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Welcome to the OWU Human Resources website. On this page you will find useful information about what is currently happening in Human Resources, upcoming events, notices of things you need to do and helpful information and guides. (For a more complete collection of HR documents, please see our section in myOWU.)

Human Resources Contact Information

  • John Sanders, Interim Director of Human Resources
  • jasander@owu.edu or 740-368-3394
  • Elizabeth Foos, Human Resources Generalist
  • ekfoos@owu.edu or 740-368-3327
  • Melissa Nelson, Payroll/HRIS Manager
  • mwnelson@owu.edu or 740-368-3385
  • Catherine Langton, Student Payroll Coordinator/HR Specialist
  • cjlangto@owu.edu or 740-368-3370


TIAA-CREF Individual Counseling Sessions at OWU!

Appointments are available on the following dates in 2015:

  • July 15
  • August 11
  • September 17
  • October 13
  • November 12
  • December 10

Meeting Location is University Hall, Room 015.

Sign up today: Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible by calling 800-732-8353 M-F 8 AM to 8 PM or schedule on-line at www.tiaa-cref.org/schedulenow.


Flexible Spending - Medical & Dependent Care

Participating Faculty and Staff should remember to use their Flexible Spending funds between 7/1 and 6/30 annually. A grace period until 9/30 is offered allowing particpants to submit reimbursement claims for the prior flex spend year ending 6/30.

For your convenience, reimbursement forms are in the links below.

Medical Reimbursement Form

Dependent Care Reimbursement Form


Wellness Program - Are you taking advantage?

As one of our valued employees, much of our company’s strength and success depends on you. We spend many hours of the day together. That’s why OWU wants to make sure that our workplace helps you maintain or even improve your health. Good health is a resource that helps us all meet our goals. The everyday choices we make can help us live healthier and happier lives, both at work and at home. With the goal of improved health in mind, OWU is offering a Wellness Program that will help all of us increase our knowledge about health matters, explore fun ways to eat healthier, improve our level of physical fitness, and more. 

The program is completely voluntary, but I hope you’ll find activities that inspire you to participate. There are many options of modules you can complete within the UBA Wellness website for ways to improve your health, such as assistance with sleep issues, stress management, weight loss, and nutritional information. You will earn points with each completed module. Another way to earn points is to participate in challenges, virtual coaching, community events, etc.  As part of the incentive for participation, you can earn a $25 credit for completing the assessment $75 credit toward your health insurance cost when you earn 34 points in the program, and you can earn additional incentive for completing a wellness assessment .

Program Period is April 1—March 31

UBA Wellness Works web address:   https://ubawellnessworks.alerehealth.com/portal/server.pt

Registration Keycode = OWU

For more INFO: Check out the HR Tab at myOWU


If you are a new employee or if you have never registered for the ADP Portal, the handy User Registration Guide (PDF*) will walk you through the process step by step. Please use the most recent version of Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Safari to access the portal. ADP does not work well on other browsers and you will have trouble logging into the portal. Here are some reminders about all you can do through the ADP OWU Pay and Benefits Portal:

  • View and print off your pay advices
  • See last year’s W-2 information
  • Change and update your address information
  • View your current benefit elections
  • Find the most current benefit summaries and plan information
  • Find forms and other resources


Student Employment

Please visit our Student Employment website for information on online time entry for students and other important student employment information:

  • View and print off your pay advices dating back to when OWU went live with ADP
  • See last year’s W-2 information
  • Change and update your address information
  • Find forms and other resources


Tuition Benefit Programs

If you are a benefit eligible faculty or staff member, and have a high school student or a current college student, you may want to consider taking advantage of one of the three tuition benefit programs available to qualified dependents.

Summary of Tuition Benefit Programs 


OWU Tuition Benefit

Full Tuition Remission - Employees are eligible after six months of continuous full time service, to take classes at OWU with supervisor’s approval.  Spouses and dependents are eligible after employee has completed two years of continuous full time service. Prospective students must be admissible to OWU’s program.

Annual application is required for participation. The application form should be submitted to the Human Resources Office by June 1st.  (OWU Tuition Benefit application form)  


GLCA Tuition Remission Exchange Program

Participation in the Great Lakes Colleges Association (GLCA) tuition remission exchange (TRE). Participating institutions include the 13 GLCA Colleges and Universities; as well as Grinnell College and Beloit College in association with Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM); and also includes Wittenberg and Willamette Universities. This 17-college consortium requires that the student secure regular admission to the college, complete the FAFSA annually, and pay the annual participation fee, which is roughly 15% of the average tuition cost. The student must be enrolled full-time, and may be eligible for this benefit for up to eight semesters or four years in a degree-granting program. Satisfactory academic progress must be maintained and application must be submitted annually to the Human Resources Office by May 1st to begin and/or continue participation.

For further information visit the GLCA TRE website: http://glca.org/programs/tuition-remission-exchange1 

(GLCA TRE application form)  


Tuition Exchange, Inc. (TE)

Tuition Exchange provides a reciprocal scholarship exchange program for dependents of eligible employees to nearly 600 colleges and universities. Not all TE candidates are offered scholarships by their top choice schools. The student must secure regular admission to the TE granting college or university. Eligibility for this TE program is up to eight semesters, or four years in a degree-granting program. Satisfactory academic progress and full-time status must be maintained in order to continue in the program. Application must be submitted annually through the Human Resources Office by December 17th in order to be considered for acceptance into the TE program and/or continue participation. If a TE scholarship is offered and accepted, this is formally awarded by the importing institution and not by Ohio Wesleyan or the Tuition Exchange.

For further information and participating institutions, please visit the Tuition Exchange website:

http://www.tuitionexchange.org/ and check out the “families” menu selection. 

(Tuition Exchange application form) 


Questions about the Tuition Benefit Programs can be addressed to Elizabeth Foos, ekfoos@owu.edu or ext. 3327.



Human Resources is available to help answer questions about your employment and benefits at Ohio Wesleyan. Please contact us at hr@owu.edu or call (740) 368-3388 for assistance.

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