Talent Development and Human Resources

Part-Time Faculty Do Not

Need to Track Hours in EmpCenter

At the request of the Faculty Senate Executive Committee, The University has evaluated its current practice of tracking part-time faculty clock hours for the Affordable Care Act and has determined that change is warranted.

Beginning with the Fall 2017 semester, part-time faculty will no longer be required to log their clock hours in the EmpCenter time and attendance system. Instead of logging clock hours, the University will rely on IRS guidance that allows the use of a "reasonable" method to calculate clock hours.

The maximum load hours assigned to part-time faculty members will remain at 9 credits per semester and all part-time faculty will continue to be responsible for notifying their chair of assignments in other departments.

UA goes Tobacco Free


On July 1, 2017, The University of Akron will become a tobacco-free campus, in keeping with our goal of being a safe, healthy, clean, respectful and welcoming campus.   The University rule is available here:  www.uakron.edu/ogc/UniversityRules/pdf/20-05.10.pdf

There are resources available to assist employees with this change.

  • Through IMPACT SOLUTIONS and the Employee Assistance & Work Life Program, a free QUIT CENTER is offered for employees.  
  • Smoking-cessation medications are available through the University’s pharmacy benefit. These medications are available with a zero co-payment for a 168-day supply. After the 168-day supply, the plan’s applicable copayment will apply.