HR News

  • Benefits Open Enrollment Period Begins Oct. 25

    Starting next week, benefits-eligible employees can make changes to benefits with Open Enrollment running from Monday, October 25 through Friday, November 5. 

  • Maximize Your Well-being Credit by Getting a Covid-19 Vaccine

    It’s a priority for all University System of Georgia employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine. To encourage vaccination, USG is offering an increased Well-being credit to all employees and their eligible spouses who get vaccinated.

  • Georgia Tech Human Resources Hosts Annual Student Hiring Event

    Georgia Tech Human Resources (GTHR) will host its annual in-person student hiring event August 18-20 in Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons (CULC). The Student Employee Onboarding event (formerly known as GradHiring) is open to all student types and designed to assist new student employees with the final steps in the hiring process. 

  • Buzzin’ Back to School Supply Drive Adds Amazon Wish List

    The Georgia Tech community can still get involved in the annual school supply drive through Amazon Wish List, and store bought donations. 

  • Get Involved in the Buzzin’ Back to School Backpack Drive

    This year, GTHR has partnered with to offer pre-packaged supply kits. This will streamline the donation process and make sure all backpacks are filled uniformly. The deadline to order supplies from SchoolKitz is Tuesday, June 29. 

  • Employee Assistance Program Launches New Site

    USG and Kepro are excited to announce a new, customizable Employee Assistance Program (EAP) website — USG MyLifeExpert.

  • Employees Receive Emails About Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Class Action Settlement

    An email related to an Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield class action settlement was sent to several University System of Georgia employees. The email indicates employees may be eligible for a claim.

    The email is legitimate, however, Anthem is not determining eligibility or issuing notices. The settlement is being handled by a third-party administrator.

  • Values-Based Learning is Here!

    WLPD is launching the 2021 Learning Resource Guide and it's themed to correspond with our values. As you browse the catalog, you will find a robust suite of learning and development opportunities that are categorized to fall under each of our nine organizational values.

  • Georgia Tech Human Resources Offers Training for Values-Based Goal Setting

    Georgia Tech Human Resources has developed a values-based goal setting template that reinforces the connection of our behaviors to our Institute’s values.  

    To ensure employees are aware of the changes to the template and comfortable crafting their goals for 2021, Georgia Tech Human Resources (GTHR) invites staff members to participate in a virtual training session on Thursday, April 22

  • The Future of Work at Georgia Tech

    While the Institute is planning to restore normal occupancy in residence halls, classrooms, and laboratories, many employees are asking what "normal" means for employee offices, cubicles, and other workspaces. What is the new normal for employees? 

  • Improving Georgia Tech's Student Hiring Process

    Georgia Tech Human Resources (GTHR) continues improvement work to demonstrate that students are indeed our top priority. Student employees comprise more than half of Georgia Tech’s total workforce, so it is critical they experience the most seamless hiring process we can possibly provide.

  • Encouraging Support & Well-Being for All Employees

    As we near one year of working amidst the pandemic, it’s important we recognize that many employees continue to feel fatigued and emotionally stressed. In addition to encouraging our employees to take time for themselves, focus on their well-being, and maintain boundaries, it's also a great opportunity to remind everyone of the tools and support mechanisms Georgia Tech Human Resources provides for all employees. 

  • Georgia Tech Introduces Values-Based Goal Setting

    The new template includes details on the difference between expectations and goals, examples of creating values-based S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-based) goals, and the responsibilities of both employee and supervisor in the process.

  • Introducing New Health Programs through Livongo for 2021

    Livongo is a holistic program that empowers people with health challenges to live better and do more. 

  • Civil Discourse in the Workplace

    As a dynamic and diverse institution, we respect various perspectives and opinions. As employees within the University System of Georgia (USG), we are held to the highest ethical and professional standards of conduct within the workplace. Under Section 8.2.18 of the USG Personnel Conduct, specifically the Ethics Policy, employees are required to be responsible for their individual actions. 

