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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.

Health Measures in Place

Remain vigilant about health measures, including wearing well-fitted masks indoors, frequently washing your hands and staying home if you feel sick. Everyone who is eligible is encouraged to get booster shots. Full details and guidance are available on the Safe and Healthy Buckeyes website.

New in 2022! Enhanced Well-Being Programs

New physical and emotional well-being programs can help you meet your personal goals. You can also earn even more YP4H incentives, including an additional $100 HRA credit bonus or $20 PulseCash bonus (depending on your medical plan enrollment status).

PHA deadline change. To receive premium credit, complete by December 14, 2020

To reduce your cost for health care and receive the full premium credit for 2021, complete a Personal Health and Well-Being Assessment (PHA) by Monday, Dec. 14, at 11:59 p.m. The PHA will not be available for completion starting December 15 to prepare for the transition from PeopleSoft to Workday. The PHA should be available again in early January.

Time is running out to save money on 2020 health care costs

Get a snapshot of your health and get rewarded with lower 2020 medical employee contribution rates when you complete two wellness activities by December 31, 2019.

“Every day is a gift:” Bill Goodson’s thoughts on health and working for Ohio State

As 4-H Camp Palmer executive director, Bill Goodson motivates youth to get active and healthy, and he uses Ohio State’s employee wellness program, Your Plan for Health, to motivate himself to stay well.

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

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Annual merit letters for faculty and campus staff available in Workday

Annual merit letters are now available in Workday for regular faculty and staff employees in colleges and university business units. These letters are generated in Workday when an employee receives either a base pay merit increase or a lump-sum merit payment.

Staff Career Development Grant

Applications for the Staff Career Development Grants are being accepted through August 19, 2022. Eligible staff can apply for $1,250-$2,000 for professional development opportunities occurring between October 2022 - April 2023.

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.

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.

Student loan forgiveness program for public service employees

Financial wellness is a critical component of overall well-being, and Ohio State offers resources for faculty and staff to help alleviate strain and stressors related to student loan debt.

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Managers and HR consultants can now assign employees to another manager in Workday

A recent enhancement is now in effect for how employees’ reporting structure data can be updated in Workday. As of Friday, Aug. 12, managers, manager liaisons and HR consultants have access to initiate assigning an employee or vacant position to another manager in Workday.

Workday Enhancements Improve Experience for Job Applicants and Managers

The new and updated notifications will help applicants and managers be engaged and informed throughout important hiring milestones to highlight action items and meet deadlines, creating a more efficient hiring process. The new and enhanced notifications will be live in Workday by early August 2022.

Faculty and Staff Appreciation Football Game

Faculty and staff have an opportunity to be randomly selected to receive four complimentary tickets to the Ohio State vs. Arkansas State football game on Saturday, Sept. 10, at noon. Opt-in by Wednesday, Aug. 10, at 11:59 p.m.

Faculty and Staff Appreciation Week July 26-Aug 1

In recognition of our incredible faculty and staff, a variety of in-person events, virtual activities and discounts are planned to celebrate. Thank you, faculty and staff, for your dedication and contributions to Ohio State!

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.
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