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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.

Faculty and Staff Appreciation Football Game

In recognition for all you do, faculty and staff have the opportunity to be randomly selected to receive four complimentary tickets to the Faculty and Staff Appreciation Buckeye Football Game at noon on August 31. Faculty and staff must opt-in by Friday, July 19, at 11:59 p.m.

Staff Career Development Grant Applications Accepted Until July 31

The Staff Career Development Grant provides staff an opportunity to further their growth and development. Eligible staff can apply for up to $1,250 for individuals, $1,750 for groups of 2-10 and $2,000 for groups of 11 or more towards professional development, education or training costs related to job and/or career goals.

Fueling the next generation: How Zia Ahmed uses food services to enhance student development

Zia Ahmed’s childhood experiences, passion to help students and true love for being a Buckeye have led to what he calls his “dream job” creating an exceptional, sustainable and student-centric experience as Ohio State’s dining services senior director.

2019 Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching

Ten faculty members received the 2019 Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching for their teaching excellence. Congratulations to our outstanding faculty recipients.

2019 Provost's Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Lecturer

Six Ohio State lecturers were recognized with the 2019 Provost’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Lecturer for their passion for teaching, innovative classroom engagement and extraordinary effort in helping students succeed.

President and Provost's Council on Women names 2019 Glass Breakers

Congratulations to the three Ohio State women recognized as Glass Breakers. They’ve been awarded for paving the way with their career successes and paying it forward by encouraging women’s leadership in faculty and administrative positions.

Ohio State named best Columbus employer by (614) Magazine

For the sixth consecutive year, The Ohio State University was named the (614) Magazine ColumBEST Top Employer. The magazine recognizes Ohio State’s nationally-ranked programs and the benefits provided to Ohio State employees.

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Open Enrollment ends November 14

Open Enrollment ends Thursday (11/14) at 11:59 p.m. This is your final opportunity to make changes to your benefit elections for 2020. Don’t forget to click “Authorize and Submit” to complete your enrollment. Review plan information on the Open Enrollment website.

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.

Enrollment window for spring term dependent tuition assistance opens November 11

Dependent tuition assistance applications must be submitted each term. The enrollment window for spring semester 2020 opens November 11, 2019, and closes January 10, 2020. Faculty and staff can apply online or with a paper application. The student must have a social security number on file with Buckeye Link to receive dependent tuition assistance.

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.

HR Professionals and Leaders Look Ahead to New HR Model

On Monday, August 26, The HR community participated in an open house forum to connect with HR leadership in an open dialogue about Ohio State’s HR Transformation efforts. The 400 HR professionals in attendance were able to gain insights and information to help them shape their careers within the future HR model.

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Observed university holidays

Ohio State observes ten holidays per year and provides eligible employees with a holiday benefit as outlined in the Holidays Policy. Please review the policy for employment eligibility and when the holidays are observed.

Time to enroll: 2020 Open Enrollment now available

Open Enrollment begins today and will continue through Thursday, November 14, 2019. Open Enrollment is the one time each year to assess your benefits and make sure they will continue to meet your needs for the coming year.

2020 Open Enrollment - Life insurance options changing

Ohio State offers access to various life insurance plans to help provide you and your family with financial security. The life insurance options are changing in 2020 for eligible Ohio State employees, and Open Enrollment is your opportunity to adjust your coverage with those changes in mind.

Reminder: Drug-Free Workplace Policy enhances safety

To provide for the health and safety of students, employees and visitors, Ohio State prohibits the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of alcohol or controlled substances. Please review the Drug-Free Workplace Policy for more information.
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