clear direction for victims, and offering training to all employees.

Berkeley Lab is part of a UC system-wide effort to provide education, prevention and response to the issues of sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking.  We want our employees to feel safe, secure, welcomed, and supported. As part of this commitment, sexual harassment and sexual violence prevention training is now available to all members of the Berkeley Lab community.

Employees can access VAWA training here.  This voluntary training will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.

The Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Policy is available online at

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