Gov. Deal Declares March as Georgia Purchasing Month

Governor Nathan Deal presents a Proclamation declaring March as 2017 Purchasing Month.

March is officially “Purchasing Month” in Georgia. It is a time set-aside to recognize the purchasing and materials management professions who play a significant role in the efficiency and effectiveness of both the public and private sectors by balancing and negotiating time, source and price of goods and services.

Throughout the month, DOAS and professional purchasing associations like the Georgia Chapter of NIGP, Inc. and Government Procurement Association of Georgia (GPAG), will engage in efforts to inform the public about the important role played by the purchasing profession in business, industry, and government.

On April 25 – 27, 2017, DOAS will host the inaugural Georgia Procurement Conference (GPC 2017) and Supplier Expo. GPC 2017, the state’s premier event for public procurement professionals and supplier partners, will provide opportunities to foster business partnerships between state government entities, suppliers and small businesses.

Introduction to Surplus Video Now Available!

Are you new to surplus property and asset management or just want a review? If so, then we have the perfect tools for you! There’s a new “Introduction to Surplus Property” video available for your use. This brief video lets employees know that there are rules, and discusses the four allowable disposal methods. To view the video and learn more about surplus, visit:

It’s not scary… it’s TeamWorks HCM 9.2!

 It’s not scary… it’s TeamWorks HCM 9.2!

TeamWorks HCM 9.2 is here!  The TeamWorks website where you access your employee information such as paychecks, leave and direct deposit information, through Employee Self Service has an exciting, new look!

Your home page now shows your personal information summary, paycheck and leave balances. The menu is now located at the top of the page and there is a NEW Manager Dashboard and enhancements to ePerformance too!


Before you login to Employee Self Service (ESS)

Be sure to clear your browsers cache and cookies. Most internet browsers’ cache can be cleared by simply pressing [Shift] + [Ctrl] + [Del]. Please visit the SAO website for more information on How to Clear Cache & Cookies.


Want to Learn More?

TeamWorks HCM 9.2 Pre-recorded webinars are available on the SAO website and  can be accessed easily through the following web navigation: Home » TeamWorks » Human Capital Management » HCM 9.2 Upgrade » TeamWorks HCM 9.2 Recorded Webinars. The webinars available include the following categories:


  • Employee Self Service (ESS)
  • Manager Self Service (MSS)
  • HR Administration – coming soon
  • Local Admin

Visit the HCM 9.2 Upgrade FAQ page on the SAO website for answers to the most frequently asked questions.


Got More Questions?        SAO Customer Service Center HCM