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VOLUME 21, No. 2 April 1997 GeorgiaGain Completed! Variable Pay Increases Based On Performance Set For Oct. 1 The Georgia General Assembly Expectations rating, and final piece of GeorgiaGain and has approved a $61.1 million • 7 percent for a Far Exceeded marks the completion of that ma- appropriation recommended Expectations rating. jor project, although as incoming by Gov. Zell Miller to fund State Merit System Interim Com- Merit System Commissioner Dan variable pay increases based on missioner Dana Russell com- Ebersole has indicated, we will performance for state employees. mended Gov. Miller for including continue to review the effects of On Oct. 1–the state’s new Com- the variable pay component of the GeorgiaGain and fine-tune it as mon Increase Date–eligible employ- GeorgiaGain project in his FY necessary.” ees will be awarded pay increases 1998 budget proposal. The General Assembly also ap- linked to their performance rating on “I think the fact that he recom- proved Gov. Miller’s recommenda- their annual performance appraisal: mended it is an indication of his tions for: • 4 percent for a Met Expecta- ongoing support for the concept of • $5.1 million to provide condi- tions rating, true pay for performance,” Russell tional salary increases of 5 percent • 5.5 percent for an Exceeded said. “This funding represents the (See PAY INCREASE, page 2) Flexible Benefits Program Open Enrollment Scheduled April 17–May 16 With Enhanced Options Available Open Enrollment for the 1997-98 Flexible Ben- This service can help ease the burden on an efits Program is April 17-May 16. The new ben- employee’s beneficiaries during a particularly Time To Celebrate! efits year starts July 1, 1997. Enrollment materi- als soon will be available from your department stressful time. A new Long-term Care plan and a new insur- With a total of $2,345,534 (and 12 cents) pledged in the or agency. ance company, UNUM, will be offered. With a Employees will want to review their enrollment change in long-term care insurance companies, 1996-97 State Charitable Contributions Program materials carefully, as several important benefit any employee can enroll in the new plan this year campaign drive—up from the prior year total of $2.2 programs have enhancements and improvements without providing the medical underwriting re- million—it's time to celebrate. for 1997-98, most at no cost to employees. quirements usually needed to have this cover- Employee premium rates for short-term and age. Long-term care insurance is available to Shown in the Governor's Office with the two Governor's long-term disability coverage will decrease in State employees, their spouses, parents, and par- Cup awards donated by BellSouth are State Merit System 1997-98, and better yet, new features improve ents-in-law. Several recent studies on care giv- Assistant Commissioner Mickey McGuire, left, who chairs the value of this coverage. First, the salary cap ers of the elderly in the U.S. have drawn atten- the Policy Advisory Committee, and DHR Commissioner for benefits has increased. Second, a special fea- tion to the increasing importance for Americans ture increases benefits if the benefit recipient par- to plan for long-term care financial needs. Tommy Olmstead, who chaired this year's campaign. ticipates in an approved rehabilitation program. NurseCall 24, a new feature of the State Health One trophy will be awarded to the top state department In addition, a temporary recovery benefit, added Benefit Plan, offers a round-the-clock hotline and the other to the top college/university, based on a to the long-term disability plan, encourages em- staffed by nurses to help SHBP members decide performance formula which takes into account each ployees to return to work, without endangering whether to care for themselves at home, to see their benefits if they’re not able to maintain a their doctor, or to visit a hospital emergency organization's total contribution, number of employees full-time effort. room. NurseCall 24 also offers medical infor- and average salary. Life insurance benefits also are improved with mation on over 400 subjects through pre-re- The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony a new feature, SurvivorSupport, a financial plan- corded messages. In addition, an excellent self- ning service that is offered to employees’ ben- care health book is also available to SHBP mem- scheduled April 30 at 10 a.m. in the Department of eficiaries under the Flexible Benefits Program bers free of charge through NurseCall 24. Education Board Room (East Tower). Life Option. While SurvivorSupport is paid by To learn more, employees can visit Benefit Fairs Funds generated through the campaign will support over the insurance company for the life insurance plan, or attend Flexible Benefit Program meetings of- 70 nonprofit organizations. See page 8 for a list of all the financial advice is provided by Ayco, a well- fered in their area. Read the State Personnel News known independent financial advisory company. insert in this issue for more information. the contributing departments and colleges/universities. Page 2 Coming In July: Strategic Job PAY INCREASE (from page 1) for the Drugs and Narcotics facturing industries: textile, ap- Agency. parel and carpet; food processing; effective Oct. 1 for incumbents in Market Information Services, the Correctional Officer job class series working in high mission in- • $4.9 million to continue the modernization program to improve and pulp and paper. • $31 million in improvements to the Savannah harbor system and Position Decision Coaching stitutions (security level V and VI). • $1.5 million for a 5 percent the Department of Revenue’s man- agement and information systems. terminals. supplemental salary adjustment ef- An additional $14.5 million was Environment/Natural Resources The State Merit System's Classification and Compensation Division has developed two new fee-based services—Strategic Job Market fective Oct. 1 for Department of provided in the amended FY97 • $10 million in bonds for the Corrections food service and main- budget to implement the first phase River Care 2000 program to ac- Information Services and Position Decision Coaching—which will be tenance workers directly supervis- of the modernization effort. quire and protect sensitive land offered to customers beginning July 1. "We in the division are both pleased and excited to offer these two ing inmates. • $250,000 for a satellite imag- along Georgia's river corridors. services," Division Director Mary Gayle Ulm said. "They • $1.6 million for supplemental ery system to assist counties map • $7.4 million for the Hazardous were developed in response to customer requests and are the first in a salary adjustments and an addi- forest changes to monitor compli- Waste Trust Fund to finance the line of services and products which will be developed to meet specific tional 5 percent salary increase ance with the timber harvest tax. cleanup of hazardous waste sites customer needs." effective Oct. 1 for Peace Officer • $100,000 to provide funds for not covered under federal hazard- Standards Training (POST) certi- the Youth Challenge Program in the ous waste laws. Strategic Job Market Information Services will assist customers in fied personnel in the Youth Devel- Department of Defense. Health Care/Human Services making informed salary administration decisions and will give customers opment Worker and Facilities Po- • $75,000 for the Georgia Coun- • $213.3 million to eliminate the the information needed to be competitive and to succeed in