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March 28, 2024

Dr. Taru Saigal: Why Ohio State feels like home

Dr. Taru Saigal, a 2023 Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award honoree, knew she wanted a career that aligned with her passion for serving underrepresented minority patients. She also wanted her young family to be in a nurturing place. One institution with both qualities stood out prominently – Ohio State.
February 23, 2024

From First-Gen Student to Presidential Staff Award- Robert Decatur’s path at Ohio State

Drawing inspiration from colleagues and students, Robert Decatur provides a comforting welcome to new undergraduates, telling them Ohio State is full of talented people with their hearts in the right place and an abundance of resources.
February 24, 2020

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.
February 3, 2020

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.
January 17, 2020

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.
December 13, 2019

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.
October 4, 2019

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.
September 18, 2019

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.
September 16, 2019

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.
September 16, 2019

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.

HR Focus News

Grow your skills, pursue new interests with LinkedIn Learning

With thousands of opportunities available through LinkedIn Learning, faculty, staff and students are expanding their knowledge, delving into a hobby or earning a certification.

Recruitment Updates to Enhance Manager and Candidate Experiences

As we continually work to improve the experience for hiring teams and job applicants, the latest Workday changes are designed to optimize our processes and elevate the services provided by the Human Resources talent acquisition team. These changes improve how we screen applicants and welcome new employees.

Job Posting Process and Review Changes Integrated with Workday

Using feedback from people leaders, finance representatives and HR professionals, HR has improved and streamlined the job posting process. This reflects the continuous effort to provide support for the job posting and recruitment process in Workday.

New Benefits and Pay Dashboard in Workday

A new benefits and pay dashboard in Workday now makes it easier to access your most important benefits and pay information in one place. The new dashboard, called the Benefits and Pay Hub, combines the previous Pay and Benefits apps with more comprehensive details about your compensation history, recent paychecks, health benefits, and more.

Manager Foundations: Getting Started with Technology

A training on Ohio State’s technology platforms, tools and resources is available to help people leaders use administrative technology to perform your work and manage employees. Managers, manager liaisons and administrative professionals can participate in the on-demand BuckeyeLearn training.

Recent HR News

Policy Reminder: Self-Disclosure of Criminal Convictions

The Self-Disclosure of Criminal Convictions policy 4.17 helps keep a safe and secure environment for the Ohio State community.

Tuition Assistance Enrollment Deadline

If you are seeking Ohio State’s Tuition Assistance benefit, applications must be submitted each term. Tuition assistance enrollment for autumn semester 2024 is open June 24- August 23, 2024.

Reminder: Time and Attendance Standards

Human Resources has outlined time and attendance standards for university employees to ensure adequate staffing and support the employee experience.

Connect Program

Operational, front-line team leaders are encouraged to join a new development series to improve your leadership skills, advance relationships with the people you lead, build your communication ability and improve team engagement.

Leadership Series: Team Operating Systems

Organizational leaders are invited to join a new development series to enhance leadership skills, advance organizational success and strengthen your network of peer leaders.