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The fall issue of HR News Flash, the Division of Human Resources’ quarterly newsletter, is now available. Check it out for the latest news and information, including: New Human Resources Vice President Jack Witt; New faces in the division; A Kent State visit from fitness guru Sean Foy; The 2016/17 holiday shutdown schedule; The new Title...

Kent State University faculty and staff will be recognized with a complimentary lunch, entertainment, games, giveaways, dancing and fun on Tuesday, Sept. 13, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. A special evening event will be held for second- and third-shift workers from 10-11:30 p.m.  Registration is open. If you would...

The annual sick leave conversion for eligible staff employees will take place Sept. 1 through Sept. 14. During this period, eligible classified and unclassified employees with a continuing appointment may convert accrued sick leave to vacation per administrative policy 3342-6-11.2. Eligible full-time employees who have a balance of at least...

The Board of Trustees on May 11, 2016, approved the operating budget for FY 2017. Recognizing the important role our employees play in advancing the goals and objectives outlined in the Strategic Roadmap, the budget includes a 2-percent funding increase for salaries of classified and unclassified employees not represented by a union. This increase...

Bring your bike from home or check out a bike through the Flashfleet bike share program at one of eight locations around campus. Join Chris John from the Department of Recreational Services on Thursday, Aug. 11, at noon for a 30- to 40-minute ride on the Kent Campus, as well as the surrounding community. Flashfleet locations include the Student...

In collaboration with the Division of Information Services, the Human Resources Compensation team is completing a project to update the university’s job description website. The Human Resources and Information Services project team completed development on this project in less than two months, using the Agile project methodology. The new website...

Mark your calendars. We are looking forward to seeing you. Kent State University’s annual Employee Appreciation Day will be held Tuesday, Sept. 13, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Kent Student Center Ballroom. A special evening event will be held for second- and third-shift workers from 10-11:30 p.m. Registration opens Aug. 3. Register by Sept. 2...

This monthlong, honor-based, 28-day program runs Aug. 15 through Sept. 11, and is designed to help participants “rethink their drinks” because what we drink is just as important as what we eat when it comes to healthy nutrition. Program Guidelines: Designed to increase the amount of water and reduce the amount of sugary beverages...

If you are an employee who accrues vacation, be sure to check your leave balances to see if you are at risk of losing any accrued vacation time. According to the university policy regarding annual vacation leave for nonteaching unclassified and classified personnel, the maximum amount of vacation an employee can accrue is that which can be earned...

Kent State University employees are invited to participate in the next annual health screening to be held on Aug. 2, 16 and 25, from 7:30-10:30 a.m. Be Well Solutions, Kent State’s wellness partner, will again offer the onsite health screenings to all full-time, benefits-eligible employees.  The August screenings will take place in Heer Hall,...