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1 The Ohio State University Ohio Staff Council of Higher Education 24th Annual Summer Conference June 19-20, 2014 @ Columbus State and Ohio State

2 Pay/Salary Increases: Staff – we are expecting no more than a 2% aggregate pool Faculty – again we are expecting a 2% aggregate pool; 6% for a promotion. Union/Bargaining – no information at this time. Note: While a small increase is better than no increase, it becomes increasingly challenging to reward and retain good employees. We have a shrinking number of Classified Civil Service positions in the university. The typical variance between non CCS and CCS salary aggregates has been.25% in the past. This is the first year that the university is allowing more flexibility with regard to the variance percentage to acknowledge the lower numbers of CCS staff in the units and to allow the ability to deal with poor performance in CCS positions without a negative impact on the aggregate.

3 Change in Benefits Program: Ohio State Family Wellness Expo June is National Wellness Month! The Ohio State University is excited to announce its very first Family Wellness Games on Saturday, June 21st. These games will be a fun-filled day of learning for families with children and teens of all ages to explore and learn about the 9 dimensions of wellness. Engage in wellness activities designed to improve your family’s health and well-being, including family-oriented activity classes, nutrition and food demos, fun wellness games and challenges, career exploration, health simulations, tips for increasing personal energy, and much more! Eddie George, Ohio State’s Heisman Trophy winner, and Dr. Bernadette Melnyk, the University’s chief wellness officer, will be there to help you learn the best wellness strategies to improve the lives of your entire family. A healthy lunch and snacks will be provided. Join us from 9 to 3 pm at the Recreation and Physical Activity Center on Ohio State’s main campus. It will be a wellness day you won’t forget! Goal is to support both individual wellness goals and Ohio State’s aim to be the world's healthiest university and to transform the focus of health care from treating illness to preventing disease before it occurs. Those who take the Personal Health Assessment (PHA), including the biometric screening will continue to receive an annual $360 PHA premium credit. An additional $120 PHA premium credit when your spouse/same-sex domestic partner also completes the PHA. Faculty and staff who choose not to participate in the PHA are limited to only one health plan with higher premiums and deductibles, as well as lower coinsurance coverage. There was a nominal charge for dependent coverage. National Employee Wellness Month Starts Next Week! The month of June is going to be packed with opportunities to CONNECT, MOVE, NOURISH and RECHARGE as the campus celebrates National Employee Wellness Month (NEWM). To open the month, Your Plan for Health is partnering with Rec Sports to offer all faculty/staff, their spouses/same-sex domestic partners and dependents under the age of 18 a FREE WEEK at all Rec Sports locations! Enjoy this limited time opportunity to test out the facility, take group fitness classes, enjoy the pool and much more. Not sure the RPAC is for you? Take one of the guided tours and get your questions answered. Additional activities throughout the week include: yoga and pilates classes, a stair climbing workout and a line dancing session. There is something for everyone!

4 Layoffs/Terminations/Furloughs None that were university driven as of yet. Although the University Separation Incentive is still a viable option for areas where it make sense. Classification and Compensation Project Ohio State is still undergoing a very large, multi year Classification and Compensation Project through Sibson Consulting. The project is still moving along as scheduled. This is to accomplish/establish the purpose of our pay programs, external market and positioning, variability of pay within and between jobs, internal equity, role of performance, career tracks, transparency and decision making. Pay ranges will be meaningful and based on market. Few exceptions for being paid outside the range. Benchmarking based on KSAs, impact and scope of responsibility. Student Employment Policy Changes were made to the student employment policy related to the Affordable Care Act. Enrolled students can work up to 28 hours per week (used to be 30)- no matter the enrollment hours. Students not enrolled can work up to 38 hours per week (used to be 40). Even with these limits, students can still become benefits eligible.

5 Ohio State’s Participation in a regional Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) The Ohio State University has partnered with Case Western Reserve University to establish a regional Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). The OH/Western PA/WV HERC is a partnership of 30+ campuses that work together to improve faculty, research, and staff recruitment with an emphasis on enhancing diversity & assisting dual career couples. This regional HERC offers: · One comprehensive job board for faculty, research, and staff positions · Gateway to jobs within a commutable distance in our region · Dual career search technology · Email job alerts · 13,000+ CV/resume database · Regional and relocation resources · Higher education jobseeker news & tips Beginning Friday, May 16, all job postings on the Careers at Ohio State website ( ) will automatically be posted to the HERC website, with the exception of postings with intended candidates (pounded positions). Job postings will be removed from the HERC website based on their posting end Employment of Minors at Ohio State It is that time of year when some units employ individuals who are under the age of 18, so it is a good time to review Ohio law. While every individual under the age of 18 (who has not graduated from high school) is considered a minor and must have a working permit on or before the first day of work, minors aged 16 and 17 employed during summer vacation are not required to obtain a work permit. Instead, as a condition of employment and per Ohio Minor Labor laws, minors aged 16 and 17 must present the following information to the unit prior to working: 1. Proof of age of the minor must be verified and a copy maintained by the department. 2. A signed consent form from the parent or guardian of the minor providing consent to the proposed employment.consent form Minors aged 14 and 15 are still required to have a working permit during summer vacation. Summer vacation for minors is defined by Ohio law as the time period from "after the last day of the school term in spring and before the first day of the school term in fall." This term does not correspond to the university’s summer break. You must use the summer vacation dates for the school district in which the student resides. Additionally, we have created a new student assistant title to use for these hires. The Student Assistant – Non-OSU Minor title (job code 7964) is now available. This title should be used for student employees who are minors (under the age of 18) and are not enrolled students of The Ohio State University. Changes to Football Tickets Tickets are still allotted by points (years of service and your position) New this year is that you have an opportunity to select your actual seats for the season. Staff who paid for tickets were given a “window” in which they could select their seats from those still available for the season.

6 The Ohio State University University Staff Advisory Committee Committee Accomplishments 2013-2014 1. Provide feedback on behalf of staff Successful awarded over $100,000 in professional development grants through the enhanced funding of existing Staff Career Development Grant and creation of the new Staff Manager Development Grant Hosted a retreat for Staff Advisory Committees (SAC) on the Columbus campus and smaller campuses Participated in Presidential Search Advisory Subcommittee on behalf of staff (Chair) Participated in the Parking Advisory Committee on behalf of staff (Chair) Participated in Comprehensive Parking and Transportation Plan on behalf of staff (Chair) Participated in the One University Health & Wellness Council on behalf of staff (Chair) Represented USAC on a task force aimed at implementing a subsidized option for COTA passes for faculty and staff (USAC member) Shared a large volume of staff feedback with CampusParc representatives 2. Strengthen strategic partnerships Met with members of the Leadership Development Collaborative regarding professional development opportunities Developed strong relationships with the Human Resources leadership team Hosted a USAC alumni picnic to reestablish relationships and lines of communication with former members Met with the President and Provost’s Council on Women (PPCW) to determine where our priorities overlap and where our voices can be strengthened by joining forces 3. Enhance Staff’s awareness of USAC SCBS members attended Staff Advisory Committee meetings to share updates on USAC projects and initiatives Volunteered at the inaugural Take a Lap Around the Oval event Hosted town hall on Health and Wellness where staff could learn more about the university’s initiatives around health and wellness Continued to streamline USAC materials to align with new University visual identity and branding

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