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Voluntary Separation (Retirement) Plan

The University System of Georgia has approved a voluntary separation plan as one strategy to navigate the budget reductions for Fiscal Year 2021 which begins on July 1, 2020. This plan provides an incentive to employees who are eligible for retirement under The Board of Regents Policy 8.2.8.2 on the effective date of retirement. In accordance with policy, this plan does not provide for an “early” retirement option by giving employees service credits they have not already earned. Georgia Southern will honor this plan for employees who have notified us of their intent to retire beginning May 15, 2020 – July 17, 2020 with an effective date between August 1, 2020 and October 1, 2020. The plan provides a four month salary package to qualifying employees.

Employees considering this plan should review the information available on our Voluntary Separation Plan web page. It is important to note that the deadline for the application to participate in this program is July 17, 2020.

Please review the information available on the website. If you have any questions about the plan, please submit them to hrservice@georgiasouthern.edu.


COVID-19 Information for Employees

Please see the link below for frequently asked questions and future updates. This site will be updated regularly!

FAQs for Supervisors and Employees: University Status in Response to COVID-19

What if my question is not answered in the FAQ?

Please submit a ticket to MyHelp.  Tickets will be monitored regularly during regular business hours.

More Information

CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) UPDATES from the University System of Georgia

Georgia Southern University Alert Center

Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Information from Georgia Southern University Health Services

Temporary HR Processes

Click HERE to find information about hiring, onboarding and exit interviews during the non-closure emergency.

Non-Closure Emergency Leave and Families First Response Act

To find out more information about the above provisions, click HERE.


Upcoming March Events

ALL UPCOMING MARCH EVENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.

One-on-One Investment Meeting Appointments

Armstrong Campus

Company & Representative Date & Time Location To Schedule Appointment
AIG- Douglas Burnett Wed., Mar. 11 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Student Union, Tybee Conference Room Call Douglas directly at 912-898-1650.
TIAA- Ricky Pavelock Wed., Mar. 18 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Student Union, Tybee Conference Room Please contact the TIAA Scheduling Group at 1-800-732-8353.
Fidelity- Isaiah Simpson Thurs., Mar. 19 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Solms Hall Conference Rm. 205 Please visit the Fidelity online reservation system at www.Fidelity.com/reserve, or call 1-800-343-0860.

Statesboro Campus

Company & Representative Date & Time Location To Schedule Appointment
Fidelity- Isaiah Simpson Tues., Mar. 10 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rosenwald Building, Room #1100A Please visit the Fidelity online reservation system at www.Fidelity.com/reserve, or call 1-800-343-0860.
TIAA- Ricky Pavelock Thurs., Mar. 12 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rosenwald Building, Lower Level, Room #1047B Please contact the TIAA Scheduling Group at 1-800-732-8353.
Fidelity- Isaiah Simpson Wed., Mar. 18 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rosenwald Building, Lower Level, Room #1047B Please visit the Fidelity online reservation system at www.Fidelity.com/reserve, or call 1-800-343-0860.
TIAA- Ricky Pavelock Thurs., Mar. 26 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rosenwald Building, Lower Level, Room #1047B Please contact the TIAA Scheduling Group at 1-800-732-8353.

For additional questions, please call the Benefits Office at 912-478-6947.


CAPTRUST Retirement Planning

ALL UPCOMING MARCH EVENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.

CAPTRUST Financial Advisors, the independent financial advisory firm that works on the USG sponsored Retirement Programs, will be onsite at Georgia Southern University conducting individual meetings as follows:

  • March 11         Statesboro Campus, Rosenwald Building, Room 1047B
  • March 12         Armstrong Campus (Savannah) Student Union Tybee Conference Room 
  • April 14            Statesboro Campus, Rosenwald Building, Room 1100A
  • April 15            Armstrong Campus (Savannah), Solms Hall, Conf Room 205

Topics covered in the forty-five-minute individual advisory sessions include, but are not limited to the following:

• Retirement and general financial planning • Investment education and advice

You also will have an opportunity to create a Retirement Blueprint, CAPTRUST’s interactive retirement readiness tool. The Blueprint is part of the USG Well-Being Program and is an unbiased, comprehensive financial plan that will help an employee to answer some difficult questions such as:

• Am I on track for retirement?       • How much do I need to save?

• How should I invest my money?   • When can I retire?     •How long will my money last?

To learn more about the Blueprint you can view a short, informative video by clicking here.

These one-on-one sessions are offered to you solely as a benefit; be assured that CAPTRUST’s role is not to sell you anything, but purely to help you make sound investment decisions.

Click here to schedule an appointment

How Do I Schedule an Appointment?

  1. Choose your location.
  2. Choose the 45-minute session you wish to attend.
  3. Enter your information and click Schedule It. A confirmation email will then be sent immediately.
  4. A reminder email will also be sent 24 hours in advance of the meeting.
  5. If you need to cancel or change your meeting time, click the link received in the confirmation/reminder email. Then enter your last name and confirmation number.
  6. If you have any questions or need assistance, please call CAPTRUST at 800.967.9948.

To best be prepared for these sessions, please make sure you have the information you want to include in your discussion such as retirement account statements and/or login information for your retirement accounts.

If you cannot make a live session, but still want or need further advice, the CAPTRUST Advice Desk is also available. Appointments can be made with the Advice Desk by visiting www.captrustadvice.com.



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Issue 4, July 2020

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