Congratulations, Dr. Yan Yang! She and project partner CJ Ivory received a $10,730 grant from Affordable Learning Georgia. The funds will be used to transform the Educational Psychology textbook. Click here to read more about this project.

January 7
New Health Services Center open.

January 22

Winter Student Involvement Fair, Campus Center Ballroom, 11 a.m.-
2 p.m. Click here to register. 
April 2
Scholars' Day
All events should be submitted to the official university Events Calendar.
During the week of Jan. 14, The Center
for Business Excellence will offer
ePRO Requester and Department Appover 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.

UWG Health Services has a new home
Health Services now provides comprehensive health care to students in a brand-new, state-of-the-art facility–located at the corner of Maple Street and the West Entrance. Health Services operates by advanced appointments. Students can call 678-839-6452 or stop by the new location to schedule an appointment or learn more about what services are offered.

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 fil your taxes.

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. 

COSM and COE's Fusion Center will host a Hackathon for teens ages 13-17 on Feb. 23. Teams will design and develop mobile apps to solve problems in the community. The day will close with an exhibit showcasing all projects. Click here for more details and to register.

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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