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Save the Date for August Seminars

Posted Aug. 6, 2012

Check out the information below on two August workshops that deal with the topics of public records and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Get the Facts on Public Records
Faculty and staff who work with public records, including student and employee documents, contracts and other related documents, are invited to attend a one-hour seminar on Ohio public records. The seminar will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 2 p.m. in Franklin Hall. The seminar will also be streamed on the Web for those who are not able to attend in person.

Sponsored by the Office of the General Counsel, the seminar will be conducted by representatives from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office and will include an overview of Ohio’s public records law, Ohio’s Sunshine Law and the basics of records retention.

Registration is required and seating is limited. The RSVP deadline is Aug. 10. You can register here.

You can view a stream of the seminar from any computer on that day at https://ksutube.kent.edu/watchlive.php?playthis=7217.

For more information, contact Tiffany Morgan in the Office of General Counsel at tmorga10@kent.edu or 330-672-2982.

Understanding the New Americans with Disabilities Act
The Division of Human Resources is offering a new training seminar for anyone involved in hiring, managing or supervising employees. Understanding the New ADA will provide participants with the necessary information for employment provisions under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The course will explain how the ADA Amendments Act clarifies and significantly expands what is considered a “disability.”

The session will be held on Aug. 28, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in room 319 of the Kent Student Center. Topics to be covered include key terms associated with the ADA; essential functions, reasonable accommodations and the three-pronged approach used to determine whether a person has a disability.

Registration is required and can be done online at www.kent.edu/hr/register. Once there, click the facilitator-led button and then look for the workshop title. For more information, contact Ann Lacey at 330-672-0899 or Renee Romine at 330-672-2100.