These courses are provided on the HHS Learning Portal specifically for the DSHS Meat Safety Assurance staff, who cannot access this course on System Training Solutions (STS).  Employees outside of Meat Safety will not receive credit for this training. 

STOP!  If you are not a Meat Safety Assurance employee, take your required training on STS to ensure you will receive credit for your training.    

Records Management at HHS provides an introduction to records management concepts at Health and Human Services.  At the end of this course, learners should be able to:

  • Determine what documents are records and what documents are not records,
  • Navigate the records retention schedule and understand how to apply records retention periods,
  • Identify best practices for maintaining physical and electronic records,
  • Determine when a record can be destroyed and follow the process for appropriately destroying a record.

This video covers actual Human Trafficking cases prosecuted in Texas.  It will help learners:

  • Recognize the possible signs,
  • Identify the tools of traffickers and how they are typically utilized to obtain and maintain victims,
  • Learn to spot red flags, and
  • Report human trafficking.  

This civil rights course will provide a general overview of civil rights for employees of HHS.  It covers civil rights laws, protections under those laws, discrimination, harassment, and reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.  It will also provide information on filing a complaint of discrimination with the HHSC Civil Rights Office.

Learn appropriate response to physically, emotionally and sexually threatening situations. Identify consequences of inappropriate activities. Required within 30 days of hire, and then every 24 months.

Employee Time Labor and Leave training is required for all HHS employees, with an annual refresher.  This course was developed to give HHS employees the tools and information needed to accurately record hours worked and leave taken.  This course emphasizes the HHS exception-based system and recording all deviations from the employee's work schedule.

HHS Ethics for Contracting & Procurement Personnel provides guidelines to HHS employees regarding procurement and contract management, oversight and monitoring responsibilities.  This training fosters an awareness of ethical standards and policy and equips you with the skills needed to recognize acceptable and unacceptable conduct.  Required within 60 days of hire, then every 24 months.

This course covers cybersecurity training, including protecting confidential information and information resources, phishing, security threats and vulnerabilities, social engineering attacks, and reporting procedures.

This required training for DSHS managers outlines the process for managing employees' performance and conduct on the job.  It continues with the process for taking disciplinary action when performance and/or conduct issues do not improve.

This course was developed to give DSHS employees the tools and information needed to accurately understand task profiles and labor account codes.  By the end of this training, you will be able to define task profile, identify the parts of a labor account code, understand percent allocation, and list the steps to view default task profile.

HIPAA is the acronym of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. These regulations establish standards for protecting individually identifiable health information and for guaranteeing the rights of individuals to have more control over such information.