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. 

Updated Family and Medical Leave Policy Effective February 1, 2015

The Ohio State University, including the Wexner Medical Center, provides job-protected Family and Medical Leave (FML) to eligible faculty and staff for up to 12 work weeks (480 hours) of leave during a 12-month period based on qualifying events. On February 1, 2015, changes to the FML policy will take effect.  These changes include updated to FML eligibility, adding student employees as covered employees and modifying immediate family-member definitions to be consistent with federal guidelines.

Monthly Minors Memo: Policy Approved and Set for January 1 Effective Date

The Ohio State University reaches nearly 500,000 youth annually through more than 600 activities and programs in all of Ohio’s 88 counties. Throughout the past year, the Office of Human Resources has worked to formulate and approve a renewed policy regarding youth participation in University activities and programs. Ohio State’s goal is clear: to promote the safety and welfare of minors who participate in our activities and programs.

Yoga Class on December 9 to Support Columbus Elementary Students

Join this donation-based yoga class on Tuesday, December 9, from 4:45-5:45 p.m. at the Gateway HR offices to help supply elementary students with items they need. 

Spring Semester Dependent Tuition Assistance enrollment

Applications for Dependent Tuition Assistance (DTA) must be submitted each term for each dependent. Faculty and staff can apply online using Employee Self Service or via paper DTA applications.

Spring 2015 term enrollment window opens Monday (11/17) and closes Friday (1/16).
View Dependent Tuition Assistance for additional information, or contact HR Customer Service at 292-1050 or service@hr.osu.edu.

Monthly Minors Memo: Activities and Programs with Minor Participants - Training

Training is an integral part of the Activities and Programs with Minor Participants policy. The Office of Human Resources (OHR) provides training for faculty, staff, appointees, students, student employees, graduate associates, and volunteers with care, custody, or control of minors, with an online option through Carmen. A different training is also available for those who do not hold care, custody, or control of minors, and delivery of such training will be possible in a more immediate manner if needed.

Ohio State Again Named One of America's Best Adoption-friendly Workplaces by Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

The Ohio State University, including Wexner Medical Center, is again being recognized in 2014 by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption for employee adoption benefits. This year, Ohio State is ranked #3 in the Education industry category, #5 in the State of Ohio and #100 among employers in the United States on the organization’s 2014 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces List. Ohio State has made the list since 2007 when the Foundation began recognizing employers for their employee adoption benefits.