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December 1
Annual refresher training deadline.

December 5
UWG Intranet Project user workshop, UCM conference room, 2-4 p.m. Register here by December 4.

December 7
Risk Management Awards Ceremony, Campus Center Ballroom, 10 a.m.

December 11
UWG Intranet Project user workshop, UCM conference room, 10 a.m.-noon. Register here by December 4.

December 14
Protect Our Pack! Two day Violence Risk Assessment Certification Training. Click here for information and registration.
All events should be submitted to the official university Events Calendar.
Mark your calendars for the next LDI dates:
  • Friday, February 16, 2018
  • Friday, May 18, 2018
During the week of December 4, the Center for Business Excellence will offer ePAR and Contract Compliance training. Please log into DevelopWest to register.
The UWG 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 8.4 Records and Information Management (RIM) Policy

Comments may be sent to through December 4.
Beginning November 27, contractors will proceed with improvements to Plant Op Drive. One lane of traffic will be available for traffic needs. No delivery or fueling needs will be altered. Portable signals will be set up for assistance while the drive is reduced to one lane of traffic. Please use caution when passing through this area and watch for flagmen, signage and detours.
Refresher Training Deadline Extended
All employees are reminded to complete the annual training requirements no later than December 1. This training is a directive of the University System of Georgia. Look for the training titles bundled together under Work West Compliance Refresher 2017 in DevelopWest. The titles include Cart and Vehicle Safety, Risk Management, Information Security Awareness and Sexual Misconduct.

Green Zone Training
The Center for Adult Learners and Veterans is offering the last Green Zone Training for 2017 on November 30 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Similar to Safe Zone, Green Zone provides participants with tools to understand the experiences of military-connected students and the confidence to act as advocates for them on campus. Register at DevelopWest.

SAC Toy Drive
The Staff Advisory Council is seeking your support this holiday season to help sponsor 18 local children who unfortunately will not have anything to open Christmas morning. If you or your department would like to sponsor one of these children in need, please contact You will be given the child's information such as gender, age, size, gift list ideas, etc. The sponsorships usually range between $75-$100 per child. The deadline is December 11. SAC will also be collecting toys for Toys for Tots on December 5. There will be a drive-through drop-off throughout the day at the Alumni House

Purchasing/Pcard Forum
The purchasing staff will host a refresher meeting on how goods and services are purchased on December 12 from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Campus Center. Both new and seasoned employees are encouraged to attend. After discussing general purchasing topics, time will be devoted to the p-card plan with a demonstration on the Works website and how to complete google logs. Cardholders and approvers will be given training credit for attending.

Supervisor and Management Training Program
Training is available for all supervisors and managers who are responsible for guiding the work of others. The first session in December will focus on performance management as we prepare to enter into the performance evaluation season. To register for a session, log in to Develop West, Instructor Led Training to see available sessions for December 6 & 7.

Student Activitiy Fee Budget Allocation
The Student Activity Fee Budget Allocation (SAFBA) Committee is now accepting proposals for funding from student activity fees for the 2018-2019 academic year with a December 15 deadline. To apply for funds, complete one of the forms located in Orgsync.
Use your university credentials to log in. Then search for and click on the SAFBA portal, click on forms and complete the appropriate form. Contact Chris Geiger in the Center for Student Involvement with any questions.

The Work West Bulletin

The Work West Bulletin will provide 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 will be published weekly on Mondays 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. We hope that you will find it helpful and informative. We look forward to continuing to improve how we share the great news of UWG with you.

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