2 Years After Scandal, Tennessee Legislature's Harassment Training Video Is 5 Minutes
By Natalie Allison
Two years after the Tennessee General Assembly began requiring sexual harassment training amid scandals involving two lawmakers, the mandatory online course now amounts to a five-minute video.
This year's online training, required to be watched by all Senate members and the legislative staff in both chambers, lasts 5 minutes, 27 seconds.
"The elapsed time on screen is not nearly as important as the quality of the information, the manner in which it is presented and the thoroughness with which it is absorbed and retained," said Adam Kleinheider, spokesman for Lt. Gov. Randy McNally, the Senate's top leader, in a statement.
Kleinheider said McNally, R-Oak Ridge, was "confident the comprehensive video training chosen this year will give members and staff the necessary training to conduct themselves properly in the workplace."