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About OHIO Employee News

The OHIO Employee News (OEN) email newsletter provides need-to-know information to Ohio University faculty and staff. OEN is produced by the Communication Services team within University Communications and Marketing and features Compass website content especially relevant to faculty and staff. Delivered weekly, OEN is the primary communication tool to reach University employees. Distributed by 8 a.m. every Monday morning, OEN delivers vital information to:

  • Athens Campus faculty
  • Athens Campus staff (administrative, classified and bargaining unit employees)
  • Regional Higher Education faculty and staff
  • Board of Trustees


Content for OEN should be:

  • Critical, “need-to-know” information that applies to a majority of faculty and staff on all campuses
  • Timely
  • Tailored to the audience and concisely written (no more than 500 words recommended)


Examples of OEN topics include:

  • Updates from Human Resources regarding benefits and other time-sensitive information
  • Major University deadlines for faculty and staff
  • Policy and procedure changes
  • Personnel change information of executive staff, deans, directors and department heads
  • News regarding University-wide strategic initiatives
  • Communications from the President and executive staff
  • Parking, construction and other campus-related updates


Guidelines for Submitting Content

  • Stories should be submitted no later than noon on Fridays during the academic year
  • Communicators are encouraged to submit stories using UCM’s Compass /OEN budget on Teamwork by adding the story headline on the day it should be included in the newsletter; stories can also be submitted to George Mauzy, communications specialist, organizational communications, at mauzy@ohio.edu before noon on Fridays
  • Stories submitted in Word format to be posted to Compass by UCM must be in final form, proofread and approved by appropriate unit heads (See Compass story submission guidelines for detailed information)
  • UCM reserves the right to edit stories for grammar/usage/punctuation, University style and brand guidelines and clarity. UCM staff will work with submitters when necessary to edit content.
  • Stories not included in OEN will be included in the Compass email newsletter during the same week; UCM staff and OEN and Compass editors will work with content submitters to ensure their communication is included in the appropriate newsletter.