today’s lice job class series within the De- cil for the Arts, $50,000 to increase Aid to Families with Dependent business environment. partment of Children and Youth state art grants to $3.9 million and Children (AFDC) program and Classification & Compensation Market Data Specialists have over 40 Services. $25,000 to increase the Humanities implement Georgia's new program years of collective experience in: • $60,541 for supplemental sal- Grant to $175,000. called Temporary Assistance for • Conducting salary/benefit and other types of surveys for ary adjustments effective Oct. 1 for • $1,185,678 to increase Needy Families (TANF). government unique jobs and evaluating the data. administrative law judges in the Governor’s Emergency Funds to • $7.1 million to fund commu- • Collaborating with customers to meet business needs, including Office of State Administrative $5,185,678. nity-based services for mentally salary research. Hearings to conform with mini- • $700,000 to enhance eco- retarded clients previously served mum salary levels established by nomic tax modeling systems to as- at Brook Run. • Reporting findings consistent with industry standards. the GeorgiaGain project. sist with tax policy and revenue Public Safety (Corrections) • Conducting job evaluation studies. State Government decision making. • $6 million to provide ad- In addition to the pay increases, For more information, contact Denise Crowe at 404/657-0373 or Bill • $897,500 to provide an in- vanced funding for three prisons in the State Government portion of Jackson at 404/657-0366. crease in benefits for members of Coffee, Wheeler and Charlton Miller’s budget also includes: the Public School Employees Re- counties that are being considered Position Decision Coaching will be offered as a part of the division's • $1,002,281 to begin the mod- tirement System, which provides for privatization. Ongoing Position Decision Support Service. This coaching and ongoing ernization of the Personnel Ac- Railroads benefits for cafeteria workers and support service will give agency personnel staff the tools and support counting and Control System school bus drivers employed by • $1.2 million in general obliga- necessary for sound position-related decisions. (PACS) computer system. local school systems. tion bonds to acquire the Midville As an introduction to the support service, subscribers will participate • $110,378 for a toxicologist in small group coaching sessions designed to enhance classification skills. • $3 million in general obliga- to Kirby line and $1.3 million to re- ($70,378) and serotyping supplies tion bonds for Americans with Dis- habilitate the Fort Valley to Perry After the coaching sessions, subscribers will receive position-related ($40,000) at the main Poultry Vet- abilities Act modifications. line and the Camilla Industrial rail decision advice and assistance from experienced Classification & erinary Diagnostic Laboratory in • $100,000 in additional state yard. Compensation staff. Oakwood. For more information, contact Merrimac Penman at 404/657-0372 or general funds for lease/purchase of • $4 million in general obliga- • $44,576 for a laboratory tech- an aircraft to replace the jet, and tion bonds to plan for passenger rail Tim Evans at 404/657-0365 nician ($22,554) and specimen pro- $64,046 in additional aircraft re- service from Macon to Atlanta. cessing and diagnostic equipment ceipts to hire copilots. Roads and Highways ($22,022) at the Athens Veterinary • $125 million in general obli- • $5.9 million in general obliga- STATE PERSONNEL NEWS Diagnostic Laboratory. tion bonds for development of the gation bonds for the Governor's • $100,000 for a computer ana- Georgia State Capitol Education Road Improvement Program. lyst, pathology resident and com- Technical/Adult Education Volume 21, Number 2 puter equipment at the Tifton Vet- Center at Plaza Park. • $13.7 million in general obli- • $9.5 million to provide for a 6 erinary Diagnostic Laboratory. gation bonds for renovations to the percent salary increase for teach- State Personnel Board • $625,000 to establish and op- ers with the Department of Tech- State Capitol. Geri P. Thomas, Chair erate the Special Insurance Fraud A sampling of other budget items nical and Adult Education effective M. David Alalof, Vice Chair Fund as enacted in House Bill 616 of general interest: Sept. 1, 1997. of the 1995 General Assembly. The Claybon Edwards, Member Agriculture • $9.3 million to annualize the total amount of this appropriation Anne Kaiser, Member • $6 million in general obliga- cost of opening 12 new facilities, will be collected through assess- Robert Wagner, Member tion bonds to build a new Veteri- including nine satellites. These ments levied on insurance compa- nary Diagnostic Laboratory in Ath- costs include 234 new equivalent nies during the first quarter of the ens on the UGA campus. full-time positions and operating State Merit System fiscal year. costs. • $20 million in bonds to con- Children & Youth Services Dana Russell, Interim Commissioner • $5.1 million to provide funds • $1 million to complete the tinue the renovation of the 2 Martha E. Evans, Editor for the opening of Emanuel Youth phase-in of a plan to have at least Peachtree Street Building, includ- Detention Center and McIntosh one full-time adult literacy teacher The State Personnel News is published quarterly for state employees by the ing the 2 Peachtree Street Annex Youth Detention Center. in each of Georgia's 159 counties. Commissioner's Office of the State Merit System. If you have comments or for use by the Georgia State Uni- The final 26 teachers are added in questions, wish to submit material for publication, or need to correct a distribu- versity School of Public Policy. Economic Development tion problem/address, contact Martha Evans, Editor, State Personnel News, 200 the FY98 budget. Piedmont Avenue, SE, Suite 504 West Tower, Atlanta, GA 30334, or call 404/ • $114,615 in the Office of Sec- • $6.2 million in state funds and Veterans Affairs 656-2723. If you have a disability and need this material in an alternative retary of State to fund two positions $6.2 million in matching private • $198,871 to build a memorial format, notify the Editor at the above listed address, or for TDD Relay Service to perform investigations of invest- and federal funds to improve the only: 1-800-255-0056 (text telephone) or 1-800-255-0135 (voice). to World War I veterans near the ment advisors. competitiveness of Georgia's three The State Merit System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. front entrance of the Floyd • $45,000 to provide one agent most important traditional manu- Veterans Memorial Building. Page 3 Georgia Gets Its First Strategic Plan To Define Vision, Goals Governor Zell Miller's vision for controlled and fear of crime which encourages quality and fairly. While we must ensure form a strong base for the creation Georgia is outlined in the state's becomes a relic of another time. development and growth. To that the judicial system protects the of an environmentally sound state first ever strategic plan, a document Government will maintain effective accomplish this, government must rights of the accused, the system in the future. developed by the Office of the law enforcement to protect the work to deliver services to the must also protect the rights of the Efficient/Effective Government Governor and the Office of public and guarantee swift and citizens in an efficient and effective victim. Delivering services to citizens in Planning and Budget (OPB) with assured punishment for those who manner. An ineffective govern- Economic