HR Services

The following information has been compiled as a resource for employees. Whether it's for your day-to-day, or for specific circumstances, the Division of People, Culture and Belonging is a resource for you.


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Collective Bargaining

Kent State University has collective bargaining agreements with the Kent State Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP-KSU) and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). 

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The Compensation unit of HR is responsible for the management of pay policies and programs for all university employees except faculty. 

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Compliance, Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action

The mission of the Office of Compliance, EO/AA is to ensure equal access to employment and educational opportunities in support of the university's commitment to equal opportunity, affirmative action, and diversity.

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Employee Assistance Program

In life, you face a whole range of everyday issues and questions. While managing your work, personal and family needs can sometimes feel overwhelming. That's why Kent State University provides the Employee Assistance and Work/Life program through IMPACT Solutions.

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Employee & Labor Relations

Employee Relations works with managers and employees to enhance the working environment for Kent State employees. Labor Relations oversees all aspects of labor relations activities for AFSCME-represented employees at Kent State.

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Employment Verification

Kent State University uses Experian Verify to help us better manage employment, salary and Public Service Loan Forgiveness verifications for our employees. 

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Flexible Work Arrangements

Flexible work arrangements (FWA) at Kent State are designed to support work/life balance for employees and are to be used for related purposes, including, but not limited to, participation in university-sponsored wellness activities/events, physical activity, child care, professional development, and to more effectively perform daily job responsibilities. 

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Leave (Paid and Unpaid)

Kent State University policy provides for various types of unpaid and paid leave for eligible employees as outlined in Chapter 6 of the Policy Register.

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Recognized Holidays

Explore holidays and guidelines for employee holiday pay.

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The university has developed and finalized a telecommuting policy for employees, Kent State’s administrative policy on telecommutingThis policy applies to eligible full-time unclassified employees and full-time, non-represented classified employees on all Kent State campuses.

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Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities operated by recipients of federal financial assistance (such as Kent State).

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Tuition Waiver

Full-time employees and part-time hourly or unclassified administrative staff who have completed the waiting period from their date of hire may apply for the tuition waiver benefit. 

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University Policy Register

The University Policy Register is a compilation of the official university, administrative and operational policies of Kent State University. The purpose of this online register is to serve the university community as a source of reliable information and as a foundation on which decisions can be made.

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Worker's Compensation

If you are involved in an accident at work, follow the provided steps to alert the appropriate people and offices.

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