Human Resources

Welcome to the Office of Human Resources at Athens State University. Whether you are searching for a job, researching your benefits, or updating your payroll records, we are here to help you. This page provides employees and job seekers the information you need about human resources at Athens State University.

Mission Statement

The Office of Human Resources supports the mission of the University by fostering an environment that attracts, cultivates, and retains a talented and competitive workforce. In addition to providing services in the areas of employment, compensation, employee relations, training, and benefits, the Office is responsible for compliance with laws and regulations governing human resources.

Through dedicated staff and advanced technology applications, the Office is committed to the accomplishment of the following goals:

  1. provide leadership and guidance in the development, implementation, and administration of human resources policies and procedures
  2. build collaborative partnerships at all levels of the University to assist organizational units and employees meet their functional responsibilities
  3. provide services with the highest quality standards
  4. comply with federal and state laws and regulatory agencies
Adjunct EmploymentNew Adjunct Set-Up, E-VerifyNancy Morgan
AAP / AARCompletion of the Annual Assessment Plan and the Annual Assessment ReportNancy Morgan
Classification CompensationNew Position Grading, Reclassification of Existing Position, Staff Salary Plan, Market Data Research, Job Descriptions, Employment Agreements & Salary Notifications, Letters of AppointmentJerrie Smith
Nancy Morgan
Employee RelationsAdvice and Assistance Regarding Performance, Attendance, Personal Conflicts, Workplace Issues, Retirement Counseling, New Employee OrientationJerrie Smith
Family Medical Leave ActCompliance, Completing FormsNancy Morgan
HR Forms Website ContentForm Creation Updating, Website, University, University Web DirectoryNancy Morgan
Phyllis Claxton
HRIS – BannerNew Employee Set-Up, New Position Set-Up, Assignment Payment Entry, Payroll Reconciliation, Self-Service Banner; Banner HR AccessJerrie Smith
InsurancePEEHIP, Retirement, Educator Benefits, Insurance, RSA-1Jerrie Smith
LeaveCompliance, Submission and Posting of FormsNancy Morgan
Jerrie Smith
Notary PublicNotary Public ServicesPhyllis Claxton
Organizational ChartsResponsible for keeping updated for all departmentsNancy Morgan
Part-Time/Temporary EmploymentTemporary Staff EmploymentJerrie Smith
Performance EvaluationsPerformance Evaluation Annual Process Management
Policy AdministrationResearch for Creation of New Policies, Existing Policies/Practices Updates and RevisionsJerrie Smith
ReportingHR State, Federal, and General Campus Reporting including bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting, as well as daily on-demand report requestsJerrie Smith
Nancy Morgan
Service AwardsAwards, Programs, Set-upPhyllis Claxton
Staff/Faculty EmploymentOnline Employment System, New Postings, Adjunct Postings/Pools, Search Protocol, Advertising, Interview Requests/Approvals, Hiring Proposals, Promotional Opportunities, Background Checks, Onboarding, E-Verify, Department of Labor, Verification of EmploymentPhyllis Claxton
Student EmploymentNew Hires, Supervisor Training, Offer Letters, Performance Evaluations, Progressive Discipline, Temporary Hired, Timesheet InformationPhyllis Claxton
Training InitiativesHarassment & Discrimination Training, Diversity Training, Title IX (Jerrie),Jerrie Smith
Tuition Waivers for Employees and DependentsPolicy Compliance, Completing FormsPhyllis Claxton
Nancy Morgan
Wellness Screenings & EventsScheduling, Compliance