Development the most efficient and effective input from the legislative break the law. By continuing to ment will drain our economic Success in economic develop- manner must be the primary Budgetary Responsibility Over- build a fair and effective judicial strength and threaten our ment in Georgia has come because concern of every government sight Committee. system, Georgia will create a prosperity. we believe that cooperation agency and every public employee. The plan fulfills the statutory climate of respect for the law which As we proceed along convergent between government and business Changing long-term operating requirements for a state strategic will help to break the cycle of paths in all of these areas, a better is crucial to long-term economic procedures is difficult for any plan as outlined in Code Section violence found in parts of our Georgia will emerge. Our state will growth. Our goal is to maintain and organization. The very nature of 45-12-73 and represents a society. thrive in a climate of fiscal increase Georgia’s economic government makes this challenge comprehensive vision for the future A prosperous future will be based responsibility and personal growth rate which, in turn, will even more difficult for govern- of Georgia. As outlined in the State on a strong state economy which security. It will prosper with the provide ongoing opportunities to mental organizations. of Georgia Budget Report for Fiscal can compete successfully with the strength of an educated, well- Georgians. This goal will be A primary goal is breaking Year 1998, the strategic plan nation and the world. Georgia’s trained workforce and an achieved through a multifaceted this mold and forcing state agencies "provides a view of the Georgia of economic growth must be protected infrastructure unrivaled in the strategy which attracts new at all levels to look at their tomorrow and the activities that are by continuing a multifaceted world. industry, builds and supports operations in new ways. As public presently underway to move strategy which attracts new Strategic Agenda Priorities existing industry, promotes Georgia service providers, agencies must toward that future. Additional industry, strengthens existing This first strategic plan focuses and its products to the world, and clearly identify their customers, initiatives are identified that should industry and provides the on six primary issues which the provides the foundation and focus their commitment and be undertaken to attain our vision. foundation and infrastructure Governor believes to be the top infrastructure for new industries of resources upon results, and be Importantly, the plan sets forth necessary to foster economic priorities in setting the agenda for the future. willing to measure their results which are critical and must growth. moving into the future. These six Human Services performance and be accountable. be accomplished so that Georgia In developing industry, Georgia major issues are: All Georgians want and strive for These six major issue areas do not can excel and be successful today must also be careful to protect the Education a good quality of life for themselves address every initiative or service and in the next century." very resources upon which our Georgia’s future economic and for their families. All children that state government now provides Vision for the State of Georgia prosperity is based. Rich growth and prosperity can be should grow up in a safe and or should provide. However, these Georgia is a land blessed with agricultural areas, expansive ensured only through the nurturing environment which six areas are critical to setting the natural resources and is fortunate forests, and abundant water have development of an educated and allows them to develop to their direction for state government as to have residents who have been helped to foster strong growth. highly skilled workforce with the fullest potential. We believe that we begin to move into the changing willing to work hard to support a These resources must be protected ability to change quickly to meet public welfare should be used for world of the twenty-first century. dream for themselves and for their in order to assure continued shifting economic demands. Our its original purpose: to offer short- This plan represents an important children. It is this dream of a better prosperity in the future. By goal must be the development of term support to families in crisis or road map for the citizens of Georgia future that has been the driving developing resources in an an educational system which is need. Georgia will achieve these and state government. force behind our state’s economic ecologically sound manner, inclusive, flexible and effective. To goals by providing education, Summary development in the last generation. building upon the format succeed, it must build on the current training and support to people to As Georgia state government While we have made much established by Preservation 2000 policy which provides both break the cycle of dependency. moves forward in the imple- progress toward meeting that goal, and RiverCare 2000, Georgia can opportunities to learn, such as the Additionally, the health care mentation of this plan, several there is still work to be done. ensure that it maintains the very pre-kindergarten program, and system in Georgia will provide tools, including strategic planning, Achieving this goal of a brighter resources which have created its tangible rewards for hard work, as access to quality health care in the will be utilized by agencies to assist future will require work and current prosperity. provided by HOPE scholarships. appropriate setting and in a cost- the citizens in realizing this vision perseverance. It will not simply A good quality of life for The skilled training for the jobs of effective manner. This system will for the future. With the advent happen but will occur only if we themselves and for their children tomorrow must be made available emphasize affordable basic health of results-based budgeting, take the necessary steps that are have long been goals of all for all Georgia citizens. We must care coverage and increased redirection (a budget tool for required. These steps must be taken Georgians. Adults as well as continue to build private and public individual responsibility for creating efficiencies in state concurrently in a variety of areas children deserve a social partnerships which will increase the personal health. Georgia’s future government), Quality Service which, while important separately, environment which allows them to educational choices available to our is a society which promotes a Georgia and performance together can create the dynamic develop to their fullest potential. citizens. Learning must be seen as healthy and productive existence management through Georgia climate which will make Georgia Human services must be guided by a lifetime experience which for its citizens. Gain, state government is poised to a national leader. principles which encourage and prepares the individual for The Environment create a system of quality services Georgians deserve an educational develop individual responsibility constantly changing conditions. Georgians are blessed to live in a in which citizens are considered system which will allow them to and accountability. Special Crime and Public Safety state with remarkable ecological customers. All of these tools will reach their full potential by giving emphasis must be given to policies All Georgians have a right to live diversity. Creating a better create a more responsive and them the