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Important Dates: HR Recruitment/Hiring

As we continue to prepare for our transition to Workday in January, below are key deadlines as they pertain to recruitment and hiring.  

  • Friday, Nov. 6 at 5pm – CFAES hiring request deadline   

  • All new hires with a start date of Nov. 15, 2020 through Jan. 8, 2021 must be requested by this date to ensure there are no delays.   

  • This will allow our college HR team enough time to process any future dated hires (generate offer letters, initiate background checks, etc.) by the university deadline.  

  • This deadline is applicable to all hires, including semester Lecturers and Graduate Associate appointments.  

  • Monday, Nov. 9 at 5pm – Final deadline to submit requests to college HR team to post positions to the OSU Jobs website (   

  • Nov. 21 is the final posting date to the OSU jobs website   

  • New postings will not be permitted after Nov. 21

  • Recruitment efforts (i.e. screen applications, interviews, etc.) will be permitted throughout November and December as normal.  Note, start dates will be impacted.   

  • Sunday, Nov. 22 – Friday January 8 - Requests to post positions can be submitted during this time.  However, we will be unable to post any new positions until Saturday, January 9th.   

  • Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021 – First opportunity to post a position using Workday.  

  • As a reminder, the Hiring Pause remains in effect.  The college committee will continue to review exceptions requests as appropriate.  

Please contact Brandi or Nicole with questions. Recruitment and hiring deadlines will be firm to support a successful transition to Workday. Feel free to reach out to your respective HR Consultant for planning assistance or questions.