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

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

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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.



The HR Connection

Issue 2, April 2020

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The HR Connection

Issue 1, March 2020

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Critical Hire Process

Georgia Southern Hiring Managers:

As you are aware, last fall, Georgia state agencies were asked to reduce Fiscal Year 2020 budgets by 4% and maintain this reduction plus an additional 2%, for Fiscal Year 2021. While Georgia Southern University and other USG institutions were exempted from these reductions, on December 13th the USG announced a critical hiring review initiative. A critical hire, as defined by the System Office, is “a position that the institution must fill in order to maintain student success, patient/life safety and to successfully meet required compliance and accreditation standards.” Only those positions that meet the critical hire definition will be approved at this time.  This initiative will position us for any potential budget reductions that may be considered if state revenue collections do not meet budget targets.

This review process, which became effective December 15, will apply to all vacant and new full-time faculty and staff positions with a salary above $40,000, regardless of funding source. There is no end date until we receive notification from the System Office.

Below is an outline of the procedures that all hiring managers will be required to follow as they seek to fill any vacant or new position.

Administrative process steps:

1.      Hiring Managers will provide written justification to fill critical vacancies or add new positions to their Dean/Divisional Head or cabinet member for approval. Each cabinet member will provide Hiring Managers with the divisional process for submission and a copy of the Critical Hiring Request template. A separate form needs to be completed for each opening, even if there are multiple openings of the same classification. 

(Note: New or repurposed staff positions needing compensation review should be submitted using the hrservice@georgiasouthern.edu prior to this request to obtain appropriate salary information).

2.      Once approved by the divisional cabinet member, an electronic form will be completed and forwarded to the President and Vice President for Business & Finance for approval.

3.      Electronic forms submitted by Thursday at 5:00 p.m. will be reviewed and, if approved:

a.       Faculty requests will be sent to the Provost Office by 5:00 p.m the following Monday.

b.      Staff requests will be sent by Human Resources to the USG System Office for review by 5:00 p.m. the following Monday. The System Office has committed to a response time of no later than Friday at 5:00 p.m. the same week. Once Human Resources is informed of the final decision, the electronic form will be updated with status and notification sent to divisional VP.

We appreciate your assistance as we work to follow this USG directive. If you have questions regarding the process, please contact Associate Vice President of Human Resources Rebecca Carroll by logging a ticket through the MyHelp icon on your desktop or through the MyGS portal.