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Required Courses

As a new employee, you are required to complete the following courses during your probationary period:

 

New Employee Orientation. This course introduces employees to the policies, requirements, and benefits of working for the City and County of Denver. It includes instructions on navigating the City University interface, the new employee probationary period, Career Service Rules, and the City’s values. Information includes payroll, holiday schedule, time off, and more.

Format: Online

Length: 22 minutes

Audience: All New Employees

The Respectful Workplace – New Employee Edition.  This course explains the City’s policies and procedures regarding harassment, violence, and bullying in the workplace. It also discusses how to address these situations and what the City expects of its employees. The City’s definition, position, policy, and procedures regarding discrimination and all forms of workplace harassment and violence are published in the Career Service Rules and the Mayor’s Executive Orders.

Format: Online

Length: 2 hours

Audience: All New Employees

Ethics and Public Accountability.    The ethics training course is required of all elected officials, department heads and employees of the City and County of Denver. This course explains the purpose of Denver’s Code of Ethics, discusses why ethics is important to you and to the Denver city government, explores a process for making ethical decisions and identifies resources for contacting the Board of Ethics. Read more about the Board of Ethics.

Format: Online

Length: 1 hour

Audience: All New Employees

Workplace Safety. This course helps employees understand the importance of maintaining a safe work environment as well as how to report safety violations should they occur.

Format: Online

Length: 15 minutes

Audience: All New Employees

It is strongly recommended that you also attend:

STARS Orientation. This learning experience will introduce City and County of Denver employees to the STARS values first hand. In this dynamic session participants will:

  • Clarify what it means to be a public servant
  • Define the STARS values
  • Explore the impact of STARS values in our workplace
  • COmmit to practice the STARS values

Format: Instructor Led Training

Length: 3.5 hours

Audience: All New Career Service Employees

Employee Workday Training. City employees use Workday to manage their benefits, pay related information, and personal information such as home address, mobile phone numbers, and emergency contacts. The city's financial community uses Workday for financial and procurement business processes such as creating requisitions, paying vendors, and processing journals.  

Format: Online

Length: 30 minutes

Audience: All New Employees

 
Required Courses for Supervisors

As a new supervisor, you are required to complete the following courses during your probationary period:

CS Rules, Employment Law, and Progressive Discipline. This course provides hands-on exercises to explore the Career Service Rules, examine critical rules in depth, and address key issues covered by Federal law. It is designed to enhance your knowledge of the legal guidelines that influence the City’s rules, managerial practice, responsibilities and decision-making. You will examine how the rules are structured and organized as well as how to access other HR resources.

Format: Online

Length: 1.5 hours

Audience: New Supervisors 

The Respectful Workplace – Supervisors and Managers Edition. This course builds on the Respectful Workplace – New Employee Edition by including additional information about Federal guidelines and employment law, and requirements of supervisors as it relates to maintaining a respectful workplace.

Format: Online

Length: 1 hour

Audience: New Supervisors 

Manager Workday Training. City employees use Workday to manage their benefits, pay related information, and personal information such as home address, mobile phone numbers, and emergency contacts. The city's financial community uses Workday for financial and procurement business processes such as creating requisitions, paying vendors, and processing journals. Managers use workday for performance management as well as position management.

Format: Online

Length: 37 minutes

Audience: All New Employees

To best prepare you for your new role as a supervisor, it is strongly recommended that you also attend the following:

New Leader Onboarding Workshop.  This learning experience is specifically designed for leaders, either new to the City, new to leadership, or in a new leadership role to get the best start possible.  It provides tools to: 

  • Understand expectations of a City Leader
  • Manage your key relationships
  • Coach the performance of each individual staff member
  • Develop your team
  • Understand and navigate the resources available to you
  • Create a 90 day personal Action Plan

Format: Instructor Led Training

Length: 8 hours

Audience: New Supervisors 

 
Additional Required Courses

Additionally, some employees may be required to take:

CCD Defensive Driving Awareness Training – If you drive for work-related purposes, Executive Order No. 3 requires you to complete a defensive driving course at least once every three years. This course covers Executive Orders, Fiscal Accountability Rules and Career Service Rules that establish guidelines for motor vehicle operations by City employees, actions to take if you are involved in an accident, and a defensive driving video.

Format: Online

Length: 2 hours

Audience: All employees 

Performance Management: Our Collaborative Process. Each year, employees collaborate with their managers to set performance and development goals for the year. On an ongoing basis, employees and managers meet one-on-one to discuss performance and development feedback. Goals should be updated to reflect any changes. Employees and managers meet to hold year-end conversations about performance ratings. 

Format: Online

Length: 15 minutes

Audience: All New Employees