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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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Revised HR policies to go into effect late December, early January

As part of the HR business transformation, multiple Human Resources policies have been revised and will go into effect on December 20, 2020, and January 3, 2021, in alignment with the implementation of Workday. The policies have been revised to improve employee experience, better align business practices and support Enterprise Project activities.

Benefits changes and extended deadlines due to COVID-19

Ohio State is extending several benefits deadlines and expanding program options to help support employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. These changes are intended to make it easier for employees to manage their health and wellness needs during this challenging time.

A Call to Action for HR to “Do More” to Promote Equality from Susan Basso

As a community of HR professionals who advocate for people, their rights and are committed to what it is fair and right, I trust you share my resolve to be a part of the change our world so desperately needs right now.

Additional resources for leave options related to COVID-19

New tools including a calculator on the leave options page can help estimate how much accrued leave can be used in combination with emergency leave offered through the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Other new resources include: a step-by-step flow chart, guidance for supervisors and FAQs about expanded vacation donation and accrual.

Human Resources Guidance: COVID-19

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

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Faculty and Staff Appreciation Week July 27-31

In celebration, there are several virtual events and activities as well as discounts available for Ohio State faculty and staff. You can also show appreciation for your colleagues with personalized messages and virtual cards available to send from the Kindness at Ohio State website.

Updated: New FSA/HRA portal pauses claims, reimbursements

Ohio State's Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) vendor will transition to a new participant portal. To accurately convert account information to the new system, there will be a claims blackout period from July 22-August 2, 2020.

Enrollment open for autumn term dependent tuition assistance

Dependent tuition assistance applications must be submitted each term. The enrollment window for autumn semester 2020 opened Monday, July 6 and closes Friday, August 28. 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.

Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award recipients honored for their exceptional contributions to Ohio State

Congratulations to this year’s Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award recipients recognized during Ohio State’s Sesquicentennial - a time to commemorate the institution, honor our heritage and applaud the collective efforts of those who have built the university’s legacy and its future.

Enrollment window closing soon for Dependent Tuition Assistance

Applications for dependent tuition assistance must be submitted each semester. The enrollment window for summer semester 2020 closes Friday, June 12, 2020. Students must have their social security number on file with Buckeye Link in order to receive the Dependent Tuition Assistance.
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