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Ohio State staff member helps students overcome barriers

Balancing the complexities of earning a college degree and raising a family can be a challenging process, particularly for low-income, single parent students. Traci Lewis, program director of Ohio State’s ACCESS Collaborative, works each and every day to help these students overcome barriers to college access and success.

Staff member brings Ohio State resources to Lima students

Ohio State faculty and staff make a tangible difference not only in Columbus, but also across the state of Ohio and beyond. Bryan Albright, Director of Enrollment Services for The Ohio State University at Lima, is one of the outstanding staff members doing that each and every day.

Adoption assistance benefit helps bring 'blessing from above' to Buckeye family

Lissa Kidwell’s dad says she is a “blessing from above” who entered his life with the assistance of Ohio State’s adoption benefit. Aaron Kidwell, a GIS analyst in Ohio State’s Office of Planning and Real Estate, and his wife Lisette adopted Lissa in 2015.

Ohio State staff member creates inclusive experiences for students

A career at The Ohio State University provides a full spectrum of opportunities to make a lasting impact on the world.

Ohio State professor lives her dream at the Cartoon Library

The Ohio State University is full of unique opportunities for faculty and staff to live out their passions.

Ohio State’s Award-Winning Faculty Honored with Recent Recognitions

The Ohio State University is home to award-winning faculty and staff who conduct cutting-edge research, provide critical services and discover life-saving treatments.

Wexner Medical Center Staff Member Shares Research and Discovery

Each of the 30,000 Ohio State faculty and staff has a unique opportunity to make a meaningful difference in people’s lives. Lori Abshire, Senior Director of Marketing at the Wexner Medical Center, has lived this opportunity at both a global and personal level.

Faces of Administration and Planning

Ohio State staff members from the Office of Administration and Planning’s Diversity Council, winners of the 2016 Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award, recently concluded a year-long diversity series, called Faces of Administration and Planning.

Ohio State Women in Technology

Ohio State’s Tech Hub, the university’s one-stop shop for technology products, training and services, recently completed a campaign called “OSU Women in Tech,” which aimed to share the stories of how women are impacting, transforming and improving technology at Ohio State.

Ohio State Staff Member Helps First Generation Students

Rochelle Woods, director of Ohio State's Young Scholars Program, leads the university's efforts to bring higher education within reach of first generation students across the state.

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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.

Human Resources Guidance: COVID-19

Information about COVID-19 state of emergency, employment-related topics (including leave management) and wellness resources.

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Faculty and Staff Appreciation Week July 27-31

In celebration, there are several virtual events and activities as well as discounts available for Ohio State faculty and staff. You can also show appreciation for your colleagues with personalized messages and virtual cards available to send from the Kindness at Ohio State website.

Updated: New FSA/HRA portal pauses claims, reimbursements

Ohio State's Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) vendor will transition to a new participant portal. To accurately convert account information to the new system, there will be a claims blackout period from July 22-August 2, 2020.

Enrollment open for autumn term dependent tuition assistance

Dependent tuition assistance applications must be submitted each term. The enrollment window for autumn semester 2020 opened Monday, July 6 and closes Friday, August 28. Faculty and staff can apply online or with a paper application. The student must have a social security number on file with Buckeye Link to receive dependent tuition assistance.

Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award recipients honored for their exceptional contributions to Ohio State

Congratulations to this year’s Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award recipients recognized during Ohio State’s Sesquicentennial - a time to commemorate the institution, honor our heritage and applaud the collective efforts of those who have built the university’s legacy and its future.

Enrollment window closing soon for Dependent Tuition Assistance

Applications for dependent tuition assistance must be submitted each semester. The enrollment window for summer semester 2020 closes Friday, June 12, 2020. Students must have their social security number on file with Buckeye Link in order to receive the Dependent Tuition Assistance.
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