knowledge and skills which strengthen the family unit, in safe and secure communities. environment in a rapidly growing efficient state government and needed for the new challenges of because it is the breakdown of the Government has a responsibility to state is a major undertaking. make this vision for Georgia a tomorrow. It must provide both the family that has created the most provide for the public safety. To Increasing population and reality. opportunity to learn, such as the serious consequences affecting the accomplish this, the state must development place growing For our citizens and those pre-kindergarten program, and social and economic conditions in maintain well-trained, effective law pressure upon natural resources. individuals in state government, tangible rewards for hard work, as which children are raised. enforcement and guarantee swift Georgia is making major progress this plan will provide the direction provided by HOPE scholarships. In striving to create a better and assured punishment for those in the fight to preserve its that will take the state into the next In the future Georgians will see future, state government cannot who break the law. Juveniles who environment. Through public- century. education as a lifetime experience work alone. Because of limited commit certain violent crimes will private partnerships the amount of Every citizen of Georgia has a which prepares the individual for resources government is just one of be tried as adults and will serve land placed in conservation has stake in our state’s future. Through the constantly changing conditions many partners in the public and adult sentences in special facilities. been greatly increased. Significant planning and sound management of a world community. private sectors which must work The Georgia judicial system must steps are being taken to reduce practices, with an eye on efficiency All Georgians also have the right together if a better future is to be be organized and staffed so that the water and air pollution and to limit and effectiveness, state government to lead a life in a secure and safe achieved. Our challenge is to keep enforcement of Georgia’s laws can soil and land erosion. Building on will become a partner with citizens community in which crime is government as a good partner, one be administered quickly, efficiently existing effective programs will in building a dynamic Georgia. Page 4 Miller Lists Legislative Accomplishments For 1997 The Office of the Governor re- gible for up to 12 months of cash disposed of before the person is sional licenses, of anyone willfully which time the allocation formula leased the following list of Gover- assistance. convicted. behind in child support payments. becomes effective. If the federal nor Miller's 1997 legislative Those persons who fail to coop- The Victims Compensation Governor Miller ended a seven- commissioner disagrees, the com- accomplishments: erate in establishing paternity or Amendments, SB 90: Provides year-old dispute this session over pacts dissolve. HB 681, Georgia’s new DUI/ obtaining child support will be de- that residents of Georgia who are how to divide water from rivers —If the states fail to agree on an Teen Driving law, takes effect July nied assistance or have their ben- victims of international terrorism that originate in Georgia and allocation formula, the compacts 1, 1997. The new legislation puts efits terminated. In addition, those or mass violence while outside the flow into Alabama and Florida, dissolve by the end of 1998. first time offenders behind bars for found guilty of drug felonies or se- territorial boundaries of the United with passage of HB 148 and —Each state will continue to 24 hours—young teens in juvenile rious violent crimes will have their States are eligible for compensa- HB 149. manage its own waters, and no state detention centers and adults in jail. assistance terminated forever. Fail- tion, extends the deadline for fil- The bills establish two separate water resource project or water per- It seizes license plates of habitual ure to comply with mandatory work ing claims from 180 days to one water compacts which cover the mit decision is subject to Compact DUI offenders and eliminates the requirements will lead to a 25 per- year, and permits residents of Geor- Chattahoochee, Flint, Apalachi- Commission approval. effect a nolo plea has on drivers’ cent reduction in benefits for the gia to receive victims’ compensa- cola, Alabama, Coosa and Talla- HB 167, Georgia’s Coastal Man- license suspensions. (Currently a first offense and termination of as- tion in Georgia even if he/she re- poosa River Basins. agement Act, gives Governor Miller drunk driver can keep his or her sistance for the second offense. ceived compensation in another The compacts do the following: the authority to submit application driver’s license by pleading nolo.) Governor Miller’s $11.8 billion state for the same crime. Current —Establish a Compact Commis- to become a member of the federal The law imposes a zero tolerance fiscal year 1998 state budget law prohibits payment to any vic- sion composed of the Governors of coastal zone management program. policy on drivers under 21; a three- includes: tim who has received similar com- Georgia, Alabama and Florida, plus As a federal member, Georgia would stage graduated driver's license pro- $249.5 million for a 6 percent pay pensation from another state. a fourth member appointed by the receive technical assistance, funding gram on teen drivers, delaying full raise for all public school teachers SB 15 provides two modifica- President. Only the Governors can ($1.5 million in FY97) and the au- licensure until age 18; and a 1 a.m.- and state university employees and tions to Miller’s 1994 “Two Strikes vote, and all votes must be thority to review and approve fed- 5 a.m. curfew for drivers under 18. a 4 percent pay raise for state paid and You’re Out” law, which was unanimous. eral activities which might impact SB 104, the Governor’s Welfare school bus drivers and lunchroom inadvertently changed last year with —Require the states, working Georgia’s natural resources. Reform Plan, continues the focus workers. passage of SB 210. The new bill with the U.S. Army Corps of Engi- SB 81, which authorizes waivers of previous welfare reforms. The $6.2 million for expansion of the reinstates the 10-year minimum neers, to develop a water allocation and variances to rules adopted un- new effort requires more personal HOPE Scholarship Program to in- mandatory sentence for criminals formula to equitably divide the der the Administrative Procedure responsibility and stresses the need clude college students who main- convicted of rape and aggravated waters among the three states. Act in limited circumstances, re- for self-sufficiency and parental re- tain a B average during their fresh- sodomy. SB 15 also changes the sen- The formula will be based on a duces bureaucracy and provides an sponsibility. The plan is designed to man year. Currently, students must tence for rape and aggravated sod- five-year study scheduled to be efficient way to change the unin- continue toward its ultimate goal of earn a B average for two years to omy from one to 20 years imprison- completed by December, 1997, that tended impact of a rule and yet in- employment for those willing to help earn their way onto HOPE while ment back to 10-20 years imprison- uses computer models to project sure compliance with state laws. themselves and increases penalties in college. ment, and includes language which water needs through 2050. HB 479 and HB 487, Revenue for those who fail to