Training Programs

Required Training

Program Content

  1. Preparing for technological and legal developments;
  2. Increasing work capabilities;
  3. Increasing the number of qualified employees in areas designated by institutions of higher education as having an acute faculty shortage; and
  4. Increasing the competence of state employees.

Employment Discrimination Training

Standard Training
  1. Identify an unlawful employment practice according to the Civil Rights Act;
  2. Apply knowledge of the applicable laws by correctly identifying whether individual case studies would be considered violations;
  3. Identify the protected classes under federal and state law;
  4. List a complainant's rights and remedies;
  5. Identify the agency personnel to whom a complaint shall be addressed; and
  6. Describe the general stages involved in processing a complaint.
Compliance Training
  1. Distinguish between disparate treatment and disparate impact;
  2. Identify the elements of a complaint involving disparate treatment and disparate impact;
  3. Explain the defenses available to an employer resulting from both statute and case law involving disparate treatment and disparate impact;
  4. Explain the burden of proof requirements for disparate treatment and disparate impact;
  5. Identify criteria for accurately measuring compliance with applicable laws;
  6. Define the different types of employment discrimination;
  7. Identify the appropriate action to be taken in a situation involving a potential case of employment discrimination; and
  8. Describe strategies for prevention of employment discrimination.
Training Delivery
  1. A determination of the effectiveness of the training;
  2. The use of training that takes advantage of technological advances, such as videos, CDs, and web-based delivery systems; and
  3. The documentation of training that shall be provided to CRD, including the date the training was provided, description of the training program used, names of participants, and the agency contact person. Web-based training records may be retained electronically.
Verification of Attendance

Purchasing and Contract Management Training

Provided by the Comptroller
Provided by the College District

Training in Contract Negotiation for Purchases of Information Resources Technologies

Training and Certification of Purchasing Personnel and Vendors

Program Rules

  1. The eligibility of the agency's administrators and employees for training and education supported by the agency; and
  2. The obligations assumed by the administrators and employees on receiving the training and education.

Payment of Expenses


  1. A list of the administrators and employees participating in a training or education program;
  2. The amount spent on each administrator or employee; and
  3. The certification earned by each administrator or employee through the training or education program.

Contracts for Training or Education

Cybersecurity Training

Gov't Code 2054.5191(a), (c)–(d) [See also BBD]


  1. Granted military leave;
  2. Granted leave under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, 29 U.S.C. 2601 et seq.;
  3. Granted leave related to a sickness or disability covered by workers' compensation benefits, if that employee no longer has access to the state agency's database and systems; or
  4. Granted any other type of extended leave or authorization to work from an alternative work site if that employee no longer has access to the state agency's database and systems.

Note: For more information on cybersecurity training, including a list of certified cybersecurity training programs and compliance reporting requirements, see DIR's website at Certified Cybersecurity Training Programs.

Faculty Members' Use of English

Note: For training regarding child abuse, see DHC.

Blinn College



DATE ISSUED: 11/17/2021