Copy of November 2019 Newsletter

Monthly Newsletter | November 2019 Wellness Nighthawk This year the goal is to focus on the link between diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Did you know that adults with diabetes are nearly twice as as likely to die from heart disease or stroke? Over time, high blood glucose from diabetes can damage your blood vessels and the nerves that control your heart. Open enrollment is NOW! Don't forget to make your benefit elections by Friday November 8, 2019! National Diabetes Month You are required to go through the regular student admissions process. A new application must be submitted each semester. NO exceptions to the application deadline. Only available to full time employees ( 1.0 FTE ) that have worked for at least six months prior to the applicable deadline for that semester. The employee registration period follows the regular registration period. Registering for a course prior to the designated time period will cause you to forfeit TAP eligibility . Check registration periods! You must pay taxes on TAP benefits in excess of $5,250. If you are eligible for financial aid, the financial aid will be applied prior to TAP. Due to the current shortage of nursing faculty in the state of Georgia, TAP is available to Part-Time Nursing Faculty members seeking a graduate degree in Nursing. The policy, TAP application, FAQs, and registration dates can be found here. HR News stay in the know Each year, USG highlights its ethical culture during Ethics Awareness Week, this year Nov. 11- 17, through a statewide SPIRIT of USG campaign focused on stewardship, prevention, integrity, responsibility, inspiration, and trust. The USG campaign is part of a comprehensive Ethics and Compliance Program, including ethics training, mandatory compliance training, assurance audits, consulting engagements, and an ethics and compliance reporting hotline. Help Celebrate Our Ethical Culture UNG plans to "Celebrate Our Ethical Culture" during Ethics Awareness Week, which examines ethics while celebrating institutional values of excellence, student focus, integrity, engagement and service. To kick-off Ethics Awareness Week, UNG will hold an Ethics and Eggs Breakfast from 8:30-9:45 a.m. Nov. 11 on the Dahlonega Campus that will feature a panel discussion on affordability and degree attainment. For more information about "Celebrate Our Ethical Culture" and related events, read the story on the UNG newsroom. TAP deadline Spring 2020 deadline is 11/15/2019 (includes Maymester). Remember NO paper applications will be accepted. Spotlight Benefit Tuition Assistance Program (TAP): Did you know ... Take Diabetes to Heart Take these steps to manage diabetes and reduce risk of heart disease: Manage your A1C, blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Develop healthy lifestyle habits. Take medicines as prescribed by your doctor. Stop smoking or using tobacco products. Upcoming Training and Development How can we support you? Eligible employees have access to USG Well-being programs designed to help you achieve your goals! Well-being coaches are available to you by phone, at no cost. Dietitians Behavioral Health Specialists Pharmacists Resources to: Lose weight Quit smoking Eat healthy Reduce stress Exercising You have access to: Health Management: Diabetes Depression Asthma Maternity Prepare for a surgery Benefits 2020 What's New? Identity Protection Plan New for 2020, InfoArmor delivers the next generation of identity protection with their PrivacyArmor Plus®, a proactive monitoring service that alerts you at the first sign of fraud. Pet Insurance New for 2020, we will offer voluntary pet insurance through Nationwide Insurance, My Pet Protection plan. This plan provides up to $7,500 annually in insurance coverage to help defray the cost of veterinary and hospital care. If you are enrolled in healthcare coverage in 2020, you will need to certify tobacco use status for you and your covered dependent(s). If you cover a spouse, you will also need to certify your working spouse status during Open Enrollment. If you do not complete the certification(s) and are enrolled in a USG healthcare plan, the surcharge(s) described will apply. (The working spouse surcharge does not apply to retirees.) Dahlonega Campus Training: Supervisor Training Program-8 11/5/2019, 10-12, LTC 269 Staff Leadership Development Program 11/8, 9-3, Hoag ABC Supervisor Training Program-9 11/12/2019, 10-12, LTC 269 New Employee Orientation/Welcome 11/12/2019, 1-4, DOB 228 Leadership Lessons Discussion Group 11/20, 11-12, DOB 228 Gainesville Campus Training: Monthly Training: Administrative Resources 11/21, 9-10, ADM 112 Leadership Lessons Discussion Group 11/21, 11-12, ADM 112