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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.

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.

Tobacco Free reminder

The World Health Organization's annual World No Tobacco Day is Friday, May 31. As a reminder, tobacco use on Ohio State property is prohibited. In recognition of the day, faculty and staff are encouraged to review the policy and available cessation resources and information.

Flexible Work Policy reminder

Flexible Work Policy 6.12 helps the university achieve a reliable and productive work environment that enables staff to balance work and personal needs. If you are interested in establishing a flexible work arrangement, work with your supervisor and review the policy for specific instructions.

Self-Disclosure of Criminal Convictions reminder

To promote a safe Ohio State community, the Self-Disclosure of Criminal Convictions policy requires faculty, staff, graduate associates and student employees, appointees, volunteers, third party staffing vendors and individuals interacting with minors to self-disclose criminal convictions that occur within three business days of the conviction.

Conflict of Interest reminder

Ohio State employees are subject to various conflicts of interest provisions under federal regulations, state law, and university policy. As a reminder, please make sure to review the Conflict of Interest and Work Outside the University policy 1.30.

Whistleblower Policy Reminder

Ohio State faculty, staff, students and volunteers are encouraged to report suspected or actual wrongful conduct. Please review the Whistleblower Policy, which is intended to protect individuals who engage in good faith disclosure of alleged wrongful conduct.

Complete the sexual misconduct education for faculty and staff

To help identify, disrupt and report sexual misconduct, the online course “Report = Support: Identifying and Responding to Sexual Misconduct” has been assigned to everyone’s BuckeyeLearn transcript. More information is on the Title IX website.

Nepotism Policy Reminder

The Nepotism Policy emphasizes that the selection of employees is based on job-related qualifications and performance, and relationship by family, marriage or domestic partnership will not preclude hiring or promotion/transfer. Review the policy for details.

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.

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Open Enrollment ends November 14

Open Enrollment ends Thursday (11/14) at 11:59 p.m. This is your final opportunity to make changes to your benefit elections for 2020. Don’t forget to click “Authorize and Submit” to complete your enrollment. Review plan information on the Open Enrollment website.

Employees to benefit from clear paths to HR support

The adoption of a new HR Service Delivery model across campus and the Wexner Medical Center is a key effort in delivering consistent, high-quality services and a cornerstone initiative of Ohio State’s HR Transformation efforts.

Enrollment window for spring term dependent tuition assistance opens November 11

Dependent tuition assistance applications must be submitted each term. The enrollment window for spring semester 2020 opens November 11, 2019, and closes January 10, 2020. 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.

Forming the HR Shared Service Center

On Monday, September 9, HR colleagues participating in the HR Service Delivery (HRSD) pilot moved to the Office of Human Resources (OHR) location at South Campus Gateway, hitting a milestone in the development of the center, newly named HR Connection. Pilot partners celebrated their new office space with a welcome event.

HR Professionals and Leaders Look Ahead to New HR Model

On Monday, August 26, The HR community participated in an open house forum to connect with HR leadership in an open dialogue about Ohio State’s HR Transformation efforts. The 400 HR professionals in attendance were able to gain insights and information to help them shape their careers within the future HR model.

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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.

Time to enroll: 2020 Open Enrollment now available

Open Enrollment begins today and will continue through Thursday, November 14, 2019. Open Enrollment is the one time each year to assess your benefits and make sure they will continue to meet your needs for the coming year.

2020 Open Enrollment - Life insurance options changing

Ohio State offers access to various life insurance plans to help provide you and your family with financial security. The life insurance options are changing in 2020 for eligible Ohio State employees, and Open Enrollment is your opportunity to adjust your coverage with those changes in mind.

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.
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