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Wellness resources lead employee on journey of better health, confidence and peace

When Robin Adams began to lose sight of who she was, and found herself stressed, dissatisfied and unhappy, she turned to the YP4H program and OSU Health Plan health coaches to embark on her path of wellness and eventual self-love.

Distinguished Staff Awards honor outstanding Ohio State staff

The Distinguished Staff Award, the university’s highest staff recognition, annually honors 12 outstanding staff members who have made a significant impact at The Ohio State University. Recipients are recognized for their exceptional leadership, accomplishments and service to Ohio State.

Going above and beyond: Donna Hight is dedicated to student success

Donna Hight wears many hats in her role as chief student life and retention officer at The Ohio State University at Mansfield. Everything she does is driven by one goal: to help students succeed.

Ohio State's 2018 Glass Breakers

Annually, the President and Provost's Council on Women recognizes faculty and staff who have used their extraordinary career accomplishments and leadership to inspire other women to embrace their power and achieve their career dreams.

Lucy Loves Lucy

FOD Custodian Lucille Talbert has made changes for her own health and well-being – starting by walking around the Oval during her breaks and now taking Zumba classes through Your Plan for Health. Learn more about how she incorporates wellness activities into her daily routine.

Creating great experiences for guests and coworkers is Scott Dickson’s mission

Scott’s Dickson’s dedication to making Jerome Schottenstein Center events safe and enjoyable extends even further than the 800,000 annual guests. He is equally passionate about creating memorable experiences for his coworkers and treating them like family.

Small goals and big results: Ohio State wellness resources help staff member succeed

Kathy McNutt’s January 2017 biometric screening was life-changing, and it spurred her wellness journey to be healthier. After learning that Ohio State discounts Weight Watchers memberships, she seized the opportunity...

2017 Ohio State Faculty and Staff Retirement Dinner

President Michael V. Drake recently recognized the 2017 faculty and staff retirees for their dedication to Ohio State and congratulated them on being lifelong Buckeyes.

Staff member advances growth of university and people

The Ohio State University is home to landmark buildings, and behind the creation of several of them is Associate Vice President for Student Life Molly Ranz Calhoun. While Molly’s job focuses on marquee buildings, she is also passionate about the development of something more important: people.

Ohio State’s wellness culture motivates staff member

Doug Marshall has consistently grown healthier and stronger through a combination of healthy choices sparked by Your Plan for Health (YP4H) and Ohio State’s overall commitment to a culture of wellness.

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Weather-related resources and closing reminders

With winter upon us, it’s important to be aware of the university’s weather-related resources and policy, and know 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.

Dependent tuition assistance enrollment window open for spring 2019 term

The dependent tuition assistance enrollment window for spring 2019 term is open November 12, 2018 through January 11, 2019. Applications for dependent tuition assistance must be submitted each term.

Reminder: Drug-Free Workplace Policy enhances safety

To provide for the health and safety of students, employees and visitors, Ohio State prohibits the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of alcohol or controlled substances. Please review the Drug-Free Workplace Policy for more information.

HR Leadership Announcement

Linette (Lin) Hillis will join Ohio State in the role of associate vice president for talent, diversity and leadership, Office of Human Resources. Lin’s first day will be on Monday, October 29, 2018.

Revised Paid Leave Programs Policy

To provide greater equity amongst Ohio State faculty and staff, the Paid Leave Programs policy has been revised on an interim basis, including changes to parental leave eligibility and vacation accrual for post-doctoral researchers and associated faculty.

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Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Awards nominations open

The Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award recognizes individuals and groups for their commitment to enhancing diversity at Ohio State. Faculty, staff, students, student organizations and alumni can nominate their colleagues and peers who have made diversity part of university best practices.

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 The Ohio State University. The annual award honors 12 outstanding staff members for their exceptional leadership, accomplishments, dedication and service to the university.

Benefits Confirmation Statements now available online

Faculty and staff eligible for Ohio State benefits can review their 2019 Benefits Confirmation Statement in Employee Self Service today through November 30, 2018. Employees will also receive a copy...

Open Enrollment ends November 14

Open Enrollment ends Wednesday (11/14) at 11:59 p.m. This is your final opportunity to make changes to your benefit elections for 2019. Don’t forget to click “Authorize and Submit” to complete your enrollment. Review plan information on the Open Enrollment website.

Observed university holidays

Ohio State observes ten holidays per year and provides eligible employees with a holiday benefit as outlined in the Holidays Policy. Please review the policy for employment eligibility and when the holidays are observed.
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