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As announced via email and in the Workforce and time clock upgrade announcement, an upgrade was scheduled from Wednesday, August 7 through Thursday, August 8. As of this morning, the upgrade has been completed. Users will observe visual changes with no major changes to system functionality.

The Alexander Local School District recently passed an operational levy that will implement a 1 percent school district tax to all its residents. Faculty, staff, and student employees that reside within the district need to complete a new State of Ohio Employee's Withholding Exemption Certificate to allow UHR to begin withholdings for this new tax in 2020.

A Workforce system upgrade is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, August 7. After normal payroll processing is complete, Workforce will remain unavailable for the remainder of the day on August 7. Users can expect Workforce to be available on Thursday, August 8. The time clocks used by hourly and student employees will be upgraded in conjunction with the Workforce system enhancements. To implement the upgrade, time clocks will be offline from Sunday, August 4 at 10:00 PM through Monday, August 5 at 4:00 AM.

Anthem mailed new medical ID cards to enrolled members this week. Cards are effective beginning July 1, 2019.

As the end of FY19 approaches, faculty and staff are reminded to record all planned and/or confirmed absences through June 30 in the appropriate system to ensure that leave balances are appropriately reflected and carried over into FY20.

The Performance Management: Foundations and Goal Setting course has been updated to an e-learning course, replacing the previous classroom version of this training.

As a reminder, the annual Benefits Open Enrollment period will be open through tomorrow, Wednesday, May 8, 2019.

Detailed plan coverage options are available on the Open Enrollment web page.

We invite you to voluntarily self-identify in a variety of areas to help more accurately determine the diversity of our workforce. 

The purpose of this memo is to increase awareness of an essential federal compliance issue and to ask your assistance in ensuring that Ohio University is 100% compliant.

To further support the work/life balance of Ohio University staff members, the University encourages departments to offer staff members flexibility in their hours of work during the summer term.