Training is the foundation of a successful export compliance program. Well-informed faculty and staff minimize the likelihood that inadvertent violations of the law will occur. One of the greatest risk of non-compliance of export laws and regulations occurs during casual conversations in person, on the telephone, or via e-mail. An effective way to prevent these types of violations is through awareness and training.
The UECO will be responsible for training materials to be given to employees or students engaged in an export controlled project receive the appropriate briefing. The UECO will also maintain records of training or briefings provided. General export controls information and presentations will be available for the university community online at the OTC website.
Academic deans, directors, or department chairs will assist the UECO in implementing the export controls training sessions or briefings relative to their respective schools, departments, centers, or institutes. In addition, the directors of other offices or units on campus including, but not limited to: Chief Financial Officer areas (Research/Cost Accounting, Purchasing, Accounts Payable, Financial Information Services, and Shipping & Receiving), the OIS, UCIS, Pitt-IT, Human Resources, the Innovation Institute, and EH&S will assist the UECO in implementing the export controls training sessions or briefings relative to their units as necessary. Specific training aimed at faculty and staff will be developed and made available through different venues and in different formats.