The OSU Extension Operations Team serves as an interface between OSU Extension and the central support units of CFAES and Ohio State.


  1. Faculty and Staff Appreciation Guidance

    Dec 9, 2019


    Departments/units should spend no more than $75/employee, per year for staff appreciation and events.  While this amount does not include rental fees for space, tables, chairs, etc., it does include all food, beverage, entertainment, games, and any gifts.  Keep in mind, all applicable tax rules must be followed if giving gifts to employees.

    Generally speaking, holiday parties and staff appreciation week events would be included in this category; and our guidance is these events should not include gifts/gift cards from University funding sources.

  2. PCard Policy Exceptions for Non-Contracted "Services"

    Dec 4, 2019

    There’s been a substantial increase in Policy Exceptions for non-contracted “services” paid with department PCards without completing the University’s pre-purchase requirements.  Below is information to share with users and PCard Department Card Managers.

    University Policy Overview:

  3. Blanket T# Info and How to Add Money to One

    Nov 26, 2019

    Once your travel budget is known then you can create a Blanket T# by going to www.etravel.osu.edu in the Travel Request page, hit NEW. Select Affiliation, use 'Lookup Employee ID' and the Traveler Name, Email, Phone will be filled in. Click in the box to checkmark it for "Blanket Travel Request" and type a general statement about 'Business Purpose of Trip' that would cover your monthly travels. Departure Date - likely January 2, 2020 and Return Date June 30, 2020 can reflect a half-year for 2020 in preparation of the Workday transition.