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Sexual Harassment Prevention Training deadline has been extended to January 1, 2021 due to the Covid-19 Pandemic

Notice: Sexual Harassment Prevention Training deadline has been extended to January 1, 2021 due to the Covid-19 Pandemic

Pursuant to Executive Order 7DDD, as amended by Executive Order 9A, the Oct. 1st Sexual Harassment Prevention Training deadline has been extended to January 1, 2021 due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. This is a blanket extension and does not require a request to be made. If there are any questions, please contact CHRO.Questions@ct.gov.

Sexual Harassment Prevention Resources

In the 2019 legislative session, the Connecticut General Assembly passed and the Governor signed Public Acts 19-16 and 19-93 , which together constitute the Time’s Up Act.

Among other changes to the CHRO process, this legislation establishes new rules and requirements regarding sexual harassment training and education. These provisions and requirements go into effect October 1, 2019. The language, which applies to employers which have three or more employees , includes:

  • Employers will be required to provide to a new employee a copy of information regarding the illegality of sexual harassment and remedies available to victims.

  • Employers must provide all existing employees with two hours of training by October 1, 2020.

  • Employers must provide two hours of training and education to new employees hired on or after October 1, 2019 within six months of their start date.

  • Employers with fewer than three employees must provide two hours of training and education to all existing supervisory employees by October 1, 2020 or within six months to new supervisory employees.

  • Employers must provide periodic supplemental training not less than every ten years.

The Time’s Up Act requires the CHRO to post information concerning sexual harassment and remedies available. This information is available below:

Online Training Course

The Time's Up Act requires the agency to develop an online training and education video and to make that available to employers at no cost.

The training can be viewed here. The training will proceed through each section of the training. When viewing the training videos, the links in the training will open a separate window to the videos hosted on Youtube. To complete the quizzes, pause the Youtube video, go back to the training page, and proceed to the next section. If you have already completed the training and would like to request an additional certificate of completion, you can do so from the first page of the training.

NOTE: Issues related to the issuance of certificates of completion have been resolved. If you would like a certificate and have not received one, please use the CHRO Training Certificate Request Form here.

TOWN OF STONINGTON: OWNERS OF RENT-PRODUCING PROPERTIES

Connecticut General Statutes, §12-63c authorizes municipalities to require owners of rent-producing property to annually submit to the assessor calendar year rental and rental-related income and operating expense information (“I & E”). Forms reporting 2019 I & E must be returned not later than AUGUST 14, 2020 (per Governor Lamont’s Executive Order 7S).

Failure to file by August 14, 2020 shall cause a one-year ten percent (10%) penalty increase to be imposed in the assessed value of such property.

Income and expense information are exempt from FOI. Please contact the Stonington Department of Assessment at 860-535-5098 if you have any questions or need assistance in filing an income and expense form.

Downloadable forms and detailed information may be obtained through our web site: www.stonington-ct.gov

Marsha L. Standish, CCMA II, Director of Assessment