During the 2020 legislative session, the Utah Legislature passed the Abusive Conduct Reporting Amendments, H.B. 12. This bill requires all employers within the Utah System of Higher Education to provide training to their employees regarding abusive conduct and to create a policy for resolving abusive conduct reports among their employees. In alignment with this bill, the University of Utah approved Policy 1-021 Abusive Conduct and associated rules on March 8, 2022.
This new policy and associated rules apply to all University of Utah employees, including University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics. This policy and its related rules underscore the university’s commitment to maintaining and promoting a workplace free of Abusive Conduct, provide a definition of what Abusive Conduct means and establish a method by which employees can report and the university can resolve Abusive Conduct. H.B. 12 also established a statutorily required annual training for all covered employees regarding recognizing and resolving Abusive Conduct in the workplace. All employees will be re-enrolled this course on April 1, 2022 in accordance with the annual requirement and given 30 days to complete. A link to the course will be sent in an email from University of Utah Bridge .