February 2023 HR newsletter

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HR NEWSLETTER In This Issue 03 Well-Being Champion 04 Winter Well-Being 05 Non-enrolled Minors Programs 06 Department Spotlight 08 Retirement 10 U Away From UNG 12 February Diversity/Inclusion 13 New Nighthawks

Interested in serving as a Well-Being Champion? Please email Sabrina Wall to get involved! We look forward to having you champion the USG Well-Being program. I'M A WELL-BEING CHAMPION Wellness Champions play a vital role in supporting the USG Well-being Program’s mission. As an enthusiastic UNG employee, you are poised to motivate and drive engagement in well-being both in your department and across campus. Your energy will be contagious to those around you! The University of North Georgia, in partnership with USG Well-Being, is committed to providing a fun and comprehensive well-being program to you and your family, and we can’t do it without YOU!

WELLBEING Winter WELLNESS TIPS Layer Your Clothes Try to wear light, warm layers under a wind-resistant jacket. You can always take them off if you get too warm. Hydrate Drinking plenty of water, even when it's cold outside, can be nourishing during the winter. Take Care of Your Skin If the cold weather is drying out your skin, apply moisturizing hand lotion throughout the day. Say goodbye to sore throats with this tasty remedy featured below. Click on the Cinnamon Sore Throat Tea picture for the recipe and to check out other winter drinks for your wellbeing. WELLNESS DRINK photo by Andy Fletcher This recipe may contain food allergens. Please consult a treating physician before beginning any diet. Click here for USG Well-being events

Programs Serving Non-enrolled Minors PLAN AHEAD UNG offers a variety of academic camps and programs, athletic camps, science camps, clinics, enrichment classes, and activities that bring non-enrolled minors onto campus. For more information regarding policies and procedures for programs serving non-enrolled minors, click here. When hiring summer staff members that will be paid through payroll, these positions must be posted via our Careers site. When determining program staffing requirements, remember that background checks are required for UNG hires and volunteers. Please plan your timeline accordingly. WHO TO CONTACT: Registration & Information Charlotte Wade Chief Compliance Officer 706.864.1614 (office) Hiring & Onboarding of Program Staff Lisa M. Howard Manager of Talent Acquisition 678.717.3617 (office) HAVE YOU REGISTERED YOUR PROGRAMS?

Department Spotlight Financial Aid FEDERAL PELL GRANTS LOANS STATE-FUNDED PROGRAMS INSTITUTIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS There are numerous avenues at UNG that will help make sure everyone can pay for their college education. We process VA Benefits for Veterans and their eligible dependents. Federal Work-Study is also available to students that qualify which provide part-time jobs to students with financial need. No matter which campus a student is attending, the Financial Aid staff are ready to help them pay for college.

With over 200 years of combined financial aid experience, the UNG Financial Aid staff are available to assist students in finding ways to pay for student's college education. Financial Aid works with local high schools and community organizations to assist students to complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on an on-going basis. We are also available in the office to assist students with their application as well. The priority deadline for the FAFSA and the deadline for institutional scholarships is February 14 every year. email: finaid@ung.edu phone: 706/864-1412

2023 Retirement Information RETIREMENT NEW RETIREE HEALTHCARE RATES (Retirees hired on or after 1/1/13) THIS CHART APPLIES TO: • Pre-65 retirees enrolled in a USG healthcare plan • USG retirees 65 & older enrolled in a supplemental plan through Alight Retiree Health Solutions

February 21, 2023 @ 10AM If employee meets Board of Regents retirement eligibility requirements, USG will recognize former state service as years of service for the employer contribution. As a post-65 USG retiree, your healthcare benefit is an annual employer contribution into a Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) that can help you pay for your healthcare premiums, Medicare Part B costs, and other qualified expenses. For more information about the USG retiree rules or USG employer healthcare contributions, visit benefits.usg.edu.benefitsresources/planning-for-retirement. USG’s contribution for Post-65 retiree healthcare is based on your years of service with the University System of Georgia. As a retiree, you must be enrolled in Medicare A and B and at least one plan (Medicare Supplement, Medicare Advantage, or Medicare Prescription) through Alight Retiree Health Solutions to receive the annual employer contribution to your Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) MANAGE MEDICARE LIKE A PRO WEBINAR USG RETIRED OR PLANNING SITE TRANSITION TO RETIREMENT VIDEO Email Kathy Martin or Sabrina Wall with retirement questions

