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2018 Distinguished Scholar Award recipients announced

The Distinguished Scholar Award honors senior professors for their exceptional scholarly accomplishments and younger faculty members for their demonstrated scholarly potential.

Congratulations to the 2018 Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching recipients

Honored for their superior teaching, faculty members are nominated by present and former students and colleagues and selected by a committee of alumni, students, and faculty.

HR Council announcement

Nine HR professionals have been named to serve on HR Council, an advisory group to HR leadership for the university’s HR community. Each will serve a three-year term to provide cross-organizational input and advocate on behalf of the campus HR community.

Ohio State benefits: Seeking medical care while traveling

Anyone enrolled in an Ohio State faculty and staff medical plan automatically has access to Ohio State Travel Assistance when traveling outside Ohio and abroad.

Wellness resources lead employee on journey of better health, confidence and peace

When Robin Adams began to lose sight of who she was, and found herself stressed, dissatisfied and unhappy, she turned to the YP4H program and OSU Health Plan health coaches to embark on her path of wellness and eventual self-love.

Ohio State named best Columbus employer by (614) Magazine

For the fifth year in a row, The Ohio State University has been named the (614) Magazine ColumBEST Top Employer. Additionally, the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center was awarded “Best Hospital” and the Veterinary Medical Center won “Best Veterinarian/Animal Hospital.”

HR Town Hall introduces strategic plan and provides leadership development

Human resources professionals from across Ohio State gathered recently for a town hall meeting to reflect on the past year’s accomplishments, focus on the strategy for the years ahead and engage with a leader-development expert.

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.

Distinguished Staff Awards honor outstanding Ohio State staff

The Distinguished Staff Award, the university’s highest staff recognition, annually honors 12 outstanding staff members who have made a significant impact at The Ohio State University. Recipients are recognized for their exceptional leadership, accomplishments and service to Ohio State.

Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Awards celebrate and recognize exceptional faculty, staff and students

In recognition of their exceptional diversity and inclusion work, five honorees have received the Ohio State Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award.

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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.

Dependent tuition assistance enrollment window open for spring 2019 term

The dependent tuition assistance enrollment window for spring 2019 term is open November 12, 2018 through January 11, 2019. Applications for dependent tuition assistance must be submitted each term.

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.

HR Leadership Announcement

Linette (Lin) Hillis will join Ohio State in the role of associate vice president for talent, diversity and leadership, Office of Human Resources. Lin’s first day will be on Monday, October 29, 2018.

Revised Paid Leave Programs Policy

To provide greater equity amongst Ohio State faculty and staff, the Paid Leave Programs policy has been revised on an interim basis, including changes to parental leave eligibility and vacation accrual for post-doctoral researchers and associated faculty.