Staff Council Newsletter - Nov./Dec. 2013

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NOV./DEC. 2013


Through this effort, employees donated over $750 to the Children¹s Miracle Network and a staff member in need.

Upcoming training at no cost

-Professional Training Lunch & Learn events.
Sponsor: Human Resources
Location: Univ. Banquet Room
Thursdays from noon - 1 p.m.
Nov. 21: Retirement Benefits
Dec. 5: Income Protection Benefits


 -Priortization Process Forums
Dec. 6 at 1 p.m.: Peabody Aud.


-Flu shots available now
$20 for faculty and staff (cash or check to GC)
Contact: 445-5939


-Latest minutes
Latest staff council meeting minutes will be posted on the official minutes website. All Staff Council meetings are open to employees.


-Who's my SC representative?
Locate your SC delegate on the website.


-Discounts for State of
Georgia Employees
The "Team Georgia" website contains special offers on goods and services discounted just for employees.


-Staff Listserv
Continue to monitor the Staff Listserv for messages specifically geared toward staff.  Share messages with others who do not have close proximity to email.


Featured SC Committees

The duties of the Special Projects Committee include the handling of all projects such as employee recognition, support/morale, (etc) as well as various other activities to enhance the GC staff community.

The duties of the Bylaws & Elections Committee include reviewing any proposed amendments to the Bylaws, upholding all parts of the Bylaws, administering all nominations and elections of staff council members, officers, and Senate positions. 

Open enrollment

Don¹t forget to make your annual health and life insurance selections before the Friday, November 22 deadline. All benefits-eligible employees must confirm their existing benefits or select new ones during the Open Enrollment period. You can access your benefits information at, or contact human resources for more information.

Shared leave donations

The Shared Leave Pool is a pool of donated sick leave time, which can be used by eligible employees who have exhausted all of their leave because of a personal, or an immediate family member’s health condition involving a serious, extreme, or life-threatening illness, injury, impairment, or condition including a physician authorized maternity leave. A benefits-eligible employee of Georgia College (GC) can donate a minimum of eight (8) hours of sick leave per calendar year to the pool.

Christmas at the mansion

Mark your calendars for this annual open house event held for employees and sponsored by President Dorman. Period decorations throughout the Old Governor's Mansion will give you a sense of how former Georgia Governors and their families celebrated the holiday season.  Employees and their families are invited to attend and enjoy the festivities.

Date:  Dec. 13, 2013                                        Time:  4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.


Scavenger hunt wrap up

Bring your Staff Council Scavenger Hunt ticket to one of the featured SC Committee members (Bylaws: Young Ho Cha, Sara Schank or Beth McCauley; Staff Appreciation: Jessi Cox, Shea Groebner, Deidra Monroe or Brittiny Johnson) to complete the last two slots on your ticket by Dec. 2.  Leave your ticket and name with the committee member, and you will be contacted about your prize.

Print out ticket (pdf) or use the one embedded above.  


What's being discussed in SC?

If you missed the last meeting or the minutes, here is a brief synopsis of what is being discussed. 

  • SCCP Statewide Charitable Contributions Program in full swing through Nov. 30.  Contact Dr. Jan Clark or access the website at to find out more.
  • Wellness Center hours and opportunities for staff
  • Affordable Health Care Act and recent letter received by employees
  • training was held.  Future training opportunities for employees were discussed.
  • Oct. newsletter sent out via email and print copies distributed to plant employees who do not have ready access to computers.
  • Fund raising for staff members facing financial difficulties
  • Support for the Miracle Jeans Fundraiser
  • Information and Ideas learned at the recent Statewide Staff Conference held at North Georgia College
  • Compensation study

In its representation of all staff employees, the Georgia College Staff Council aims to promote better understanding, increased cooperation, and open communication among all constituent groups on our campus.  While performing the duty, the Staff Council will endorse and adhere to the mission and goals of Georgia College.

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