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Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Awards Celebrate Important Diversity and Inclusion Work throughout Ohio State

In support of encouraging important diversity work throughout the university, the Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award annually recognizes up to five recipients for exceptional diversity efforts.

Ohio State Named One of the Nation’s Best Employers

Forbes has named The Ohio State University as one of America’s Best Employers in 2016. The university ranked 53rd in Forbes’ list of 500 employers—securing the top spot in the Big Ten, second in Ohio employers and in the top 15 of all higher education institutions.

Ohio State Named One of 2016 Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs

Ohio State has been listed as one of 19 universities to be awarded 2016 Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs, according to a national study.

Distinguished Staff Award Nominations Accepted Until January 15

The Distinguished Staff Awards recognize and celebrate staff members who have made an impact at The Ohio State University. The annual award honors 12 outstanding staff members for their significant leadership, accomplishments and service to the university.

Faculty and Staff Appreciation Football Game Recognizes Dedication of Ohio State Faculty and Staff

The success of the university is a result of the dedication and teamwork Ohio State faculty and staff demonstrate every day.

Ohio State Recognized by Heart Association as Fit-Friendly Worksite

Ohio State has been recognized as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association (AHA) for helping employees eat better and move more.

Congratulations to the 2015 Distinguished Staff Award Recipients

The Distinguished Staff Awards recognize and celebrate staff members who have made an impact at The Ohio State University. The award honors staff members for their outstanding leadership, accomplishments and service to the university.

The Ohio State University Voted Best Columbus Employer by (614) Magazine

The Ohio State University has been named as the top Columbus employer for the second consecutive year by (614) Magazine. In addition to being the best place to work, the magazine recognized the university’s prominence in the community and the integral part it has played in building the city.

Congratulations to the 2015 Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Awards Recipients

The Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Awards recognize and reward individuals who have led exceptional diversity efforts at The Ohio State University. Award recipients shape the university with cutting-edge curriculum, mentorship, programs or policies.

Ohio State Athletics Named One of the Best Places to Work in Sports

The Ohio State University Department of Athletics has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Sports by Forbes.com. Ohio State’s Department of Athletics was the only collegiate organization to make the list of national leaders in sports employment.

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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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