Employees’ once-a-year opportunity to update and enroll in benefits is coming soon:Monday, Oct. 31 through Friday, Nov. 11. Staff and faculty are encouraged to review current elections and consider future options and changes. This year, University System of Georgia (USG) healthcare options are the same, and there are minimal changes to plans. However, premiums have increased again as the USG finally attains an equal, defined employer contribution across all plans.
To support your life and your health, USG will offer new benefit choices for 2017:
On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a rule change to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that would extend overtime protections to nearly 5,000,000 workers within the first year of its implementation. The federally mandated date for nation-wide compliance with the new rule set is December 1, 2016. The most notable change for an employee to be considered exempt from overtime was the increase in the minimum salary threshold, from $23,660 annually to $47,476 annually.
Parking and Transportation Services introduces the Tech Square Express, a new route that will provide direct service from Clough Undergraduate Learning Center to Tech Square. Stops include Clough, Global Learning Center, Scheller College of Business and TSRB. The Tech Square Express will operate Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (fall and spring semesters only).
The new Tech Square Express route was implemented to offer quick, convenient transportation from Tech Square to the main campus to serve the rapid growth occurring in Tech Square and the surrounding area.