The federal government does not currently require that state entities or private organizations administer sexual harassment prevention training to employes. Though, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) does strongly encourage employers to provide “regular, interactive, comprehensive training of all employees…” and that it “ensure that the workforce understands organizational rules, policies, procedures, and expectations, as well as the consequences of misconduct.”
In addition to this, many states recommend that harassment prevention training be administered on a regular basis. States that recommend regular training include but are not limited to Idaho, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, and South Dakota. Many states also mandate that some or all state employees receive sexual harassment prevention training. This list includes Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Washington. The following table indicates effective harassment training recommendations from the EEOC.