(A) Policy statement
The human resources and talent development ("HRTD") office is responsible for maintaining the official employment records for each staff employee. Employee records for faculty are maintained in the office of faculty affairs (health science campus) or office of the provost (main campus).
(B) Purpose of policy
To ensure that university employment records are accurate, relevant, and safe from improper disclosure.
(C) Employment records contents
The employment records include, but are not limited to, current and background information sufficient to justify initial and continued employment and current reports of work performance evaluation.
(D) Employment records maintenance
The human resources and talent development ("HRTD") office is responsible for obtaining initial records or required licensure or certification for new employees. After hire, the employee's department management is responsible for obtaining records of licensure/certification renewals. Copies may be sent to "HRTD" for placement in the employee's employment file or maintained in the employee's departmental file.
The employee is responsible for providing accurate information for payroll records and tax purposes, proper beneficiaries for life insurance, and other changes in personal information. It is the responsibility of all staff employees and faculty members to advise the human resources office of any changes in personal information. Employees are able to maintain records data including their current mailing address and telephone number through the university's self-service system.
Employee health records are maintained in a separate file. These records include records relating to the employee's health status at the time of employment and any encounters occurring thereafter.
If there is a change in family status affecting insurance, the employee must report the change to the benefits office of human resources and talent development within thirty days of the event; ensuring the correct enrollment/change form(s) have been completed.
(1) Access to employment files
Employees while on non-work time or with the permission of their supervisor may request access to their employee file in the human resources and talent development office during normal business hours.
An employee's representative or the public may review the employment file if the representative or the public signs an inspection of employee information form.
The employee(s) and/or the authorized representative may review the employment file prior to disciplinary hearings or in the processing of grievances related to such information.
Internal access to employment files are limited to supervisory employees who are considering the employee for promotion, transfer, accommodations, or other personnel action, and to other officials who have a legitimate need to know. All other internal requests will be treated as requests for public records.
Records maintained in an employment file are generally considered public records under Ohio law. However, some documents contained in an employment file or otherwise maintained by the university are not public, including but not limited to, medical records, intellectual property records, certain investigatory files and any other record made confidential by law or not considered a public record.
(2) Requesting copy of employment file
In accordance with and to the extent permitted by the Ohio Public Records Act, the university will provide copies of material on file to the employee or the employee's authorized representative upon payment of a reasonable fee established in accordance with the university's policy on availability of public records.
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 3364
Rule Amplifies: 3364