This message contains additional information related to the ArchNews message that was sent on August 18, 2021. As noted in that previous message, the University of Georgia (UGA) and all USG institutions will remain open on September 3, 2021. The following guidance is provided in accordance with the intent of the Governor’s COVID-19 Vaccination Day […]
Campus Messages regarding Human Resources
In response to the Governor’s Executive Order No. 03.31.21.02, the University System of Georgia has provided guidance on procedures to record time and absences related to COVID-19 vaccinations. In an effort to encourage more USG employees to receive the vaccine, the USG will allow faculty and staff to use “Non-Closure Emergency Leave” as of March 31, […]
Frequently Asked Questions about Human Resources
No, you do not. Vaccines are strongly encouraged; therefore, the USG allows faculty and staff to use “Non-Closure Emergency Leave” for the purpose of COVID-19 vaccinations. Individuals will be compensated for this time without deducting from vacation or sick leave balances up to the amounts noted below.
- Faculty and staff may take up to eight (8) hours of Non-Closure Emergency Leave for the purpose of receiving a vaccine. If receiving a two-dose vaccine, this is a total of up to 8 hours across both doses.
- Faculty and staff who experience vaccine side effects that prevent them from performing duties of employment may take up to sixteen (16) hours of Non-Closure Emergency Leave rather than using sick leave. If receiving a two-dose vaccine, this is a total of up to 16 hours across both doses.
- Faculty and staff should inform their supervisors of time taken for these purposes and provide proof of vaccination.
- If supervisors have questions about the information above, please contact your unit’s HR Liaison. These individuals will be in close contact with UGA’s HR and Payroll offices.