HR Connection will launch September 21, and can be accessed using Compass , the HR Connection Portal , via email ( HRConnection@osu.edu ) and by phone (614-247-myHR). The HR Connection Portal will be available 24/7 and hours of operation for phone and email response will be 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Faculty, staff, and student employees can contact HR Connection for support on a variety of HR and payroll requests.
For a list of services available through HR Connection, please refer to the service catalog .
Planning your next professional development opportunity and need funding? Apply online for the Staff Career Development Grant . This Ohio State grant provides staff with an opportunity to participate in learning experiences on and off campus that match their needs and career goals.
Eligible staff can apply for a Staff Career Development Grant of up to $1,250 for individuals, $1,750 for groups of 2-10 and $2,000 for groups of 11 or more. Grants can be used for a variety of professional development opportunities related to job and/or career goals, excluding travel at this time. All applicants are encouraged...
A new budget for Ohio State provides a clearer picture of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on university operations. The Board of Trustees voted today to approve a $7.5 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2021. University leadership presented a detailed overview of the budget to the board that showed how the pandemic continues to present significant budgetary challenges for Ohio State. No source of revenue is unaffected.
As previously announced, The Ohio State University is implementing a $15 per hour minimum wage for qualifying staff members in non-bargaining units. The new minimum wage is effective August 30, 2020. The first paychecks to reflect the new minimum wage will be September 25, 2020. Eligible staff employees who are currently paid below $15 per hour will receive a pay adjustment to $15 per hour. In addition, an adjustment will increase the pay of employees who are currently paid $15-$15.99 per hour to a new hourly wage of $16 in recognition of their skills and experience relative to staff moving...
As part of the safe return to campus, every Staff and Faculty member with a planned return date to campus should receive a return-to-campus kit. Departments should procure the kits before their Staff and Faculty return to campus, at no cost through eStores. Please batch your department kits to eliminate extra deliveries on campus. Kits are one per person; student kits are obtained through a separate process .
Staff Return-to-campus kits
Include: one disposable mask, two reusable cloth masks, a thermometer, disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer.
Order through eStores with item number WK-STAFF...
Return-to-campus kits will be available at no cost through the university’s e-store program. Faculty kits will include chalk, markers and supplies to clean the boards in their classrooms. Department managers or human resources staff can procure the kits for faculty and staff before they return to campus. The e-store is expected to have kits available on Aug. 17.
Setting goals can be a way to think positively, purposefully and productively about the future. Defining clear goals that align with college or unit goals and stretch the employee is an important conversation in the Performance and Development Cycle. New resources are available on HR’s Gateway to Learning website with suggestions for managers and employees. In addition, there is a Conversations of Performance Management course in BuckeyeLearn with a video and tip sheets for each of these conversations: Plan, Develop, Feedback, Review.
Together As Buckeyes, we collectively bring to life the university’s mission and each of your individual contributions is very much appreciated. Next week, July 27-31, is Faculty and Staff Appreciation Week. In celebration, there are several virtual events and discounts available for you, and you can also show appreciation for your colleagues with personalized messages and virtual cards available to send from the Kindness at Ohio State website .
Domestic and international travel restrictions, initially announced in March, have been extended until December 31, 2020 . All previously approved travel prior to that date must be canceled. Exemption processes and elevated approvals related to travel restrictions under specific circumstances are summarized below.