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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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Managers and HR consultants can now assign employees to another manager in Workday

A recent enhancement is now in effect for how employees’ reporting structure data can be updated in Workday. As of Friday, Aug. 12, managers, manager liaisons and HR consultants have access to initiate assigning an employee or vacant position to another manager in Workday.

Annual merit letters for faculty and campus staff available in Workday

Annual merit letters are now available in Workday for regular faculty and staff employees in colleges and university business units. These letters are generated in Workday when an employee receives either a base pay merit increase or a lump-sum merit payment.

Workday Enhancements Improve Experience for Job Applicants and Managers

The new and updated notifications will help applicants and managers be engaged and informed throughout important hiring milestones to highlight action items and meet deadlines, creating a more efficient hiring process. The new and enhanced notifications will be live in Workday by early August 2022.

New Roth Retirement Options Available July 1

Starting July 1, 2022, Roth (after-tax) contributions, along with an in-plan Roth conversion feature, will be available in 403(b) and 457(b) retirement plans. Active employees will be able to make Roth contributions through a current 403(b) and/or 457(b) plan provider.

Student loan forgiveness program for public service employees

Financial wellness is a critical component of overall well-being, and Ohio State offers resources for faculty and staff to help alleviate strain and stressors related to student loan debt.

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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.

Webinar on New Roth Retirement Options

Fidelity Investments, Ohio State’s lead retirement plan administrator, is hosting an “Ask Fidelity” webinar about Roth (after-tax) retirement contributions at noon on September 7.

Enrollment Window for Autumn Tuition Assistance Closing

Applications for tuition assistance benefits must be submitted each semester, and the enrollment window for autumn semester 2022 ends August 26, 2022.

Staff Career Development Grant

Applications for the Staff Career Development Grants are being accepted through August 19, 2022. Eligible staff can apply for $1,250-$2,000 for professional development opportunities occurring between October 2022 - April 2023.

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. Arkansas State football game on Saturday, Sept. 10, at noon. Opt-in by Wednesday, Aug. 10, at 11:59 p.m.
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