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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

Altschul, Kay Accounting & Purchasing February 5, 2004
Benyshek, James Media/Peabody February 13, 2006
Bishop, Carol Hargrett February 15, 1988
Diamond, Trevor ILL February 16, 2006
Fay, Robin Cataloging February 1, 2001
Henslee, Ken Cataloging February 3, 2000
Houston, Jacquelyn Reference February 6, 1984
Hunter, Karen Access Services February 26, 1973
Jackson, Venus Hargrett/University Archives & Records Mgt. February 1, 1999
Marquardt, Jenifer Cataloging February 13, 1992
McClusky, Duncan Science Collections and Research Facilities (Tifton) February 5, 1996
Miller, Mary Media/Peabody February 5, 1996
Parnell, Rachel Serials February 16, 2004
Pritchett, Hallie Map Library February 15, 2007
Severn, Jill Russell Library February 10, 1997
Shedenhelm, Laura Media/Peabody February 1, 1990
Whitfield, Tyler Access Services February 22, 2007

Who's New

Nicholas Cole, Library Assistant III in Serials. Effective January 28, 2008.

Who's Leaving

No resignations to report in this issue.

Who's Changing

Genevieve Esquivie, Library Associate III in Interlibrary Loan, will transfer to a Library Associate III in Collection Development at a future date to be determined.

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.