Academic Winter Recess Decision for 2023

After a careful review, the university announced on June 21, 2023, that there will not be an academic recess for December 2023.

Ohio State previously scheduled one-time academic recesses in December 2021 and 2022. These recesses were determined on a year-by-year basis, giving special consideration to challenges throughout those academic years.

Faculty and staff wellness continues to be a priority. Ohio State encourages employees to plan time away from work as needed to rest and recharge. Managers and leaders are encouraged to approve appropriate time off based on operational needs and to ensure that staff using approved time off are not compelled to work while they are out. Paid Time Off Policy 6.27 provides information on eligibility for and use of vacation time.

For colleges and units with clinical programs, managers and leaders will need to balance staffing flexibility with fulfilling clinic and patient care obligations.

Employees can view paid time off balances in Workday.

Questions about using paid time off can be directed to HR Connection.

HR Focus News

More than a job: Selena Browning raises thousands towards cancer research

After personally experiencing the compassionate and diligent care of the Ohio State community, Selena Browning instantly knew she wanted to be a part of it – leading her to work at Ohio State and personally raise thousands of dollars toward cancer research and helping others.

Tuition Assistance Enrollment Deadline

If you are seeking Ohio State’s Tuition Assistance benefit, applications must be submitted each term. Tuition assistance enrollment for autumn semester 2024 is open June 24- August 23, 2024.

Grow your skills, pursue new interests with LinkedIn Learning

With thousands of opportunities available through LinkedIn Learning, faculty, staff and students are expanding their knowledge, delving into a hobby or earning a certification.

Recruitment Updates to Enhance Manager and Candidate Experiences

As we continually work to improve the experience for hiring teams and job applicants, the latest Workday changes are designed to optimize our processes and elevate the services provided by the Human Resources talent acquisition team. These changes improve how we screen applicants and welcome new employees.

New Benefits and Pay Dashboard in Workday

A new benefits and pay dashboard in Workday now makes it easier to access your most important benefits and pay information in one place. The new dashboard, called the Benefits and Pay Hub, combines the previous Pay and Benefits apps with more comprehensive details about your compensation history, recent paychecks, health benefits, and more.

Recent HR News

Second Quarter Deadline for Lifestyle Spending Account Claims

Ohio State’s Lifestyle Spending Account (LSA) reimburses employees up to $125 quarterly for eligible expenses related to health, fitness, family, emotional and social wellness. Employees have until July 15 to submit a claim for eligible expenses incurred April 1 – June 30. Unused LSA funds do not carry over.

Reminder: Time and Attendance Standards

Human Resources has outlined time and attendance standards for university employees to ensure adequate staffing and support the employee experience.

Connect Program

Operational, front-line team leaders are encouraged to join a new development series to improve your leadership skills, advance relationships with the people you lead, build your communication ability and improve team engagement.

Leadership Series: Team Operating Systems

Organizational leaders are invited to join a new development series to enhance leadership skills, advance organizational success and strengthen your network of peer leaders.

Workplace Violence Awareness and New Training

We all play a part in keeping the Ohio State community safe, and it’s important to be prepared. Review the Workplace Violence Policy and complete the new training to learn what to do if threatening or violent behavior in the workplace causes a disruption to the work environment.