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As part of the university’s COVID-19 response, effective April 15, 2020, the university has implemented a hiring freeze. The freeze applies to academic and research faculty, professional faculty and classified staff, temporary hires and academic wage positions, irrespective of funding source(s). Positions that were in active recruitment and new requests to recruit applicants for a position within OSU are included in this hiring freeze .
Student hourly positions and Graduate Assistant positions remain at the discretion of units.
Exceptions to the hiring freeze must be approved in advance by the Provost and the Vice President for Finance and Administration. Exceptions may be granted for positions that are essential to ensuring the continuity of educational programs; meeting terms of research contracts and grants; fulfilling funded commitments, such as those of the OSU Extension Service; and continuing progress on implementing SP4.0.
To request an exception, complete the Exception Request webform. The request will route to the appropriate dean, vice president or vice provost via DocuSign. If the appropriate dean, vice president or vice provost agree, the request will be considered by the Provost and the Vice President for Finance and Administration. Requests not supported by the dean, vice president or vice provost will not be advanced to the Provost and the Vice President for Finance and Administration.
If an offer letter has been signed by a candidate, the hire will be completed. All other searches in progress up to acceptance of an offer must receive approval through the Exception Request process before moving forward.
Searches may be cancelled, paused or held for evaluation of an exception.
An exception request must be approved before contacting Human Resources to initiate a search, to create a new position or to revise an existing position for recruitment purposes. Please attach approval documentation to your request.