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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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Information about Open Enrollment for 2022 benefits

Open Enrollment for 2022 will be November 1-15, 2021. Open Enrollment is the annual opportunity for eligible employees to evaluate benefit options and make elections for the coming year. This year’s changes include a new dental plan offering and an enhanced incentive for participating in new wellness programs via Your Plan for Health (YP4H).

Employee Review Period of Career Roadmap

Career Roadmap is a modern compensation and job classification model that will provide transparent career paths and pay ranges for staff. The employee review period is the next step toward implementing this multi-year initiative. It is the opportunity for staff to see where their position is in the framework.

HR Leadership announcement

Dr. Jeff Risinger will serve as the university’s next senior vice president of talent, culture and human resources, effective August 16, 2021. He will provide leadership across the university to support our values, help advance our diversity and inclusion efforts, and continue to foster a Buckeye culture that positively impacts our entire community

Return to campus guidance

HR guidance about planning for the return of employees to campus was shared with faculty, staff and graduate student employees across the university to establish work expectations as we reactivate our campuses. Safe and Healthy Buckeyes also provides guidance on protocols and preparation.

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Using Workday for 2022 Benefits Open Enrollment

Enrollment for 2022 benefits will take place in Workday. More detailed, step-by-step instructions will be available during Open Enrollment. This is an overview of the process for making your elections in Workday.

Reminder: Drug-Free Workplace Policy enhances safety

Ohio State supports a drug-free work environment to provide for the health and safety of the university community. The Drug-Free Workplace Policy addresses the use of controlled substances on campus, and applies to faculty, staff, graduate associates and student employees.

Enrollment for autumn 2021 tuition assistance closing on August 27

The enrollment window for autumn semester 2021 tuition assistance ends Friday, August 27, 2021. Applications are required each applicable semester to receive faculty and staff tuition assistance and dependent tuition assistance.

Submit Flexible Work Agreement online by September 30

As Ohio State continues to support flexible work arrangements - whether remote, in the office or hybrid - all employees need to appropriately document their work locations. All faculty and staff who are working remotely in any capacity need to complete an online Flexible Work Agreement and have it approved by their manager by September 30.

Faculty and Staff Appreciation Football Game

Faculty and staff have an opportunity to be randomly selected to receive four complimentary tickets to the Ohio State vs. University of Tulsa football game on Saturday, Sept. 18, at 3:30 p.m. Opt-in by Friday, Aug. 20, at 11:59 p.m.
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