HR Newsletter January 2023

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This issue: Sesquicentennial PAGE 03 Be A North Star PAGE 04 ePerformance PAGE 05 Diversity & Inclusion PAGE 06 U Away From UNG PAGE 07 Wellness Foodie Finds PAGE 09 New Nighthawks PAGE 10 New Year Wellness PAGE 02

Ready, set, GOAL! HELPFUL ACT IONS FOR GOAL SETT ING Sign in or register your Virgin Pulse account to see what steps still need to be completed. Take a look at the challenges listed for the month of January. Review what rewards you can earn for completing each action! WINTER WELLNESS : TOP F IVE T I PS FOR GETT ING THROUGH THE WINTER MONTHS EMAI L SABR INA WALL WI TH UNG WELLNESS QUEST IONS JANUARY 2023 Ge t Out s i de Of t en Keep Up the Exer c i se Make the Mos t of Nut r i t i ous Wi nt er F ru i t s & Vege t ab l es P rot ec t Your Sk i n F rom the I ns i de -Out and Out s i de - I n Wa t ch Your Vi t ami n D Leve l s 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 5 . f u l l ar t i c l e he r e

Check out all events here UNG is celebrating its sesquicentennial this academic year, and many university events will highlight aspects of our history.

THE NORTH STAR PROGRAM Be A Star The North Star award program is designed to recognize the exceptional efforts of individual staff members who go above and beyond in providing excellence, efficiency, and customer service. The program has grown tremendously since its inception in 2014. Over 100 North Star awards are typically awarded annually, and recipients receive a certificate and lapel pin as well as consideration for selection as our Annual North Star prize winner. Certificates and lapel pins are delivered through campus mail, and are often a surprise for recipients. Any employee, student, or community member can nominate a staff member via our online nomination form, found HERE.

Open lab training ePerformance ONEUSG Information OneUSG ePerformance module went live Monday, January 3, 2023. Managers have a window from January 3, 2023, through March 31, 2023, to complete FY22 Staff performance evaluations. Dahlonega, January 13, 2023 (Friday) 10:00 a.m. - Noon Cottrell Center 153 Gainesville, January 20, 2023 (Friday) 10:00 a.m. - Noon Nesbitt Building, Computer Lab 5100 Cumming, January 25, 2023 (Wednesday) 10:00 a.m. - noon Computer Lab 151 Oconee, January 27, 2023 (Friday) 10:00 a.m. - Noon Classroom Building, 304 Email HRwith questions Resources ePerformance Self-Guided Training Videos ePerformance Employee's Guide ePerformance Manager's Guide UNG HR Performance Management webpage USG ePerformance Knowledge Base USG ePerformance Evaluation Factors Giving Effective Performance Evals January 18, 2023 (Wednesday)Noon - 1 p.m. Zoom l ink here January 27 , 2023 (Fr iday) 1 1 a.m. - Noon Zoom l ink here Click pic above for training webpage

Divers i ty & Inclus ion Col lege of Heal th Sciences and the Profess ions Spring 2023 DEI Committee Happenings Accomplishments We are focusing on conducting a climate survey for CHSP. The goal of this survey is to understand student perspectives on inclusivity to inform future changes to promote increased feelings of safety and inclusion. We also hope to complete the addition of inclusive language and practice in syllabi and policy and procedure manuals, as well as focus on attending to hiring and retention practices. ~Sue Ann McCall The College of Health Sciences (CHSP) is the second youngest college in the UNG family. The college consists of four disciplines (nursing, physical therapy, counseling, and interdisciplinary healthcare) and offers bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees. The DEI committee was recommissioned by Dean DeSandre in order to support improved DEI efforts within the college. The committee is moving forward with many objectives, such as developing a safe and inclusive environment for students, staff and faculty. The goal of this endeavor is to provide a safe and inclusive space where all feel welcomed, heard and valued. Two committee members have completed the certification in Diversity Studies. All committee members have completed Safe Zone training and Green Zone training. Completion of Study and design proposal for an Inclusion space in HNS for students, faculty and staff. Review of all syllabi regarding inclusive and equitable language. Members in one department conducted a research study entitled, “Racial fallacies in Physical Therapy Students.” The design and distribution of the survey was a collaboration between UNG, Emory University, and Lincoln Memorial University. Work by this research team was accepted for presentation at the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association 2023 in San Diego, CA.

U RIGHT: BETH ARBUTHNOT Associate VP Human Resources/Risk/Compliance Beth loves to travel. This picture is from her trip to Spain. WHAT IS "U AWAY FROM UNG"? We want to spotlight employees and share their hobbies/fun activities away from work. Submit your U Away from UNG photo to us for next month's issue. away from UNG ABOVE: DR. STEVEN SMITH VP of Regional Campuses Steven shared that he enjoys cycling and looks forward to exploring the many trails in our area.

U AWAY FROM UNG GUIDELINES You must be actually doing the activity or show the results of the activity in photo. Send a caption/description with the photo in the email No alcohol Keep it fun Be creative ABOVE: JEFF TARNOWSKI VP of University Advancement Jeff is an avid golfer who loves spending time on the course. U away from UNG Fishing - show us your big catch! Hiking - on the trail Baking/Chef - you with your yummy item! Reading - you with our book or kindle Cycling Crafting Photography EXAMPLES: OTHER IDEAS: Submit your photo here

Sugar Free Low Carb Keto Pecan Cream Pie No Bake Chocolate Pie Crust ½ cup sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds or nuts of choice ½ cup coconut flour ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder ½ cup Swerve confectioners or erythritol or ½ teaspoon pure stevia extract 8 tablespoons butter unsalted, softened ⅛ teaspoon salt Add all crust ingredients into a food processor and process until smooth. Grease a 9 inch pie plate and press mixture into pan as evenly as possible. In a large mixing bowl combine the heavy whipping cream with vanilla stevia and vanilla extract. Beat with an electric mixer or stand mixer until stiff peaks form. In another bowl, combine the room temperature cream cheese with Swerve confectioners, sugar free maple syrup, caramel stevia and a pinch of salt. Beat until smooth and creamy. Fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture and stir together until combined. Stir in 1 cup chopped pecans. Spread mixture into pie crust. Sprinkle remaining pecans on top of the pie. Cover and refrigerate for 6-8 hours or for best results overnight. Foodie Finds Foodie Finds submitted by Marsha Norris Email us to share your healthy recipes This recipe may contain food allergens. Please consult a treating physician before beginning any diet or exercise regimen. Pecan Cream Filling Crust instructions Filling instructions 1 cup heavy cream 1 teaspoon vanilla liquid stevia 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 16 ounces cream cheese softened ½ cup Swerve confectioners ¼ cup Lakanto sugar free maple syrup ½ teaspoon Liquid caramel stevia 1.5 cups chopped pecans

PLEASE WELCOME UNG DECEMBER 2022 NEW EMPLOYEES NEW NIGHTHAWKS Anthony Crane Network Engineer, Student Technology Jessica Tatum Administrative Assistant I, Academic Advising Madison Wimberly Marketing Coordinator, University Relations

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