• 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 members should familiarize themselves with the Search Committee Procedures.

    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.

    forms & guides

    Search Chair Checklist*

    Online Hiring Procedures

    Classified Search Committee Rating Template*

    Faculty Search Committee Rating Template*

    Professional/Administrative Search Committee Rating Template*

  • Learning Opportunities

    Linked In Learning logo

    LinkedIn Learning curates a wide 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 flipping your classroom, assign homework or develop your own personal skills.  LinkedIn Learning is available on the Penguin Portal (e-Services Faculty & Staff ) or by going to LinkedInLearning.com.  You will be asked to login using your YSU credentials.


    Impact Solutions logo

    YSU's Employee Assistance & Work Life Program offers a whole host of personal and professional development online learning opportunities.  IMPACT offers over 100 different archived webinar topics to choose from within their Online Learning Center Please note that once you enter the Learning Center, it may prompt you to create an individual account. 

    To add, Living Well uses these learning opportunities to offer Incentive Points for IMPACT's monthly featured webinar.  You must request a "Completion Certificate" within the Learning Center prior to webinar completion and send a photo to crclyde@ysu.edu to verify and earn points.  

    Simply go to our IMPACT Solutions link within the Penguin Portal (Faculty/Staff tab, under Employee Resources) or log in to www.MyImpactSolution.com  (Username: ysu).  

    IMPACT Solutions Registration Instructions*

    july'S Featured Webinar:

    The Sandwich Generation: Multi-Generational Caregiving
    Are you taking care of your children and your parents? Many middle-aged people find themselves caring for both ends of the age spectrum - helping both their children and their parents navigate finances, social lives and changes in capacity for independence. This kind of caretaking can cause burnout and exhaustion. This webinar will review the phenomenon of the sandwich generation and how we can better manage the needs of our changing families. We'll discuss ways to have productive conversations with aging parents about their needs, ways to troubleshoot burn out as a caregiver and how to keep your own family running smoothly.


    Equal Opportunity, Policy Development & Title IX logo





    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 furtherance of these commitments, and 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.

    We are no longer using the Lawroom system by Everfi.  If you didn’t complete the training courses in that system, please ensure that you complete the training in EduRisk.  These are annual compliance trainings so you will need to complete them once every year.   


    EduRisk by United Educators logo

    Click here to access MANDATORY COURSES IN EDURISK


    Tips for Completing Courses

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    Need Help?

    If you have any issues with signing in or accessing the courses, visit the Support Portal at portalhelp.ue.org or click any Support Portal link on the site. All other questions should be directed to Jenn Drennen at jldrennen@ysu.edu or Megan Massaro at mlmassaro@ysu.edu.


    • Performance Evaluations

      The Office of Human Resources has implemented a new online employee performance evaluation system for Professional Administrative and Classified Staff. It is essential for you to learn about this new method of completing evaluations as it will replace the paper evaluation process for employees.   

      The Online Performance Evaluation workshop will introduce significant changes to the performance evaluation process. The evaluation documents will remain the same; however, the method of delivery and completion will now be online. You will utilize this system throughout this calendar year and beyond.

      Please see the Training Calendar for workshops available. 

      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*



    • Web Time Entry & Leave Reporting


      Web Time Entry or Leave Reporting approvers should set a proxy to approve reports in the event of your absence.


      How to Set Your Proxy

      Web Leave Reporting & Time Entry for Approvers 


      Change PIN/ Forgot PIN/ Security Question

      All employees using Web Time Entry or Leave Reporting must establish a PIN and Security Question prior to using either reporting method.​​

      Request Time Off

      Coming soon...

      Web Leave Reporting (WLR)

      Web Leave Reporting (WLR) is a process for reporting your leave and updating your leave balances. Leave Reporting is found in Banner Self-Service on the Employee Tab.

      Employees paid semi-monthly will report leaves in accordance with the Semi-Monthly Payroll Calendar .  

      Web Time Entry (WTE)

      Web Time Entry is an electronic method for reporting your time worked and leaves taken. Web Time Entry is found in Banner Self-Service on the Employee Tab.  

      Employees paid bi-weekly will report time in accordance with the Bi-weekly Payroll Calendar


      Employee Time Sheets



      Student Employee Time Sheets


    • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

      The Fair Labor Standars 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*