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Commitment to Female Employees Highlighted with Inaugural Women's Network Event

Oshkosh Corporation is dedicated to creating an inclusive workplace for all employees. To promote professional development and networking, the first Oshkosh Women’s Network event was held in May 2015. Piloted in the Fox Valley region of Wisconsin, the Oshkosh Women’s Network is the Company’s first employee resource group. The purpose of the group is to help women achieve their full potential by providing forums for networking and professional development to drive success at Oshkosh.

The event was highlighted with presentations by Chief Human Resources Officer Janet Hogan, Senior Vice President of Quality & Continuous Improvement Colleen Moynihan, Chief Executive Officer Charlie Szews and Board of Directors Member Kathleen Hempel. Ms.Kathleen Hempel stressed the importance of preparing for potential promotions, taking risks, learning and moving on from mistakes, and building professional relationships with managers early on.

The event also included a keynote speaker and a panel discussion with President and Chief Operating Officer Wilson Jones, Vice President and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer Bettye Hill as well as Janet Hogan, and Kathleen Hempel. These panelists provided first-class career advice, while expressing support for the corporation’s female employees.

This resource network not only compliments the diverse and inclusive culture of Oshkosh Corporation, it enhances corporate performance and innovation by empowering employees. The Oshkosh Women’s Network is one of many ways the company works to develop employees, promote networking and share best practices.

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OEA 2015

Oshkosh Excellence Awards Highlight Team Members and Gives Back to Communities

From Romania to Australia to the United States, the Oshkosh Excellence Awards (OEA) highlights employees and teams who are making a difference in our Company. From money-saving process improvements to building community, no matter how big or small, these continuous improvement efforts make Oshkosh Corporation a better place to work and a stronger Company.

In January 2016, the global competition took place and team members came to Oshkosh, Wisconsin from all over the world to present their projects to a panel of executive judges in the categories of Delighting our Customers, Innovative Excellence, Human Development, and Environmental Responsibility. In addition to highlighting the teams and employees who submitted projects, OEA also supports the communities in which we live and work. The Oshkosh Excellence Awards gave more than $125,000 to charities chosen by the winners.

For the 2015 competition, the overall winning project was focused around a continuous improvement event at our Oshkosh Defense facilities that increased energy savings and made our Company more sustainable.

Winning teams get to direct donations to a charity of their choice to celebrate their accomplishments.

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Singapore Bike Ride

The Oshkosh Corporation – JLG Singapore Team Rides for Charity

The Oshkosh Corporation – JLG Singapore Team participated in the mass cycling event, the OCNC Cycle 2015. It was an adrenaline-pumping, endorphin-filled day, as more than 7,000 cyclists from all over Singapore came together to support the Business Times Cycle of Hope - Corporate Bike event. The Oshkosh – JLG team chose to donate specifically to the Singapore Children’s Society, SportCares, The Business Times Budding Artists and the TRUEfund. Over 50 percent of the registration fees were given as donations to these charities. In addition to giving back to the community, the OCBC Cycle also helped encourage and promote living a healthier lifestyle. It has also given our team an opportunity to foster tighter bonds and sense of camaraderie.  

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Talent Development at Oshkosh

Training and development continues to be a top priority at Oshkosh Corporation. Once new associates join our team, the Oshkosh talent management program provides employees with resources and development opportunities to enable them to grow, personally and professionally. Our training and development programs are now coordinated through Oshkosh’s YOU, or “Your Oshkosh University.” The YOU is a comprehensive offering of educational, exposure and training programs available within Oshkosh to help employees develop their expertise and professional skills.

  • Within the YOU, Oshkosh offers a variety of development courses.
  • The Leadership Academy provides numerous courses to employees at all functional levels and encourages the development of leadership skills and confidence to become a leader in business.
  • The Oshkosh Operating System (OOS) Academy provides courses that activate skills which drive organizational effectiveness and a customer-centric culture.
  • The Functional Academy helps to build critical skills to improve business acumen and make our business more successful.

Through each of these academies, employees are empowered to partner with their managers to engage in learning, development and growth. The YOU provides employees with the means to take charge of their development through experiences, exposure and education to drive career growth.

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