Staff Resources

Engineering Research Administration is committed to providing their centers with the best customer service possible, while adhering to the Unit, College and University policies and procedures. Please see the links below for additional information regarding various business processes


Business travel must be pre-approved prior to the trip occurring. Reimbursement of documented travel expenses is based on reasonable and actual expenses supported by original, itemized receipts or equivalent documentation. Please see the resources below for more information:

Business Meals

Business Meals must have at least one non-OSU employee in attendance whose presence is necessary to the business discussion. The University will not pay or reimburse business meal expenses that lack documentation or a clear business purpose. Please see the resources below for more information:

Human Resources

  • Hiring/Onboarding:
    • Want to create a new position in your area? Please submit the ERA Position Request Form to your HR professional and Business Manager
    • For a step by step process on what is needed for hiring Undergraduate students, Graduate Students and Staff, please see the ERA hiring checklist
    • For a list or required/reccomended trainings for new hires, please see the ERO new hire training list. Business and Finance has a page that breaks down reccomended trainings. 
  • HR Action:
    • If processing current, future or retroactive distribution changes, please see the DRD request template
  • Payroll:
  • For additional information on Engineering HR forms, policies and procedures, please see the Business Operations Center’s HR webpage
  • For additional information on HR policies and procedures at The Ohio State University, please see the University HR webpage

Booking a Conference Room

  • To recieve more information on how to reserve a conference room in Bolz Hall or Hitchcock Hall please click here
  • To recieve more information on how to reserve a conference room with one of our Centers, please click here