Employees Can Benefit from Education Support Leave

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Myra Oviatt
Office of Human Resources

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A new USG policy lets employees be involved in activities that promote education by providing eight hours of paid leave per calendar year for that specific purpose.

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A new USG policy lets employees be involved in activities that promote education by providing eight hours of paid leave per calendar year for that specific purpose.

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As February comes to a close, the Office of Human Resources has updates on a few of Tech's benefit programs and the performance review process.

Education Support Leave

Georgia Tech Human Resources has made it easier for employees to use the new Education Support Leave (ESL) benefit. ESL was established by the University System of Georgia in 2015 to provide an opportunity for full-time, regular employees to be involved in activities that promote education by providing eight hours of paid leave per calendar year for that specific purpose. Activities that promote education in Georgia may include:

  • Attending parent/teacher conferences.
  • Participating in classroom activities, such as reading to a class or presenting on career day.
  • Tutoring students without receiving compensation.
  • Proctoring examinations.
  • Attending award and recognition ceremonies or graduation exercises.
  • Participating in field day activities or chaperoning field trips.
  • Attending open house functions.

To use ESL, employees must have prior approval of their immediate supervisor. The time can be reported through TimeOut (monthly) or by using time code “ESL” (biweekly). 

View the Education Support Leave policy at www.c.gatech.edu/esl

Performance Review Process Underway

Performance evaluations must be completed and returned to Georgia Tech Human Resources by Friday, March 11. Institute policy requires that all employees be reviewed at least once every 12-month period. These conversations are important for employee development, advancement, and success at Georgia Tech. The process should involve a collaborative discussion to evaluate performance and establish 2016 goals. Learn more at www.ohr.gatech.edu/performance

Summer Camp Resource Guide

Available exclusively for employees, the summer camp resource guide provides access to an online database of nearly 1,000 camps in the Atlanta area. Set specific guidelines to streamline your search, and find what fits best for your family. The guide is available from March 15 to June 30 at www.ohr.gatech.edu/summercamps.

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  • Created On: Feb 29, 2016 - 6:28am
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