• Vehicle Operator Policy

      Public Safety Division; Georgia Health Sciences University (2015-12-21)
      To establish a policy on the use of GHSU owned, rented or leased vehicles, and the transporting of employees and students, and to establish minimum requirements for authorized operators of GHSU vehicles
    • Surplus Personal Computers/Electronic Property

      Materials Management; Moving/Surplus Property Services; Georgia Health Sciences University (2015-12-18)
      All Georgia Health Sciences University (GHSU) units that have Personal Computers (PC) and any type electronic equipment that contains data storage devices must have the hard drive or data storage device removed before disposal.
    • Electronic Data Backup Policy

      Information Technology Support and Services; Georgia Health Sciences University (2015-12-18)
      Georgia Health Sciences University maintains a large and growing body of data stored exclusively in electronic form. Much of these data are critical to the operation of the University, and it is clear that the University could suffer significant loss should an important set of data be permanently lost.
    • Contractor and Vendor Identification System

      Public Safety Division; Georgia Health Sciences University (2015-12-18)
      To provide procedures and instructions for the issuance and control of GHSU Identification Badges to Contractors and Vendors.
    • Information Systems Security and Computer Usage Policy

      Information Technology Support and Services (2015-12-18)
      Georgia Health Sciences University Information Systems Security and Computer Usage Policy is to be used in conjunction with existing GHSU policies and procedures. Each individual is responsible for the appropriate use and protection of information systems resources. Each manager/supervisor is responsible for appropriate enforcement of the policy in conjunction with normal supervisory activities.
    • Extra Duty Compensation for Faculty Employed by Georgia Health Sciences University

      Office of the Provost; Georgia Health Sciences University (2015-12-18)
      To establish policy and procedures for faculty employed by GHSU to receive extra compensation for extra duty services within or outside of their home department or division according to BOR policy 803.1404.
    • Temporary Employment Policy

      Human Resources Division; Georgia Health Sciences University (2015-12-18)
      Temporary employees shall be employed for a period no longer than six calendar months; however, such temporary employment may be extended up to an additional six months if the appropriate employing supervisor or department head needs the services of that individual subject to the approval of the chief business officer of the institution or his/her designated representative. Once an individual has served as a “temporary” employee for a twelve month period he/she shall not thereafter be employed as a “temporary” employee until a period of thirty calendar days has elapsed. All student assistants shall be and are classified as “temporary”, and employment as student assistants shall not be subject to the reemployment restriction outlined above.
    • Discrimination Policy

      Office of the Provost; Georgia Health Sciences University (2015-12-18)
      To prevent illegal discrimination and to guide the Institution towards a diversified workforce
    • Tuition Assistance Policy

      Human Resources Division; Georgia Health Sciences University (2015-12-18)
      As part of its mission statement Georgia Health Sciences University is committed to “the recruitment, hiring, and retention of the best possible faculty, staff and administration.” Georgia Health Sciences University is committed to creating a more educated Georgia. Both of these commitments extend internally as well as externally. As part of its desire to meet its employees evolving needs, GHSU has established an educational assistance program, the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). This program is part of the University System of Georgia Tuition Assistance Program.
    • Electronic Mail Retention, Backup, and Recovery Policy

      Information Technology Support and Services; Georgia Health Sciences University (2015-12-18)
      To establish a retention and backup policy and procedure related to electronic mail
    • Photocopying of Copyrighted Work Policy

      Controller’s Division; Georgia Health Sciences University (2014-08-07)
      To set forth the policies and procedures to be used by all GHSU faculty, staff and students reproducing any copyrighted work.
    • Accident Injury Reporting Policy

      Campus Safety Committee; Georgia Health Sciences University (2014-07-29)
      To establish procedures to report accidents and injuries for evaluation, treatment if needed, and record keeping
    • Mobile Device and Remote Access Policy

      Information Technology Support and Services (2012-10)
      Georgia Health Sciences Medical Center (GHSMC), Georgia Health Sciences Medical Associates (GHSMA), and Georgia Health Sciences University (GHSU), collectively “GHS” discourages the storage of electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI) as well as other forms of confidential information on mobile devices. The Institution recognizes that incidental storage may occur through normal business activities; therefore, devices used for official business must adhere to the controls outlined in this policy.
    • Substantive Change Policy

      Division of Institutional Effectiveness; Office of Accreditation; Georgia Health Sciences University (2012-09)
      Georgia Health Sciences University (GHSU) is responsible for compliance with the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (Commission) Substantive Change Policy as a condition of continued regional accreditation. Substantive change is defined by the Commission as “a significant modification or expansion of the nature and scope of an accredited institution.” Some changes, such as offering courses on-line that amount to less than 25% of the coursework needed to complete a degree, certificate or diploma, do not need to be reported to the Commission. Others, such as offering from 25% to 49% of the coursework required for a program on-line, simply require that the Commission be notified in advance of the implementation of the change. Larger scale changes, such as adding significantly different programs to the academic curriculum or offering a majority of the coursework needed to complete a degree, certificate or diploma on-line, require written notification at least 6 months in advance and approval of a prospectus, which must be submitted at least 3 months prior to the anticipated implementation date. Institutions seeking to offer coursework at a more advanced level than that for which they are currently approved must notify the Commission of their intent at least 12 months in advance, and submit an application for level change by April 15 for review at the June meeting of the Board of trustees or by October 1 for review at the December meeting.
    • Institutional Conflicts of Interest Policy

      Office of Legal Affairs; Georgia Health Sciences University (2012-08)
      Every investigator, employee and other representative performing work for GHSU shall disclose any significant institutional financial or other conflict of interest which arises during the course of his or her work to the appropriate Responsible Representative.
    • Variable Pay Plan Policy

      Human Resources Division; Georgia Health Sciences University (2012-07)
      This policy sets forth the basic guidelines by which the Variable Pay Plan shall be governed.
    • Variable Pay Plan Policy

      Human Resources Division; Georgia Health Sciences University (2012-07)
      This policy sets forth the basic guidelines by which the Variable Pay Plan shall be governed
    • Group Insurance Policy

      Human Resources Division; Georgia Health Sciences University (2012-03)
      All regular employees with a work commitment of three-quarters (30 hours a week) or more are eligible for Group Insurance. All eligible employees must enroll within 30 days of initial employment or eligibility date. A Georgia Health Sciences University retiree or career employee, who upon his/her separation of employment from the Georgia Health Sciences University and the University System of Georgia as defined in the Board of Regents Policy Manual, Section 8.2.8.2 and 8.2.8.4, shall remain eligible to continue as a member of the group health insurance, dental, and basic life insurance plans with GHSU participation in the cost of the health and basic life insurance coverage. The retiree is responsible for all premiums for any health, dental, supplemental life and/or dependent life insurance coverage.
    • Postdoctoral Fellows Policy

      Human Resources Division; Georgia Health Sciences University (2012-02)
      This policy provides guidelines for the appointment of Postdoctoral Fellows.
    • Interim and Acting Appointments.

      Human Resources Division; Georgia Health Sciences University (2012-01-17)
      Georgia Health Sciences University may assign additional duties to its existing employees on a temporary basis and make interim and acting appointments when circumstances warrant such appointments. Under this policy, an employee assuming additional duties or an interim or acting appointment may be eligible for a temporary salary increase during the period of the additional assignment or appointment. Temporary increases to salary are not automatic; rather they will depend on the individual circumstances and may be made at the discretion of management in consultation with Human Resources, subject to the availability of funding.