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Professor Deborah Jones Merritt, Distinguished University Professor

Professor Deborah Jones Merritt, the Moritz College of Law John Deaver Drinko-Baker & Hosteller Chair in Law, has produced path-breaking scholarship in three areas of the law: Constitutional Theory, Equality and Legal Education and the Legal Profession.

Professor Dorota Grejner-Brzezinska, Distinguished University Professor

Professor Dorota Grejner-Brzezinska, a Lowber B. Strange Designated Professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering, has made a significant impact on advancing research in the application of Global Positioning Systems and Global Navigation Satellite Systems.

Frederick Luis Aldama, Distinguished University Professor

Department of English Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor Frederick Luis Aldama’s work is changing the landscape in the fields of LatinX Studies, Comic Studies and Narrative Theory. He was recently named a Distinguished University Professor, the highest faculty honor at The Ohio State University.

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.

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.

Wexner Medical Center employee donates through Bucks for Charity to help improve patient care

When Buckeyes give through Bucks for Charity, they are supporting nonprofit agencies that help Ohio State faculty, staff and patients. Robert Weber, Wexner Medical Center pharmacy administrator, knows first-hand how his donation to the Charitable Pharmacy of Central Ohio (CPCO) impacts patients he serves at the medical center.

UNCF funds Ohio State student’s education with the help of Bucks for Charity donations

There are many opportunities for Ohio State faculty, staff and retirees to support through Bucks for Charity, including education. United Negro College Fund (UNCF) of central Ohio, one of more than 250 participating nonprofits, helps advance education goals for college students, including students at Ohio State like Nathan Harris.

Ohio State vision research made possible by Prevent Blindness grant and Bucks for Charity donations

Donations through Bucks for Charity make a difference in people’s lives and health, and some of that important work is being done right here at Ohio State. Through a Prevent Blindness grant, Ohio State neuroscience student Isabella Palazzo is studying how to save people’s sight.

Ohio State employee pays it forward through Bucks for Charity donation to the Down Syndrome Association

Buckeyes have a reputation of paying forward, and that’s what Gabrielle Bockelman is doing through her Bucks for Charity donation to the Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio (DSACO), one of the more than 250 nonprofit organizations supported through Bucks for Charity.

Ohio State employees’ lives bettered thanks to Bucks for Charity donations to Bridgeway Academy

When Ohio State faculty, staff and retirees collectively donate more than $1 million each year through Bucks for Charity, they are supporting our families, friends, students and colleagues, like David Wisely and Brittany Poast who benefit from the programs and services of a local organization, Bridgeway Academy.

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New Wellness Benefits Available for Eligible Faculty and Staff

With the new year underway, eligible faculty and staff have access to new and enhanced benefits as part of Ohio State’s commitment to employee wellness.

Important Prescription Drug Benefit Update

Express Scripts, Inc., the pharmacy benefit manager that provides retail and online pharmacy network providers and services for The Ohio State University Faculty and Staff Health Plan, has recently notified Ohio State of Kroger’s intent to end their pharmacy provider agreement with them at the end of 2022.

Staff Compensation Policy

The Salary Administration & Classification policy has been renamed the "Staff Compensation Policy 3.10," and the content has been revised effective Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. The update merges two policies, and most content is carried over from the previous policies.

Ohio State honored with 2022 Governor’s Inclusive Employer Award

The Ohio State University and the Wexner Medical Center were honored with the 2022 Governor’s Inclusive Employer Award on October 17, 2022. The award recognizes the commitment to individuals with disabilities in the workplace.

Weather-related resources and closing reminders

It is important to be aware of the university’s weather-related resources and policy, know your disaster designation and learn how to check the university’s status. Although Ohio State strives to remain open, faculty and staff can be prepared by reviewing this policy and taking note of the resources.

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Emergency back-up care option for weather closures

Ohio State employees can access up to 10 days of emergency back-up care with a copay as part of expanded family care benefits available through Bright Horizons. This includes when you need a care provider while you work during weather-related school and care center closures. Register in advance with Bright Horizons.

Enrollment Window for Spring Tuition Assistance Closing

Applications for tuition assistance benefits must be submitted each semester, and the enrollment window for spring semester 2023 ends January 13, 2023.

1095-C Tax Form for Employees

Employees will soon receive tax form 1095-C for the previous tax year as part of the university’s reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act. The 1095-C contains information about medical coverage offered to employees and their dependents by Ohio State. Employees can choose via Workday to receive the form online or by mail.

2023 Benefits Information

As a reminder, elections you made during 2023 Open Enrollment will take effect on January 1, 2023.

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 Ohio State and demonstrated the university’s shared values. The annual award honors 12 staff members for their exceptional leadership, accomplishments, dedication and service to the university. The nomination deadline is Friday, January 27, at 5 p.m.
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