Submitted by Lisa Patton-Glinski:
Applications for dependent tuition assistance must be submitted each term. The enrollment window for spring semester 2018 closes January 12, 2018. Eligible faculty and staff can apply online or with paper applications. The student must have a social security number on file with the Buckeye Link to receive dependent tuition assistance.
- For more information, interested faculty and staff should see go.osu.edu/dependent-tuition.
- Questions should be directed to the Office of Human Resources Customer Service Center at HR@osu.edu or (614) 292-1050.
Submitted by Lisa Patton-Glinski: Open Enrollment ends today, November 14, at 11:59 p.m. This is the final opportunity for you to make changes to your benefit elections. An online presentation about plan changes and plan details are on the Open Enrollment website.
- University employees need to complete their benefit elections in Employee Self Service by 11:59 p.m. on November 14 and to click “Authorize and Submit” to complete their enrollment.
- You can review 2018 benefit information at hr.osu.edu/oe.
CampusParc has begun installing the next generation of parking access and revenue control system (PARCS) equipment in each of the 95 lanes in 16 parking garages across campus. This large-scale hardware and software installation will enhance the reliability of garage operations, provide new, user-friendly payment equipment, and serve as a foundation for future improvements.
Validation of entry tickets will be accomplished by placing a barcode sticker within the validation box on the entry ticket (as seen below). Each validation sticker is unique and can be used only once. This method replaces the chaser ticket, making the payment process smoother for university guests. The pay machine will read the entry ticket and the validation sticker, calculate the new parking fee, and update the balance accordingly.
The process for purchasing validations remains the same. Depending on the type of validation needed, there are two purchase methods. Prepaid Validations. Since single exit validations are prepaid, an eRequest for a specified number of validations should be submitted. Upon receipt of an eRequest, the requested number of validation stickers will be provided in sheets, similar to return address labels. Post-Paid Validations. All other validation types offered by CampusParc do not have value before they are used. These postpaid validations are invoiced monthly based on the number of validations used. Post-paid validations can be requested by university departments or other clients via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
While not available initially, virtual validations are expected to be offered in the near future. Virtual validations will allow departments to validate entry tickets via a secure online portal or smartphone app. No stickers needed!
Veterans Day Holiday CABS service
In observance of the Veterans Day holiday, CABS will run reduced service on Friday (11/10). The Overnight and Weekend, Buckeye Village and paratransit will operate on the weekend schedule. The Med Center Express will run its normal schedule. All other routes will not run during this time.
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Major traffic delays along King Avenue, Cannon Drive
Construction continues along King Avenue and Cannon Drive as part of the Cannon Drive relocation project. Beginning Monday (11/6), the northern, westbound lane of King Avenue will close from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Beginning Sunday (11/12), Cannon Drive and King Avenue will be restricted to one lane of traffic in each direction 24 hours a day. King Avenue lane restrictions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. will resume on Monday (11/20). Major traffic delays are anticipated during these times.
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This two-hour instructor-led workshop provides participants with key legal and policy details and information on how to recognize sexual misconduct, file a complaint or make a report and prevent sexual misconduct in the work and academic settings. Finding resources for support also is discussed. The session is Thursday, November 9, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Office of Human Resources, 1590 N. High St.
Please register in advance in BuckeyeLearn.
The Enterprise Project, a business process transformation and system implementation initiative, will leverage Workday and other enterprise technologies to enable Ohio State’s mission and advance the Time and Change strategic plan. To improve operational efficiencies and student, faculty, staff and patient experiences, this multiyear project will streamline business processes, replace core administrative systems (PeopleSoft and others) and implement new data analytic capabilities. The Enterprise Project has initiated the Architect Phase.
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Submitted by Randall McKenzie:
Make your 2017 tax season a little easier:
Sign up to receive your W-2 online (http://www.eprofile.osu.edu/)
- Employees who are enrolled by January 10, 2018, will receive their W-2 electronically
- Login at http://www.eprofile.osu.edu/ to view your current W-2 consent status
Did you move this year??
- Update your home address by logging into Employee Self Service (http://www.eprofile.osu.edu/)
- Addresses should be updated by January 5, 2018, to ensure W-2’s are mailed to the correct address
- The US Postal Service will not forward W-2’s
Are you still receiving a paper paycheck every payday??
Any questions regarding taxation, direct deposit, or W-2 information?
- Contact the Payroll Tax Office at 2-2311 or email@example.com
- Contact our staff at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions regarding taxation on Nonresident Aliens
Submitted by Sue Beck: Ohio State is committed to creating a positive learning experience for everyone at the university, and a key part of this mission is access for everyone. To help inform those in higher education about all things accessibility, Associate Instructional Designer Megan Fogel created the AccessEDU podcast.
Listen through the current episodes and share your story on air.
Submitted by Randall McKenzie: Open Enrollment for 2018 benefits is November 1-14, 2017. Open Enrollment is the one time each year to assess your benefits and make sure they will continue to meet your needs for the coming year.
The Office of Human Resources has a pre-recorded webinar available at https://hr.osu.edu/oe/forums-webinars/ to provide information about changes to the health and welfare benefits for the 2018 plan year. There are also several live webinars and in-person sessions scheduled. During these sessions, Benefits Consultants will address issues to consider when making benefits elections.
Live Open Enrollment Webinars:
Live Open Enrollment Benefit Forums: Register for any forum at https://hr.osu.edu/oe/forums-webinars/
- October 25, 1:30pm-3:00pm Moritz College of Law, Room 103
- October 26, 10:30am-12:00pm Ross Heart Hospital, Room H1213
- October 31, 11:00am-12:30pm Martha Morehouse, Room 1150
- November 1, 11:00am-12:30pm Physics Research Building, Room 1080
If you have any enrollment questions, please contact the Office of Human Resources (OHR) Customer Service at HR@osu.edu, (614) 292-1050 or 1-800-678-6010. Representatives are available Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Submitted by Stephen Myers, Associate Vice Provost, Outreach and Engagement: Please mark your calendars for a December 4 tribute to Civil Rights Leader Rosa Parks on Monday, December 4. A Community Leaders Forum will be held at the Fawcett Event Center at 2400 Olentangy River Rd. At 7 p.m., a community conversation will be presented in the Fawcett Center’s TV studio. The forum is free and open to the public.
Additional details will be coming in the days ahead.