What is the proficiency test?
The proficiency test is an exam developed by the Department of Administrative Services to assess applicants on their skills in the areas of basic math, basic accounting, and writing. The proficiency test is graded as pass/fail and is assessed by OBM Human Resources.
State organizations such as the Bureau of Workers' Compensation, Department of Natural Resources, Department of Rehabilitation & Correction, Industrial Commission, and Public Safety have all used proficiency tests and experienced positive outcomes.
Why does Ohio Shared Services test the proficiency of applicants?
Ohio Shared Services is committed to achieving first call resolution for financial transaction issues. To accomplish this, Ohio Shared Services Associates must be able to organize, prioritize, and process various kinds of financial transactions All transactions must be processed in compliance with state and Ohio Shared Service center policies, procedures, workflow rules, and financial concepts by applying a strong working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
If a candidate passes the proficiency test portion of the application process, he or she will progress to the interview.