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Tech Temp Employment ProceduresTech Temp Employment Procedures
The Tech Temp Office will prepare PSFs for all Tech Temp employees. This includes PSFs that effect: Hires, Changes of Status, and Terminations.
Tech Temp Employment
A completed Job Order Request is mandatory to initiate online recruitment and/or generate a PSF. The Tech Temp Job Order Request details the Tech Temp employment process and can be used as a reference for most Tech Temp administration.
Hiring where assistance with recruitment is needed (if candidate is already identified skip to #6):
- Complete a Job Order Request form. Tech Temp Job Order Request may be obtained from OHR's web page (http://www.ohr.gatech.edu/ ) by clicking on the "Forms" link.
- Either e-mail the form to the Tech Temp Office or forward the hard copy (via campus courier) to the OHR/Tech Temp Office mail code 0435.
- Indicate on the form that you want to review resumes from the online application Tech Temp pool. To request access to the applicant pool, (at a minimum) the perceived job title, work duties description, required education/experience, and hiring department (and manager) fields must be completed.
- Instructions as well as access for using the Georgia Tech online application system for Tech Temp recruitment will be sent via email. Make sure your password is operational and contact the OHR/Tech Temp office if there are any problems.
- While reviewing candidates, print the applications of interest and follow-up with interviews as necessary. Do not move applicants through the brackets, otherwise other departments will not be able to use the applicant pool.
Hiring where recruitment is completed or not needed (applicant identified through OHR recruitment or referral):
- When a candidate is identified and an appropriate title is finalized; determine if the title requires a pre-employment substance abuse screening (all Tech Temp hires require a criminal background check). The Tech Temp office is available for assistance with choosing an appropriate title and pay range for duties assigned to the position.
- Complete all field s of the Tech Temp Job Order Request . The proposed Tech Temp must bring the authorized Job Order Request, an updated resume (proving qualification for the position/title), appropriate identification documents, and a Pre-Employment Screening Request Form to the Tech Temp Office before the start of any assignment. Applicants are not permitted to begin work until the hiring manager receives conformation of a passed background screening (and a passed substance abuse screening, if applicable).
- The OHR/Tech Temp office will send a copy of the completed PSF for review and conformation. Tech
Temp Termination Procedures
Hiring managers are required to send a separate request (termination dates on the Tech Temp Job Order Request are projected only) to terminate a Tech Temp assignment.
- Send an e-mail requesting the termination and specify the reason and termination date. NOTE : The termination date should be the day after the last day worked by the Tech Temp, e.g., if Brandi Johnson's last day worked was December 1, 2003 -- then her termination effective date would be December 2, 2003.
- The terminating Tech Temp must hand deliver their completed termination clearance form to the OHR/Benefits Office on the last day of their employment. OHR/Benefits will release the final check and help prepare the Georgia Defined Contribution refund paperwork.
Pay Rate Changes, Job Changes
Send an e-mail requesting the pay rate/job change and specify an effective date. Include a detail ed outline of the circumstances which justify the pay change.
Send an e-mail detailing any other employment change requests so the circumstances can be evaluated and the proper course of action can be initiated.
The requesting department will receive a copy of all PSFs prepared by the Tech Temp Office via e-mail. Please review these copies for accuracy and if you have any questions or concerns, contact us immediately at 404-894-7011 or 404-894-8963.
Tech Temp ServiceTech Temp Service
Georgia Tech Temps are temporary employees of the Georgia Institute of Technology. Temporary employees shall be employed for a period no longer than six calendar months; however, such temporary employment may be extended up to an additional six months if the appropriate employing supervisor needs the services of that individual, subject to the approval of the Associate Vice President for Human Resources or his/her designated representative. Once an individual has served as a "temporary" employee for a twelve month period, he/she shall not thereafter be employed as a "temporary" employee until a period of thirty (30) calendar days has elapsed. Temporary employees are not eligible to participate in any of the benefits programs offered by the Institute. All assignments are temporary and the Office of Human Resources (OHR) cannot guarantee continuous work assignments. OHR will make every effort to send current Tech Temps on assignments when they become available.