  • Flexible Options for Employees to Vote

    The University System of Georgia (USG) and Georgia Tech leadership encourage all employees to exercise their civic responsibilities, including their right to vote in upcoming elections.  

  • ASPIRE Program Now Accepting Applications

    The program helps participants cultivate a leadership mindset and learn to lead from where they are by participating in a series of activities including workshops and discussions with members of campus leadership.

  • MentorTech Thrives in Virtual Environment

    The six-month program traditionally kicks off in February and concludes in August. This year’s program, like so many others, was forced to shift its format due to social distancing restrictions caused by Covid-19.

    In-person meetups transitioned to e-mentoring.

    “A national pandemic couldn’t stop the mentoring partnerships. We pivoted and leveraged technology to keep the conversations going,” said Yvette Francis, program manager.

  • New Paid Leave Provisions under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

    The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was recently passed and signed into law. This new legislation offers emergency paid sick leave and an expansion of Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) coverage for eligible employees effective April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. 

  • Free COVID-19 Virtual Screenings for USG employees

    All University System of Georgia (USG) employees are now eligible for free COVID-19 virtual screenings through Augusta University Health System’s AU Health Express Care app. Screenings are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at no cost and no appointment required.

  • Georgia Tech Non-Closure Emergency Leave Procedures

    The USG issued Non-Closure Emergency Leave Procedures giving USG presidents the authority to allow Leave with Pay in situations where the institution remains open but with reduced operations during an emergency.

  • COVID-19 and USG Healthcare Plan and Other Benefit Resources

    The USG Human Resources office wants to make sure employees understand the benefits and resources available related to COVID-19. Please keep in mind, guidance is changing rapidly as the situation evolves. Additional information and updates will be posted on the USG Human resources website at as they are received.

    As the situation related to COVID-19 evolves, we want to make sure you are aware of the important benefits and resources available to you through the USG Benefits programs.

  • OneUSG Connect Training Begins in Early March

    Employees will be offered training based on their specific job functions. To maximize time efficiency and ensure that employees are trained in critical areas, some courses will be required and others will be strongly recommended based on their future use of the system. Employees will be able to complete most required courses as either part of an instructor-led training (in-person or webinar) or through self-paced, web-based trainings, depending on preference and learning style.

  • Staff Awards 2020 - Nomination Period Open

    Each year, Georgia Tech asks employees to nominate co-workers and team members who demonstrate excellence in their work and attitude.

  • 2019 W-2s Now Available

    Employees are now able to review and download their 2019 W-2 Wage and Tax Statements from TechWorks.

  • MentorTech Returns for 2020

    MentorTech Professional Partnerships is back by popular demand, returning for a third cohort beginning in February.

  • Employees Can Donate Sick Leave

    Under the University System of Georgia’s Shared Sick Leave Program, Tech employees who are experiencing any condition under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) may tap into a pool of donated sick leave.

  • Preparing for Excellence in Human Resources

    This collaborative effort, Excellence in Human Resources, addresses recommendations presented in the University System of Georgia (USG)’s Comprehensive Administrative Review (CAR) and will support Georgia Tech’s implementation of the OneUSG Connect human capital management (HCM) initiative when it goes live in Spring 2020.

  • Benefits Open Enrollment Period Begins Oct. 28

    The opportunity to make changes begins in just a few weeks with Open Enrollment running from Monday, October 28 through Friday, November 8. It is important to know this is an active open enrollment which requires action. You must make benefit elections in order to have coverage in 2020.

  • Deadline Approaching for Dependent Verification

    USG is conducting a Dependent Verification Audit, from July 22 through Sept. 6, 2019. If you have one or more dependents enrolled in a USG benefit plan, we want you to be prepared for the Sept. 6 deadline. 

  • Transformation Expo for Georgia Tech Employees

    By now you may have heard the way we are doing business at Georgia Tech is changing. Here is an opportunity for all employees to learn more about those changes and how they will impact your day-to-day work at Tech.  

