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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.

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.

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New Time and Attendance Standards

Human Resources has outlined time and attendance guidance for university employees. The guidance provides expectations for documenting: time worked, meal periods, paid breaks, start times and tardiness, unplanned absences, approving time worked and accountability.

Career Roadmap resuming development with 2022 launch timeline

Following the pause for Workday implementation, Career Roadmap is resuming activity with a new launch date in early 2022. When launched, Ohio State’s Career Roadmap will be a new approach for hiring, compensating and developing staff.

What you need to know about fraudulent unemployment claims

In the past year, the number of fraudulent unemployment claims filed in the United States has dramatically increased. This is not an issue that is unique to the state of Ohio. However, Ohio State employees need to be aware of the threat and know how to access the resources available.

Ten revised HR policies in effect January 3, 2021

These Human Resources policies have been revised: Reduction in Force Classified Staff, Reduction in Force Unclassified Staff, Staff Severance, Staff Employment, Student Employment, Background Check, Military Leave/Reemployment Rights, Paid Time Off, Staff Recruitment and Selection, and Unpaid Leave.

Updated election process for Supplemental Retirement Accounts

Upcoming system upgrades and policy revisions will impact the timing of new and revised elections to Supplemental Retirement Accounts (SRA) as of January 4, 2021.

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Tuition assistance enrollment window for summer semester ends May 14

Applications will be 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 2021 ends May 14, 2021.

New enrollment requirements for tuition assistance begin summer semester

Applications will be required each applicable semester to receive faculty and staff tuition assistance and dependent tuition assistance. The enrollment window for summer semester 2021 is March 22-May 14, 2021.

Staff Career Development Grant online applications accepted until March 31, 2021

Applications for the Staff Career Development Grants will be accepted from March 1 until March 31, 2021. Eligible staff can apply for $1,250-$2,000 for professional development opportunities occurring between May 2021 through September 2021.
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