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At UGA, we don't just sit still. We take part in what is going on around our city, state, country and the world, and we are so excited to have you begin your journey as a member of the Bulldog family! Please see the timeline below for more information on how to complete your hiring steps to becoming a Bulldog!



The items and links provided throughout this page will help ensure you have completed all the necessary processes for your employment with UGA. There are also resources and links provided for Supervisors and Practitioners below.


The New Hire Toolkit is available for all employees to reference during their time at UGA.  This document includes helpful information for both brand new and current employees.



OneUSG Connect - Employee Self-Service:Set up Direct Deposit & tax forms, submit time & absence, update personal information, and more with ESS.

OneUSG Connect - Benefits: Setup and manage your employee benefits

2024 USG Comparison Guide (PDF): Compare benefits plans

Professional Education Portal:UGA's professional learning portal for new hires and current employees

Retirement Plan Information:Select your Retirement Plan (newly hired Exempt employees only) and learn more about retirement options for all employees.

Temporary Employees Retirement Plan: For temporary employees, visit our Georgia Defined Contribution Plan (GDCP) page for more information about your retirement options. 


Employee Well-Being: Explore comprehensive programs that help you achieve well-being in all the aspects of your life:  physical, emotional, financial, and work/life balance. 

Equal Opportunity Office: Learn more about EOO, which is responsible for ensuring that UGA complies with all applicable laws and policies regarding discrimination and harassment.

OneSource: The goal of the OneSource website is to serve as a functional resource for faculty and staff that is easy to use and intuitive to navigate, regardless of your role at the University. 

Sustainability in the Workplace: Discover sustainability at UGA and how you can play a role in this important process.

Time & Absence: Learn how to submit time and absence requests in OneUSG Connect Self-Service.

Tuition Assistance Program (TAP): Learn more about furthering your education while working in a full-time, benefited position at any USG institution.

UGA Master Calendar: Find out what exciting events are happening across the University.

UGA Policies and Procedures: Policies and procedures that apply to all University of Georgia students, faculty, and staff are developed and approved through appropriate governance and administrative processes and maintained by the offices responsible for their implementation. 

Workplace Concerns - Faculty & Staff Relations: Find out more about the process for how to handle workplace concerns.



The links below are for supervisors and practitioners to reference as appropriate.

supervisor is considered to be any employee who has direct reports. A practitioner is any employee who has access to OneUSG Connect with job duties that involve data entry, data maintenance, etc. for their unit (including Commitment Accounting, Time & Labor, Human Resources, Benefits, Payroll). Practitioners are also referred to as "core users" of the OneUSG Connect system.

Printable Practitioner/Supervisor Checklist  (PDF)




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