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Friday, November 21, 2014

Headlines

• USG Spirit Week: Prevention and Responsibility
• Midnight Breakfast
• Wolves Card Office Survey
• Complete Your Mandatory Training
• Multicultural Book Discussion
• Fair Trade Coffee Tasting
• Departmental Online Training

Announcements:

• No matter how sophisticated organizational controls are in preventing fraud, the act of fraud itself is initiated through human behavior.

Fraud prevention is greatly reduced by hiring good employees! In addition to the questions that are selected to determine competencies and experience, screening/interview questions should elicit a candidate’s views relating to values, ethics, and integrity.

Fraud prevention is greatly reinforced when an organization establishes a proper ethical code of conduct valuing integrity and encouraging open and honest communication. Surveys conducted to measure employee satisfaction show that those employees happy with organizational culture are less likely to commit fraud.

In keeping with our efforts to expand alternatives for reporting matters of significance, UWG has added reporting through a service provided by an independent company, Global Compliance (1-877-516-3469). This service allows you to anonymously send additional information if available, attachments and also receive feedback or questions on your report via a report number and PIN.

• Faculty and staff are invited to enjoy a UWG tradition with our students on Wednesday, December 3, 10 p.m. to midnight at the Z-6 Dining Hall. Midnight Breakfast is $2 and will be served up by UWG Administrators. East Commons will close from 9:45 p.m.-midnight during the event.

• Please take two minutes to answer 8 questions about the Wolves Card Office. Your valuable feedback assists us with improving our services. Thank you.

• The mandatory new employee & refresher employee training was to be completed by last Friday, November 14. There is a spreadsheet of both new employees hired in 2014 (New 2014) and continuing employees hired prior to 1/1/14 (Refresher 2014) that have not completed their mandatory training as of this morning (Wednesday, November 19) located on the CBE website. Supervisors were also notified on Wednesday of delinquencies via email directly.

New employees should complete their training within the first 30 days of hire. The refresher training for all continuing employees was due to be completed by last Friday, November 14, 2014.

The new employee training consists of 5 modules: Risk Management, Vehicle Risk & Safety, Sexual Misconduct, Right to Know & Ethics. All 5 modules are located in CourseDen in a course named “New Employee Training 2014.” There were 2 modules recently added to the new employee training (Sexual Misconduct and a new Right to Know module), so your new employees may have completed the original new employee training, but may need to log back into CourseDen and complete these other 2 modules.

The refresher training consists of 4 modules: Risk Management, Vehicle Risk & Safety, Sexual Misconduct and Right to Know. All 4 modules are located in CourseDen in a course named “Employee Compliance Refresher 2014.”

The Excel spreadsheet lists all UWG employees who are delinquent alphabetically. I have identified which training class your employee should complete in the 3rd column (column C) under Training Type. If it says New 2014, that is the “New Employee Training 2014” class, and if it says Refresher 2014, that is the “Employee Compliance Refresher 2014” class. Please look at the attached list and find your employees and have them complete their respective training by or before this Friday, November 21. I have a filter set, so you can easily identify your employees by “Reports to Name” or “Department.”

Remember, this training (both new employee & refresher) applies to ALL employees, including full-time, part-time, temporary, student workers, graduate assistants, etc.

Events:

• The Center for Diversity and Inclusion’s First Multicultural Book Discussion for this academic year is scheduled for Friday, December 4 at  noon in room 210 east wing, Row Hall. The book chosen for the first discussion is “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” by Jamie Ford. The Multicultural Book Discussion is designed to promote intercultural communication, education and awareness through the reading of various books that shed knowledge about disparate cultures. The book discussion is open to the university community. Deirdre Rouse, Director, Center for Diversity and Inclusion will lead the discussion. We have two copies of the book available in our office to check out. Should you need more information, please contact the Center for Diversity and Inclusion Diversity at 678-839-5400.

• Are you a coffee drinker? Do you like international coffees? Do you know that the average consumption in the US is 3.1 cups of coffee per day? Do you know about the Fair Trade industry? The Center for Diversity and Inclusion and Phi Kappa Phi is pleased to invite the faculty, staff and students to the 6th Annual Fair Trade Coffee Tasting, Friday, December 5 at  Row Hall, 2nd floor, east wing, room 212 from 9 a.m.-noon. There will be Fair Trade Coffee tasting from Colombia, Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Sumatra and Peru. Additionally, Mr. Edward C. Holz, Manager & Owner, Bowdon Coffee Roasters will make a presentation on the Fair Trade Industry at 11 a.m.
Fair trade is a system of exchange that seeks to create greater equity and partnership in the international trading system. Information about the fair trade industry will be available. For additional information, please call 678-839-5400 or visit this site.

Training:

• Schedule a group training for your department today! Individualized to meet your your
department needs, choose from anyone of the following topics:

-Getting to Know Desire2Learn
-Course Administration/Course Builder
-Dropbox
-Discussion Boards
-Quizzes
-Virtual Classrooms
-Google Apps
-Other (What other instructional feature do you want to learn more about!)

Contact our offices at online@westga.edu or call the Faculty Development Center 678-839-
5289 to schedule a training today.
See our calendar for more training dates.