comply. $2.4 million for a major state- provides minimum mandatory 10- —Once the three states unani- Changes to Titles 40 and 48, Welfare is no longer an entitle- wide expansion of Governor year sentences for first-time convic- mously agree on a formula, the fed- addresses the modernization efforts ment under the new plan. The re- Miller’s newborn screening pro- tions of the seven serious violent eral commissioner can agree, at of the Department of Revenue. ceipt of cash assistance is limited gram. The Governor’s Children 1st felonies and “Two Strikes” provi- to a maximum of four years. Geor- Program guarantees every child in sions for repeat offenders. gia will meet all federal work par- Georgia will be screened at birth to Passed as a constitutional amend- ticipation guidelines for recipients, identify special needs and provide ment in November, 1994, the “Two WHITE WATER STATE PROGRAM who must engage in work activi- whatever support services are nec- Strikes” law mandates anyone con- Sponsored by the State Personnel Council ties shortly after assistance is essary to ensure the child grows up victed twice for murder, armed rob- sought. In addition, current family healthy and ready for school. Each Discount Prices on Advance Ticket Purchases: bery, kidnapping, aggravated child cap provisions will be strengthened at-risk child’s developmental suc- molestation, rape, aggravated sod- (Price includes admission to American Adventures) so that families receiving assistance cess will be tracked for his or her omy or aggravated sexual battery $18: Age eight and up. for 10 or more months will receive first three years, prior to entry into must be sentenced to life without $10.75: Age three to seven. no increase in cash assistance for the state’s voluntary pre-kindergar- parole. No charge: Children under age three. the birth of additional children. ten program. The Sexual Offender Registra- Most importantly, the plan em- $6.5 million to hook up all of tion Amendments, SB 105: phasizes that education and train- Georgia’s high schools and public Changes the permissive authoriza- Please send me: _____tickets @ $15 $_________ ing are the long-term solutions for libraries to the Internet. tion of information to a mandatory _____tickets @ $10 $_________ ending the cycle of poverty that $5.3 million for a prevention plan release of information by the GBI _____Total $_________ traps so many on welfare. The new to combat teen pregnancy. or any sheriff maintaining required proposals require teen mothers re- The Governor’s Drug Dealer records of sexual offenders. This bill Name__________________________________________ ceiving assistance to stay in school, Liability Act, SB 80: Permits a brings Georgia into compliance with Home Address___________________________________ adult recipients to ensure their mi- parent, spouse, or child of a drug “Megan’s Law,” a law requiring the City/State/ZIP___________________________________ nor children attend school and par- user, a child whose mother was an release of relevant information nec- Agency_________________________________________ ents to participate in parent-teacher abuser while pregnant, an employer essary to protect the public concern- Business Telephone_______________________________ conferences. Assistance is also of an abuser or medical facilities ing a repeat sexual offender. available for adults wishing to fin- that provide treatment for the Governor Miller’s Child Sup- Home Telephone_________________________________ ish high school or work towards a abuser to sue to recover damages port Legislation, HB 284, brings GED, with a special focus on per- against a drug dealer who marketed Georgia in line with federal guide- Make checks and money orders payable to the State Personnel sons between the ages of 20-26 illegal drugs in the area where the lines and allows the state to collect Council. Include SASE with payment. with at least a 10th grade education. abuser obtained or used the drugs. nearly $51 million in federal fund- Mail to: State Personnel Council, P. O. Box 347206, Atlanta, Families moving into Georgia The drug abuser himself is not per- ing. The new legislation contains GA 30334-7206. Allow seven days for delivery. will receive the same amount of mitted to file such a suit. provisions which allow the state to Tickets cannot be purchased in person. No discounts at the gate. assistance they would have re- The Medicaid Fraud Forfeiture seize bank accounts without going ceived in their previous state of Act, HB 377: Permits the state to Drop Box Locations: to court; require genetic testing in residence for a 12-month period, if seize the property of a person contested paternity cases; and sus- Department of Education Credit Union, Room 466, Balcony Level, lower than Georgia’s level of ben- suspected of Medicaid fraud to pre- pend the recreational licenses, in East Tower, or DHR Personnel Office, Room 214-H, 47 Trinity Ave. efits. Legal immigrants will be eli- vent the property from being addition to driver’s and profes- Page 5 Ultimate Choice Video On Teen Pregnancy To Be Broadcast On April 24 Georgia’s PeachStar Satellite Net- came pregnant in 1995 and that teen portunity to view Ultimate work will transmit the video Ulti- pregnancy costs the taxpayers of Choice.” mate Choice, a firsthand account of Georgia more than a half-billion dol- In addition to the PeachStar Sat- teens and their parents who are strug- lars each year in Medicaid, welfare ellite Network transmission, the gling to survive the difficult circum- benefits and food stamps. video has been aired on commer- stances of teenage pregnancy, on Ultimate Choice will make an im- cial stations in all major TV mar- Thursday, April 24, at 2 p.m. pact on most viewers because it kets in Georgia. The program will reach Georgia puts faces on these statistics, Gov- The video explores the complex middle and high schools, technical ernor Miller said. issues involved in this national epi- institutions, and university system The video was produced by demic, the new state and federal and public libraries. ImageMaster Productions Inc. for laws affecting teenagers and their “Many teenagers are under the the Governor’s Children and Youth families, and provides firsthand ac- false impression that they are un- Coordinating Council with finan- counts of teen parents who are touchable and that teen pregnancy cial support provided by struggling to survive the difficult could never happen to them,” PROMINA Health System for its circumstances teen parenthood pre- Governor Zell Miller said. television debut. sents. Film crews traveled over the “I think the Ultimate Choice “As the largest not-for-profit entire state, visiting small towns, video sends a very clear message, health system in Georgia, rural communities, and metropoli- that it can happen to you, it can PROMINA sees the tragedy of teen tan areas to document the people happen to anybody, and will hope- pregnancy every day in hospitals and issues involved. fully make those same teenagers and clinics,” CEO Bernie Brown The new video is only one of the think twice before becoming sexu- said. Governor’s latest efforts to crack ally active.” “We were delighted to support the down on teen pregnancy in Geor- Statistics show that 66 percent of teenage pregnancy prevention gia. The General Assembly ap- Georgia’s high school students re- project and to work with Governor proved $5.3 million to fund a five- port being sexually active, more than Miller and the State of Georgia to part prevention plan to combat teen Celebrating at a kick-off luncheon at the Governor's Mansion to thank 29,000 teenage girls in