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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 Ohio State and demonstrated the university’s shared values. The annual award honors 12 staff members for their exceptional leadership, accomplishments, dedication and service to the university. The nomination deadline is Friday, January 27, 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 27, at 5 p.m.

Ohio State honored with 2022 Governor’s Inclusive Employer Award

The Ohio State University and the Wexner Medical Center were honored with the 2022 Governor’s Inclusive Employer Award on October 17, 2022. The award recognizes the commitment to individuals with disabilities in the workplace.

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. Arkansas State football game on Saturday, Sept. 10, at noon. Opt-in by Wednesday, Aug. 10, 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!

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.

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New Wellness Benefits Available for Eligible Faculty and Staff

With the new year underway, eligible faculty and staff have access to new and enhanced benefits as part of Ohio State’s commitment to employee wellness.

Important Prescription Drug Benefit Update

Express Scripts, Inc., the pharmacy benefit manager that provides retail and online pharmacy network providers and services for The Ohio State University Faculty and Staff Health Plan, has recently notified Ohio State of Kroger’s intent to end their pharmacy provider agreement with them at the end of 2022.

Staff Compensation Policy

The Salary Administration & Classification policy has been renamed the "Staff Compensation Policy 3.10," and the content has been revised effective Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. The update merges two policies, and most content is carried over from the previous policies.

Ohio State honored with 2022 Governor’s Inclusive Employer Award

The Ohio State University and the Wexner Medical Center were honored with the 2022 Governor’s Inclusive Employer Award on October 17, 2022. The award recognizes the commitment to individuals with disabilities in the workplace.

Weather-related resources and closing reminders

It is important to be aware of the university’s weather-related resources and policy, know your disaster designation and learn 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.

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Emergency back-up care option for weather closures

Ohio State employees can access up to 10 days of emergency back-up care with a copay as part of expanded family care benefits available through Bright Horizons. This includes when you need a care provider while you work during weather-related school and care center closures. Register in advance with Bright Horizons.

Enrollment Window for Spring Tuition Assistance Closing

Applications for tuition assistance benefits must be submitted each semester, and the enrollment window for spring semester 2023 ends January 13, 2023.

1095-C Tax Form for Employees

Employees will soon receive tax form 1095-C for the previous tax year as part of the university’s reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act. The 1095-C contains information about medical coverage offered to employees and their dependents by Ohio State. Employees can choose via Workday to receive the form online or by mail.

2023 Benefits Information

As a reminder, elections you made during 2023 Open Enrollment will take effect on January 1, 2023.

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 Ohio State and demonstrated the university’s shared values. The annual award honors 12 staff members for their exceptional leadership, accomplishments, dedication and service to the university. The nomination deadline is Friday, January 27, at 5 p.m.
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