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|Status:||Re-Formatted on July 11, 2016|
Approved on August 6, 2008
|Signatures and dates
on archival copy
|Effective:||30 days after approval|
|Initiated by:||Linda L. Lonsinger|
Interim Associate Vice President for Finance and Administration for Human Resources
Executive Vice President and Provost
|Approved by:||Roderick J. McDavis|
|Date of Approval|
Following Last Full Review:
|October 8, 2007|
This policy establishes a "research" category of employees at Ohio university, delineates the terms and conditions of research appointments, and ensures consistent treatment of these employees.
Under the section 124.11 of the Revised Code, positions and employees involved in research are considered "unclassified" employees. Ohio university defines research employees as non-faculty, non-student employees who are externally funded, and who predominantly conduct or support experimental, applied, or theoretical research work in a particular discipline.
In the absence of an exception formally granted in accordance with policy 01.003, this policy applies to all research employees whose positions are funded more than fifty per cent from any combination of the following sources:
Startup funds for new faculty (oracle financials accounts with project code prefix "SU").
Research incentive funds (oracle financials accounts with project code prefix "RI").
Restricted accounts (e.g., grants and contracts).
Internal awards -- often used for postdocs, this includes 1804 fund research grants (oracle financials accounts with project code prefix "IA").
Foundation accounts (oracle financials accounts with project code prefix "FN").
Any position otherwise falling under policy 40.058 can be designated a research position on the basis of its funding source. As appointing authority, the chief human resource officer will make final determinations regarding research designation. For example, a new, one-hundred-per-cent-grant-funded position determined to be an administrative assistant could be designated as research, and terms and conditions of appointment would adhere to this policy.
Unless otherwise noted, research unclassified hourly will follow existing compensation and benefits policies for non-bargaining unit classified staff, and research administrators will follow existing compensation and benefits policies for administrators.
Research employees are considered special appointments, as described in policy 40.106.
Policies 41.013, 41.012, and 40.041 do not apply to research employees. Employment for research employees is considered "employment at will," and is at the discretion of the employing authority. The university can terminate the appointment at any time. Written notice of termination will be provided at least two weeks in advance of the anticipated termination date, if circumstances permit.
Research employees can be salaried (administrative) or hourly (unclassified hourly). Appointments can be regular (nine- to twelve-month employment period), or term (less than nine-month employment period), as follows:
Unclassified hourly employees may hold positions meeting any of these three descriptions:
Full-time regular research unclassified hourly: forty hours per week; nine- to twelve-month employment period.
Part-time regular research unclassified hourly: less than forty hours per week; nine- to twelve-month employment period.
Term research unclassified hourly: zero to forty hours per week; zero- to eight-month employment period.
Research administrator employees may hold positions meeting any of these three descriptions:
Full-time regular research administrator: forty hours per week; nine- to twelve-month employment period.
Part-time regular research administrator: less than forty hours per week; nine- to twelve-month employment period.
Term research administrator: zero to forty hours per week; zero- to eight-month employment period.
This chart indicates the pay type, pay rate determination method, and applicability of various benefits for each category of research employee. A "Y" indicates that the benefit or compensation on that row does apply to employees of that column.
Unless otherwise noted, research unclassified hourly will follow existing compensation and benefits policies for non-bargaining unit classified staff; research administrators will follow existing compensation and benefits policies for administrators; and, with the obvious exceptions of the first four rows of this table, the table applies to both research unclassified hourly and research administrative appointments.
Applicability of Benefits and Compensation
|Unclassified Hourly Pay||Hourly||Hourly||Hourly|
|Research Administrator Pay||Salaried||Salaried||Salaried|
|Unclassified Hourly Pay Determination||Will mirror classified pay plan
(see policy 40.058)
|Research Administrator Pay Determination||Will mirror administrative pay plan
(see policy 40.058)
|Health and Life Insurance||Y||Y|
|Medical Leave||Y||Y||FMLA only|
|Annual Pay Raise||Hourly: standard formula||Hourly: standard formula||Hourly: standard formula|
|Salaried: merit-based||Salaried: merit-based||Salaried: merit-based|
|Both: budget allowing||Both: budget allowing||Both: budget allowing|
|Administrative Policy Manual
Andrea Swart revised this page
(https://www.ohio.edu/policy/40-057.html) on June 13, 2017.
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