OA Employment Policies

Message from HR (Posted 8/15/19):

In close consultation with the OA Employment Policy Advisory Group, Human Resources has implemented changes to the Officer of Administration Employment Procedures. In accordance with the established policy and procedure change process, the proposed changes were open for comment. Submitted comments were reviewed by HR.

The proposed changes are effective 8/15/19 and updated procedures are posted. The following link provides an overview of the changes that were made and includes information on available training:

Implemented Changes

OA Employment Policy Suite

Officers of Administration are valued members of our campus community and vital to our ability to deliver exceptional higher education, meet the university’s mission and elevate the reputation of the UO across the globe. Policies that address the unique needs of OAs strengthens the employment relationship with OAs, which is critically important to Human Resources and university leadership. 

Foundation for the policies is established by the OA Employment Policy and Procedure, which defines officers of administration as an employment group.

Policies & Procedures

Assistance and Support

Requests for additional assistance should be directed to Employee and Labor Relations. ELR staff assist employees, and units/departments with understanding and administering OA policies.  The following resources are also available:

OA Employment Policy Advisory Group

The OA Employment Policy Advisory Group provides feedback to Human Resources regarding OA employment policies and procedures. The group plays an important role in representing the interests of officers of administration and advising HR representatives on issues related to OA employment including proposed changes to policies and procedures.

Group Members

Larissa Ennis, Assistant Director of Community Relations, OA council
Cheryl Ernst, Executive Director, American English Institute, OA Senator
Keith Frazee, Assistant Director for Orientation Programs, OA Senator
Kelly McIver, Communications Director/PIO, OA council
Teri Rowe, Manager of Finance & Admin EC/SOC, OA Policy Advisory Team
Jessica Marquez, HR Manager, School of Journalism & Communications
Missy Matella, Senior Director, Employee & Labor Relations
Annie Herz, Senior Employee Relations Coordinator

Change Process:

HR follows as established process to implement changes to OA employment policies and procedures periodiocally as needed:

  1. Review proposed changes with the OA Employment Policy Advisory Group.
  2. Share proposed changes with OA Council.
  3. Post proposed changes for a 10 day comment period.
  4. Review submitted comments.
  5. Make updates if necessary.
  6. Communicate outcome and final changes with the advisory group, OAs, and the campus community.
  7. Provide education and training to ensure implementation.


OA Policy Development History

A historical review of the OA policy development process is available on the OA Policy Project webpage.