Georgia be- assure that every family has an op- pregnancy in Georgia. sponsors and television stations are (L-R) Gov. Miller, Judy Neal, The program includes three ini- Executive Director of the Governor's Children and Youth Coordinating tiatives that were launched earlier Council, and Bernie Brown, CEO of the PROMINA Health System. this year, funded by a $2.3 million appropriation from the FY97 welfare caseloads. DeKalb and gusta, Cobb County, Columbus, amended budget: Fulton counties will each get two Griffin, Gwinnett County, Macon, • Opening 15 clinics in areas clinics, and single clinics will be Rome, Savannah and Valdosta. with both high teen pregnancy and opened in Albany, Athens, Au- • Expansion of family planning services within county health departments, with a major emphasis in Albany, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, LaGrange and Macon. • Expansion of a community- based pregnancy prevention pro- gram targeted at teenage males that 8 WEEKENDS: APRIL 19-JUNE 1, 1997 is already operating in 15 Georgia communities. Plus Memorial Day, Monday, May 26 Two additional initiatives will be 10:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. added beginning July 1: Sponsored by the State Personnel Council • Funding more outreach and mentoring workers at the county ADULTS: Regularly $11.95 save $2.45 level. No. of tickets_____x $9.50=_________ • Expansion of Grady Hospital’s successful abstinence-based pro- CHILDREN: Regularly $5.50, save 75 cents gram for teens called Postponing Ages 6-15 No. of tickets_____x $4.75=_________ Sexual Involvement. “We are making progress here in (Children under 6 Free!) TOTAL_________ Georgia through education and in- tervention programs in the battle to Mail orders to: Georgia Renaissance Festival, c/o State Personnel prevent teen pregnancy,” Governor Council, P. O. Box 347206, Atlanta, GA 30334-7206 Miller said. “I am proud of these Drop Box at the following location: Department of Education Credit latest efforts and I encourage all Georgians to stay in the fight.” Union, Room 466, Balcony Level, East Tower For information, contact Judy Self-addressed, stamped envelopes must accompany all orders for Neal, Executive Director of the return of tickets. Payment should be made by check or money order Governor’s Children and Youth Co- payable to the State Personnel Council. Please do not mail cash. ordinating Council, 404/651-9027. Allow 7 days to receive tickets. Deadline to order: May 23, 1997. Name _______________________________________ The next edition of the State Department _______________________________________ Personnel News will be dis- Home Address _______________________________________ tributed in July. To submit in- City, State, ZIP _______________________________________ formation, contact Editor Business Telephone _______________________________________ Martha Evans, 404/656-2723. Page 6 Dick Grote On Discipline Without Punishment (Editor's Note: Dick Grote discipline model demands indi- developed the Discipline Without vidual responsibility. That can be Punishment system which will be unpopular for two reasons. A lot of implemented by several state people don’t like to take individual agencies in the coming months. A responsibility. The other is that human resources and performance there are a lot of managers who feel management systems specialist, he more comfortable in punishing developed his unique approach to somebody than in taking a tougher employee discipline while employed stance of demanding individual at Frito-Lay. He formed Dallas- responsibility. This program takes based Grote Consulting in 1977 to more maturity. promote the concept, which has been implemented in both public Q: Is this concept similar to and private sector businesses. tough love? Grote also is an adjunct professor of management at the University A: Yes, it is. What I think is of Dallas Graduate School of important about tough love is that Management.) yes, it is tough, but it’s done out of love for the person. You may get to Q: Why did you choose to the point you have to kick that highlight the word discipline? teenager out of the house. You do What ideas resonate for you it to force that individual to take from that particular choice? responsibility. With an alcoholic Why not have zeroed in, for intervention, everyone says, “Joe example, on a word like responsi- you are an alcoholic.” We’re bility, as in taking personal doing the same here: “Joe, this is Consultant Dick Grote, center, makes a point to members of the implementation team for the Department of responsibility for one’s actions? the problem. We’re not going to Pardons and Paroles during a recent planning session in Decatur. punish you for it. Take responsi- A: For me, the answer is that we bility for it. If you don’t, you just Q: As you become more familiar how do you, as a manager, react appeals process is preventing are talking about discipline and I can’t work here.” with the work environment in when an employee in effect says, supervisors from suffering the feel it’s important not to get away state government here, have you “Blow it off. I don’t care”? Can consequence of doing something from that—this is a discipline Q: You indicated that Discipline become aware of any distinctive you maintain your integrity at that stupid. system. Granted, the word Without Punishment has been differences from any other gov- point? That’s where the concepts On the one hand, I feel very discipline can have a negative implemented, and works, in both ernment entity with which you of Discipline Without Punishment strongly that appeal procedures are connotation, but it also can have a private sector and public sector have worked? If so, what come into play. appropriate, but there is that small positive one. We like the idea of a work environments. What implication is there for the All B. J. did was invite me in as a cadre of individuals who will do well-disciplined person or a well- differences do there tend to be in success of Discipline Without speaker at some GeorgiaGain anything to make life difficult— disciplined team—and this is a the implementation models? Punishment here? events. What happened was that the attitude “Do anything to me, system to bring about a well- we got enough interest from people I’m going to go appeal it”—they disciplined organization. A: There are very, very few. A: No, the government organi- that the next step was some want to make the supervisor so In any organization, you’ve What I do see are the almost evenly zations that have chosen to work training programs and an executive sorry that he took this action, that always got roses, daisies and split misconceptions that each with me have a lot in common. overview. Folks said, this seems to he’ll leave the employee alone. weeds. Whenever there are group has about the other. The The only organizations—public or make sense, and here we are. Why The problem is not so much, employee complaints, manage- public sector tends to believe private—that call me that are hasn’t every organization seen the should there be an appeals process, ment should be looking at who is managers can fire at will with no interested in this are ones that have light and implemented it? It is but how to do it so it happens complaining. If the roses aren’t good reason at all, that the rewards a real belief that individual because this system requires a rapidly and there’s minimal happy, you need to take action, but are significantly greater and that responsibility is important, that the major leap of faith, a move toward disruption. if the people who are complaining politics do not