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Anniversaries

Atkins, Andres Access Services August 19, 2002
Bell, Douglas Access Services August 7, 2003
Bellavich, Corwyn Access Services August 14, 2003
Bennett, Shannon SLC August 4, 2003
Brooks, Mary Ellen Hargrett August 27, 1973
Burroughs, Philip Business Services August 23, 1993
Buss, Carla Reference August 1, 1997
Cason, Caroline Reference August 23, 1999
Clayton, J. Shane SLC August 18, 2003
Cohen, Nadine Reference August 15, 1994
Compton, Margie Media August 1, 2001
Graham, Suzanne Cataloging August 18, 2003
Hammes, John Access Services August 3, 1987
Hannum, Matthew DLG August 23, 2001
Hughes, Martha Systems August 27, 1985
Kelly, Kevin Music Library August 18, 1988
Knowlton, Thomas Reference August 4, 2003
Lee, Crystal Access Services August 19, 2002
Lopez, Christian Access Services August 25, 1997
Nunn, M. Paul Media August 16, 2004
Pereira, Monica Reference August 14, 1997
Perry, Ryan Collection Development August 31, 2000
Potter, William Gray Administration August 1, 1989
Prosser, Cynthia Access Services August 18, 1997
Schuibbeo, Sarah Serials August 14, 2000
Smith, David A. Access Services August 21, 2003
Stretch, Solomon Access Services August 30, 2004
Vanderford, Robert Cataloging August 16, 2004
Vogt, Sheryl Russell August 1, 1974
Willoughby, Mary DLG August 21, 2000

Who's New

Robert Rhudy, Library Assistant III in Access Services, Effective July 11, 2005

Who's Leaving the Libraries

Chandra Yearby-Stephens, Library Assistant I in ILL, effective July 22, 2005

Julie Griffin, education program specialist, DLG, effective July 29, 2003

Caroline Jedlicka, Library Assistant III in Cataloging, effective August 10, 2005

Who's Changing in the Libraries

Ben Davis, Library Assistant III in Acquisitions, was promoted to a Library Associate II in Acquisitions effective July 28, 2005

New Procedures for Job Seekers

UGA Human Resources has implemented new online procedures for job seekers to apply for positions at the University of Georgia and for hiring departments to post position vacancies and review job applications.

This new system requires *all* job applicants to electronically submit applications, regardless of when they last submitted applications for vacant positions. Job applicants may attach resumes and cover letters, if desired.

For more information on how to apply for transfers or promotions, please visit the Employment Web site at http://www.busfin.uga.edu/employment/protran.html. New applicants can get information athttp://www.busfin.uga.edu/employment/approced.html.

Please contact Employment at 706-542-2623 or employ@uga.edu if you have questions about the new system.

Share Your Leave

The University began a shared leave process last year that allows employees to voluntarily donate sick or annual leave to other employees who have exhausted all of their sick and annual leave and, because of a medical emergency, are in need of additional sick leave. Visit http://www.hr.uga.edu/shared_leave.html for details.

When there are colleagues in need of leave it is sometimes difficult or awkward to get the word out about it while still protecting their privacy, and while not making potential donators feel any obligation to donate. To help communicate about colleagues in need, it has been suggested that Libraries’ HR maintain a list of employees who would like to be notified when a colleague is in need of leave.

This list would remain private and only used by Libraries’ HR. With permission of the requestor, Libraries’ HR would use this list to alert potential leave donors that there is an eligible person in need of leave and of the procedures to donate.

If you would like to be kept on a private “potential donor list” that is maintained in Libraries’ HR, please send your name to Libraries HR at libjobs@uga.edu. Remember you are under no obligation to donate your leave at any time. We will periodically update this list and you can remove your name at any time.

Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual

A handy reference tool is the Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual (http://www.busfin.uga.edu/manual/).

FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE ACT (FMLA):

In accordance with the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of 1993, an eligible employee may be entitled to up to 12 work weeks of leave during any 12-month period for a qualifying event (qualifying events are listed in the guidelines linked below). Take note, if you are taking approved leave for a qualifying event for longer than three days, that leave must be granted under the FMLA guidelines, counted as part of the 12 weeks of granted leave, and special FMLA paperwork must be completed.  Read over the guidelines and paperwork required at UGA HR website, http://www.hr.uga.edu/fmla/fmla_intro.html .

Position Postings

Visit and bookmark the Libraries' HR site for an up-to-the-minute listing: www.libs.uga.edu/humres/jTobs/index.html.

Training Calendar and Standing Meeting Schedule

Training, workshops or presentations, and standing meeting schedule for upcoming months can be found at www.libs.uga.edu/events.

Student Employee Payroll Calendar

THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2005- WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2005

Student Employee Information Forms: due to Becky Wortham by noon on Monday August 15, 2005.
Hourly (student) timesheests for June 23-June 30: due to Betty Mayweather by 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 18, 2005 .

Information on the procedures for hiring, changing status, or terminating student assistants can be found at www.libs.uga.edu/staff/studentproc.html.

Visit www.busfin.uga.edu/staff/orient.html for "Online Orienation" for all new student employees.

If you have any questions, please contact Becky Wortham at 542-2716 or at bwortham@uga.edu.

Share Your Knowledge

The Professional Research and Development Committee requests that anyone who has attended a conference, given a paper or presentation, or anything else of note, drop the committee a line at prodev@uga.edu.

Online HR Newsletter

UGA Human Resources periodically publishes an online newsletter to keep faculty and staff updated on the latest HR initiatives. The HR newsletter is located at www.hr.uga.edu/news_intro.html. A new Benefits Snapshot website outlines available benefits and can be accessed at: www.busfin.uga.edu/benefits/ben_pkg.html.

Library Worklife Newsletter

The American Library Association-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA) is currently seeking submissions for " Library Worklife: HR E-News for Today's Leaders ." Library Worklife informs readers about issues - career advancement, certification, human resources practice, pay equity, recruitment, research, work/life balance - that concern all library workers. One way to ensure that the publication reflects your concerns and celebrates your victories is to become a featured author. Published monthly, Library Worklife is received by thousands of librarians and other library workers. For more information, please see http://www.ala-apa.org/newsletter/newsletter.html .

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