Tech Temp recruitment through the Office of Human Resources is facilitated by use of the Georgia Tech online application system. However, departments may hire applicants (who can present a resume proving their qualification for a position) via personal referral. Hiring managers also have the option to hire a temporary employee through a currently approved and contracted temporary employment vendor (vendor temporary workers are not considered to be Georgia Tech employees and are not paid through Georgia Tech payroll). Information regarding currently approved vendors can be obtained by contacting the Georgia Tech HR/Tech Temp office.
Requirements for Eligibility
Before the start of any assignment, Tech Temp applicants who are hired as campus employees (whether through referral or OHR recruitment) must provide the Office of Human Resources with the following; an authorized Pre-Employment Screening Request Form, an updated resume documenting their qualification for the open position, proper identification proving their eligibility to work in the United States, and a Tech Temp Job Order Request (signed and dated by the hiring department). The cost of pre-employment screening is the responsibility of the hiring department. See OHR online Policy No. 5.6 for a list of safety sensitive positions.
Tech Temp employees are not eligible to participate in any of the benefits programs offered by the Institute except for the mandatory Georgia Defined Contribution Plan and the optional 403(b) retirement plan.
Criminal Background Investigations
Georgia Tech requires a criminal background investigation for all Tech Temps. Board of Regents policy prohibits employment of applicants with certain convictions. Applicants with a history of these convictions will be refused employment with Georgia Tech. Before the start of any assignment, a Tech Temp must present a departmentally authorized Pre-Employment Screening Request Form. A hiring manager must receive confirmation of a passed background check from the HR/Tech Temp office before any Tech Temp begins work.
Pre-employment and Substance Abuse Screening
Georgia Tech requires alcohol and drug screening tests for individuals working in selected safety-sensitive positions. The notification requiring pre-employment alcohol and drug tests is included in all advertised (regular and temporary) safety-sensitive positions included in the program. Applicants testing positive for alcohol and/or drug abuse will not be considered for employment at Georgia Tech for a period of two years.
Candidates are not allowed to start working until the Tech Temp Office calls a department by phone or e-mail to officially give the hiring status. Timeliness regarding notification of test results can vary depending on applicant's date of specimen submittal, results of test, and administration of Medical Review Officer Rules regarding confidentiality. Complete information regarding this policy can be located at Pre-Employment and Substance Abuse Screening.
Tech Temps should dress in a professional manner appropriate to their work assignment and/or department. Complete guidelines regarding dress for classified staff can be found, online, in the Business Casual Dress Policy for Summer and Fridays.
It is the responsibility of each temporary employee to be on time for all assignments. If a situation occurs where the Tech Temp is unable to be on time, or must cancel the assignment, the Tech Temp must call the immediate supervisor. If problems such as absenteeism or tardiness persist, the Tech Temp will be terminated.
Evaluation and Performance Expectations
Tech Temps sent out on assignments will be evaluated by the department. The evaluation will be returned to the Office of Human Resources and become part of the employment records. Unsatisfactory evaluations will result in the Temp being denied future referrals as a Tech Temp. Departments may terminate the assignment at any time based on performance, change in needs, or budget considerations. It is the Temp's responsibility to clear all departments at the end of each assignment (turn in keys, Georgia Tech I.D., etc.).
For information concerning parking permits please see the Office of Parking and Transportation for further information.
Pay periods end every other Wednesday, and checks are issued the following week on Friday.
Tech Temps on assignment do not normally work overtime (more than 40 hours in one workweek) unless written approval is first received from the current supervisor.
Tech Temps on long term assignments will not be transferred to another assignment unless they have been on the current assignment at least one month; made a request in writing to be reassigned; and, received a favorable evaluation from their current assignment.
Hiring for regular positions is coordinated by the Office of Human Resources. Temporary employees may apply for internal campus-wide (and departmental postings within their department) positions listed on the OHR online application Job Bulletin.
Distinction Between Tech Temp and Temporary Researcher
Applicants who are being considered for positions conducting scientific research (and generally requiring an advanced degree) on a temporary basis should be classified in an appropriate research faculty position. These research faculty positions require additional credential verification (transcripts, reference letters, BOR approval, etc.) beyond what is required to become a Tech Temp. Any Tech Temp job order request that is submitted with primary duties of conducting scientific research will be evaluated by the HR/Research Faculty office for proper classification.