Staff Council Priorities and Successes



  • Ongoing - Employee Career Development Center (ECDC), STRAP Policy Expansion, Well-Being Flex Time Policy, Employee Recognition – One & Five Year Gifts, Inform GT Series, Perks & Program

  • New - Institute Staff Appreciation Day, Staff Mental Health Resources (Onsite), Paid Family Leave, Light Duty Policy for Facilities 



Creation of Recognition Proposal

In December 2015, the Staff Council submitted a recognition proposal to The Office of Human Resources and The Office of the Executive Vice President for Administration and Finance, outlining their recognition recommendations. To date, the following Staff Council successes are attributed to the original proposal:
  • July 2019 – Launch of  the 5 – year service recognition program
  • January 2018 – Execution of Staff Council “Meet & Greet” events on Campus
  • April 2017 - 100% increase to institute staff award amounts
  • July 2017 - Creation of 1-year service recognition program
  • September 2017 - Creation of up to five new $2,000 "Spirit of Georgia Tech"  awards, which will be presented at the annual Faculty & Staff Honors Luncheon 


Inform Georgia Tech Series

The Inform Georgia Tech series was created in 2016 to assist employees by providing information on relevant, timely topics of interest. The quarterly series focuses on areas or departments where staff members have voiced questions or ones which aim to solicit staff feedback. Former series' topics have included: Car-Free Commuting in a Car-centric City, Campus Safety and Security, and Parking and Transportation at Georgia Tech.


Campus Enhancements

Back in Time Campus Map Tour

In October 2018, the Campus Physical Environment committee launched a new virtual tour that lets members of the Tech community transport themselves back in time to see what their favorite places on campus once looked like. The Back in Time map tour provides historical photos and context for more than 40 locations around campus. Users can navigate their way through campus and enjoy century-old photos of Bobby Dodd Stadium and the campus core, along with mid-century views of Tech Square.

This enhancement to the campus website provides staff, faculty, students, parents, and alumni with a visual view of Georgia Tech history and its changing campus.

Find out more at under the “tours” tab.

In 2017, the Campus Physical Environment committee, in partnership with Facilities Management, contributed to the following additional enhancements to our campus environment:

  • Outdoor water refill stations located at the Bill Moore Student Success Center
  • Additional picnic tables scheduled for placement in the north section of campus


Compensation & Benefits

Expansion of STRAP Program to include Trade and Technical Degrees


Sponsorship for Certified Healthy Departments

In April 2017, Staff Council awarded four $250.00 grants to departments who demonstrated a commitment to fostering healthy lifestyle choices while at work.