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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.

Spotlight on Success: Ga. DoD Human Resources

Sept. 8, 2014

The Georgia Department of Defense, along with seven other agencies, was honored at the Human Resources Community Meeting this month for outstanding performance in the State FY 2014 HR Audit. DOAS Commissioner Sid Johnson presented the Commissioner’s Recognition Award to these top performers.

Sandra Bruce (pictured) is the Human Resources Director for the Georgia Department of Defense. Mrs. Bruce, a State Human Resources professional for 19 years, and her staff led their agency to successfully excel in the audit’s Classification Management module. The Ga. Dept. of Defense was also one of the three highest scoring agencies across all audit modules in FY2014. This significant achievement indicated an excellent overall understanding of and compliance with Human Resources laws, regulations, rules, and best practices.

Under Mrs. Bruce’s leadership, the Ga. Dept. of Defense enhanced its Classification Management program approximately 10 years ago. The Ga. Dept. of Defense uses objective documented data to support position classification decisions. When classifying positions, the Ga. Dept. of Defense reviews accurate job descriptions and interviews managers to confirm the duties and responsibilities assigned to positions. The Ga. Dept. of Defense reviews where positions fit within the agency’s organizational structure and State government as a whole, and also considers how counterpart organizations are classifying positions with similar roles and responsibilities.

In keeping with best practices, the Ga. Dept. of Defense reviews current positions for both proper classification and FLSA status when there have been significant changes in job duties. The Ga. Dept. of Defense also ensures positions are properly classified before advertising a vacancy.

Sandra Bruce has found the Ga. Dept. of Defense classification program to be effective and says she plans to “stick with it.”

As to her experience with the audit, Mrs. Bruce valued participating in the FY 2014 HR Audit so much that she has even volunteered to be on the list for FY 2015 audit.

For more information on how to make the most of these HR audits, contact the Human Resources Administration at DOAS:

Georgia’s state employees donate $1.39 million to charity in FY14

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On June 18, 2014 the Georgia Department of Administrative Services recognized the outstanding achievements of 21 agencies and members of the University System of Georgia at the annual State Charitable Contributions Program awards ceremony.

SCCP was established in 1982 by the Georgia General Assembly and the awards recognize the significant achievements of participating agencies. In the last 17 years, the program has raised more than $43 million to help support local and nationwide charities.  More than 100 independent charities and federations participate in the SCCP and more than 114,000 state employees are eligible to participate.  Last fall, more than $1.39 million was pledged across the state.

Sid Johnson, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Administrative Services, hosted the awards ceremony, welcoming Frank W. Berry, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, as the keynote speaker.  Commissioner Berry served as the Honorary Chair of the 2013/14 SCCP campaign and spoke at length about his experiences over the last year traveling to other agencies for their SCCP events.

“You start to see and meet people who have a common cause,” explained Commissioner Berry. “I never really realized there was such a large numbers of others who have such a desire to help their fellow person.  To me, you all epitomize the concept of helping people and getting others to want to be public servants.”

Commissioner Johnson announced that the honorary chair for the 2014/15 campaign will be Commissioner Gretchen Corbin of the Department of Community Affairs.

Appointed in 2013, Commissioner Corbin hit the ground running as a champion of SCCP by immediately getting involved with DCA’s SCCP team headed by Haley Allison, whose efforts resulted in an unprecedented three awards: highest dollar increase, highest employee participation and runner-up to the largest contributions total for their classification.

The 2014/15 campaign will run from September 1 until October 31, 2014 with the theme “Looking Forward, Giving Back.”

“The bar has already been raised [by Commissioner Berry], and I’m sure she’ll raise it even higher,” said Commissioner Johnson.

Other select achievements of the award winners:

  • The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia won the highest honor (the Governor’s Cup) and the largest increase in total for the university system, with a $24,813 year-over-year increase.
  • The Department of Agriculture and Georgia Highlands College were both recognized for their dramatic increase percentage.  Both went from $100 or less campaigns to $1,511 and $1,191, respectively.
  • Georgia Employees Retirement System increased their giving by 32%.
  • Georgia Technology Authority increased giving by almost $7,000 with over 70% participation.
  • State Road and Tollway Authority almost tripled their contributions over the previous year.
  • Department of Corrections increased their giving by 40%.
  • Department of Community Health earned the highest award – the Governor’s Cup – by increasing their contributions by 32%.
  • Georgia Institute of Technology improved upon their already impressive numbers, raising $334,789, almost $12,000 more than the prior campaign.
  • University of Georgia led the pack with an amazing $402,298 total.

Award Winners:

Governor’s Award

Two winners are chosen for each category to represent a state agency and the university system.

Largest Increase in Contributions Total
State Agency – Department of Community Affairs
University System – Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia

Largest Increase in Contributions by Percentage
State Agency – Department of Agriculture
University System – Georgia Highlands College

Highest Level of Employee Participation
State Agency – Department of Community Affairs
University System – Georgia College and State University

Governor’s Cups 

Winners have the highest contribution per employee and are grouped by employee population.

1-100 Employees:   Georgia Environmental Finance Authority
101-500 Employees:   Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia
501-1000 Employees:   Department of Community Health
1001-9000 Employees:   Georgia Institute of Technology
9001 and up Employees:   University of Georgia

Commissioner’s Award

These are the runners-up for the Governor’s Cups and are determined based on the same criteria.

1-100 employees
Georgia Employees Retirement System
State Road and Tollway Authority
Stone Mountain Memorial Association

101-500 employees 
Department of Administrative Services
Georgia Technology Authority
Georgia World Congress Center Authority
State Accounting Office
Department of Community Affairs
Department of Law

501-1000 employees 
Department of Education
Middle Georgia State College

1001 to 9000 employees 
Georgia College and State University
Department of Revenue

9001 and up
Department of Corrections