Yes. We are updating the employee handbook and policies for the new University. The employee handbook will be available on the human resources website and the policies for Georgia Regents University will be included in the official policy library. The Handbook will be posted after January 1, 2013.
We hope the above information will be useful to you as we transition forward to become Georgia Regents University. We also recognize that we may not have addressed all of the questions that you may have. Please feel free to send additional questions to anyone listed in this notice and we will post the questions and answers as part of these FAQs which are now on the consolidation website.
Recent items from the Consolidation Action Team:
- In response to faculty, staff, and student feedback on the proposed ID badge policy, CAT members discussed and evaluated policies at other universities. The CAT decided to eliminate the requirement that badges be displayed at all times on the current ASU campus. Badges should still be carried on your person, and must still be worn at all times on the current GHSU campus.
- Recommended items for inclusion in the first of a series of “Transition Forward” dialogs. This first session will include a cross section of individuals who are actively engaged in the consolidation process.
- Reviewed a package of materials designed to facilitate work team efforts to develop policies for the new university.
The next open forum is scheduled for October 15.
The Human Resources work team recommended and the CAT approved the following:
The new university will adhere to the University System of Georgia policy that requires a 40-hour work week with normal business hours from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
For more information, http://www.usg.edu/hr/manual/workweek_and_overtime.
As GHSU is a smoke free campus, will the consolidated campus be non-smoking as well? OR will we have some parts of the campus smoke free while others are allowed to smoke? OR will we simply revert back to a “smoker-friendly” environment?
Evaluation of the tobacco-free campus policy has been assigned to the HR work team. They are working in collaboration with the facilities work team in considering needs and expectations at both campuses, and studying similar policies at other universities. At this time, a determination has not yet been made.