2020/06/10 – A Call to Action for HR to “Do More” to Promote Equality from Susan Basso - Human Resources at Ohio State

A Call to Action for HR to “Do More” to Promote Equality from Susan Basso

Dear Colleagues,

Many leaders at Ohio State and in our community, state and nation have articulated well in recent days what many of us are feeling – grief, disbelief, anger, sadness, frustration. Understandably, these and other emotions are appropriate given the circumstances following the tragic and senseless death of George Floyd and the days of unrest that have followed.

I don’t have the answer, but I know we are called to do more. As a community of HR professionals who advocate for people, their rights and are committed to what it is fair and right, I trust you share my resolve to be a part of the change our world so desperately needs right now. We must do more.

We have an opportunity, and how we choose to respond and what action we do or do not take will make all the difference. Whether you decide to participate in peaceful protest, address racial injustice whenever it is observed and/or join in a broader dialogue – do something, take a stand and influence others for change. This is OUR chance to create a better future.

We are all processing the magnitude of what has transpired over the last few months, and in particular in recent weeks. Never underestimate the influence of one person to help others. Reach out to someone and see how they are doing during this difficult time. A call, a text or an email can make a difference and importantly let others know you care. Even if you may feel that you don’t know what to say or what you can offer, just showing you care is enough.

If you are struggling or would like to engage with counseling services, please reach out to Employee Assistance Program. Faculty and staff can access counseling services through the university’s EAP that is available to support all employees with a host of resources.

Susan Basso, Senior Vice President,
Talent, Culture and Human Resources

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