Right to Know
Please bring these with you on your first day of employment.
The University System of Georgia has developed a plan to assure that all employees receive training and information about hazardous chemicals present in their work areas. A copy of this plan is available from Environmental Safety Services.
Click on the Right-to-Know Training link below for the University System of Georgia Right-to-Know Training. At the end of the training, there will be a page that begins with "Congratulations!". You will need to enter the requested individual information on this page and click the Submit button.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are entering this information on a University System of Georgia computer, after clicking the Submit button, a certificate of completion will appear on your screen. Please print this certificate. This certificate MUST be included with your other employment paperwork to verify your Right-to-Know training. After printing the certificate, close the window to return to this page, and click on the maroon arrow to continue your orientation.
If you are NOT using a University System of Georgia computer, and click on the Submit button, you will find that you will not be able to print the certificate. You will need to click the browser's back button and print the page that begins with Congratulations! This page MUST be included with your other employment paperwork to verify your Right-to-Know training. After printing the page, close the window to return to this page, and click on the next arrow to continue your orientation. Right-to-know Training
The College strictly prohibits employees from engaging in offensive or inappropriate sexual and/or sexual harassing behavior at work. All employees are personally responsible for insuring that the workplace is free from sexual harassment. Employees seeking additional information concerning the Sexual Harassment Policy of Middle Georgia College are encouraged to contact the Department of Human Resources.
The following behavior is specifically prohibited:
- Unwelcome sexual advances or request for sexual favors
- Any conduct that threatens or insinuates that submission to or rejection of sexual advances will influence any aspect of employment
- Conduct that interferes with an employee's ability to do their job
- Conduct that creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment
- Other sexual harassing behavior including, but not limited to, comments about an individual's body, sexually degrading words to describe an individual, off-color jokes or language, innuendoes, and materials that are sexually suggestive
Sexual harassment will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.
Reporting Sexual Harassment
Anyone who experiences sexual harassment from another employee or a visitor to the campus or persons who may have knowledge of sexual harassment are urged to report the incident to College officials. You are urged to report a sexual harassment incident to the Office of Human Resources at 478-934-3082. The Office of Human Resources will investigate all allegations of sexual harassment. Retaliation for reporting sexual harassment or assisting in the investigation of a complaint will not be tolerated. The College will make every effort to keep all information provided in the course of the investigation confidential.
Middle Georgia College is committed to maintaining a fair and respectful environment for living, working, and studying. Reports of harassment will be met with appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal from the College. Sexual Harassment Training
Please bring a copy of your Sexual Harassment Training certificate to Human Resources on your first day.
Drug Free Workplace
The College strictly prohibits the possession, manufacture, distribution, or use of illegal drugs or alcohol on campus. This policy extends to employees under federal contracts or grants as well as employees conducting College-related business off-campus. Employees who violate this policy will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment and referral for prosecution.
Employees who feel they may have a substance abuse problem are encouraged to seek counseling and treatment. Human Resources can provide a list of referral agencies as well as drug education materials.
If an employee is arrested or convicted (including a plea of nolo contendere) for a violation occurring in the workplace, they must notify the Director of Human Resources in writing within five (5) calendar days. Appropriate disciplinary action will be taken within 30 days of notification.
Employees under federal contract or grant who are convicted of any criminal drug violation must report the conviction in writing to the Director of Human Resources within five (5) calendar days.
Employees working in high-risk jobs will be subject to random drug testing. Individuals employed by private organizations, which contract with the College, will also be subject to random drug testing as prescribed by their employer and consistent with this policy. Employees who refuse to submit to a drug test or test positive for the use of illegal drugs will be terminated.
For purposes of this policy, a high-risk job is defined as one in which inattention to duty or errors in judgment can result in harm to employees or others.
Security Awareness Training
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has issued an "interim final rule" on security awareness that includes all Middle Georgia College employees.
As of September 21, 2004, the rule requires every employee that frequents or works at an airport to participate in initial and recurrent security awareness training. Employees will obtain initial training from the TSA on-line training program at this address: http://download.tsa.dhs.gov/fssa/training/index.html
Computer Security Awareness
As a MGC employee, you are a part of the security of not only your machine and documents, but also the MGC network. It's important to remember that hackers don't just want your information â€“ they want access to the network, which your computer can give them. Be smart and follow these tips.
Never give out your password or any other confidential information over the phone or by e-mail.
Passwords are often the critical key to accessing data and computing resources. Where other attempts at security have failed; the password is often the last barrier to unauthorized access. As such, passwords should be maintained by each user to be an effective prevention mechanism against unauthorized access.
Phishing is an identity theft scam that can arrive via e-mail. The e-mail appears to come from a legitimate source such as a trusted business or financial institution, and includes an urgent request for personal information usually invoking some critical need to update an account immediately. Clicking on a link provided in the e-mail leads to an official-looking website except that a link on the website would forward the user's information to the scammer's website. Any personal information provided goes directly to the scam artist and not to a legitimate organization. Sometimes the scammers will use "mgc" somewhere in the email address making the message appear to come from the Middle Georgia College IT department. The IT department will NEVER request your username and password thru email. Please delete these types of phishing messages.
Be Cautious About What You Install. Some software and web installers can include additional invisible applications commonly referred to as spyware. Spyware programs generally gather information about the user and relay it to advertisers by installing programs like key loggers and root kits.
Become familiar with the Computer and Network policies on the IT web page. The use of any Middle Georgia College computer related resource is subject to all provisions of the policies and procedures published in the Computer and Network policies. If you are a faculty member, a student or a member of the College staff, it is your responsibility as a user of information technology to read these policies and abide by them. Use of any Middle Georgia College computer related resource implies acceptance of these policies.