2023 State Holidays

The following holidays will be observed on the dates noted:

  • New Year’s Day will be observed on Monday, January 2
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday will be observed on Monday, January 16
  • A state holiday will be observed on Friday, April 7
  • Memorial Day will be observed on Monday, May 29
  • Juneteenth will be observed on Monday, June 19
  • Independence Day will be observed on Tuesday, July 4
  • Labor Day will be observed on ​Monday, September 4
  • Columbus Day will be observed on Monday, October 9
  • Veterans Day will be observed on Friday, November 10
  • Thanksgiving will be observed on Thursday, November 23
  • A state holiday will be observed on Friday, November 24
  • Christmas will be observed on Monday, December 25​
  • Washington’s Birthday will be observed on Tuesday, December 26

Governor Brian P. Kemp announced these dates in official an official memo.  Please refer to this holiday schedule for dates when the Capitol and state agencies will be closed in 2023.

Georgia’s State Parks & Historic Sites “Take Flight” in 2023

This year’s programming theme is all about birds, bats and pollinators. Rangers invite you to join evening bat walks, backyard bird counts, pollinator habitat restoration projects, butterfly hikes and more “Take Flight” programs. You’ll learn the importance of pollination for our food, migration patterns, how to identify birds and much more. Regular programs like Junior Ranger camps, archery classes, guided kayak tours are also scheduled throughout the year. Check the Events tab on GaStateParks.org.

Below is a sample of “Take Flight” Programs in 2023

  • Extinction is Forever: Red-cockaded Woodpeckers – Sundays in Spring, Jarrell Plantation Historic Site, Juliette
  • Bird Bingo – March 10, F.D. Roosevelt State Park, Pine Mountain
  • Butterfly Craft – March 11, Chattahoochee Bend State Park, Newnan
  • Take Flight Hike – First Saturdays, April – October, New Echota Cherokee Capital, Calhoun
  • Bats Along the Etowah River – April 17, Etowah Mounds Historic Site, Cartersville
  • World Migration Bird Day Hike – May 13, Stephen C. Foster State Park, Okefenokee Swamp
  • World Bee Day – May 20, Kolomoki Mounds Historic Site, Blakely
  • Dragonflies Along the Etowah – June 10, Etowah Mounds Historic Site, Cartersville
  • Build a Bee Hotel – June 17, Magnolia Springs State Park, Millen



TeamWorks HCM System Updates Include New Features

New Features in Teamworks

SAO is proud to announce that we will be providing new functionality to users of TeamWorks starting on January 30th.

Employee Related Features/Enhancements

Personalize WorkCenters – Functional users of the system who use the new WorkCenters can now personalize the settings and customize their view.  Users can establish a different start page, re-arrange page links, add new queries, and make other changes.

E-mail address editing (Currently Available) – Previously, the Email type of ‘Business’ was only editable by an administrator.  Now, the Email type of ‘Business’ may be edited directly by the employee in Employee Self Service. HR Administrators will continue to be able to edit employee e-mails in Personal Data.    It is important to note that the email checked as ‘Preferred’ in ESS, regardless of type, is used for related HR systems such as Performance, Benefits and Learning.  

Manager Related Features/Enhancements

 Employee Snapshot Tile – Managers will now see a new tile in Manager Self Service called Employee Snapshot that will allow managers to see additional information on their direct and indirect reports.  Within this tile, managers can review job details as well as, performance and compensation data for their team in a graphical format.  This tile will also be available on mobile devices.

 Leave Balance Tiles – Managers in agencies that use either Base Benefits or the Time and Labor modules will now be able to directly view the Leave Balances for their direct and indirect reports.  Also, enhancements have been that will allow managers to view these balances in a new window.  They will also be able to download those balances into an Excel File.

My Teams Tile (Currently Available) – My Teams is being re-configured to now include vacant positions along with the list of direct and indirect reports.

Job Aids for these new features can be found on SAO’s website at the following URL: