• 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 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 Resources

    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).

  • 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.


    In Person Compliance Training Opportunities (Fall 2022)

    Annual Compliance Training can be completed online (click above "Required Courses") or by attending the scheduled in person options.

    • Title IX, Discrimination & Harassment     September 29     11am - 12pm     REGISTER
    • FERPA     October 4     11am - 12pm     REGISTER
    • Network Storage & Acceptable Use Policy     October 6     10am - 11am     REGISTER
    • Digital Accessibility Policy     October 13     2pm - 3pm     REGISTER
    • Title IX, Discrimination & Harassment     November 16     2pm - 3pm     REGISTER
  • 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

    Login into PeopleAdmin

    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 Training Resources
  • 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

  • Upcoming Professional Development Trainings
    Improving Work Attitudes and Engagement

    Job satisfaction and employee engagement can have a drastic effect on job performance, organizational commitment, and turnover rates.  This virtual training will define and discuss the impact of what job satisfaction and engagement are, what the benefits are to having a better work attitude, and how to improve satisfaction and engagement.  Helpful ideas will be shared for creating an action plan to positively impact satisfaction and engagement within yourself and your team.
    Date:  Thursday, October 6, 2022
    Time:  1:00pm - 2:00pm  
    Presenters:  Dr. Katina Sawyer & Dr. Patricia Grabarek, Co-Founders of WorkrBeeing