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Office of Student Life earns recognition sixth year in a row

Ohio State’s Office of Student Life was named a Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. Focusing on workplace diversity, staffing practices and work environment, research categories include family friendliness, salary/benefits and professional development opportunities.

Ohio State Wexner Medical Center No. 4 on employer diversity list

The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center has been honored as No. 4 on the Forbes list of America’s Best Employers for Diversity. This award recognizes the medical center’s commitment to inclusiveness and valuing the diversity of people and points of view with respect and fairness.

Distinguished Staff Award nomination deadline extended to January 27

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 27 at 5 p.m.

Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award nomination deadline extended to January 27

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 27 at 5 p.m.

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.

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.

Quanetta Batts is making a lasting, positive impact on everyone she helps

When Program Director of Outreach and Engagement Quanetta Batts went to her University Libraries supervisor with a desire to do more community outreach three years ago, she opened the door to her passion of helping others and is leaving a lasting impact in the community.

Hollie Nyseth Brehm inspires future world leaders and takes education beyond the classroom

Living by the adage “service is the rent we pay to live on the earth” and a passion to teach others to do the same, Department of Sociology Professor Hollie Nyseth Brehm educates students about different cultures and societal phenomena and shows them how to use their education to change the world.

Staff Appreciation Week July 22-26

Staff Appreciation Week thanks Ohio State staff members and special activities are planned to celebrate staff and their contributions to the university.

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Human Resources Guidance: COVID-19

Information about COVID-19 state of emergency, employment-related topics (including leave management) and wellness resources.

Career Roadmap current focus on cross-unit consistency, title recommendations

When launched in 2021, Career Roadmap will introduce a job catalog, pay ranges and career path visibility for Ohio State staff. The next phase in development is working to ensure consistent position mapping across all colleges and units.

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.

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.

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.

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Office of Student Life earns recognition sixth year in a row

Ohio State’s Office of Student Life was named a Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. Focusing on workplace diversity, staffing practices and work environment, research categories include family friendliness, salary/benefits and professional development opportunities.
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