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The University of Georgia values your contribution to this institution.  Regardless of the type of work you do at UGA, we want the time you spend here to be rewarding and fulfilling.  Ensuring balance starts with offering exciting and meaningful career opportunities matched with opportunities to grow personally, in an environment that celebrates YOU. We hope the information and resources you find here will provide you with the tools you need to reach your fullest potential.

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Work/Life Balance Coordinator
Kiz Adams: 706-542-7319

 

Caring for your work


Continuing education opportunities

Work environment

Workplace issues

Flexibility

Continuing education opportunities

Human Resources Training and Development Department offers several professional development series for Career Enhancement, Leadership, and Supervisory Excellence

UGA’s Center of Continuing Education UGAKeepLearning.com offers hundreds of ongoing professional development courses, both online and at UGA's campuses in Athens and metro Atlanta. These professional development courses give you the flexibility to move across projects, industries, and geography — and up in the organization.
 
UGA’s Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) provides free tuition and student fees for up to nine (9) credit hours per semester for UGA employees who have been full-time, benefits eligible employees for at least six months.

All UGA faculty, staff, and students have unlimited access to lynda.com, an online learning company that helps anyone learn software, creative and business skills, and a host of other skills to achieve personal and professional goals.  Lynda.com’s library of high-quality and current video tutorials are taught by top industry leaders.

Work environment

UGA’s Environmental Health and Safety Division provides  education, training, on-site audits, consultations, and recommendations to departments to provide a quality environment for UGA.
        
UGA’s Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Safety Office, will conduct on-site risk assessments, review work spaces and designs, and conduct individual ergonomic assessments to ensure a safe, ergonomic friendly environment for all UGA employees. Dr. John Lambeth can address any concerns about your office work station.  Simply fill out a Musculoskeletal Injury Risk Assessment request.

An ergonomic on-line training program to provide employees with the educational tools necessary to employ good ergonomic work practices and procedures is offered by the University System of Georgia.

Workplace issues

Employees who are experiencing difficulties in the workplace can contact the UGA Staff Ombudsperson Steve Gibson at sgibson@uga.edu. Read more about how the staff ombudsperson can help you.

Employees or supervisors who need help navigating workplace situations can contact Faculty and Staff Relations in Human Resources.

Flexibility

Telecommuting is permitted at UGA under certain conditions and within specific guidelines. This telework self-assessment from the University System of Georgia may help you decide whether

telecommuting is right for you.

Flextime schedules may be considered for approval pursuant to specific guidelines

Minnesota Life Insurance offers helpful articles on how to work from home or work a flexible schedule on their LifeWorks portal.  When logging in use Username:  lfg    Password:  resources

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