Policy Updates

Mary Deter-Billings, director of Employee Relations, Talent Acquisition and Talent Development

Employee Relations conducts a review of current UCO policies and updates as necessary in partnership with those who manage the policy. In October 2022, the following policy changes have been made:

The UCO Cares policy was revised for the following reasons:

  • Added clarification on how the financial assistance awarded is decided.
  • Included moving and other related expenses due to domestic violence under Personal/Medical emergency.
  • Clarified the process of how to apply.

Sick Leave was renamed to Health and Wellbeing Leave, and the policy updated for the following reasons:

  • To match current system limitations within Paycom regarding accruals. No accrual can be provided for someone’s last month of service. As a remedy, the University provides 10 hours of Health and Wellbeing leave upon the first day of hire.
  • While making this change, we took the opportunity to align the policy with our holistic approach. As such, the policy was renamed to Health and Wellbeing leave and the content adjusted to be more inclusive. For purposes of OTRS, Health and Wellbeing leave is still considered to be “sick” leave.

Visit the Policy Changes page on The Hub to see a full list of this year’s changes and modifications. If you have any questions regarding policy changes, email Employee Relations.