University Staff Advisory Committee

Annually USAC sets top priorities to guide our work and conversations with University leaders. You can read more about these priorities and our recommendations in the Annual Report. If you have recommendations for our priorities, contact us.

Focus areas

1 Permanent Break

Make Winter/Academic Break permanent, including an equitable solution for Wexner Medical Center and essential employees.


Establish a Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) in addition to the existing merit pool to address inflation and retain staff.

3 Vacation Accrual

Standardize Vacation Accrual so all exempt A&P staff accrue at the same rate as Senior A&P staff.

1 Pay Equity

Develop definitions of Pay Equity, Pay Equality and conduct compensation analysis for staff positions.

2 Staff Ombudsman

Establish a full-time Staff Ombuds Office to support the approximately 39,000 full-time and part-time staff members at Ohio State with a reporting structure directly to the Office of the President, perhaps through the Chief of Staff.

3 Stay and Exit Interviews

Offering stay and exit interviews as a standard practice will help staff retention and recruitment at the local level through relationship building with managers.