2,700 Full-time & part-time faculty from 6 continents
150 National & international institutions represented in faculty numbers
70%+ Faculty have the highest degree in their field
61% Full-time faculty are tenure-track faculty

Human Resources, in the Division of People, Culture and Belonging, is welcoming, affirming and inclusive. Our mission is to foster talent while empowering a culture a respect.

This site is designed to give you the resources required to effectively recruit, hire and manage employees within your department, division or unit. The Management Tools page combines the resources of several departments within Human Resources, including training and development, benefits, employee relations, communications, affirmative action, talent acquisition, compensation, and outreach.  

These units work closely to ensure accurate and timely information is available to assist and support you in your everyday work as a manager or supervisor.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Human Resources at 330-672-2100.


Employee Relations works with managers and employees to enhance the working environment for Kent State employees. This includes change management, turnover reduction and improved employee relations.

The goal of the Transitional Work Program is to make every reasonable effort to provide suitable alternative work options or reasonable accommodations for a Kent State employee who is unable to perform his/her regular job duties as the result of a work-related injury or illness. 

If you are involved in an accident at work, notify your supervisor immediately. The Employee Report of Injury or Occupational Illness form (also known as an accident report) should be completed and sent to the Occupational Health and Safety Manager at Campus Environment and Operations on the Kent Campus within 24 hours of the incident. 

This page houses relevant forms you may need to fill out as a manager, including Beyond Compliance, New Hire Onboarding Guides and Resignation/Retirement Forms.

Personnel is the largest expenditure for the university with salaries and fringe benefits comprising nearly 70 percent of the university’s budget. As such, on August 1, 2017, the Strategic Hiring Committee (SHC) was implemented, along with the corresponding strategic hiri