exist. In the private traditional way of handling disci- believing in individual responsi- are the ones making the smallest sector, the belief is that public pline, the way things were done in bility and abandoning the need Q: What regional differences do contribution—the weeds—that’s sector people have a free ride, very the past, isn’t good enough. to exact a pound of flesh as you find in attitudes toward an indication you’re doing some- low expectations and that it’s I think you have a critical mass punishment. discipline? thing right. I believe in holding impossible to ever be terminated. here, enough people with genuine people to high standards. Demand Now in both cases, that’s not vision, for implementation to Q: You are aware that the State A: As far as regional differences, better results and you get them. correct, so I find the biggest succeed. I think particularly about of Georgia is in a period of there are none that I have seen in One of the reasons why we don’t difference between the two is the (former Merit System Commis- transition, with a cadre of this country. But with some of the get better results is that we don’t erroneous opinion one has about sioner) Bobbie Jean Bennett, the classified employees and an work I have done in Southeast set our expectations for employees the other. vision she had to say this is worth emerging group of unclassified Asia, there are significant differ- high enough. I can’t tell in a group whether I’m taking a look at. She saw it as the employees. Do you envision that ences in the perception of the Is that an old-fashioned idea? Oh in a public sector or private sector missing link with GeorgiaGain the Discipline Without Punish- employment relationship. One of yes, it goes back to the 1960s when setting. The kinds of questions that and your Performance Manage- ment model will have to be the things that makes this country there was a fundamental shift come up are identical. The real ment Process (PMP). adapted to accommodate that and western Europe different is away from responsibility and distinction is, what has the organi- You had developed a process of mix? If so, what might that that for us the employment process toward rights. Tom Wolfe called zation done before? For example, rewarding those performers who adaptation look like? is very difficult, but the termina- the ‘70s the me decade. What we what is the organization’s atten- do well, but you still didn’t have an tion process is very easy. In other have now is people whose sole dance policy? We have to look at equivalent system for taking care A: Not in the system itself. The countries, hiring is very easy, but concern is, “What’s in it for me?” how to bring past practices into of people who are not meeting only factor is the appeal process. terminating somebody is very Look at the popularity of that synch with what we’re going to be expectations—and doing it in a (Classified employees have the difficult. In Singapore, I saw an word codependency. What we are doing. How do they fit into the way that philosophically is in right to appeal a termination.) I advertisement for a stewardess, doing is looking for excuses to Discipline Without Punishment synch with PMP. It’s easy to believe in the appeals process. not a flight attendant. Not only did avoid taking responsibility. This model? manage the daisies and roses. But What you’re really doing with an (See GROTE, page 7) Page 7 months and months with Joe attention and expect a positive the transaction. It’s important to that was appropriate in any GROTE (from page 6) getting full pay. What happens change. realize what we are actually asking organization. The messianic there is the golden handshake. I for. We only take action with part—there definitely is that in the ad require her to be between 24 say to Joe, "This isn’t working out. Q: Are you personally more behavior that is unacceptable. We’re me—when I talk about it some- and 29 and have a certain kind of If you will quit, I’ll give you comfortable talking to managers not asking a person to become a times when I feel like I’m in a education, but the ad also said she $6,000." They are astounded at the or line employees? star, to become an exemplar for group that I’m really resonating had to be very pretty. Nobody concept of employment at will. excellent performance. All we’re with, I will explain that, as part of thought about age or sex discrimi- Even though we have employ- A: I’m more comfortable asking Joe to do is to move to point my work, in addition to providing nation—that’s what they wanted. ment at will, my experience with dealing with managers because that is at least acceptable. That’s not for family, I want to leave a legacy. On the other hand, in the any kind of reasonably sophisti- that where I’ve spent most of my unreasonable. I remember when I was working Philippines, I can’t fire you. I cated organization is that just time. But I worked my way at a General Electric plant in suspend you with full pay and then because you have the right to through college loading boxcars. Q: When you’re conducting Rome, GA. Over a weekend, all write a letter to the Ministry of terminate doesn’t mean you are I’ll put that job up against any job. these training workshops, you the managers came into the plant Labor and ask for a termination going to do it. Are companies I also was a card-carrying union sometimes seem almost messi- and took down the signs for the certification. When they get my required to have a discipline member with the International anic about spreading the word white and colored restrooms. Our request, they write you a letter and system? No, they’re not. Any one Paper Workers and Paper Makers, on Discipline Without Punish- country has transformed itself. We say, “Dear Joe, we have a request of any size will have one because it and I was a first-line supervisor on ment. Has that always been the have abandoned that segregated for termination. Do you feel we makes sense not to fire people at the second shift at GE. So what I case? America and good riddance. should grant one?” Then it goes to whim. It makes sense to bring a say comes from direct experience, I also worked as a stewardess a hearing, so the process goes person’s problems to that person’s it’s not book learning, it’s talking A: It’s evolved over time recruiter in 1968. At that time, with people, it’s being there. because when I first developed the women were hired as steward- When I talk with employee system it was in response to a esses—not flight attendants, stew- groups, one of the messages I feel specific problem in a specific plant ardesses—and they were hired as is important to bring is that with no thought that I would do nurses and they were hired as managers earn their pay and have a more than solve a particular teachers, but that was all. And that very difficult job. I don’t think problem. What happened as a America’s gone and good riddance. until you’ve been in that job you result was seeing the effect that it But we still have an America can understand the pressure and had there and seeing the response where we apply criminal justice the demands. I think a lot of people of people to it and realizing what procedures to people in the STATE EMPLOYEES CREDIT UNION see upper level managers—deputy we had done was apply some ideas workplace who are not criminals. directors, people like that—in nice about individual responsibility, If they are criminals, call 911. 