    You are invited to attend the Transformation Expo—an information fair designed to help you understand each of Georgia Tech's current enterprise-wide transformations – Workday, OneUSG Connect, ServiceNow, and LITE.

  • Buzzin' Back to School Drive 2019

    Georgia Tech Human Resources (GTHR) has kicked off its 8th annual Buzzin’ Back to School Drive, and now they need your help!

  • How You Can Help at GradHiring 2019

    Georgia Tech Human Resource's annual graduate hiring event is only a few months away, and it's looking for campus support.

  • Staff Council Implements Five-Year Anniversary Recognition Program

    The program follows on the success of a one-year recognition program launched in July 2017.

  • Georgia Tech Honors Seasoned Employees

    Georgia Tech Human Resources recently recognized the service and accomplishments of  employees who have completed 10 or 25 years of employment.

  • Effectively Supporting Georgia Tech’s Human Resource Needs

    Beginning this April, Georgia Tech has engaged Huron Consulting to work with Georgia Tech Human Resources (GTHR) to strategically assess how the Institute can more effectively and efficiently support the changing human resource needs across campus.

  • OneUSG — You Said Things Were Changing

    Connecting Tech to OneUSG Part 3/4: In 2017, Georgia Tech entered the third and final phase of the OneUSG transition impacting its Human Capital Management processes and systems. In short, this phase is all about data.

  • OneUSG — What to Expect

    Connecting Tech to OneUSG Part 4/4: This article is a transparent lens into the changes you can expect in the next year as a result of the OneUSG initiative.

  • OneUSG — I’ve Heard of That, But What Is HCM?

    Connecting Tech to OneUSG Part 2/4: Upcoming changes related to Human Capital Management (HCM) will affect you, either directly or indirectly, through your manager, coworkers, or direct reports.  

  • OneUSG — That Sounds Familiar...

    Connecting Tech to OneUSG Part 1/4: OneUSG has been operating behind the scenes since 2014. By 2020, Georgia Tech employees will have experienced a slew of changes to their typical work day.

  • Connecting Tech to OneUSG

    The Institute’s strategic approach for managing Human Resources (HR) transactions is changing. At the end of 2019, the Institute will transition to a new platform, OneUSG Connect, as our Human Capital Management (HCM) system.

  • 2019 Annual Integrity and Compliance Campaign

    The annual Integrity and Compliance Campaign begins March 13.

  • Mind Deadlines for Performance Management, Goal Setting

    The performance management process is underway in Human Resources.

  • Employee Mentoring Program, MentorTech, Returns February

    Wherever you are in your journey, if you bring the experience or interest, we’ll provide the platform — MentorTech Professional Partnerships is back by popular demand and returning for a second cohort beginning in February. 

  • New Professional Development Opportunity for Managers

    Enter 2019 with purpose and join the newest manager resource from Georgia Tech Human Resources (GTHR): Professional Development Circles.

  • Staff Awards 2019 - Nomination Period Open

    At Georgia Tech, there are a collection of individuals and teams silently pushing through these lulls to create the next employee workforce. They might go unrecognized, but they rarely go unnoticed. Nominate them for a 2019 Staff Awards — the nomination period is now open!

  • Staff Tuition Reimbursement Policy Revised

    Updates to an administrative policy are hoped to encourage greater participation in one of the supplemental benefits available to Georgia Tech employees.

  • Where Will Your W-2 Go?

    W-2s become available in January, either electronically or by mail. The easiest way to avoid the tax-paper shuffle is by requesting to you receive your W-2 electronically.

  • Employee Learning Week 2018

    This year, the 100+ learning and development opportunities Georgia Tech offers its employees will be on display during Employee Learning Week, Dec. 3 – 7. 

  • Benefits Fair - Nov. 6

    Come to the Benefits Fair, Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the 3rd floor in the Student Center.