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New Roth Retirement Options Available July 1

Starting July 1, 2022, Roth (after-tax) contributions, along with an in-plan Roth conversion feature, will be available in 403(b) and 457(b) retirement plans. Active employees will be able to make Roth contributions through a current 403(b) and/or 457(b) plan provider.

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.

Tuition Assistance Enrollment Window Opens for Autumn Semester

Applications for tuition assistance benefits must be submitted each term, and the enrollment window for autumn semester 2022 is June 27-August 26, 2022.

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.

Career Roadmap Implementation Dates and Employee Review Progress

Launching this fall, Ohio State’s Career Roadmap will deliver a new approach for consistently hiring, managing and developing staff. The scope of Career Roadmap includes 26,000 staff positions across the medical center, main campus and regional campuses.

Ohio State staff recognized for outstanding contributions and achievements

Thirteen remarkable staff employees have been chosen to receive Ohio State’s highest staff recognition, the 2022 Distinguished Staff Award. Congratulations to the recipients who have been recognized for greatly contributing to the university’s mission and demonstrating Ohio State values.

Mental Health Resources for Ohio State Employees

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the mental health and well-being resources offered to benefits-eligible Ohio State employees and their families.

Remarkable faculty, staff and students recognized for significant diversity and inclusion outcomes

Congratulations to the honorees selected for the 2022 Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award. Five exceptional recipients are being recognized for their outstanding commitment to enhancing Ohio State’s diversity and inclusion efforts.

Enrollment Window for Summer Tuition Assistance Closing

Applications are required each applicable semester to receive faculty and staff tuition assistance. Eligible faculty and staff can apply in Workday (recommended) or with paper forms. The enrollment window for summer semester 2022 ends May 13, 2022.

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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.

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.

Open Enrollment: New Lifestyle Spending Accounts Coming in 2023

During Open Enrollment, Ohio State is sharing information about a new benefit that will be available in 2023 – Lifestyle Spending Accounts (LSA). An LSA allows you to personalize your benefits and be reimbursed for eligible expenses that support overall health and well-being.

Ohio State honored with 2022 Governor’s Inclusive Employer Award

The Ohio State University and the Wexner Medical Center were honored with the 2022 Governor’s Inclusive Employer Award on October 17, 2022. The award recognizes the commitment to individuals with disabilities in the workplace.

New Roth Retirement Options Available July 1

Starting July 1, 2022, Roth (after-tax) contributions, along with an in-plan Roth conversion feature, will be available in 403(b) and 457(b) retirement plans. Active employees will be able to make Roth contributions through a current 403(b) and/or 457(b) plan provider.