Cheryl shares her talented hobby of bookbinding. Isn't it beautiful? Melissa enjoys finding goofy statues on trips, and here's one she found in Balboa Park, San Diego CHERYL LEA OFFICE ASSISTANT away from U UNG MELISSA LOCKABY COLLECTION MANAGEMENT LIBRARIAN SHOWCASING YOUR HOBBIES & FUN ACTIVITIES AWAY FROM WORK Click on Nigel below to submit your photo. Keep it fun and creative!

away from UNG U REBECCA ROSE ASSISTANT DEAN OF LIBRARIES MARTY BOZEMAN PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER They enjoy hiking. This picture is from Amicalola Falls. KAREN EGGERS DIRECTOR OF DONOR RELATIONS Karen and her husband, Ken, on Lake Lanier. They love boating year-round with family & friends, plus watching SEC Saturday football with dock neighbors. We want to know what outside hobbies and activities you all love to do outside of work. Please submit your photo here.

Atlanta is known as the “the cradle of the Civil Rights Movement” for good reason. From 1940 to 1970, the city became the epicenter for the movement as black leaders fought for voting rights, access to public facilities and institutions, and economic and educational opportunities for African Americans. Local public figures like Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Former Ambassador Andrew Young, and Congressman John Lewis rose to national and international prominence through their contribution to the nonviolent struggle for equal rights. Infrastructure for Advancement One of the key reasons Atlanta became the natural headquarters for the Civil Rights Movement was the strong infrastructure provided by local black churches, social institutions and political organizations. The city was also home to one of the most successful black business communities in the country, “Sweet Auburn” Avenue. The Atlanta University Center (AUC) The largest network of historically black colleges and universities in the U.S., is also located just west of downtown. During the Civil Rights era, students from Clark College, Atlanta University, Spelman College, Morehouse College, Morris Brown, and the Interdenominational Theological Center were very instrumental in the planning and implementation of activities to secure the rights of African Americans. This well-defined and vibrant black community became the backbone to supporting the movement by developing leaders and supporters and providing a safe haven for convening and dialogue. Even some notable local businesses leveraged their standing to support the Civil Rights Movement. In 1964, social conservatives in Atlanta refused to support an integrated dinner honoring Nobel Peace Prize winner Martin Luther King, Jr., Coca-Cola’s then-CEO J. Paul Austin intervened, stating “Coca-Cola cannot stay in a city that’s going to have this kind of reaction and not honor a Nobel Peace Prize winner.” The ultimatum worked and the event quickly sold out. ATLANTA: CRADLE OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT By Kayla Reed, Account Supervisor at Porter Novel l i , 2015 February 1913 Rosa Parks was born in Tuskegee, AL. In 1955, she took action on a bus headed to Montgomery, AL that led to stopping segregation on public transportation. February 1960 Brown v. Board of Education that stopped school segregation. February 1976 President Ford declared Black History Month for February. Important February Dates February 1995 Bernard Harris became the first black man to walk in space on his second mission. February 1992 John Singleton was the first black director for Boyz in the Hood nominated for an Oscar. Diversity & Inclusion February Black History: Much More than One Month Click here for rest of the article By studying black history, it promotes diversity and inclusion. There are many powerful stories that impact our everyday lives.

NEW NIGHTHAWKS PLEASE WELCOME January 2023 New Employees HR Compensation Data Analyst Academic Advisor I Office Assistant I Coordinator, Supplemental Instruction Associate VP for Communications/Marketing Administrative Assistant I Custodian II Regional Recruiter Lecturer Admin Assistant to VP, University Relations Executive Director, Oconee Campus Kara Carpenter Patrick Eaton Jasmine Fausti Tracy Howe Greg Hudgison Katie Ivey Magdalena Peralta Kevin Rains Giuseppe Sanfilippo Rhonda Shelley Russell Willis

Happy February