• Search Committee Training

    "The University is committed to a campus environment that values all individuals and groups, and to non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all persons.  No member of the University community shall discriminate against another on the basis of sex, race, religion, color, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or identification as a disabled and/or veteran / military status. Retaliation against an individual seeking advice on a discrimination matter, reporting a discriminatory act, or participating in an investigation of the proceedings of a discrimination matter is prohibited. The University is also committed to the principles of equal opportunity and acts in accordance with state and federal laws."

    Resolution Number: YR 2000-39

    Search Committee Overview
    Search Committee Portal
    • All searches are achieved through the University's applicant tracking system, PeopleAdmin.
    Compliance Training in Blackboard
    • Search Committee members must also complete Search Committee Compliance Training found in Blackboard before serving on a committee.
    • The certificate obtained after successfully completing Search Committee Training will enable you to serve on a committee for up to one year from the completion date on the certificate.  After one year you must  re-certify by completing the course and quiz again.  
    1. Self-enroll in the Search Committee Blackboard course*.  
    2. Review the PowerPoint presentation within the course.
    3. Complete the quiz.
    4. Obtain your certificate of completion.
    5. Give a copy of your certificate to the search committee chair.
    Search Committee Chairs

    Individuals chairing a search committee must:

    1.  Complete the Compliance Training in Blackboard for all search committee members
    2. Familiarize themselves with Search Committee Procedures
    3.  Review the Search Committee Chair Checklist.

    Search Chairs may contact Ann Gardner, Associate Director, Equal Opportunity Analytics and Policy Development, amgardner01@ysu.edu or 330-941-2366 or Dana Lantz, Director, Equal Opportunity, Policy Development and Title IX, dclantz@ysu.edu or 330-941-4629 for individual training sessions or assistance.

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  • Learning Opportunities

    Linked In Learning logo

    LinkedIn Learning offers a variety of engaging videos and tutorials that feature expert instructors. Courses cover thousands of technology, business and creative skills. Use this University wide resource to assist in your classroom, assign homework or develop your own personal skills.  LinkedIn Learning is available on the Penguin Portal (e-Services Faculty & Staff ) or LinkedInLearning.com (use your YSU credientials).

    IMPACT Solutions Logo

    IMPACT Solutions, YSU's Employee Assistance & Work Life Program provides webinars, resources, and tools to assist in personal and professional development (login at www.MyImpactSolution.com, code: ysueap).

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    Implicit Bias Training: Learning what Implicit Bias is, what yours are, and how to move forward
    Bystander Intervention Training
  • Compliance Training

    Youngstown State University is committed to providing an educational and work environment that values all individuals and respects the dignity and rights of all members of the University community.  It is the expectation of the University that all employee conduct will be guided by integrity, mutual respect, and civility. 

    In compliance with University policy, federal, and state law, the University is providing training to all faculty and staff using the interactive online compliance training tool, EduRisk. 

    • The EduRisk Learning Portal is provided by United Educators and delivers complimentary resources to students, staff, and faculty of member institutions. United Educators is the country’s leading provider of liability insurance for schools, colleges, and universities.
    • Performance Management

      The Office of Human Resources previously implemented an online employee performance evaluation system for Professional Administrative and Classified Staff. It is essential to learn about this method of completing evaluations, if you are not already familiar with it. 

      The Online Performance Evaluation workshop will introduce the performance evaluation process.  You will utilize this system throughout this calendar year and beyond.

      Training Calendar for available workshops

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      Performance Evaluation Step 1 - Supervisor Creates Plan*

      Performance Evaluation Step 2 - Employee Acknowledges Plan*

      Performance Evaluation Step 3 - Supervisor Completes Progress Check- In*

      Performance Evaluation Step 4 - Optional Employee Completes Self-Evaluation*

      Performance Evaluation Step 5 - Supervisor Evaluation and Review Meeting*

      Performance Evaluation Step 6 - Employee Acknowledges Evaluation*



    • IT Resources
    • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

      The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment standards affecting all United States employees in the private sector and in Federal, State, and local governments, including Higher Education. Employees are either “exempt from overtime” or “non-exempt from overtime” pay based on FLSA regulations. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) administers the FLSA regulations.  A final ruling was issued by the DOL to change the criteria that establishes whether employees are eligible for overtime pay. The final rule focuses primarily on updating the salary level needed for employees to be exempt from overtime. The duties test has not been changed.  Based on regulations from 2004, in order for employees to be exempt from overtime requirements, they had to meet certain job duties-related tests and be paid on a salary basis at a rate of at least $455 per week ($23,660 per year). The new FLSA rule has changed the salary threshold to $684 per week ($35,568 per year).

      FLSA Training Presentation*

      Frequently Asked Questions*

      2020 Biweekly Leave Report Calendar*

      Salaried Non-exempt Overtime Authorization Form*

    • Records Management

      As a reminder to all employees, Youngstown State University is a public institution of higher education created under the laws of the state of Ohio and therefore, is subject to the sunshine laws.  The sunshine laws are a set of two statues that regulate how YSU handles its written documentation and meetings of its public body, the Board of Trustees.  The Public Records Law (Ohio Revised Code Section 149.43) and the Open Meetings Law (Ohio Revised Code Section 121.22) require that most, if not all, documentation and meetings be accessible to the public.  There are exceptions, of course; most notably for YSU is the student records exception described under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.  However, most written records, including e-mail, that serve to document the activities of YSU are public records and therefore subject to the public disclosure.  Similarly, discussions by YSU Board of Trustees where public business is discussed are also generally open to the public. 

      The University has adopted two policies that implement the Public Records Law.  University policy 3356-9-07 Public Records, sets for the procedures the University follows in adhering to the public records law, including how to respond to a public records request, and University policy 3356-9-09 Records Management, describes the methods employed by the university in maintaining, preserving, and disposing of its records. 

      All employees should review and understand how these policies affect their jobs at YSU.  Any questions can be directed to the Office of General Counsel at 330-941-2340.     

      Click here to view the University policies referenced above.   

      Click here to view the Records Retention, Public Records, & Historical Records Training Presentation

      For more information and resources, visit Records Managment at YSU on the Maag Library webpage.