Managing our shared health care costs

“Life is not merely being alive, but being well.” -- Marcus Valerius Martialis, first century poet

Along those lines, Open Enrollment is not merely choosing health care, but choosing to live well. This blog series will help you make informed choices by exploring in greater detail the benefits offered to Ohio State faculty and staff and the general environment shaping those benefits.

This first post will provide some context about Ohio State’s efforts to control costs that impact the university and individual faculty and staff.

Revised Sexual Misconduct Policy Serves as a Unified Campus Policy

As part of a comprehensive effort to enhance the health, safety and well-being of our community, the university recently revised its policies on sexual misconduct. This comprehensive focus includes a close partnership with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights. Since signing an agreement with this federal agency in September 2014, the university has been working closely with them to ensure our policies align with national best practices for campus and community safety.

Registration Open for Activities and Programs with Minors

Ohio State’s Activities and Programs with Minor Participants policy promotes the safety and well-being of minors entrusted to the university’s care. The policy requires annual registration of programs that involve minor participants. Registration for 2015-2016 academic year is now available.

If this is your first time hearing of the policy and you work with minors, please review it as soon as possible. For those already familiar with the policy, please complete your annual requirements for this academic year:

Professional Development Grant Applications Accepted August 3-31

Two opportunities are available for staff and managers to apply for professional development grants. 

Total Rewards Statement shows Ohio State’s investment in you

The Office of Human Resources produced a Total Rewards Statement customized for Ohio State faculty and staff that provides a comprehensive look at the university's investment in each individual and the personal value received by working at Ohio State.

The statement includes personalized information on compensation, benefits and other rewards that faculty and staff receive. Read here for more information.

Expanded Minors Policy Results in Increased Registration and Training Across Ohio State

There has been significant activity across campus since the January 1 expansion of the Activities and Programs with Minor Participants policy. From increased program registration to policy trainings, the Ohio State community has been working diligently to make campus an even safer and more enriching environment for minors.

Ohio State Recognized by Heart Association as Fit-Friendly Worksite

Ohio State has been recognized as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association (AHA) for helping employees eat better and move more.

Supplemental Individual Disability Insurance

Ohio State strives to offer benefits that enhance financial security for you and your family. Eligible Ohio State faculty and staff have an opportunity beginning June 15, 2015, to enroll in the Supplemental Individual Disability Insurance (IDI) plan. Eligible employees include faculty and staff earning an annual base salary of at least $100,000 and working at least 20 hours (50% FTE) per week.

Congratulations to the 2015 Distinguished Staff Award Recipients

The Distinguished Staff Awards recognize and celebrate staff members who have made an impact at The Ohio State University. Congratulations to the 2015 honorees.

The Ohio State University Voted Best Columbus Employer by (614) Magazine

The Ohio State University has been named as the top Columbus employer for the second consecutive year by (614) Magazine.