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Wednesday Wire: January 6, 2021

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HR News

  1. If you cover a spouse or dependent child on your medical plan, you will receive an annual request for information about any other medical coverage they may have. Your response is required, even if your dependent does not have other coverage.

  2. A vacation exception to allow use of accrued vacation over the established maximum carryover amounts as stated in Paid Leave Policy 6.27PDF file has been extended to include every employee whose service anniversary date is between March 22, 2020 through June 30, 2021.


  1. We are saddened to report the death of Grace Drake, a great friend of Ohio State ATI and CFAES. She was 94.

  2. Are you up for tenure or promotion this year? At 1 p.m. Friday (Jan. 8), Ohio State faculty are invited to learn about preparing for promotion and

  3. As we start spring semester amid an ever-changing pandemic, encouraging students to explore wellness resources now will help set them up for success. Consider sharing the Wellness app as a resource in welcome emails or your course as we start the semester.

  4. If you are a student or know of a student who is planning to make the transition to Columbus for SU21 or AU21 please contact Cate Hunko.1 to begin the process. Cate will enroll interested students in the Carmen Transition Modules where a quiz is completed at the end of modules along with a


  1. For those of you who missed attending ATI’s panel discussion, Best Practices in Engaging Students in a COVID World. Here is a document that compiles the contributions of students, staff, and faculty across campus prior to and during the panel discussion.

  2. Throughout the day on Friday (Jan. 8), the Drake Institute will host a number of workshops during New Faculty Welcome that are open to the university community.

  3. Prepare your students for entering the job market by scheduling an in-class workshop this spring.