Congratulations Brent Gilles for receiving $12,336 from C.S. Britton, Inc. The funds will be used to establish the WATER for Water Initiative. Gilles is pictured with Co-Pls Dr. Stacey Britton and Dr. Rebecca Gault. Click here to read more about the WATER for Water Initiative.

January 22
Winter Student Involvement Fair, Campus Center Ballroom, 11 a.m.-
2 p.m. Click here to register. 

January 23
10th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Week Celebration and Legacy Program, Campus Center Ballroom, 7 p.m. Featuring Hank Klibanoff.
February 3
Deadline to submit FY20 Technology Fee applicatons.

April 2

Scholars' Day.
All events should be submitted to the official university Events Calendar.
During the week of Jan. 21, The Center
for Business Excellence will offer
OneUSG Time and Absence Approver and Budget Report 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.
Dr. Melvin Steely, retired professor of history, passed away Jan. 13, 2019. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, at Carrollton First Methodist Church. Read the complete obituary here.


Counseling Center Changes
Please help your students understand some changes in the process to begin counseling in the UWG Counseling  Center. We are making these changes to eliminate wait times and give better service to students. Walk in hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Students who have never been to the Counseling Center may walk in and will be seen for a brief check in where a counselor will meet with students for 15 minutes to gather the nature of student concerns and assess for risk. The student and the counselor will determine what resources may be helpful and the counselor will facilitate next steps.
Counselors may recommend a number of resources including group and/or individual counseling in the Counseling Center, or with an off-campus provider, or other on-campus services. After hours crisis counseling is still available by calling 678-839-6428 and pressing option 2. All services in the Counseling Center are confidential and free.

New Mileage Tier Rates
The Office of the Controller has received official notification from the Georgia State Accounting Office related to an increase in the state travel reimbursement rates for business use of personal vehicles. The following rates are applicable for travel that occurs on or after Jan. 1, 2019:

  • Tier 1 Rate: When it is determined that a personal motor vehicle is the most advantageous form of travel
  • Automobile - $0.58 per mile (increased from $.545 per mile)
  • Motorcycle - $0.55 per mile (increased from $0.515 per mile)
  • Aircraft - $1.26 per mile (increased from $1.21 per mile)
  • Tier 2 Rate: $0.20 per mile Government or agency owned vehicle is available or if it is determined that a rental vehicle is the recommended method of travel, but a personal motor vehicle is used (increased from $0.18 per mile)

Contact Travel Services with any questions.

Year-to-Date Balances
Some year-to-date (YTD) balances are showing incorrectly on the last December pay stub.  During conversion to OneUSG, the decision was made to not convert check YTD from ADP. Therefore, certain balances start fresh with OneUSG Connect Payroll data.  Other balances, such as taxes, were converted so those balances are correct.  Because of this, the summarized YTD section will not be accurate until 2019. Please wait for your W-2, which will be correct and include the information from ADP and OneUSG Connect, to file your taxes.

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. 

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.

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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