Update on the Child Care Program

The Ohio State University’s top priority is providing a safe place for learning. The university has received the heartbreaking news that someone who was responsible for the care of children in our community may have caused harm and violated our trust. The university’s primary concern is for anyone in our affected community. 

People in need of support or resources are encouraged to call Praesidium Inc., a nationally recognized leader in preventing and responding to incidents of child sexual abuse, at 866-607-7233.

Reminder: Registration Required for Activities and Programs with Minors

Ohio State's Activities and Programs with Minor Participants policy requires registering all programs involving minor participants with the university's Youth Policy Coordinator, Lindsay Bond. Current programs operating with minor participants must be registered as soon as possible and future programs should be registered at least 60 days in advance of minors' participation.

What you need to do:

Voluntary Request for Faculty and Staff to Indicate Disability Status

Current employees who identify as disabled or have had a disability have the option to voluntarily log into Employee Self Service to indicate their disability status.

Ohio State Athletics Named One of the Best Places to Work in Sports

The Ohio State University Department of Athletics has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Sports by Forbes.com.

Weight Watchers is back and better than ever!

Benefits-enrolled faculty and staff have new opportunities to join the nation's #1 weight loss program this March! Faculty and staff can participate in the online program or choose to participate in meetings near their home or on campus. Visit go.osu.edu/weightwatchers for information on how to score the special Ohio State pricing and program options!

100 YP4H Bonus Points

If you have yet to complete your 2015 Biometric Screening, you may have the opportunity to earn 100 bonus points if you complete it between March 1 and April 30, 2015. Note:  If you completed a January 1-February 28 screening your 200 points will be awarded on March 15.  Thank you for being an early-bird! Click here for more information on how to schedule your screening.

Policy Reminder: Self-Disclosure of Criminal Convictions

As part of The Ohio State University’s Self-Disclosure of Criminal Convictions Policy, all current faculty, staff, graduate associates and student employees, appointees, volunteers and staff provided by third party vendors are required to self-disclose criminal convictions that occur within three business days of the conviction. 

2015 YP4H Program is Now Open

If your New Year's resolution includes eating healthier, being more active, managing stress better or taking charge of your preventive health, then there is a challenge waiting for you in the YP4H portal to help you get results. Benefits-eligible faculty andstaff and enrolled S/SSDPs can get started early to earn up to $125 in Amazon gift cards. Learn more about this year’s premium credit and medical plan requirements, bonus point opportunities and more. Contact yp4h@osu.edu for more information.

Distinguished Staff Award Nominations Accepted Until February 9

The Distinguished Staff Awards recognize and celebrate staff members who have made an impact at The Ohio State University. The annual award honors 12 outstanding staff members for their significant leadership, accomplishments and service to the university.

Staff Career Development Grant Applications Accepted Until January 31

The Staff Career Development Grant provides staff with an opportunity to further their growth and development. Grants can be used for professional development, education or training costs related to job and/or career goals.