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.
2018 Benefits Information
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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.
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Coming in July 2018: Purchasing Power
Beginning in July 2018, you can buy brand-new, brand-name products via payroll deduction and pay for them easily over time.
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 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.
Holiday time will be pre-populated for each employee by the Payroll Office.
* As of 12/20/2010, and going forward, the University will be closed for an additional week each December. This will require employees to use some vacation days during this time.
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 Spring 2019 is Thursday, November 15, 2018, 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. This “tax-free” exemption applies through 2018. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org; 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
Voluntary Benefit Plans
Georgia State provides several GSU specific plans for employees and their dependents to enroll voluntarily. An enrollment form (links below) must be completed and returned to the Benefits Office via scan, fax or in person to enroll.
EPIC Hearing Plan
Your employer has selected EPIC hearing healthcare as part of their commitment to your health and well-being. Our employer-sponsored EPIC program provides a national network of credentialed audiologists and ear physicians, customized care and savings.
To enroll submit the completed application within 30 days of your hire day or during the open period.
Pet Insurance- Nationwide
If you have pets, you know that even minor ailments can add up to major veterinary costs. Pet insurance helps take the bite out of vet bills with coverage for injuries, illnesses and preventive care. Best of all, Nationwide® pet insurance is simple to use. Just visit any vet, send us your claim and get reimbursed. Want more details? Check out our “Pet Insurance 101” infographic to learn more.
To enroll complete the online application for your pet at any time. Use the portal at the link below:
These plans are specific to Georgia State employees and their dependent(s)to enroll involuntarily. Enrollment for these plans cannot be completed in the OneUSG portal.
8:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m.
P.O. Box 3982
Atlanta, GA 30302-3982