Ohio University

41.115: Administrative Postion Status Determination

Status:

Approved

Effective:

February 11, 2015

Initiated by:

Colleen Bendl | Chief Human Resource Officer

Endorsed by:

Stephen Golding | Vice President for Finance and Administration

Approved by:

Roderick J. McDavis | President

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  1. Overview

    This policy provides for review of positions to assure compliance with the regulations of the State Civil Service Code and the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act.

    All positions must be reviewed by university human resources ("UHR") to determine whether they are exempt (salaried) or non-exempt (paid hourly) before commitment is made to a prospective employee and before an employee is placed in the position.

  2. Determination of status

    The employing department must prepare a position description for each position, and submit it to UHR for review.

    University human resources will review the position description, will investigate details of the position with the employing department head, and will determine the status of the position, applying guidelines of the Fair Labor Standards Act and Chapter 124.11 of the Revised Code: "Unclassified service - classified service." There are three cases:

    1. Exempt — unclassified

      If UHR determines that the position is both exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act and eligible for unclassified service under the Revised Code, then the position will be identified as an administrative presidential appointee position, and will be paid on a salaried basis.

    2. Non-exempt — classified

      If UHR determines that the position is both non-exempt and that it meets the criteria for a classified position, under the Revised Code, then the position will be identified as a classified hourly position, and will be paid on an hourly basis.

    3. Non-exempt — unclassified

      If UHR determines that the position is both non-exempt, and that it meets the criteria for an unclassified position under the Revised Code, then the position will be identified as an administrative hourly position, and paid on an hourly basis. An administrative hourly employee is appointed to an unclassified position, but is subject to the non-exempt provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, where applicable.

  3. Notification of status

    University human resources shall notify the employing department head in writing of the status of the position.

  4. Payroll processing

    To assure compliance with this policy, all administrative appointments and classified positions shall be reviewed and initiated by UHR before being processed for payroll purposes.

Reviewers

Proposed revisions of this policy should be reviewed by:

  1. Administrative Senate

  2. Classified Senate

  3. Faculty Senate

  4. Deans

  5. Chairs and Directors

  6. Chief Financial and Administrative Officers