What is my employee group?Your employee group is identified in your offer letter. Employment policies and guidelines are defined within each group. Additional information can be found on th
e handbooks, contracts, and policies page
Where can I find more information about my benefits?Please check out the benefits page for information about medical, dental, optical, retirement and other benefits of being an employee at OU.
What is SAIL?SAIL is the online portal for employees to manage their personal information, view or update your address(es), phone number(s), e-mail address(es), and marital status; name change and social security number change information; change your PIN, Security Question and Answer; customize your directory profile. You will also use SAIL to access Leave Reports and view information on your earnings, benefits, deductions, beneficiaries, pay history, direct deposit, tax forms, OU position history since 1999, and more.
When do I get paid?Salaried employees are paid once per month on the last working day of the month. If you have enrolled in direct deposit, your paycheck will be distributed to your accounts at the start of the day. Hourly employees are paid every other week on Fridays. Please click here for the hourly payroll calendar .
Where do I pick up my GrizzCard?Faculty and staff members may obtain their SpiritCards by visiting the ID Card Office, 112 Oakland Center, which is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and extended hours during the first week of fall and winter semesters. Your first SpiritCard is free. Replacement cards cost $10. More information is available at the OU GrizzCard website .
Faculty and staff must show a picture ID (driver's license, passport, state ID) and the Verification of Employment Form that was received at your New Employee Orientation on your first day.
How do I view my address, benefits, vacation or other information?You may view this information via the SAIL system. Go to https://sail.oakland.edu and log in with your NetID. You can find out more information about NetID here . Once you've logged in, click on Employee > Pay Information. There are several tabs to choose from depending on what information you would like to access. From this same screen, you may also access the Employee tab. Under this tab are several choices including benefits and deductions, time off current balances and history.
What do I do in an emergency?The Oakland University Police Department is on duty 24/7. You can reach them in an emergency by dialing 911 from a campus phone, or 248-370-3333 from a cell phone. For non-emergencies, call 248-370-3331. You should also register for the OU Emergency Notification System , which will send you a text message and/or voice mail when there is an emergency school closing or other urgent announcement from OUPD. Each building has a map of the floor posted in an obvious place in the hallway. As you become familiar with your surroundings, take time to locate the map and become aware of the nearest exits for your work station.
Where can I find my bargaining unit contract or handbook?All bargaining unit contracts or handbooks are in electronic format and may be accessed from our website .
Where can I find the Oakland University directory?The Oakland University Web Directory for faculty and staff phone numbers and campus addresses may be accessed from the top menu of any OU page.
How do I update my campus address in the directory?Please refer to these instructions for information on adding or updating your campus address and phone extension using OU's SAIL system.