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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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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.

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.

New Time and Attendance Standards

Human Resources has outlined time and attendance guidance for university employees. The guidance provides expectations for documenting: time worked, meal periods, paid breaks, start times and tardiness, unplanned absences, approving time worked and accountability.

Career Roadmap resuming development with 2022 launch timeline

Following the pause for Workday implementation, Career Roadmap is resuming activity with a new launch date in early 2022. When launched, Ohio State’s Career Roadmap will be a new approach for hiring, compensating and developing staff.

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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.

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.

Access LinkedIn Professional Development

Learn new skills that are important to help advance your career. Staff can apply to access a free LinkedIn Learning License providing availability to video tutorials covering business, creative and technology topics.

Faculty and Staff Appreciation Week July 26-Aug 1

In recognition of our incredible faculty and staff, a variety of in-person events, virtual activities and discounts are planned to celebrate. Thank you, faculty and staff, for your dedication and contributions to Ohio State!

Policy Reminder: Ohio State is a Tobacco Free Environment

To promote public health, campus community well-being and the university’s goal to be the healthiest higher education institution, tobacco use on Ohio State property is prohibited. Please review the policy, resources and tobacco cessation information that are available.
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