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Paid Leave Programs

Ohio State recognizes the importance of supporting faculty and staff as you balance career, personal and family life. As part of our total rewards package, the university provides paid and unpaid leaves to support employees. All paid leave offerings, eligibility and accrual is outlined in the Paid Leave Programs Policy.

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.

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.

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.

Benefits Confirmation Statements now available online

Faculty and staff eligible for Ohio State benefits can review their 2019 Benefits Confirmation Statement in Employee Self Service today through November 30, 2018. Employees will also receive a copy...

Open Enrollment ends November 14

Open Enrollment ends Wednesday (11/14) at 11:59 p.m. This is your final opportunity to make changes to your benefit elections for 2019. Don’t forget to click “Authorize and Submit” to complete your enrollment. Review plan information on the Open Enrollment website.

Dependent tuition assistance enrollment window open for spring 2019 term

The dependent tuition assistance enrollment window for spring 2019 term is open November 12, 2018 through January 11, 2019. Applications for dependent tuition assistance must be submitted each term.

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 begins

Open Enrollment begins today (11/1), and will continue through Tuesday, November 14, 2018. Open Enrollment is the one time each year to review your benefits and make sure they will continue to meet your needs for the coming year.

Open Enrollment: Ways to Help Manage Your Health Care Costs in 2019

Open Enrollment will start on November 1 and run through November 14. As you assess your benefit options for the upcoming year, it's also a good time to consider all of the ways you can help manage your health care costs.

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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.

Dependent tuition assistance enrollment window open for spring 2019 term

The dependent tuition assistance enrollment window for spring 2019 term is open November 12, 2018 through January 11, 2019. Applications for dependent tuition assistance must be submitted each term.

Reminder: Drug-Free Workplace Policy enhances safety

To provide for the health and safety of students, employees and visitors, Ohio State prohibits the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of alcohol or controlled substances. Please review the Drug-Free Workplace Policy for more information.

HR Leadership Announcement

Linette (Lin) Hillis will join Ohio State in the role of associate vice president for talent, diversity and leadership, Office of Human Resources. Lin’s first day will be on Monday, October 29, 2018.

Revised Paid Leave Programs Policy

To provide greater equity amongst Ohio State faculty and staff, the Paid Leave Programs policy has been revised on an interim basis, including changes to parental leave eligibility and vacation accrual for post-doctoral researchers and associated faculty.