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Compliance Awareness

 

Compliance Awareness Under Federal, State, USG and GC Policies 

Americans With Disabilities Policy

This policy on disabilities was developed to ensure equal access at Georgia College for individuals with disabilities and to ensure full compliance with all pertinent federal and state legislation, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended by the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1992. The policy and information on accommodations can be found at the following links:

http://www.gcsu.edu/disability/studentpolicies.htm

Disability Accommodations (.doc)

Review the policy and sign the acknowledgement form below. Questions about this policy should be directed to
veronica.womack@gcsu.edu.

Amorous Relationship Policy

The Board of Regents Amorous Relationship Policy is located at the following site:

http://www.usg.edu/hr/manual/amorous_relationships/

Review this policy and sign the acknowledgement form below.  Questions about this policy should be directed to veronica.womack@gcsu.edu.

Conflict of Interest

The GC Conflict Of Interest Policy is located at:

http://www.gcsu.edu/audit/docs/GCSU_Conflicts_Policy__Final_.pdf

Full-time faculty and staff of Georgia College understand that their primary contractual responsibility is to the University. To ensure the integrity and objectivity of research and other scholarly activities, full-time and part-time faculty and staff must not let outside interests interfere with or compromise their obligations to the University. This policy is intended to increase the awareness of employees to the potential for conflicts of interest, and to establish procedures whereby such conflicts may be avoided or properly managed.

Review the policy and sign the acknowledgement form below. Questions about this policy should be directed to marc.cardinalli@gcsu.edu

Drug Free Schools and Communities Act

GC is required under federal law to annually distribute the Drug Free Schools and Communities Policy to all employees. Questions about this information should be directed to carol.ward@gcsu.edu

EEO and Affirmative Action Policy

The GC Equal Employment Opportunity Policy is located at:

EO and AA Policy (.doc)

Review the policy and sign acknowledgement form below. Questions about this policy should be directed to veronica.womack@gcsu.edu.

Ethics Policy & Hotline

The new Ethics Policy is part of an approach by the University to enhance compliance with state and federal regulations and minimize misconduct by USG faculty, staff, administrators, vendors, contractors and members of the Board of Regents. The new Ethics Policy is located at:

www.usg.edu/compliance/ethics/

Employees should also be aware of the Ethics Hotline information at Ethics Hotline Info:

www.gcsu.alertline.com

Questions about this policy can be directed to  qiana.wilson@gcsu.edu.

FERPA

FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974) helps protect the privacy of student education records, the right to seek and amend those records and to limit disclosure of information from the records. Review the FERPA guidelines at:

http://www.gcsu.edu/registrar/ferpa.htm

Questions about this policy should be directed to qiana.wilson@gcsu.edu in the Office of Legal Affairs or kay.anderson@gcsu.edu in the Office of the Registrar.

Fiscal Misconduct

The GC Fiscal Misconduct Policy is located at:

http://www.gcsu.edu/audit/policyandq&a.htm

Review the policy and sign the acknowledgement form below. Questions about this policy should be directed to julia.hann@gcsu.edu

FMLA- Family Medical Leave

FMLA – Family Medical Leave - Consistent with federal law, GC and University System of Georgia policy, complies with the Federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Employees that are absent from work due to their own or immediate family members serious medical condition for three or more days, are required to report their illness to GC’s Office of Human Resources. Employees should review the FMLA policy located at: http://www.usg.edu/hr/manual/family_and_medical_leave_act/

Questions about this policy should be directed to carol.ward@gcsu.edu

General Acceptable Use of Technology Policy

As a member of the GC community, we are required to adhere to specific terms and conditions as it relates to the usage of technology resources on our campus. Please be aware that all of GC computer and other technology resources are state property.  Questions about this policy should be directed to robert.orr@gcsu.edu

HIPAA 

HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) is a set of federal rules designed in part to protect the privacy of a person’s health care information. Please review the HIPAA policy and procedures at:

http://www.usg.edu/legal/hipaa/

Questions about this policy should be directed to carol.ward@gcsu.edu

Right To Know Training

Right-to-Know basic awareness training – All GC employees are required under state law to complete the online right to know training. Most employees complete this online course as part of the new hire process. If you are unsure of whether you have completed the online course or if you are a long term employee you will need to take approximately 10 minutes to complete the course. The course can be found at the following link: http://www.usg.edu/ehs/training/rtkbasic/

For more information, please contact Shea Groebner extension 2043 or at shea.groebner@gcsu.edu

Sexual Harassment

Review the policy and sign the acknowledgement form below. Questions about this policy should be directed to veronica.womack@gcsu.edu

State Business Transactions

All state employees who transact business with the State of Georgia apart from their employment relationship with GC are required by Georgia law to disclose all such transactions for each calendar year on or before January 31 of the following year. The reporting form and instructions may be accessed via the following link:

http://www.usg.edu/legal/documents/bus_transact.pdf

GC is required to notify employees annually of this obligation under state law. If you transact business with the state and complete this form during this calendar year, please send a copy to the Office of Legal Affairs. Contact the Office of Legal Affairs at extension 2037 for further information or email marc.cardinalli@gcsu.edu

 

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