Viva McCarver, Chief Human Resources Officer portrait photo

Message from Viva McCarver, Chief Human Resources Officer:

Welcome to Bowling Green State University and the Office of Human Resources! Our mission is to serve as a strategic partner with the University community, supporting our goal to foster innovation, inspire teaching and learning and to promote accountability for long-term performance excellence. Together, the HR team is dedicated to the highest quality of customer service, providing ongoing leadership and direction with the core functionalities of the office, which include benefits administration, compensation, employee and labor relations, EEO/Compliance, and training and development.

Whether you are an applicant considering employment at BGSU or current faculty and staff, we hope you find our website to be very beneficial for your overall needs.

Thank you!

Viva McCarver

Professional Development Sessions

Professional Development Sessions

The Office of Human Resources (OHR) is pleased to offer, no-cost, monthly professional and/or personal development sessions for BGSU employees (faculty and staff). During this academic year, OHR Training & Development team is collaborating with internal and external partners to offer sessions at Main and Firelands campuses and/or via use of alternate remote online training platforms.  Additional training topics/series are forthcoming. Read More

Life Events - Benefit Changes

Life Events - Benefit Changes

Getting married?  Having a baby?  Losing health coverage for you or an eligible dependent?  These are considered Life Events and make you eligible for a special enrollment period to make changes to your current benefit plan selections.  The documentation needs to be uploaded and approved by HR prior to updating your plan elections online.  Please take this into consideration when your deadline is approaching as HR is closed on weekends, holidays and in the evenings.  If the entire event enrollment process is not completed within 30 calendar days, the coverage change will be denied.  The next opportunity to make a coverage change will be during the annual open enrollment, for an effective date of January 1st.  Information about Life Events can be found on the Benefits Section under Life Events.

Open Enrollment:  November 4 - 22, 2019

Open Enrollment: November 4 - 22, 2019

Open Enrollment for 2020 benefits at BGSU will be from November 4 - November 22, 2019.  Please review all of the information and attend an Open Enrollment Information Session to make well informed decisions.  If you have questions, please contact the benefits area within the Office of Human Resources at