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Kent McGuire builds relationships to enhance safety

College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Science (CFAES) Health and Safety Coordinator Kent McGuire’s compassionate, hands-on approach promotes the safety of every CFAES student, faculty and staff member.

Time is running out to save money on 2020 health care costs

Get a snapshot of your health and get rewarded with lower 2020 medical employee contribution rates when you complete two wellness activities by December 31, 2019.

Weather-related resources and closing reminders

With winter upon us, it’s important to be aware of the university’s weather-related resources and policy, and know how to check the university’s status. Although Ohio State strives to remain open, faculty and staff can be prepared by reviewing this policy and taking note of the resources.

Distinguished Staff Award nominations open

The Distinguished Staff Award, the university’s highest honor for staff, recognizes staff members who have made an impact at The Ohio State University. The annual award honors 12 outstanding staff members for their exceptional leadership, accomplishments, dedication and service to the university. The nomination deadline is January 17 at 5 p.m.

Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Awards nominations open

The Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award recognizes individuals and groups for their commitment to enhancing diversity at Ohio State. Faculty, staff, students, student organizations and alumni can nominate their colleagues and peers who have made diversity part of university best practices. The nomination deadline is January 17 at 5 p.m.

Benefits Confirmation Statements now available online

Faculty and staff eligible for Ohio State benefits can review their 2020 Benefits Confirmation Statement in Employee Self Service today through December 3, 2019. Employees will also receive a copy of the 2020 Benefits Confirmation Statement at their home addresses.

Your Plan for Health employee testimonials

Ohio State’s employee wellness program, Your Plan for Health (YP4H), provides faculty and staff with the resources to help them thrive in the workplace and at home. See what employees are saying about their experience with Your Plan for Health.

Observed university holidays

Ohio State observes ten holidays per year and provides eligible employees with a holiday benefit as outlined in the Holidays Policy. Please review the policy for employment eligibility and when the holidays are observed.

Open Enrollment ends November 14

Open Enrollment ends Thursday (11/14) at 11:59 p.m. This is your final opportunity to make changes to your benefit elections for 2020. Don’t forget to click “Authorize and Submit” to complete your enrollment. Review plan information on the Open Enrollment website.

Time to enroll: 2020 Open Enrollment now available

Open Enrollment begins today and will continue through Thursday, November 14, 2019. Open Enrollment is the one time each year to assess your benefits and make sure they will continue to meet your needs for the coming year.

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Benefits Confirmation Statements now available online

Faculty and staff eligible for Ohio State benefits can review their 2020 Benefits Confirmation Statement in Employee Self Service today through December 3, 2019. Employees will also receive a copy of the 2020 Benefits Confirmation Statement at their home addresses.

Employees to benefit from clear paths to HR support

The adoption of a new HR Service Delivery model across campus and the Wexner Medical Center is a key effort in delivering consistent, high-quality services and a cornerstone initiative of Ohio State’s HR Transformation efforts.

Enrollment window for spring term dependent tuition assistance opens November 11

Dependent tuition assistance applications must be submitted each term. The enrollment window for spring semester 2020 opens November 11, 2019, and closes January 10, 2020. Faculty and staff can apply online or with a paper application. The student must have a social security number on file with Buckeye Link to receive dependent tuition assistance.

Forming the HR Shared Service Center

On Monday, September 9, HR colleagues participating in the HR Service Delivery (HRSD) pilot moved to the Office of Human Resources (OHR) location at South Campus Gateway, hitting a milestone in the development of the center, newly named HR Connection. Pilot partners celebrated their new office space with a welcome event.

HR Professionals and Leaders Look Ahead to New HR Model

On Monday, August 26, The HR community participated in an open house forum to connect with HR leadership in an open dialogue about Ohio State’s HR Transformation efforts. The 400 HR professionals in attendance were able to gain insights and information to help them shape their careers within the future HR model.