New federal procurement compliance training now available

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A new federal compliance training will be available through Penn State’s Learning Resource Network (LRN) starting March 2. 

The University continues to implement a compliance program by which the University can and will adhere to lawful and ethical procedures and practices in all areas of and relating to its provision of goods and services under government grants and contracts.  The components of this program include:

Federal procurement (FP) employees, including relevant principal investigators, financial officers, research administrators, and employees of the Office of Sponsored Programs, Office of Research Accounting, and Office of Internal Audit must receive training annually in procurement laws, conflicts of interest, and gift-giving policies, among other areas appropriate to their duties. These employee must certify annually they have received such training.  The training will also be available to others within finance and research offices, and participation in the training is encouraged.

The deadline for those required to take the training will be April 23.  

The Office of Ethics and Compliance has worked closely with partners in Penn State IT to enhance the accessibility of the training for employees with disabilities. The layout and design of the training supports screen readers and improves the training’s overall accessibility.

Employees can log in to the training on the Learning Resources Network website using their Penn State WebAccess ID.

Questions about technical issues can be directed to Employees can also contact Senior Director for Research Administration Kimberly Sue Croft with questions about the content of the training at

Last Updated March 01, 2021