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Congratulations to the 2018 Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching recipients

Honored for their superior teaching, faculty members are nominated by present and former students and colleagues and selected by a committee of alumni, students, and faculty.

Ohio State named best Columbus employer by (614) Magazine

For the fifth year in a row, The Ohio State University has been named the (614) Magazine ColumBEST Top Employer. Additionally, the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center was awarded “Best Hospital” and the Veterinary Medical Center won “Best Veterinarian/Animal Hospital.”

Distinguished Staff Awards honor outstanding Ohio State staff

The Distinguished Staff Award, the university’s highest staff recognition, annually honors 12 outstanding staff members who have made a significant impact at The Ohio State University. Recipients are recognized for their exceptional leadership, accomplishments and service to Ohio State.

Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Awards celebrate and recognize exceptional faculty, staff and students

In recognition of their exceptional diversity and inclusion work, five honorees have received the Ohio State Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award.

2018 University Engagement Recognition Awards

Ohio State’s University Engagement Recognition Awards honor faculty, staff, students and community partners for outstanding achievement in meaningful partnerships that produce engaged scholarship and community impact.

Ohio State's 2018 Glass Breakers

Annually, the President and Provost's Council on Women recognizes faculty and staff who have used their extraordinary career accomplishments and leadership to inspire other women to embrace their power and achieve their career dreams.

2017 Ohio State Faculty and Staff Retirement Dinner

President Michael V. Drake recently recognized the 2017 faculty and staff retirees for their dedication to Ohio State and congratulated them on being lifelong Buckeyes.

Distinguished Staff Award nomination deadline extended to January 29

The Distinguished Staff Award, the university’s highest honor for staff, annually recognizes 12 outstanding staff members for their exceptional leadership, accomplishments, dedication and service to the university. The nomination deadline has been extended to January 29 at 5 p.m.

Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award nomination deadline extended to January 29

The Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award recognizes individuals and groups for their commitment to enhancing diversity at Ohio State. The nomination deadline has been extended to January 29 at 5 p.m.

Ohio State named Champion of Opportunity

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) has recognized The Ohio State University as an inclusive workplace and acknowledge the university’s innovative recruitment and retention of individuals with disabilities.

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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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