Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Dear GT Computing colleagues,

Today, I would like to talk about something that everyone is completely excited about:  Georgia Tech’s move to OneUSG Connect.  

As you’re all aware, it  is still happening as scheduled. Having said that, the Institute has recognized that people are running behind for reasons beyond all of our control, and they have relaxed the training deadlines. Also, in recognition of our current circumstances, the Institute has moved all training to online modules.  Having sat through both the webinars and experienced the online training, I feel very comfortable reporting that this is a good thing on multiple levels, and will make your experience much, much, much easier. Further, HR has corrected an error which led to many of us appearing to need to take more training than necessary, so you may have less to do than you once thought.

To find out, please visit training.hr.gatech.edu for a list of required and optional trainings. Even if you think you’ve done everything, please visit to be sure. If nothing else, we have another, totally separate mandatory training on deck as well. All Georgia Tech employees must complete online training on data security and FERPA (directions for accessing the training here). The Institute has made multiple changes to its policies in the wake of recent data spills, and we must all get up-to-date on the new practices. There is no test, but there is an attestation at the end.

So all said and done, training still has to happen, so we need all faculty and staff to complete OneUSG Connect training by March 31.  After you complete your training, we will need you to complete one more step. On April 1, log into the new system and check your personal data.  Why April 1? Well, because between 6 pm on March 27 until 6 am on March 31—during which time the new system will be unavailable—all our exempt leave balances, voluntary deductions, and so on will be moved into OneUSG. 

Once you have checked out everything, please alert us to any errors in your data or your unit’s data immediately.  If you run into problems, please consult with someone on the College Human Capital team – they are designated as College Change Agents(tm) and are ready to help.

Stay strong and stay safe.

Charles L. Isbell, Jr.

John P. Imlay, Jr. Dean

College of Computing

Georgia Tech


EA: Alicia Richhart, alicia@cc.gatech.edu, 404-894-8357

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