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Frequently Asked Questions

As a new employee/volunteer how long do I have to complete my training?

EHSO:   All employees must take General Safety and Hazard Communication training within 30 days of employment.  The training must also be taken annually.

Categories of training needed are determined by the job duties. 

Employees who work in a "shop environment" (electrical, carpenter, plumbing shops, etc.) should check with their supervisor to determine additional training requirements.

HIPAA:  All Workforce Members (employees, students, temps, and volunteers) must take the online  HIPAA Privacy and Security training within 5 days of employment, enrollment, or appointment. The training must also be taken annually.  Refer to the HIPAA training policy for details.

Standards of Conduct:  Complete within first 60 days of employment

Will I receive a reminder to take my annual EHSO training?

When it's time for you to take this training, you will receive an email from the OnPoint Learning Management System which includes instructions and a link to this one-hour online training. No action is required until you receive the email from OnPoint. The From address on the email will be "Learning System Administrator []". You may also log in directly to the OnPoint LMS and click on "Take Required Training."

For more information contact the Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHSO) at (405) 271-3000.

Where can I find the HIPAA Policies

General HIPAA Policies:  HIPAA Policies

What is the Anonymous Hotline?

We must all do our part by reporting any suspected violations of the law or the program pursuant to the reporting mechanisms set forth in the program, which includes a 24-hour hotline.

The University has partnered with EthicsPoint, an independent third party, to provide this avenue to confidentially report suspected wrongdoing or unethical behavior without the fear of retaliation.

The OU Report It! hotline enables reporting of concerns related, but not limited, to:

  • Human Resources 
  • Academics
  • Safety
  • Student Affairs
  • Accounting and Financial
  • Regulatory/Policy Compliance
  • Institutional Equity
  • Athletics
  • Research

Violations or concerns may be submitted to the OU Report It! hotline 24 hours a day through the following methods:

Phone: (844) 428-6531

The OU Report It! website has been redesigned to make it easier to submit concerns. To make a report, select the appropriate campus below:

  • OU Health Sciences Center:
  • OU-Tulsa:
  • OU Norman Campus:
  • All campuses governed by the OU Board of Regents:


The OU Report It! hotline’s new mobile intake feature makes the reporting process even easier and faster. Access the mobile intake by scanning this QR code:


 For more information please access the Standards of Conduct at:

Is the Anonymous Hotline truly anonymous?

Yes.  All calls are monitored, but only those who wish to be contacted by leaving their contact information, i.e.; phone number or email address will receive a response.