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Academic Recess Announced for December 27-30, 2022

The Ohio State University is invoking its Weather or Other Short-Term Closing Policy 6.15 as an academic recess to support the health, safety and well-being of the university’s workforce. All academic campuses will close December 27-30, 2022.

Career Roadmap November Implementation Details

When implemented in November, Career Roadmap will provide a new tool for staff to develop and build successful career paths at Ohio State. Because Ohio State has two pay frequencies.

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.

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.

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.

Health Measures in Place

Remain vigilant about health measures, including wearing well-fitted masks indoors, frequently washing your hands and staying home if you feel sick. Everyone who is eligible is encouraged to get booster shots. Full details and guidance are available on the Safe and Healthy Buckeyes website.

Staff Career Development Grant accepted through January 31, 2022

Applications for the Staff Career Development Grants are being accepted through January 31, 2022. Eligible staff can apply for $1,250-$2,000 for professional development opportunities occurring between March 2022 - September 2022.

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Benefits Open Enrollment Summary Available in Workday

Faculty and staff eligible for Ohio State benefits can review their 2023 Open Enrollment benefits summary in Workday. The summary reflects enrollment in university-sponsored medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts (FSA), life insurance and short-term disability plans that will be in effect January 1 - December 31, 2023.

Webinar on 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 November 17.

Open Enrollment ends November 15

Open Enrollment ends Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. This is the final opportunity to make changes to 2023 benefit elections in Workday for full-time and part-time faculty and staff in regular, term or seasonal positions. Other employees need to use paper or PDF forms to enroll.

Open Enrollment Starts Today

Open Enrollment for 2023 benefits starts today, November 1, 2022, and ends November 15, 2022. Open Enrollment is the annual opportunity to evaluate your benefit options and make any necessary elections for the coming year. Visit the Open Enrollment website for benefit details and information on webinars and recorded presentations.

2023 Open Enrollment Benefits Information

Open Enrollment, the annual opportunity for eligible employees to evaluate benefit options and make elections for the coming year, will be November 1-15, 2022. This year’s enhancements include a new Lifestyle Spending Account funded by the university, back-up caregiving assistance and expanded fertility benefits in the health plan.
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