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New Electronic Freeze Form (Norman Programs)
As of July 1, Norman departments can use the electronic freeze form to submit a hiring freeze exemption form. Paper forms will be accepted until January 2018, but the electronic version is the preferred form. Note: For the best experience with the electronic form, use Chrome as your browser.

2017 Special Voluntary Retirement Incentive (SVRI) Program (Norman Programs)
The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents approved the 2017 SVRI Program on March 8 for Norman programs. This is Item 14 on page 234 of the Regents Agenda here. HR emailed information to eligible employees and their Deans and Directors on March 15, 2017. General SVRI Program information is available here. You may send questions to

Deadline on Hold for Overtime Eligibility Rule
The updated federal overtime rule, which was scheduled to take effect on December 1, 2016, has been delayed because a federal judge put a hold on the deadline while the regulation is further reviewed. Learn how this affects OU here.

Hiring Managers or Preparers

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Affordable Care Act - Managers

If university managers receive ACA documents on behalf of an employee that ask for plan verification, please forward them to the HR Benefits office on your campus.