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Office of Human Resources

Training & Organizational Development

HR Department Representative Certificate Series

This certificate series consists of an inclusive set of training courses designed to help those serving as Human Resource Representatives at FSU learn key information and develop skills needed to be successful.

Participants must complete the following courses in order to receive a certificate of completion.


  1. OMNI e-Recruit: Trains HR representatives how to successfully manage and administer the OMNI recruiting module for faculty, staff and OPS. Participants will create, manage and approve job openings.
  2. Family Medical Act of 1993: This course provides an overview of the FMLA of 1993 and strategies on how to manage employees who are on FMLA leave. (Available Online) This course also counts toward the Time & Labor Representative and Frontline Leadership Program Certificates.
  3. Finding the Right Candidate: Focuses on effective interviewing skills and techniques needed in selecting the best candidate for a position at FSU. This course replaces the former Interview Techniques Training Course. This course also counts toward the Frontline Leadership Program Certificate.
  4. Employee Data Management: Reviews electronic & paper personnel action forms for non-faculty employees. Topics include: Appointment Actions, One-Time Pays, HR deadlines, I-9, and navigating within the OMNI HR/Payroll system. (Available Online)
  5. Records Management: This course is highly recommended for individuals who are responsible for managing and maintaining records, including, but not limited to: Records Management Liaison Officers, HR Department Representatives, Financial Department Representatives, Administrative Staff, Office Managers, and IT Professionals. This course is intended to provide an overview of laws and regulations regarding the identification, maintenance, access, and retention of public records (including electronic records management) to ensure FSU's records management program is in compliance with Florida's Public Records Law.
  6. Criminal History Check Process: This course is highly recommended for department representatives and hiring managers, and will provide an overview of when a background check is required, how to request a background check, the background check review process, and associated statutes. (Available Online)

For the Training Schedule and Registration Instructions, visit For additional program information or questions, contact the Office of Training and Organizational Development at 644-8724.