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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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Revised HR policies to go into effect in January

As part of the HR business transformation, multiple Human Resources policies have been revised and will go into effect on January 3, 2021. The policies have been revised to improve employee experience, better align business practices and support Enterprise Project activities.

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.

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Election Day public service for Ohio State employees

Ohio State is proud to support public service on Election Day, November 3, 2020. In response to concerns from boards of elections about ensuring that a sufficient number of people are available to serve as poll workers, Ohio State is permitting university employees to serve as poll workers during work hours on November 3, 2020.

Open Enrollment for 2021 benefits coming soon

Open Enrollment for 2021 benefits will be available November 1-15, 2020. All elections made during Open Enrollment are effective January 1, 2021. More details about 2021 benefits will be available in mid-October.

Bucks for Charity - Buckeyes are caring for Ohioans!

Bucks for Charity is the annual opportunity for Ohio State faculty, staff and retirees to donate to community organizations and make a difference. You can donate to a meaningful cause via check, cash or payroll deduction. As Buckeyes, we are caring for Ohioans.

Recruitment and Hiring Date Changes for November-January

Ohio State is implementing Workday as the new HR, payroll, finance and supply chain system, which will result in operational efficiencies and improved employee experiences. It’s important for hiring managers to know that the January 4, 2021, HR and payroll Workday implementation impacts recruiting and hiring timelines through January 2021.

Health and Welfare Benefits and Retirement Choices webinars for new employees

The Office of Human Resources offers two monthly 90-minute webinars, one on health and wellness benefits and one on retirement options, for new and newly eligible employees.
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