Office of Human Resources

Mission:

The Georgia College Office of Human Resources is committed to providing quality services to our faculty, staff, students, retirees and members of the community at large.  We strive to attract, retain; and develop an engaged and diverse workforce to support the dynamic and high quality needs of the institution.

We are dedicated to employees and potential employees of Georgia College. Our office will be your source for information on employment opportunities, compensation and benefits, employee services and more.

Georgia College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution committed to cultural, racial and ethnic communities. We promote equal employment opportunities regardless of race, religion, color, gender, marital status, genetic information, national origin, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity. It is expected that successful candidates share these commitments.

 

Functional Areas

 

Leslie Pierce, Chief Human Resource Officer

Shapes the direction of the human resources function through the development and implementation of policies governing all of the human resources functional areas including: Compensation and Benefits, Employee Relations, Employment Services, and Training and Professional Development.

Carol Ward, Associate Director of Human Resources

Oversees and provides advisory services for performance management, progressive discipline, grievances, conflict resolution, and HR communications functions including program development, implementation, assessment, and modification to ensure alignment with community needs and compliance with all applicable requirements. In addition, oversees the operation of the Office of Human Resources in the absence of the Chief Human Resources Officer.

  • Compliance
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation
  • Performance Management
  • Progressive Discipline and Grievance Procedures

Julia Williams, Assistant Director of Compensation and Benefits

Classification & Compensation Services (Class & Comp)

Works in partnership with department managers to provide assistance in interpreting and applying fair and consistent evaluation of positions and equitable compensation.

Services Include:

  • Position classifications
  • PA7 Position Management (staff and students)
  • Salary equity analysis
  • Position descriptions
  • Reorganizations

Benefits Services

Assists faculty and staff in understanding their benefit programs which include private consultations, seminars/workshops, vendor fairs and orientations.

Services Include:

  • Benefits administration (potential employees, new hires, existing employees, separating employee, and retirees)
  • Open enrollment
  • ADP Benefits Self Service portal (BOSS).

Tausha Mabry, Assistant Director of Employee Relations

The mission of the Employee Relations function within the Office of Human Resources is to provide exemplary customer services to both employees and managers to foster a collaborative work environment. Employee Relations focuses on promoting good workplace behaviors that are respectful, reasonable and responsible.

Services Include:

  • Workers Compensation and Return to Work
  • Disabilities Services
  • Employee Complaints
  • Employee Exit Interviews
  • Leave Administration

 

Carol Ward, Associate Director of Human Resources

  • Compliance
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation
  • Performance Management
  • Progressive Discipline and Grievance Procedures

Emma Harrison, Assistant Director for Employment Services

Employment Services oversees the hiring of benefited staff, temporary staff and student employees. Our office partners with Academic Affairs to hire Faculty which includes on-boarding: conducting background checks, completing I-9 forms, etc. Our focus is to recruit and hire candidates who are committed to Georgia College's mission of enriching the lives of students and the local and global communities through teaching, research, and service. We believe a talented and diverse workforce will create an environment that will foster creativity and respect for contributions.

Services Include:

  • Recruitment of Staff Positions (Advisement)
  • Job Postings
  • PA7 Applicant Tracking (staff and students)
  • On-Boarding Faculty and Staff
  • Pre-employment Screening/Testing

Kelly Prior, Training Specialist

The Training and Professional Development functional area of the Office of Human Resources is responsible for providing the Georgia College community with an opportunity for continued improvement and development through providing compliance training and new employee orientation in addition to professional development and enrichment opportunities.

Services Include:

  • Compliance Training
  • Ethics Assessment and Refresher
  • Campus Training Coordinator
  • New Employee Orientation
  • Repository for Training Transcripts

 

Useful Resources

Georgia College & State University is part of the University System of Georgia.

The Board of Regents was created in 1931 as part of a reorganization of Georgia's state government. The Board oversees all public colleges and universities in the University System of Georgia.

The University System of Georgia offers students higher education options at 35 colleges and universities throughout the state, providing a wide range of academic programming, including certificates, associate, baccalaureate, master's, doctoral and professional degrees. 

In January 2002, the University System of Georgia marked its 70th anniversary.

The University System offers a core employee benefit package consisting of group health, dental and life insurance, as well as retirement plan options for all regular employees who work one-half time or more. All University System employees are covered by workers' compensation, and certain employees also enjoy social security participation.

 

Contact Us

Campus Box 028
Milledgeville GA 31061
Phone: 478-445-5596 
Fax: 478-445-0491
hr@gcsu.edu
Hours: Monday- Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.