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How to order bound copies of the Governor’s Budget Reports

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Agency Heads and Fiscal Officers,

The Governor’s FY15 budget report was made available today as a PDF document on the OPB website. You can find all of the Governor’s Budget Reports, here.

OPB has teamed with DOAS and IKON to make available bound copies of the full report through DOAS’ Document Solution Service Center located in the Sloppy Floyd Building. Agencies and the public can purchase hard copies of the reports through the service center. The cost of the Amended FY 2014 budget report is $8.00.  The cost of the FY 2015 budget report is $13.00.

Here is where you can find reports from previous years.  

Those interested in pre-ordering printed copies of the Governor’s budget reports may send an email to:

Your email should include contact information and the number of copies of the Amended FY 2013 and FY 2014 budget reports you want to order; IKON Print Center staff will contact you in return to arrange payment and pick up.

Pre-ordered copies of the reports may be picked up at the DOAS Document Solution Center in the Sloppy Floyd Building beginning Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 12:00 p.m.

Agencies can purchase as many copies as needed.

ERS to offer informational Webinars


The Employees’ Retirement System of Georgia is offering informational webinars to help state employees better understand their retirement benefits.

Currently, ERS is offering sessions on three topics: ERS Overview, PRS Overview and the Retirement Application Process. These plan overviews are perfect for any employee who wants to gain a better understating of their retirement benefits.

Webinar sessions for WRAP (Workshop for Retirement Application Processing) are perfect for employees who are within a year or less of their retirement date. This session is designed to help employees complete their service retirement application.

You can access the schedule for ERS’ webinars, here

Registration is required to attend, and space is limited.

You can quit smoking today
DPH can help

Quit Smoking

When you are ready to quit smoking, call the Georgia Tobacco Quit Line, a free and effective service that helps Georgians quit smoking and using tobacco products.

English:   1-877-270-STOP (877-270-7867)
Spanish:  1-877-2NO-FUME (877-266-3863)
Hearing Impaired:   1-877-777-6534

The Georgia Tobacco Quit Line is available everyday, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (including holidays). It is a public health service funded by the Georgia Department of Public Health through the Georgia Tobacco Use Prevention Program. GTUPP partners with a national tobacco cessation vendor to provide telephone and web-based counseling services in accordance with the United States Public Health Service Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence Clinical Practice Guideline. 

For additional tips and resources, visit the GTQL page on DPH’s website.

What are the benefits of calling the tobacco quit line?

  • Receive FREE helpful quitting tips/techniques and support.
  • Eliminate barriers of traditional cessation classes such as waiting for a class to be held or having to drive to a location in order to be in a class.
  • Provide easy access for people who live in rural or remote areas. They can simply pick up the phone and call instead of having to drive long distances to attend a class.
  • Empower callers who may feel uncomfortable with seeking help in a group setting.

Evidenced-based Intervention

The Georgia Tobacco Quit Line offers effective, evidence-based interventions to help Georgians quit smoking and using any other smokeless tobacco products (i.e., dip or snuff). For Georgians whose primary language may not be English, there are qualified interpreters available.


  • Professional assistance is available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.
  • Any tobacco user 13 years or older living in Georgia.

Who Should Call the Quit Line?

  • Anyone can call the Georgia Tobacco Quit Line; not only tobacco users. The general public, relatives, friends, as well as healthcare and public health professionals.

Health Improves Within 20 Minutes After Quitting

  • 20 minutes after quitting, your heart rate drops.
  • 2 weeks to 3 months, after quitting heart attack risk begins to drop. Lung functions begins to improve.
  • 1 to 9 months, after quitting coughing and shortness of breath decrease.
  • 1 year after quitting, added risk of coronary heart disease is half that of a smoker’s.
  • Within 5 years, of quitting risk of cancer of the month, throat and bladder is cut in half.
  • 10 years, after quitting risk of dying from lung cancer drops by half.