Union employers now require industry-standard harassment prevention training. Since 2015, this training requirement is being coordinated through an organization called Contract Services which is funded by all the union studios.
If your employer has provided acceptable proof of employment to Contract Services, you may already be listed.
Check your status on Contract Services’ Online Roster.
- You don’t need to populate every field when searching
- Search by Last Name and SSN for quickest and most accurate result
If your employer hasn’t pre-qualified you, contact your HR Department.
2. Contract Services will contact you by mail
Contract Services will notify you by mail that you’ll have 90 days to complete your training. The letter will include an Industry Link number that is unique to you. You’ll need this Industry Link number, or IL number, when you’re registering online for your training.
3. Register and take the training online
Registration and Training can be done online from any computer connected to the internet, 24 hours a day.
Go to https://portal.csatf.org, log in, choose your class (harassment prevention training), enroll, and take the training. After you register you’ll be asked to complete a shourt questionnnaire to determine which course you’ll take:
- HP1: 1-hour course for non-supervisors
- HP2: 2-hour course for supervisors
The Animation Guild recommends that you take this training while at work and get paid your regular rate for doing so, but check with your HR Department to see if they’ve made any rules pertaining to this.
Once you’ve completed your training, Contract Services will update your status, usually within 24 hours.
4. Your employer may require more training
Some employers view prevention of workplace harassment as an important enough topic that they are requiring employees to take specific employer-provided training in addition to the industry-standard training that Contract Services provides.
If you have further questions call Contract Services at (818) 847-0040 ext. 1200.
Like the Compliance Report document, which became available to Industry Professionals via their Portal accounts in 2020, the CS ACCESS app is a huge step forward in communicating roster and training compliance information in a transparent and user-friendly way. CS ACCESS puts access to important documents and information at users’ fingertips.
Who Is the App For?
The primary audiences for the app are (1) Industry Professionals on our Online Roster (broadly speaking, anyone with CS training requirements) and (2) local union business representatives who have a special search tool to view their members’ roster and training status. Anyone in the world can download the app and access useful information (including safety hotlines and Safety Bulletins), but users with a Contract Services Portal Account can log in and use the app for a personalized look into their own roster and training status.
Among the app’s features, Industry Professionals can quickly:
- Track their roster placement process (this has never been possible before)
- Stay up to date with their roster status
- Access status of certificates and licenses on file with CS
- View training deadlines
- Receive important notifications about deadlines, new training requirements and more!
- Complete C19 Prevention Training and the RCAN course right from their phone (and other training in the future)
- Access their Compliance Report and Official Course Transcript
- Update contact information
- Review Safety Bulletins, safety hotlines and other notices
Breakthrough New Feature – Transparency for (“Pre-Roster”) Applicants
One of the most important features of the app is that it allows applicants – for the first time ever – to track their application progress. This has never been possible before because these applicants cannot see themselves on the Online Roster. With the app, applicants finally have an easy way of learning their placement requirements and where they stand in the process.
How to Access the App:
CS ACCESS is available in the Apple App Store or Google Play app store for Android. The best way to learn more is to visit our website at csatf.org/csaccess/, where you can find links to the app stores and additional information about the app including a brief video tutorial.