Employee Guidance

Grievance Procedures

A grievance or disciplinary review may be available to handle claims that a person has been harmed by an action that violates the policies of either the University of Georgia or the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia or for requested disciplinary review pursuant to the University policy entitled Conduct, Dismissal, Demotion or Suspension.

Click to the review the Grievance and Disciplinary Review Policy and to access the petition form.

 

Arrest Reporting

The Office of Legal Affairs administers the Arrest and Conviction Policy for the University. Under the policy, any current employee charged with a crime (other than a minor traffic offense) must report to the Office of Legal Affairs within 72 hours of their arrest.

If you have any questions about this policy, or need to report an arrest, please contact Art Leed at (706) 542-0006. You may also report an arrest using our online form.

 

Workplace Violence

Policy Statement

The University of Georgia is committed to the prevention of workplace violence and the maintenance of a respectful working environment. A safe and secure environment is a fundamental prerequisite for fulfilling UGA’s mission of teaching, research and public service. UGA reaffirms the basic right of employees to a safe and humane working environment.

Prohibited Conduct

UGA will not tolerate any type of workplace violence committed by or against employees. Workplace violence, for the purpose of this policy includes, but is not limited to: intimidation, bullying, stalking, threats, physical attack, property damage, or domestic and family violence. This includes acts of violence committed by or against UGA employees. Such incidents may also involve students, clients, visitors or vendors.

http://policies.uga.edu/FA/view/1136

 

State Business Transaction Disclosure Reporting

Pursuant to the Georgia conflict of interest law, all public employees, spouses or dependents of public employees or any business in which such employee or spouse/dependent has a substantial interest, must disclose prior to January 31 of each year, all business transactions during the preceding calendar year between the State of Georgia and the public employee, spouse/dependent of a public employee, or any business in which such employee or spouse/dependent has a substantial interest. The Attorney General’s Office has advised the Board of Regents that employees of the Board of Regents are considered public employees.

An overview of the State Business Transaction Disclosure Report and filing instructions can be found at the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission (GGTCFC) website:

http://ethics.ga.gov/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/2014_STATE-BUSINESS-TRANSACTION-REPORT.pdf

In addition to the reporting requirement, please note that the Georgia conflict of interest law prohibits transactions between public employees, spouses and dependents of public employees, or any business in which a public employee or spouse/dependent has a substantial interest, and the state agency with which the public employee is employed except in limited circumstances. 

Therefore, transactions between University employees, spouses and dependents of University employees, or any business in which a University employee or spouse/dependent has a substantial interest and the University of Georgia, are generally prohibited. A list of exceptions to the law can be found at O.C.G.A. Sections 45-10-24.1 and 45-10-25.

Please contact the Office of Legal Affairs at (706) 542-0006 if you have any questions or need additional information.

Contact us at:

Office of Legal Affairs

230 South Jackson Street

Lustrat House 
University of Georgia 
Athens, GA 30602-1693
Phone: (706) 542-0006 | Fax: (706) 542-3248
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