Due to both the immediate and long-term financial impacts presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the universities of the State of Ohio must take difficult actions to preserve the viability of our institutions. To that end, it is prudent for us to capitalize on Governor DeWine’s Executive Order that expands flexibility for Ohioans to receive unemployment benefits during Ohio's emergency declaration period and utilize the provisions of the Federal CARES Act that provides additional unemployment benefits. We also have authority to continue to provide benefits to employees who do not have work available and whose work hours are reduced (even to zero) until at least July 31, 2020 (or longer if under a SharedWork Ohio agreement).
Types of Job Changes
There are currently four types of changes for “No Work Available – COVID-19” to be considered for current full-time employees. Part-time employees will be handled in a similar manner but should contact their HR Business Partner for details. Each change listed below has benefit premium, unemployment compensation and system implications that are unique to each group. These differences are described in the presentations below:
Change Type Three: Reduction in Hours to a Full-Time Equivalency (FTE) of less than 50% (PDF)
Change Type Four: Reduction in Hours to Completely Unpaid Leave (PDF)
Additionally, some employees may experience a change in time reporting from salaried to hourly as a result of the changes listed above. Details and information about the impact of that change can be found here Changing from Salaried to Hourly (PDF)
Finally, a general presentation regarding these temporary reductions was recorded recently and is available for viewing at your convenience. For the slides, audio/video presentation and Q&A , please click on the link: Video: Temporary Reductions Presentation (requires campus username and password to access)
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