Welcome to Georgia State’s active employees section, which will give you information about benefit plans at Georgia State as well as Open Enrollment information.
2019 Benefits Information
Explore your choices. Embrace your well-being
The University System of Georgia (USG) provides comprehensive benefits to Georgia State employees. USG offers healthcare, dental, vision and other benefits, as well as retirement plan options for employees working 30 hours per week or more on a regular basis.
Resources & Guides
USG provides you with a wide array of benefits, as well as tools to help you make the most of those benefits and save money.
Georgia State Holiday Schedule
Georgia State has established 12 official paid holidays each year for its employees. A schedule of these holidays is published each year by the university administration. The university will be closed for the following holidays.
- New Year’s Day
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Friday following Thanksgiving
- Five days winter holiday
These holidays are in addition to earned vacation time and are observed in accordance with the rules and regulations set forth by the university.
|New Year’s Day||Tues||January 1|
|M.L.K Day||Mon||Jan 21|
|Memorial Day||Mon||May 27|
|Independence Day||Thurs||July 4|
|Labor Day||Mon||September 2|
|Thanksgiving||Thur – Fri||November 28 – 29|
Holiday time used
|Mon – Fri||December 23 – 27|
Vacation time used
|Mon – Tues||December 30 – 31|
|New Year’s Day 2020||Wed||January 1|
Vacation time used
|Thur – Fri||January 2 – 3|
*Holiday time will be pre-populated for each employee by the Payroll Office.
Georgia State Employee Vacation And Other Leave Times
Beyond the usual benefits offered by Georgia State, are a variety of options to secure an employee’s income upon retirement. We offer two mandatory retirement plans: A defined benefit plan, Teachers Retirement System of Georgia for non-exempt and exempt employees; and the optional Retirement Plan for exempt employees only. We also offer two voluntary retirement options that are 100 percent employee-sponsored. For college savings, there is the 529 College Savings Plan available through payroll deduction.
Employee Tuition Assistance Program
TAP Application Deadline Date
Registration for employees enrolled at Georgia State who have a 1.0 FTE (full-time equivalent) work commitment:
The Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application submission deadline:
For Fall 2019 is Monday, July 15, 2019, by 5:15 pm
Class Registration: You will need to check the class registration date(s) for the USG institution you will be attending. These can be found at http://www.usg.edu/hr/benefits/tap_dates.
TAP Policy Information: It is important to read the TAP policy before completing the application. To view the TAP policy, visit: http://www.usg.edu/hr/benefits/tuition_assistance_program.
Tax implications for participants: The federal government allows up to $5,250 annually in employer-provided educational assistance benefits to be “tax-free” to TAP participants. This applies to both undergraduate and graduate-level courses. An employee must generally pay taxes on employer-provided educational assistance benefits in excess of $5,250. This amount will be included in your wages (Box 1 of your Form W-2). A tax professional should be consulted for further information about taxable tuition.
Submit Your TAP Application
There are three ways to submit your TAP application:
1) in person at 1 Park Place South, Suite 330;
2) email: email@example.com; or
3) fax: (404) 413-3335.
Applications will be accepted until 5:15 p.m.
If you have questions or need additional information about TAP, contact Regina Barnett at (404) 413-3334
TAP Workshop Presentation
You may view the TAP Workshop Presentation for information on the following topics:
- Who can participate?
- What does TAP pay for?
- TAP application due dates
- How many courses can I take?
- Employee Registration Guidelines
- Programs not eligible under TAP
- Links to TAP policy and other resources
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Georgia State University (GSU) is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified individuals with disabilities are welcome as employees at GSU. Reasonable accommodations may be needed to provide equal access and opportunities to qualified individuals with disabilities. The Benefits Office has been designated to coordinate employee requests for workplace accommodations. An individual with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting the Benefits Office. Employees requesting a reasonable accommodation are expected to work cooperatively with GSU throughout the accommodation process.
An individual with a disability is a person who:
- Has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities;
- Has a record of such an impairment; or
- Is regarded as having such an impairment.
A qualified employee with a disability is an individual who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the job in question.
Some examples of a reasonable accommodation may include, but is not limited to:
- Making existing facilities readily accessible and usable
- Altering when or how essential functions are performed
- Permitting use of accrued paid or unpaid leave
- Modifying work schedules
- Acquiring or modifying equipment or devices
- Call: 404.413.3302
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accommodation Information and Forms
8:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m.
P.O. Box 3982
Atlanta, GA 30302-3982