Separating from OHIO: Involuntary Termination

Involuntary Termination = You were dismissed from employment at the university.  Unless specified otherwise in a termination notice, the following applies to your benefits.


University Medical and Dental Plans

If eligible, medical, including vision, and dental plans may be continued in accordance with COBRA, which provides for temporary continuation of coverage. COBRA rates represent the full cost of the health and dental insurance costs. Contact the Benefits Office at 593-1636 for information and to enroll.

Vacation & Sick Leave Payouts

If eligible, payment for accrued and unused vacation is paid out in accordance with policies 41.000 and 41.001 at time of termination, generally in the pay period following the termination date. The vacation payout may be rolled into a tax-deferred annuity to reduce tax liability – contact your 403b or 457 provider to make such arrangements.  

Sick leave will not be paid out; however, sick leave will remain on record for 10 years and can be transferred to other state agencies by contacting the UHR Records Office at 593-1636.

Retirement Plans

Each plan is different, but you may have options available to transfer or receive a refund of your balance. Contact your ARP vendor, State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio (STRS-OH), or Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) directly for more information regarding your options.

University and Departmental Resources

Make arrangements with your supervisor or department representative to return all university or departmental resources such as:

  • Parking Pass
  • Building, room, car keys
  • University ID
  • Purchasing Card
  • Bobcat Cash – close account
  • Bobcat Calling Card
  • Electronic equipment such as computers, pagers, cell phones, etc.
  • Library materials
  • Department or University Tools

Unemployment Compensation

Unemployment Compensation is a state provided wage replacement benefit if you suffer a job loss.  You may be eligible for benefits.  You may apply as soon as you become unemployed.  For information on how to apply, go to

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