Here's to a happy holiday season to you and yours from UWG!
Go West, Go Wolves!
December 17
DineWest Hours through Dec. 21. Starbucks, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Market Fresh Deli, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

December 17

Staff Appreciation Day, TLC Lobby, 
11 a.m.-1 p.m.

December 17
Fall grades due at noon.

December 19
Mail Services delayed opening, shortly after 9:30 a.m.

January 22
Winter Student Involvement Fair, Campus Center Ballroom, 11 a.m.-
2 p.m. Click here to register. 
All events should be submitted to the official university Events Calendar.
During the week of Jan. 7, The Center
for Business Excellence will offer
ePAR, OneUSG Time and Absence Approver, Department Approver and Travel Data Entry training. To register for a particular training, please log in to DevelopWest and click on Instructor-Led Training Sessions on the home page and search for the training in which you wish to enroll.

The UWG Institutional Policy Committee has completed its draft on the following policy for the institution, and it can be accessed on the Policies for Comment webpage.

UWG Policy 1.5 Accreditation Requirements
UWG Policy 2.8 Study Abroad/Study Away Programs

After reviewing the documents, you may send an email to with your comments. The comment period is scheduled through Dec. 18. Your feedback is appreciated.

Business and Finance Divisional Meeting
All departments within Business and Finance will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 19,
8-9:30 a.m. for a divisional meeting.

Faculty and Staff Bookstore Appreciation Sale
Dec. 17-18, all general merchandise wil be 25 percent off. This excludes electronics, graduation and already discounted merhandise. No other discounts will be combined or applied.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Implicit Bias Training
UWG is pleased to offer implicit bias training for all employees and interested student groups. This two-hour training will define implicit bias, share the ramifications and consider ways to counteract bias. Click here to request training. Help make UWG the best place to work, learn and succeed.

Staff Appreciation Day
The Staff Advisory Council (SAC) is excited to announce its first-ever Staff Appreciation Day. With funds from the Work West Shirts fundraiser, SAC is pleased to provide you with Staff Appreciation Day on Monday, Dec. 17, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., in the TLC Lobby. There will be free Build-a-Wolfies for the first 200 people, massage chairs, snacks and coloring. Come celebrate YOU and all that you do for UWG.

Accounts Payable Deadlines
Due to the upcoming Winter Break, please have all check requests or invoices that need to be paid prior to calendar year-end to accounts payable in the Controller’s Office no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 17. 

Performance Evaluations

The Calendar Year 2018 Performance Evaluation Period begins in January through Feb. 22.  Please visit the Performance Management Website for more information and for upcoming training opportunities for supervisors/managers and employees. Training begins the week of Dec.10.

New Payroll Schedule

To ensure staff and faculty changes are processed in a timely manner, the payroll schedule deadlines will change effective with the first biweekly February and February monthly payrolls. This change will shift all payroll deadlines approximately two weeks earlier than the current schedule and will be a permanent change. The new payroll schedule is posted on the Human Resources site.

OneUSG Blackout Dates and Holiday Payroll Deadlines
Due to a OneUSG upgrade, UWG will experience a blackout period during the month of December.

Friday, Dec. 21 at 5 p.m. through Thursday, Dec. 27 at 7 a.m.

During this blackout period, the campus will not have access to the OneUSG system. This includes all of employee self-service and manager self-service (absence requests and approvals, timesheets, web-clock, direct deposit changes/review, reports to changes, etc.) HR/Budget/Payroll will not have access to view OneUSG to assist with questions or enter any data changes in OneUSG. However, physical timeclocks will continue to function as normal.

All time and absences for the payroll period of 
Dec. 16-29 will need to be entered and approved on Thursday, Dec. 27 (if not approved prior to blackout date of Dec. 21). It is recommended that time sheets are pre-populated and approved prior to the holiday break, Friday, Dec. 21, before 5 p.m. If you will have Federal Work Study students working during this time, please contact Payroll for an alternate solution.

December monthly payroll absence approvals will be due Monday, Dec. 17, for the pay date of Dec. 31.

As a reminder, Monday, Dec. 31, is a reduced services day. The institution will be open on this date. However, we will operate on a reduced level. Annual leave and comp time will be granted at the discretion of the supervisor.

The revised payroll schedule is available on the Human Resources website.

The Work West Bulletin

The Work West Bulletin provides you with the information you need to get through your work week. This bulletin is a visually interactive way to share important dates, deadlines, policy changes and training information all in one place. The Work West Bulletin is published weekly on Monday to all faculty and staff.

Items can be submitted to the bulletin via email: Bulletin announcements (100 words or less) should be submitted by noon on Thursday before the following Monday's publishing date. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact UCM. 

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