Staff Affairs

Update: In 2018-19, President Drake asked USAC to evaluate what we currently do well and identify ways to improve it which lead us to start off the year with the Staff Compensation and Benefits Subcommittee (SCBS) working to create a mission statement. It states, the Staff Affairs Subcommittee is responsible for engaging with University policies, initiatives and promoting equity for staff. This is accomplished through data collection, education, and partnerships with organizations across the University. The topics addressed include, but are not limited to, total rewards, career progression, and health and wellness. Upon reflection of the mission statement, the committee felt as though the current name didn’t accurately reflect the work. We proposed the name to be changed from Staff Compensation and Benefits Sub-committee to the Staff Affairs Subcommittee. This was voted on by the full committee in the fall, approved as a by-law change in March 2020.

The Staff Affairs (SA) subcommittee is responsible for engaging with University policies, initiatives and promoting equity for staff. This is accomplished through data collection, education, and partnerships with organizations across the University. The topics addressed include, but are not limited to, total rewards, career progression, and health and wellness.

In recent years, Staff Affairs has been able to work with senior leaders to benefit staff in the following areas:

  • Increased awareness of the Flexible Work Policy and best practices regarding implementation
  • Increased funding for staff development grants
  • Increased funding for the employee emergency fund
  • Changes to the graduate tuition benefit reducing tax impacts for staff
  • Changes to rewards and recognition activities and events focusing on expanded recognition in earlier stages in a staff member’s career

View last year’s report here.

The subcommittee is currently working with campus and internal partners on the Staff Benefits and Wellness Expo and the Enterprise Project. The change management aspects of the Enterprise Project will be a major focus for SCBS as the University moves forward with this groundbreaking business process transformation and system implementation project.

Leadership


Sandy Otis

Sandy Otis, Staff Affairs, Chair

3rd Year Member
Analyst, Office of Business and Finance Asset Management
otis.12@osu.edu
Pronouns: she, her, hers


Stacey Houser, Staff Affairs, Vice-Chair

2nd Year Member
Associate Director of Risk Management & Insurance, Business & Finance
houser.61@osu.edu

 


Committee Members

Committee assignments to be determined shortly

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