You Are an IRE: Check Your Training Requirements

Chances are high that you are at least a level one Information Resource Employee (IRE) and you MUST complete your IRE continuing education by August 31, 2022. 

Follow the below steps to ensure you complete your IRE requirements on time. 

Circle 1Determine Your IRE Level
Simply put, ALL SHSU employees who use a SHSU computer system to perform their daily job functions are considered an IRE. Review the IRE level descriptions below to verify your required training hours.

Classification Description Education Requirement
Not an IRE Employees who do not use a computer or interact with SHSU Computer systems and data on a regular basis. N/A
IRE Level 1

Applies to employees, including student workers, who have access to view and interact with data on SHSU computer systems, but do not manage or configure systems.

Most SHSU employees are at least a level one IRE. 

1 hour*
IRE Level 2

Applies to any SHSU employee who is an administrator for a computer system, such as our functional owners and system administrators. This level includes IT@Sam employees along with data owners, functional owners, and campus business process owners. 

(Examples: Talent Management, Blackboard, Admissions, Hiring, Payroll, etc.)

3 hours*
IRE Level 3 Reserved for IT@Sam Security personnel 6 hours*
  • If you are a new employee, your hours are prorated based on your hire date, see below:
    • November-December: 75%
    • January–March: 50%
    • April–May: 25%
    • June–August: 0%
  • At the start of the next fiscal year, you will be required to obtain the full training requirements. 

NOTE: If you need help determining whether you are a level one or level two IRE, give us a call and one of our technicians will be happy to assist. 

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We encourage you to take the security training that is beneficial to you in your specific like of work. If you are a functional owner of a Banner process, see if Ellucian provides any security trainings related to your process. 

Need ideas for training? The IRE training site is full of information regarding training options, resources, and more

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Last Step! Once you complete your training, use the the appropriate button below or go to Talent Management to log and certify your required training hours

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DON'T FORGET: Your Annual Cybersecurity Awareness training does NOT count toward this IRE training requirement. 

For questions or assistance, contact the IT@Sam Service Desk