Dean’s Update 11/28/17

November 29th, 2017 Contact: Linda Fox  |  706-542-4879  | More about Linda

FACULTY AND STAFF OPEN FORUM AND UPDATE ON ONE SOURCE IMPLEMENTATION – WED. DEC. 6

In preparation for the University of Georgia’s human resources and business process transformation through the OneSource project https://onesource.uga.edu/, an information session for FACS faculty and staff will be planned for Wed. Dec. 6, “Reading Day.” This will be held at 1:30 pm in Dawson 110.

The OneSource project, now in its second year of operation, is a multi-year, comprehensive business transformation project to adopt leading business practices, align our systems with those used by the University System of Georgia, and utilize a new finance and human resources administration system that is integrated, efficient, modern, and supports data-driven decision making.

Over the multi-year course of UGA’s OneSource project, all faculty and staff will experience changes in the areas of finance and human resources processes and information technology. We encourage faculty and staff to learn more about UGA’s OneSource project by visiting onesource.uga.edu and by participating in the upcoming Forum in the college.

REMINDER: CHANGE TO 9-MONTH ACADEMIC FACULTY BENEFIT DEDUCTIONS AND PAYCHECKS

Faculty on 9-month academic contracts, paid over 10 paychecks per year, will see a change in the way their premiums for USG benefits will be deducted from their paychecks in the months of January through May. In the past, monthly premiums were deducted equally out of 9 checks from August to April, and 3 months of summer premiums were deducted out of the 10th paycheck in May, which resulted in a considerably smaller May paycheck. That practice is ending.

Effective January 2018, summer premiums will be deducted equally from spring semester checks in the months of January through May. This approach will even out the benefit deductions in the spring but will not change the total amount of your deductions or paycheck.  This change is to align UGA’s business practices with all other University System of Georgia institutions. Individuals who terminate employment with UGA at the end of the academic year will have deductions for summer insurance premiums refunded.

I am reminding you to allow you to plan accordingly for the higher deductions in January through May than in the fall.

ANNUAL PERFORMANCE REVIEW – ALL FACULTY AND STAFF

A reminder to all faculty, staff and supervisors of the importance of planning for the annual performance reviews of all faculty and staff as well as your own. The college Policies and Procedures web site http://www.fcs.uga.edu/faculty_staff_resources/policies-and-procedures-performance-reviews contains all documents.

The Annual Performance Review of Employees in FACS guidelines http://www.fcs.uga.edu/docs/Annual_review_FACS_Final_11_17_15.pdf are posted there. Deadline for faculty for completion of Elements any additional information as requested by your department heads is January 15

Deadline for completion of all classified staff performance reviews is Friday, March 30. This means all grant-funded employees as well will have documented http://busfin.uga.edu/forms/perfeval.pdf staff performance reviews completed by March 30.

The UGA Elements system will be used for the submission of all activity reports.  Faculty members must ensure that all activities for 2017 are incorporated into their Elements profile so that an accurate activity report can be generated. The timeline for activity report submission

and review is Monday, January 15, 2018.

Please address your questions to our Elements Liaison, Assoc. Dean Patti Hunt-Hurst and/or to your Dept. Heads.

PERSONNEL – STAFF

Ms. Elaine Brady will be joining the FACS and Business and Finance Office (BFO) team(s) this Friday, December 1st.  Elaine has a bachelor’s degree in general business from UGA as well as experience working with budgets, foundation accounts, personnels, study abroad accounts, auditing, and travel. She is transferring from the College of Education. Her contact information is elainebrady@uga.edu and (706) 542-4861.

Please join me in welcoming Elaine.

SCHEDULE (Dean’s travel and purpose during the next two weeks):

  • Thursday, Dec. 7, Atlanta, development travel with Tricia White.
  • The next Dean’s Update will be Tuesday, Dec. 12.

Sincerely,

Linda Kirk Fox

Dean

The College of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Georgia embraces a commitment to diversity by modeling for the state and nation a community of individuals and programs which seek to reduce prejudice, disparities, and discrimination and build a supportive environment for all.

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