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The Georgia Department of Corrections, in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Defense, will host several law enforcement agencies and the GEO Group for a military personnel job fair on July 30 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Fort Gordon U.S. Army Reserve Center in Augusta.
The participating agencies (GDC, Department of Juvenile Justice, and State Board of Pardons and Paroles) and the GEO Group have approximately 1,100 jobs available for military personnel returning from duty. In addition, the Department of Labor will be in attendance and will provide PC kiosks for applicants to access job information and will provide job counseling to applicants. The event is free and is open to active duty military personnel, army reservists and veterans who register online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MilitaryJobFair.
“We are thrilled to have hosted two other military job fairs, and are looking forward to hosting this one in Augusta at Fort Gordon,” said Commissioner Brian Owens. It is imperative that we continue to work together to assist these brave men and women who selflessly serve and protect our country find employment.”
The GDC has one of the largest prison systems in the U.S. and is responsible for supervising nearly 60,000 state prisoners and more than 160,000 probationers. It is the largest law enforcement agency in the state with approximately 12,000 employees.
For more information on the GDC call 478-992-5247 or visit http://www.dcor.state.ga.us.
The Georgia Department of Community Health’s (DCH) State Health Benefit Plan (SHBP) will launch a new enrollment and eligibility portal, mySHBPga.adp.com, on August 1, 2013. The new portal will offer year-round 24/7 access to more conveniently and efficiently serve all eligible SHBP members.
“We always strive to more effectively serve our customers,” said David A. Cook, commissioner of the Department of Community Health (DCH), which administers the SHBP. “The new 24/7, 365-day-a-year portal will streamline the enrollment process for SHBP members and their employers both during open enrollment and when changes are made because of a life-change event.”
SHBP has contracted with ADP,® a leading provider of human capital management services, for the development of the enrollment portal. In addition, ADP will provide SHBP call center services via ADP’s service center located in Augusta, Ga. Together, the portal and call center will automate many core functions and enhance the overall efficiency of SHBP’s health care administration.
About the Georgia Department of Community Health
Through effective planning, purchasing and oversight, the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) provides access to affordable, quality health care to millions of Georgians, including some of the state’s uninsured and most vulnerable populations.
DCH is responsible for Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids,® the State Health Benefit Plan, Healthcare Facility Regulation and Health Information Technology in Georgia.
David A. Cook serves as Commissioner for the Georgia Department of Community Health.
To learn more about DCH and its dedication to A Healthy Georgia, visit www.dch.georgia.gov.
Georgia state government has quietly amassed one of the broadest, most active digital presences of any state in the union. You can find a listing of Georgia agencies on Facebook (here) and on Twitter (here).
And, now, several of these agencies are leveraging social media and smartphone technology to both spur citizen engagement and provide better service. Here are a few examples:
4th of July in 4 Words
The Georgia Lottery Corporation is encouraging citizens to get creative and write down four words that describe what the 4th of July means to them. Then, they can film a short video and upload it here. The best submissions will win $500. The deadline is June 26 at 11:59 p.m.
(Must be logged into Facebook to view video)
Homegrown with a Twist
Georgia’s Department of Economic Development is touting its “Homegrown with a Twist” Summer Celebration to help commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Georgia Film, Music, and Digital Entertainment Office. As part of this effort, Explore Georgia has launched a fun-filled video contest with more than $3,500 in prizes, including a two-night stay in Madison, Ga. In three minutes or less, contestants must show “what Georgia means to you” and submit their videos by July 31. Or, you can book your own VIP package and tickets for the celebratory event on August 29.
The celebration also includes an all-inclusive VIP package
with Southern Living
and a movie screening
at The Fox Theatre Atlanta on August 29, 2013. Watch winning “Homegrown with a Twist” video contest entries on the big screen, and enjoy a special screening
of the Georgia-filmed movie, “Zombieland.”
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division is giving sportsmen another way to connect via the location-based social media network Foursquare. Millions of people are “checking in” on their mobile device through their Foursquare app to let their friends know where they are, what they’re doing and where they have been.
Users can unlock specials and deals by checking in, and can discover new locations through personalized recommendations based on check-in habits. Foursquare also allows users to post photos from their favorite spots and post tips and reviews for locations they visit.
Now, users can check in at DNR shooting ranges via Foursquare, gain access to specials and deals, post photos and leave tips and reviews for the ranges you visit — and all from your mobile device.
Be sure to follow “GA Public Shooting Ranges” on Foursquare and Twitter to stay updated on additional specials and events held at DNR ranges.
And while you’re on Foursquare, you might also check out some of the lists provided by Explore Georgia. These lists highlight everything from “fimled in Georgia” locations to some of the state’s best eats!
The Ready Georgia mobile app, created by the Georgia Emergency Management Agency and the Georgia Department of Public Health, is an interactive tool that makes it easier than ever to be prepared for emergencies.
The app uses geo-location to deliver alerts, create emergency plans and show shelter locations. In addition to localized severe weather alerts, users will also receive alerts from GEMA and DPH in the event of other emergencies, such as terrorist attacks, infectious diseases or biological threats. See more here.
Hunt and Fish for Life
Georgians have a chance to win the right to hunt and fish for FREE for LIFE by entering a new contest sponsored by the Georgia Natural Resources Foundation. An adult license (for ages 16-64) and youth/infant license (15 and younger) will be given away. To enter:
- Like Wildlife Resources Division – GADNR on Facebook!
- Send the page a direct message on Facebook with your name, phone number, email address and mailing address. They’ll need this information to contact you when they announce the winners.
- Drawing for both the adult and youth license will be held on Labor Day, September 2, 2013.
Additional details can be found in the “Lifetime License Contest” tab on their fan page.