Human Resources

Updated Separation Clearance Process

Human Resources has amended the Separation Clearance process to be 100% online. This process ensures all employees separating from employment return University property, are notified of their responsibilities and are provided payroll clearance.

Upon receipt of a separation personnel action form, Human Resources will initiate an electronic process to ensure the exiting employee clears all outstanding obligations to the University before separation.

The supervisor of the separating employee will receive an email notification that includes a prompt to complete their portion of the electronic clearance form, which authorizes departmental payroll clearance.

For more details on this process, please see our Separation page in the Hiring, Separation and Personnel Actions tab. Direct any questions regarding this process to Lissia Gerber at lissia@uakron.edu.


New EAP Resource: AllOne Health Work/Life Resources

Courtesy of IMPACT, AllOne Health offers numerous resources including on-demand webinars, live webinars, handouts and more. To access these resources and create your own account, click here. 

AllOne Health Annual Live Webinar Schedule: Click here for more information and to register for webinars.

IMPACT MyLifeExpert Flyer.

Guide to setting up your MyLifeExpert account.


Early End to Temporary Reduction in Pay

The Board of Trustees has approved a recommendation to end the temporary reduction in base wages. The change affects non-bargaining staff, contract professionals, non-bargaining unit faculty and academic administrators with faculty rank, who are not subject to an individual employment agreement and earning an annual base salary of greater than $50,000.

The restoration of employee base wages to pre-reduction levels will be retroactive in accordance with the Jan. 1, 2021 pay periods. Affected non-bargaining unit staff will see the restoration in the March 12, 2021 pay. Affected contract professional, non-bargaining unit faculty, and academic administrators with faculty rank will see the restoration of pay in their March 31, 2021 pay.

The Board also authorized the University administration to negotiate with the CWA, the FOP and employees subject to individual employment agreements to restore annual base wages to pre-reduction levels. Details about pay restoration for these employees will be announced as soon as they are available.


Fraudulent Unemployment Claims

Fraudulent unemployment claims are increasing in Ohio, including claims made for individuals presently employed at the University. If paid, these fraudulent claims can cause difficulties for employees when they file taxes. It is crucial to stop these claims as early in the process as possible.

If you believe a fraudulent claim has been filed on your behalf or if you have received an unemployment benefit check as a result of a false claim, it is critical to report the issue to your employer, return the check to The Ohio Department of Jobs & Family Services (ODJFS), and report the claim on the ODJFS fraud page here: https://jfs.ohio.gov/fraud/.


Inclusivity Training

The EEO Office, in collaboration with the Office of Inclusion & Equity and the Department of Student Life, offers regular ongoing trainings aimed at fostering an inclusive workplace. These virtual trainings consist of interactive presentations coupled with group discussions to allow participants a deeper dive into the topic presented. Trainings are open to all employees. Click here for a schedule of training topics. Please contact Tami Hannon at 330-972-8201 or tlz2@uakron.edu with questions about the training, to suggest topics for future sessions or to register for a training.


Use myStrength to Help With Your Emotional Well-Being

It's natural to feel overwhelmed or worried about the future because of the COVID-19 outbreak. But you’re not alone. Whether you’re struggling with recent life changes or just trying to find peace of mind, myStrength is here to help.

Like a virtual gym for your mind, myStrength provides personalized online resources to help you handle life’s ups and downs, and feel more positive. You get access to positivity training tools, inspirational videos, articles and quotes, a daily mood tracker and step-by-step eLearning programs. Plus, myStrength is secure, confidential and available to you at no extra cost. You can access myStrength through the Sydney Health app or by logging in to Anthem.com and going to the “My Health Dashboard” page.

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, myStrength has added new resources around topics such as:

  • Managing overwhelming thoughts and emotions
  • Juggling family and parenting responsibilities
  • Mindfulness and meditation
  • Staying connected with others

COVID-19 Information

Human Resources COVID-19 information has been relocated to a dedicated page.