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Ohio State staff recognized for outstanding contributions and achievements

Thirteen remarkable staff employees have been chosen to receive Ohio State’s highest staff recognition, the 2022 Distinguished Staff Award. Congratulations to the recipients who have been recognized for greatly contributing to the university’s mission and demonstrating Ohio State values.

Remarkable faculty, staff and students recognized for significant diversity and inclusion outcomes

Congratulations to the honorees selected for the 2022 Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award. Five exceptional recipients are being recognized for their outstanding commitment to enhancing Ohio State’s diversity and inclusion efforts.

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 31 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 31 at 5 p.m.

Faculty and Staff Appreciation Football Game

Faculty and staff have an opportunity to be randomly selected to receive four complimentary tickets to the Ohio State vs. University of Tulsa football game on Saturday, Sept. 18, at 3:30 p.m. Opt-in by Friday, Aug. 20, at 11:59 p.m.

Faculty and Staff Appreciation Week July 26-Aug 1

In recognition of our incredible faculty and staff, a variety of in-person events, virtual activities and discounts are planned to celebrate. Thank you, faculty and staff, for your dedication and contributions to Ohio State!

Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award recipients recognized for their positive influence and action

Five remarkable recipients have been selected to receive Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Awards for their significant commitment to enhancing Ohio State’s diversity and inclusion efforts.

2021 Distinguished Staff Awards recognize exceptional Ohio State employees’ accomplishments

The Distinguished Staff Awards, the university’s highest staff recognition, annually honors individuals for their exceptional leadership, accomplishments and service to The Ohio State University. Congratulations to the 13 recipients recognized for their outstanding work in advancing the university’s mission.

Ohio State voted ColumBEST top employer

For the eighth consecutive year, The Ohio State University was named the (614) Magazine ColumBEST Top Employer. The special edition of the local Columbus magazine recognizes the very best our city has to offer.

Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs 2021

For the seventh year in a row, Ohio State’s Office of Student Life has been named one of the Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs by ACPA-College Student Educators International and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.

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Deadline Extended for 2021 FSA Claims Filing

The university is making a one-time plan amendment to extend the filing deadline for 2021 Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) claims.

Student loan forgiveness program for public service employees

Financial wellness is a critical component of overall well-being, and Ohio State offers resources for faculty and staff to help alleviate strain and stressors related to student loan debt.

New in 2022! Enhanced Well-Being Programs

New physical and emotional well-being programs can help you meet your personal goals. You can also earn even more YP4H incentives, including an additional $100 HRA credit bonus or $20 PulseCash bonus (depending on your medical plan enrollment status).

Unused Compensatory Time to be Paid Out Beginning in 2022

Unused compensatory time will be paid out starting in 2022 per the previously revised Scheduling Work and Overtime Compensation Policy 6.10. The policy states that compensatory time must be used within 365 days. The policy requires that any earned compensatory time that is not used within 365 days will be paid out with the next pay period.

HR Leadership announcement

Dr. Jeff Risinger will serve as the university’s next senior vice president of talent, culture and human resources, effective August 16, 2021. He will provide leadership across the university to support our values, help advance our diversity and inclusion efforts, and continue to foster a Buckeye culture that positively impacts our entire community

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Ohio State staff recognized for outstanding contributions and achievements

Thirteen remarkable staff employees have been chosen to receive Ohio State’s highest staff recognition, the 2022 Distinguished Staff Award. Congratulations to the recipients who have been recognized for greatly contributing to the university’s mission and demonstrating Ohio State values.

Mental Health Resources for Ohio State Employees

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the mental health and well-being resources offered to benefits-eligible Ohio State employees and their families.

Remarkable faculty, staff and students recognized for significant diversity and inclusion outcomes

Congratulations to the honorees selected for the 2022 Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award. Five exceptional recipients are being recognized for their outstanding commitment to enhancing Ohio State’s diversity and inclusion efforts.

Enrollment Window for Summer Tuition Assistance Closing

Applications are required each applicable semester to receive faculty and staff tuition assistance. Eligible faculty and staff can apply in Workday (recommended) or with paper forms. The enrollment window for summer semester 2022 ends May 13, 2022.

Enrollment Window Opens for Summer Semester

Applications for tuition assistance benefits must be submitted each term, and the enrollment window for summer semester 2022 is March 21-May 13, 2022. Eligible faculty and staff can apply in Workday (recommended) or with paper forms for dependent tuition assistance and faculty and staff tuition assistance.
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