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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.

Lucy Loves Lucy

FOD Custodian Lucille Talbert has made changes for her own health and well-being – starting by walking around the Oval during her breaks and now taking Zumba classes through Your Plan for Health. Learn more about how she incorporates wellness activities into her daily routine.

Million Hearts Month events

Join Ohio State throughout February in supporting heart health by attending one of many complimentary events, including biometric screenings, educational programs and fitness classes.

Small goals and big results: Ohio State wellness resources help staff member succeed

Kathy McNutt’s January 2017 biometric screening was life-changing, and it spurred her wellness journey to be healthier. After learning that Ohio State discounts Weight Watchers memberships, she seized the opportunity...

Ohio State’s wellness culture motivates staff member

Doug Marshall has consistently grown healthier and stronger through a combination of healthy choices sparked by Your Plan for Health (YP4H) and Ohio State’s overall commitment to a culture of wellness.

Hit the Road with the Buckeyes

Get active with Your Plan for Health and "walk" the distance to Ohio State's away Big Ten football games. Join or start a team, track your steps through November 19 and earn Your Plan for Health points.

Seize the Summer Celebration August 16

Join Your Plan for Health on Wednesday, August 16, on the South Oval for an afternoon of health and wellness activities that embrace the Seize the Summer: Find Your Adventure challenge themes.

Faculty and staff got active in the Your Plan for Health Scarlet vs. Gray Showdown

After eight weeks of logging physical activity minutes, Team Gray has been named the champion of the latest Your Plan for Health team challenge.

Seize the Summer: Find your Adventure with Your Plan for Health (YP4H)

Choose your own journey in this summer wellness challenge and earn up to 500 YP4H points. Participate in up to five weekly challenges that enhance emotional well-being and explore different paths of personal growth.

Coming May 1 - The Scarlet vs. Gray Showdown

YP4H is introducing The Scarlet vs. Gray Showdown - a new physical activity team challenge taking place May 1 – June 25.

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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.

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Paid Leave Programs

Ohio State recognizes the importance of supporting faculty and staff as you balance career, personal and family life. As part of our total rewards package, the university provides paid and unpaid leaves to support employees. All paid leave offerings, eligibility and accrual is outlined in the Paid Leave Programs Policy.

Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Awards nominations open

The Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award recognizes individuals and groups for their commitment to enhancing diversity at Ohio State. Faculty, staff, students, student organizations and alumni can nominate their colleagues and peers who have made diversity part of university best practices.

Distinguished Staff Award nominations open

The Distinguished Staff Award, the university’s highest honor for staff, recognizes staff members who have made an impact at The Ohio State University. The annual award honors 12 outstanding staff members for their exceptional leadership, accomplishments, dedication and service to the university.

Benefits Confirmation Statements now available online

Faculty and staff eligible for Ohio State benefits can review their 2019 Benefits Confirmation Statement in Employee Self Service today through November 30, 2018. Employees will also receive a copy...

Open Enrollment ends November 14

Open Enrollment ends Wednesday (11/14) at 11:59 p.m. This is your final opportunity to make changes to your benefit elections for 2019. Don’t forget to click “Authorize and Submit” to complete your enrollment. Review plan information on the Open Enrollment website.
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