Posts Tagged ‘DOAS’

Severe Weather Awareness Week

Severe Weather Awareness: Be Prepared!

Severe weather can happen at anytime, and can include hazardous conditions produced by thunderstorms, such as damaging winds, tornadoes, hail, flooding and winter storms associated with freezing rain, sleet, snow and strong winds.All of these events highlight the need for emergency preparation.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) have the responsibility of coordinating Federal and State emergency events with state and local officials, and urging the public to prepare to stay safe. GEMA’s Ready Georgia, a statewide emergency preparedness campaign, offers tools that residents can use to create an emergency supply kit, develop a communications plan and stay informed about potential threats.

For more information, read the February issue of the Department of Administrative Services (DOAS) Loss Control Bulletin. You can also find GEMA’s severe weather planning and safety tips at

Team Georgia Careers is live!

The State of Georgia has launched Team Georgia Careers, a fully automated, robust and user-friendly recruiting and onboarding website, which is powered by Taleo. This new website will improve job search, application and hiring processes across the state.

Team Georgia Careers is an important statewide talent management solution initiative for recruiting talented employees and has many benefits for both job seekers and recruiters. On the site, you will find Career News with featured jobs and job fairs, applicant resources, information on state benefits and work-life options, and a current listing of job openings and employment opportunities.

Current and prospective employees will find it easier to search open positions, upload resumes and required materials, track their application throughout the recruiting and hiring process, and submit employment forms after accepting a job offer. Improved automation of current recruiting and onboarding processes means more speed to find, interview and hire job candidates. Staff tasked with filling positions will find it easier to post jobs, search applicant materials and request and receive necessary approvals from their HR department throughout the hiring process.

To transition to the new site, all users will be required to create new online profiles in order to apply to jobs that are advertised on the site. Existing applicant information that was on the old will not be carried over into the new Team Georgia Careers site. Effective Friday, February 13, automatically redirects to the new Team Georgia Careers website.

All current state employees will automatically be granted access to a new careers section exclusively for current state employees; using your TeamWorks (PeopleSoft) Employee ID as the username. The initial password will be the last four digits of your Social Security, followed by the first four letters of your last name, in upper case. For example, the initial password for a state employee named Chris Smith with a Social Security number of 123-45-6789, will be 6789SMIT. Once you access your account, you will then follow the steps needed to create your profile, upload your résumé, and begin searching and applying for jobs.

The Team Georgia Careers Help Desk at or 404-656-2705, or Toll Free at (877) 318-2772, will be available to assist you in setting-up your user profile and to answer any questions you may have about the website.

Farewell October and November 2014 Retirees!

Lisa Pratt

Lisa Pratt recently celebrated her retirement after 30 years of faithful service to the State. Lisa served the past several years as the State’s Risk Management Director, where she oversaw an annual budget of $160 million, insuring State property valued at more than $29 billion, 12,000 State vehicles, and 120,000 State employees. Lisa will be missed by all of DOAS – and by everyone else who has had the pleasure of working with her. Congratulations Lisa!

After long careers of faithful service to the State of Georgia, please join us in extending congratulations and farewell to Lisa and all of Team Georgia’s October and November 2014 retirees!

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