41.134: Professional Development for Classified Employees
|Re-formatted on July 15, 2016|
Approved on February 27, 2005
|Signatures and dates
on archival copy
|James E. Kemper
Assistant Vice President for
Administration for Human Resources
|Herman ("Butch") Hill, Chair
Policy and Procedure Review Committee
Interim Vice President for Finance and Administration
- A. Overview
This policy encourages and supports the professional development and enhancement of classified employees.
Supervisors are expected to support and encourage the career development and performance effectiveness of employees. Enhancing job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities is vital to the individual's and the university's continued success.
Department heads, supervisors, and individual employees may contact university human resources for assistance.
- B. Process
Typically, every effort should be made by the supervisor to allow an employee up to ten per cent release time from the job, for job-related development, and degree pursuit or classes at the university. Requests may vary.
The requests should exclude department retreats, mandatory training, and development requirements (e.g., re-certification, required CEU's).
The request by the employee should be in writing to the supervisor and should include such data as the event, the date, time, and rationale for attendance. Advance notice is in order to allow the supervisor to make appropriate accommodations.
- C. Appeals
If the supervisor is unable to grant accommodations, then the employee may appeal to the department head and upward to the planning unit head.
Proposed revisions of this policy should be reviewed by:
- Classified Senate
- Administrative Senate
- Forms, References, and History
- 1. Forms
There are no forms that are specific to this policy.
- 2. References
The following items are relevant to this policy:
- Policy 40.015, "Educational Benefits for Ohio University Employees."
- Policy 40.016, "Educational Benefits for Employee Spouses and Children."
- 3. History
Draft versions of this policy that were circulated for review, their cover memos, their forms, and Reviewers' comments on them are available on the password-protected Review site, at https://www.ohio.edu/policy2/41-134/.
Prior versions of this policy were approved on February 27, 2005, and April 9, 1998.