Retention points are a measure of seniority within the classified civil service. Retention points are calculated for full-time and part-time classified civil service employees. Full-time service shall include service as a full-time permanent, full-time seasonal, full-time interim or full-time temporary employee.
Upon hire, a classified civil service employee receives 100 points, and continues to accumulate retention points for continuous service. Retention points accumulate based on an employee primary work assignment only.
Continuous service” is defined as the uninterrupted service of an employee with a state agency, a county office or a state-supported college or university where no break in service occurs. Break in service is defined as a separation of service of thirty-one days or more. Continuous service for the purposes of retention points include:
Service as a student-employee shall not be credited as service for purposes of determining continuous service retention points.
Policy 3342-6-04.1 Administrative Policy Regarding Layoff of Position Abolishment for Classified Civil Service Not in a Recognized Bargaining Unit
Please contact the Human Resources – Records department at (330) 672-2091 with questions related to retention points.
Human Resources shall prepare and post a listing of classifications and classification series that may potentially be affected as a result of the strategic positioning process. Retention points will be calculated for each employee in each classification affected by layoff or position abolishment, as well as employees in the classification in which displacement may occur. Retention points shall be calculated in conformity with applicable Ohio Revised Code regulations.
Retention points for those affected classifications and classification series will be posted for a period of one year beginning from the initial date of layoff or position abolishment. Postings may be adjusted based on recall/reinstatement regulations.
Please contact the Human Resources–Records department at 330-672-2901 with questions related to retention points.