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Mary Miller, Media Archives, completed the Frontline Managerial series and received her award at a reception Sept. 12 when Provost Arnett Mace awarded certificates to the graduates. The programs, offered through Training and Development, focus on developing leadership competencies with seminars over the course of a year.

Russell Library Web Site

The Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies has been recreating its Web site, and the project has finally come to fruition! With the aid of user studies and advice from web technology specialists, Russell's Web site now offers enhanced access to over 80 of its collections. Among some of its new, advanced features are drop-down menus, fill-in PDF forms, Google searching, and a weblog to report current Russell news and events. Please take a look at the new site by visiting http://www.libs.uga.edu/russell . Abby Griner, webmistress, welcome any comments or suggestions you have on making the site even better!

Who's New

Don Summerlin, Library Assistant III in the Digital Library of Georgia . Effective October 1, 2007.

Who's Leaving

Matt Hannum, Library Associate II in the Digital Library of Georgia . Effective September 27, 2007.

Merdelle Stepp, Library Assistant II in Access Services will retire from the Libraries effective October 1, 2007. Miss Merdelle came to work here in April, 1965! Her presence has been missed since she the end of June when she became ill, but hopes to return to work parttime when her recovery is complete!

photo of Merdelle

Who's Changing

Chip Shirley, Library Assistant II in Access Services will be promoted to a Library Assistant III in Interlibrary Loan. Effective October 4, 2007

Libraries Position Postings:

http://www.libs.uga.edu/humres/jobs/index.html

Student Employee Payroll Calendar  

Please visit the regular student payroll calendar for information on forms and payroll due dates.

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

New Employee Verification Program

All public employers, including institutions in the University System of Georgia, are required to participate in the Federal Electronic Employment Verification Program (EEVP) effective July 1, 2007. This means that UGA HR will become the central repository for completed Form I-9s for all UGA employees including faculty, staff, temporary employees, and student workers.

New faculty and staff may begin work without the verification completed, but all paperwork must be completed no later than close of business the second day of work. This should not impact our normal procedures as all new faculty and staff meet with Becky on or before the first day of employment to complete paperwork, of which this is one piece. If the Form I-9 and supporting documents are not received by UGA HR within 3 work days of the new hire's employment date, the employee may be subject to termination of employment.

New student assistants must continue to have the Form I-9 completed by the time they begin work. No student should begin employment until this form is completed and turned in to Lucille. If all appropriate documentation is not presented, the student assistant should cease work until that can be produced. At that time, the student may begin work. Two items of note:

  1. Please remember that you must see the original documentation; faxed or copies brought in by employees may not be used as verification.
  2. You must forward the completed Form I-9 AND a copy of the documentation to Lucille for routing to UGA HR. If the Form I-9 and supporting copies of the documentation are not received by UGA HR within 3 work days of the new hire's employment date, the employee may be subject to termination of employment.

Upon receipt of the Form I-9 and supporting documents, UGA HR will access the federal employment verification system to initiate the mandatory check. New hires may continue working during the process. If there are issues which must be resolved based on the results of the verification process, HR will contact the hiring department.

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