The University Staff Advisory Committee (USAC) is hosting a Conversation with Susan Basso, Senior Vice President for Talent, Culture and Human Resources, on Thursday, May 10, 2018. The event will take place at the US Bank Theater in the Ohio Union from 12-1 p.m. Light refreshments and cookies will be provided. During the event, participants will hear from Susan about the Human Resources’ Strategic Plan, staff engagement and general university themes. Staff are encouraged to submit questions ahead of time to gather input on the themes to be discussed. Submit questions at go.osu.edu/convo .
On Monday, May 7, 2018, the university will implement summer work hours, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Some areas may have additional hours outside of this core, or may choose not to change their hours at all, in an effort to meet customer and student needs. Offices are responsible for communicating extended hours and any schedule changes to their employees and customers. Regular hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., for those offices that do make a switch, will resume on Monday, August 13.
A new university-wide contract for local accommodations and meeting space, was recently awarded to 17 properties by the Strategic Procurement team. The Strategic Procurement team has pre-negotiated terms and rates with local hotels for use by the University as part of a competitive Request for Proposal (RFP). The scope of these contracts include individual and group accommodations, meeting space, AV/TV service, food and beverage services, and additional services for events at each property. Pre-negotiated terms include pricing, cancellation, attrition, concessions, etc. For additional contract details, please contact Procurement directly. As part of the master agreement, individual and group event reservations...
Technology Commercialization Ohio State startup AveXis Inc. is being acquired by one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world for $8.7 billion.
The company develops gene therapies using research that originated at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Ohio State. AveXis announced the acquisition agreement with Novartis on Monday . The university could realize about $2.7 million from its stake in AveXis based on current and recently sold holdings.
AveXis is focused on treatments for rare and life-threatening neurological diseases, including a form of spinal muscular atrophy that is the leading genetic cause of infant mortality. Completion...
Charter Bus Services are now part of eStores MyQuote. The range of services offered include motor coach, mini bus, airport service, and shuttle. All the awarded suppliers were reviewed and assessed by a cross-functional university team, including the office of Risk Management and all of them hold the necessary insurance certificates and have been vetted and approved.
The five (5) suppliers offering in-Ohio coverage may be located in eStores My Quote:
Cardinal Transportation LTD Lakefront Lines Inc. STM Driven (previously True North Travel Solutions) Windstar Lines Baron’s Bus
Please visit our website for specific ordering and contract...
Our commitment to innovative funding has garnered another big award.
IJ Global, an international finance publication, identified the university’s Comprehensive Energy Management partnership as both the winner of the North American social infrastructure category as well as the best example overall for North America in 2017.