Ohio State Named One of 2016 Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs

Ohio State has been listed as one of 19 universities to be awarded 2016 Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs, according to a national study.

The study focused on workplace diversity, staffing practices and work environment, as well as examined categories such as family friendliness, salary, benefits, and professional development opportunities.

Read the full story on the Office of Student Life website

History of Convictions Questions Removed from Ohio State Applications

Changes in Ohio law necessitate the removal of any questions related to applicants’ history of convictions from all Ohio State employment applications by March 11, 2016, including student employment applications, intermittent positions, large recruitment events, faculty positions and third-party application systems. Questions about convictions history will be removed from PeopleAdmin (campus) and PeopleSoft (Wexner Medical Center) systems on or near March 6.

OPERS Retirement Seminars Planned for March

The Office of Human Resources will host retirement education seminars during the month of March for members of the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS).
“Education Today for Retirement Tomorrow” is for OPERS mid-career members who are eligible to retire after January 7, 2018 (Groups B and C). This seminar provides tips on preparing for retirement and reviews key decisions dates leading up to retirement. Seminars are held:

Register to Receive 2015 Tax Statements Electronically

Online W-2’s are generally available earlier than mailed copies and can be printed, saved and downloaded into most tax software.  To register to receive an electronic version of your 2015 W-2 Wage and Tax Statement, go to www.mytaxform.com by Wednesday (Jan. 13). If you choose this option, a paper copy will not be mailed to you.  More information can be found at the Office of the Controller's website.

2016 Affirmative Action Projects and Activities

The Ohio State University is a diverse community of people and ideas. As part of the university’s commitment to diversity, Ohio State aims to be a standard of excellence for employment equity in higher education.

In the coming year, the Office of Human Resources will lead initiatives to revitalize and reenergize Ohio State’s efforts related to Affirmative Action. The following are some of the projects and activities that will begin throughout the next year:

Staff Career Development Grant Applications Accepted Until January 31

The Office of Human Resources, in partnership with USAC, offers staff an opportunity to further their growth and development. The Staff Career Development Grant awards up to $1,000 for individuals and $1,500 for groups towards professional development, education or training costs related to job and/or career goals. Applications can be submitted through January 31, 2015.

Weather or Other Short-Term Closing Policy

Unsafe or extreme conditions due to winter weather sometimes necessitate use of the university’s Weather or Other Short-Term Closing Policy. Although the university strives to remain open, there are occasions when it is necessary to cancel classes and/or close offices or clinics. This policy does not apply to Wexner Medical Center employees. Our hospitals never close, so all Health System and James employees are deemed essential.

Staff Manager Development Grants Available for Ohio State Professional Development Programs

The Ohio State University is committed to the career development of all staff and a new change to the Staff Manager Development Grant gives managers greater access to professional development opportunities.

The Staff Manager Development Grant provides financial support for managers to enhance their management skills through development opportunities at Ohio State. Grants of up to $1,000 are available throughout the year to fund participation in workshops, programs or conferences at the university.

Distinguished Staff Award Nominations Accepted Until January 15

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.

Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Awards Nominations Accepted Until January 15

The Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award celebrates and rewards diversity efforts on The Ohio State University campus. The award recognizes up to five people who have demonstrated a significant commitment to enhancing diversity at Ohio State and exceeded expectations with their contributions to the diversity plans at Ohio State.