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Administration Policy and Procedure

41.134:  Professional Development for Classified Employees


Re-formatted on July 15, 2016
Approved on February 27, 2005
Signatures and dates
on archival copy


when approved 

Initiated by:

James E. Kemper
Assistant Vice President for
Administration for Human Resources

Reviewed by:

Herman ("Butch") Hill, Chair
Policy and Procedure Review Committee

Endorsed by:

Larry Corrigan
Interim Vice President for Finance and Administration

Approved by:

Kathy Krendl
Interim Provost

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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:

  1. Classified Senate

  2. 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:

  1. Policy 40.015, "Educational Benefits for Ohio University Employees."

  2. 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.

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