Holiday Benefit Pay vs Holiday Premium Pay Thanksgiving, Xmas 2023 - New Years 2024

OSUNO/OSUWMC Joint Scheduling Task Force:  Guidance on Holiday Benefit Pay versus Holiday Premium Pay and SBIP during the weeks containing Thanksgiving 2023, Christmas Eve/Day 2023 and New Years 2024

2023-2024 Scheduling Guidelines
All full and part-time registered nurses will be scheduled off at least one (1) of Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day, unless mutually agreed upon.

Veterans Day Scheduling Guidance
This document was created through the Scheduling Task Force to provide guidance when scheduling for the Veterans Day holiday in light of the Holiday Scheduling MOU.

Guidelines on Floating Order
This document was created by the OSUNO/OSUWMC Joint Scheduling Task Force for to provide clarity for understanding the floating order when Travelers and Float Pool staff are both assigned to a unit.

Guidance for Restoring Lost Vacation Hours
This document is was created by the joint labor-management Scheduling Task Force to provide clarity and certainty in the process for restoring lost vacation hours.

Extra Hours Approval Process and Timeline
This infographic was jointly developed by OSUNO and OSU nursing leadership and approved by the ACNOs at Labor-Management in August 2022.  It describes the timeline and process for the posting and approval of extra hours including Schedule Build and In the Moment Incentive.  It applies to both UH and the James.

Schedule Rep Election Guidelines
New in the 2022-2025 contract! These guidelines are intended to provide clarity and certainty for scheduling representatives, nurses, and managers in how the election process for the scheduling representative should be handled.

Use of "Request Off" Guidelines

This document was created by the joint labor-management Scheduling Task Force and is intended to help nurses and scheduling representatives better understand how to use the term "x-request off" and "x-school" and how they interact with our contract.

Tip Sheet for Cancellation of Extra Hours and Cancellation Algorithm
These documents were created by the joint labor-management Scheduling Task Force and are intended to help nurses, especially Charge Nurses, ensure that when there is a need to reduce staff on a unit the contract is followed. 

Cancellation of Extra Hours on a Holiday
This sheet is intended to provide clarity and certainty for, nursing supervisors, nurses, and managers on how Extra Hours are to be cancelled on a Holiday.

Guidelines for Floating when Precepting
Nurses who are precepting shall not be floated when at all possible.

If you have questions about the Scheduling Task Force's work, please contact OSUNO Co-Chair Amy Pompeii at


The Charge Nurse Assignment Guide is intended to help avoid Charge Nurses having to take patients.

Click here for the Charge Nurse Assignment Guide.