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Staff Compensation Policy

The Salary Administration & Classification policy has been renamed the "Staff Compensation Policy 3.10," and the content has been revised effective Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. The update merges two policies, and most content is carried over from the previous policies.

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.

Policy Reminder: Ohio State is a Tobacco Free Environment

To promote public health, campus community well-being and the university’s goal to be the healthiest higher education institution, tobacco use on Ohio State property is prohibited. Please review the policy, resources and tobacco cessation information that are available.

Updates to Rules for Classified Civil Service available for feedback

Ohio State’s Rules for Classified Civil Service (CCS) are being updated, and CCS employees have the opportunity to review the proposed changes and provide feedback until Friday, July 8, 2022. The Rules are being updated to align with current business operating structure and the implementation of Career Roadmap.

Policy Reminder: Self-Disclosure of Criminal Convictions

To promote a safe and secure environment for the Ohio State community, disclosing all criminal convictions is required and any new convictions must be reported within three business days of the conviction. Review the Self-Disclosure of Criminal Convictions policy 4.17 for more details.

Reminder: Time and Attendance Standards

Human Resources has outlined time and attendance guidance for university employees. The guidance provides expectations for documenting: time worked, meal periods, paid breaks, start times and tardiness, unplanned absences, approving time worked and accountability.

Policy Reminder: Whistleblower

All faculty, staff, students and volunteers should report suspected or actual wrongful conduct, and Ohio State is committed to protecting them. The Whistleblower Policy 1.40 outlines additional details about retaliation and disclosure.

Policy Reminder: Nepotism

The Nepotism Policy 1.25 emphasizes that selection of personnel is based on job-related qualifications. Individuals must notify their supervisor if any family member applies for a position for which they will be responsible or may influence the employment actions.

Weather-related resources and closing reminders

It is important to be aware of the university’s weather-related resources and policy, know your disaster designation and learn 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.

Unused Compensatory Time to be Paid Out Beginning in 2022

Unused compensatory time will be paid out starting in 2022 per the previously revised Scheduling Work and Overtime Compensation Policy 6.10. The policy states that compensatory time must be used within 365 days. The policy requires that any earned compensatory time that is not used within 365 days will be paid out with the next pay period.

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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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