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Capers and Davis named Outstanding Diversity Champions by Columbus Business First

In recognition of their remarkable diversity and inclusion work, Columbus Business First has honored Quinn Capers IV, MD, and Tamara Davis, PhD, MSSW, with 2017 Diversity in Business Awards.

Staff Appreciation Week July 24-28

Staff Appreciation Week thanks Ohio State staff members and special activities are planned to celebrate staff and their contributions to the university.

Fourth Annual Faculty and Staff Appreciation Football Game

In appreciation of their many contributions, faculty and staff are invited to opt-in for a chance to be randomly selected to receive four complimentary tickets to the Faculty and Staff Appreciation Buckeye Football Game.

Ohio State named best Columbus employer by (614) Magazine

For the fourth consecutive year, The Ohio State University has been named “Best Columbus Employer” by the (614) Magazine ColumBEST awards. Additionally, the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center was awarded “Best Hospital” and the Veterinary Medical Center won “Best Vet/Animal Hospital.”

Distinguished Staff Awards honor contributions by exceptional Ohio State staff

Annually, 12 staff members are honored for their remarkable accomplishments, leadership and contributions to Ohio State.

Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Awards recognize exceptional faculty, staff and students for important diversity work

On April 18, President Drake presented the 2017 recipients a plaque and $1,200 cash award in recognition of their important work.

Recent Ohio State faculty and staff honors

Recently, Ohio State faculty and staff members have been honored with prestigious awards and recognition for their hard work and commitment to excellence.

Ohio State engineer embraces artistic passion

Whether keeping an academic building operating or creating art, Najette Kanoun believes in collaboration. By profession, she’s a full-time Ohio State engineer, and in her free time, she’s an art student.

Faculty and staff recognized for milestone Ohio State service anniversaries

This year, 579 faculty and staff celebrated milestone years of service with Ohio State. On Monday, Dec. 5, President Michael V. Drake and other university leaders honored their dedication and service during the annual Faculty and Staff Service Recognition Luncheon.

Professor celebrates 55 years at Ohio State, helping students around the world

President Michael V. Drake recently congratulated Professor Herbert W. Ockerman on his 55 years of service to Ohio State.

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Revised HR policies to go into effect in January

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

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.

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Election Day public service for Ohio State employees

Ohio State is proud to support public service on Election Day, November 3, 2020. In response to concerns from boards of elections about ensuring that a sufficient number of people are available to serve as poll workers, Ohio State is permitting university employees to serve as poll workers during work hours on November 3, 2020.

Open Enrollment for 2021 benefits coming soon

Open Enrollment for 2021 benefits will be available November 1-15, 2020. All elections made during Open Enrollment are effective January 1, 2021. More details about 2021 benefits will be available in mid-October.

Bucks for Charity - Buckeyes are caring for Ohioans!

Bucks for Charity is the annual opportunity for Ohio State faculty, staff and retirees to donate to community organizations and make a difference. You can donate to a meaningful cause via check, cash or payroll deduction. As Buckeyes, we are caring for Ohioans.

Recruitment and Hiring Date Changes for November-January

Ohio State is implementing Workday as the new HR, payroll, finance and supply chain system, which will result in operational efficiencies and improved employee experiences. It’s important for hiring managers to know that the January 4, 2021, HR and payroll Workday implementation impacts recruiting and hiring timelines through January 2021.

Health and Welfare Benefits and Retirement Choices webinars for new employees

The Office of Human Resources offers two monthly 90-minute webinars, one on health and wellness benefits and one on retirement options, for new and newly eligible employees.
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