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Staff News

Student Appreciation Awards

In anticipation of National Student Employment Week, April 13-16, the Career Center invites department to nominate one student from your department for UGA's Second Annual Student Employee of the Year Award. To nominate a student for this award, please visit www.career.uga.edu/studentemployeeoftheyear.html. All nominations are due by Monday, February 18, 2008. In culmination of this week, the Career Center will host a luncheon honoring the top 100 nominees and their sponsors on April 15, 2008. If you have any questions please contact Stephanie Knott, Student Employment Manager, at smknott@uga.edu or (706) 542-8829.

Anniversaries

Aaron, Linda Hargrett January 21, 1985
Adams, Abigail Russell Library January 18, 2005
Breaden, Craig Russell Library January 1, 2006
Broocks, Kazuko Cataloging January 12, 1987
Brown, Janice Cataloging January 26, 1977
Curtis, Susan Reference January 1, 1979
Davis, Benjamin Acquisitions January 22, 2001
Davis, Stephen Systems January 3, 2000
Dove, Deborah Development January 9, 1992
Frieling, Thomas Access Services January 1, 2006
Hall, Asia Access Services January 16, 2007
Lemahieu, Bart Cataloging January 4, 2005
Weiss - Airgood, Sarah Jane Access Services January 2, 2007
Wheeler, Alex Systems January 4, 1999

Who's New

No newly hired personnel to report in this issue.

Who's Leaving

Susan Field, Librarian IV and U.S. Regional Depository Librarian, will retire from the Libraries effective January 31, 2008. Susan's tenure at the Libraries was interrupted for a few years devoted to her husband and sons and she returned in 1982. In addition to her in-depth knowledge of government documents, Susan possesses a vast amount of institutional and community history. Best wishes in your retirement, Susan!

Michael Law, Library Assistant III, in Collection Development (CML). Effective January 23, 2008.

Who's Changing

Julie Dyles will be promoted from a Library Associate III in Collection Development to a Librarian I in Cataloging effective February 1, 2008.

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.