130 Memorial Drive · Atlanta, Georgia 30303 carpeted offices, getting the perks. decision making in a very difficult I believe that effective organiza- For information, call: 404/656-3748 Toll Free: 1/800/659-7328 That’s true, but what they don’t area, disciplinary action, that tions do not operate on a criminal realize is the enormous demands transformed the workplace. Then justice mentality. They operate on State Employees Days and stresses that people in those seeing that this approach worked a personal responsibility mental- Sunday, May 25, through Friday, June 13 positions face. not only in a situation where there ity. How do you do that? I’m an (Saturday, May 31, and Saturday, June 7, not included) was a major morale problem, but industrial engineer. The approach Q: Is the disciplinary process also in plants where employee I naturally gravitate toward is Once again, the State Employees Credit Union has negotiated a fantastic more difficult for the employee relations were very good, then changing policy, changing sys- deal for state employees at Six Flags Over Georgia. The dates: Sunday, or the manager? outside the factory situation, when tems, creating systems that require May 25, through Friday, June 13 (except for Saturdays, May 31, I put it into marketing, accounting, managers to deal with people with and June 7). That's a choice of 18 days to use this fantastic discount. A: The manager is always under finance and it worked extremely dignity and grace. With this State employees and their families are all invited to participate in this the most pressure because the well there, and then coming to system, you don’t have a choice. tremendous benefit to state employees. Don’t miss this opportunity to manager has to be the initiator of realize that this was an approach You must. save money, and enjoy Six Flags early in the season. The regular admission price is $32 at the gate this year. Your price for this special event is $17. This amounts to a $15 per ticket savings (almost 50%). Discipline Without Punishment Six Flags has announced the biggest concert of the year will be the inimitable Wynona Judd on Friday, June 6, at 8 p.m. Concert tickets will be available at the gate for an additional charge of $6 per ticket. 5 Agencies Plan Implementation The Discipline Without Punish- coordinators and Grote as agencies plinary suspension are that it changes ment system developed by nation- go through the process of building the supervisor's role from adversary TICKET ORDER FORM ally recognized management con- their unique framework. Diane to coach, eliminates money as an is- sultant Dick Grote will be imple- Schlachter, Ed.D., director of the sue, and reduces anger and hostility. State Employees Credit Union mented in at least five state agen- State Merit System’s Train- Grote requires participating State Employees Days at Six Flags cies this spring and summer: the ing and Organization Development agencies to train managers and su- Sunday, May 25, through Friday, June 13 State Merit System, the Office of Division, serves as project coordi- pervisors on the management skills the Secretary of State, the State nator for Discipline Without Pun- needed to use this system effec- (Saturdays, May 31 and June 7, not included) Board of Pardons and Paroles, the ishment implementation. tively prior to implementation. Department of Administrative The disciplinary process is built The system has been designed to Send me _____ tickets at $17 each. Total Enclosed: $_____________ Services and the Georgia Forestry on three levels: an oral reminder, a streamline the discipline process by Name:_________________________________SSN:____-___-____ Commission. written reminder, and decision-mak- training managers to use their Each participating agency has set ing leave, a one-day disciplinary sus- agency's policies and procedures Address:_________________________________________________ up its own implementation team pension with pay. On that day, the matrix as a guidebook for handling City:_________________________________ST:____ ZIP:________ headed by a project coordinator. employee must decide to solve the situations as they arise. Home Telephone:__________________________________________ These teams have been meeting immediate problem and also commit Another series of implementation with Grote on a regular basis as to fully acceptable performance in sessions with Grote likely will be Office Telephone:__________________________________________ they adapt the system he designed every area of the job—or quit. Once offered again in late summer Please allow at least seven calendar days for processing and mailing. to meet their agency’s needs—each he makes this commitment, any em- or early fall. For information, Send order with check or money order and Stamped Envelope to: agency customizes policies and ployee who fails to keep his com- contact Schlachter at the State State Employees Credit Union, 130 Memorial Dr., SW, Atlanta, GA 30303. procedures to fit its culture. mitment is terminated. Merit System Training and 404/656-3748 Toll Free: 1/800/659-7328 The State Merit System serves as Among Grote's reasons for paying Organization Development the link between the agency project the employee for the one-day disci- Division, 404/371-7371. Page 8 Support Staff Charitable Contributions Program Totals For 1996-97 Public Safety 13,844.00 Professional State Agencies Revenue 50,409.76 Agency Contribution/Increase Satilla CSB 2,330.00 Development Administrative Office of the Courts 3,363.04 State Merit System 14,345.63 Administrative Services Agriculture 22,091.52 6,077.91 22% Subsequent Injury Trust Fund Superior Courts 1,366.00 19,359.00 12% 23% Opportunities Audits 2,306.00 Supreme Court 3,700.00 17% The Training and Organization Banking and Finance 5,418.00 Teachers Retirement System 1,840.00 22% Development Division of the State Children and Youth Services 42,932.00 46% Technical and Adult Education 82,811.78 5% Merit System has two upcoming Coastal CSB 6,143.00 29% Transportation 142,889.92 opportunities for professional Cobb/Douglas CSB 1,001.00 89% Veterans Service 1,626.00 development for support staff in Commission on Equal Opportunity 1,745.00 16% Worker’s Compensation 4,026.00 91% state government. Community Affairs 14,493.00 78% TOTAL State Agencies $1,145,479.89 The National Secretaries Day Corrections 88,208.09 Conference is scheduled for Wednesday, April 23. The Court of Appeals Defense 4,531.00 1,861.00 University System conference will be hosted in four DeKalb CSB 1,800.00 145% College/University Contribution/Increase cities: Decatur, Augusta, Macon, East Central CSB 1,958.00 Abraham Baldwin Agriculture College 5,761.00 34% and Savannah. Education 26,535.00 Albany State University 11,479.58 1% Each conference includes a Employees’ Retirement System 3,083.00 Armstrong Atlantic State University 19,598.00 13% morning seminar, a luncheon, and GA Building Authority 4,040.00 * Atlanta Metropolitan College 4,504.00 the American Management GA Bureau of Investigation 14,638.00 Augusta State University 7,992.00 Association (AMA) satellite GA Forestry Commission 11,988.00 Bainbridge College 5,490.00 7% teleconference of the Tenth Annual GA Mountains CSB 1,340.00 6% Board of Regents/Central Office 5,086.00 Briefing for Secretaries and GA Pines CSB 1,446.00 * Clayton College and State University 14,129.00 Administrative Assistants. GA Public Telecommunications Commission 4,222.72 * Coastal Georgia Community College 4,805.00 11% The conference will focus on the GA State Financing/Investment Commission 408.00 Columbus State University 11,365.00 24% competencies needed by secretaries GA Student Finance Commission 6,196.78 91% Dalton College 10,833.00 17% to do their jobs today, as well as GA World Congress Center Authority 4,623.00 * Darton College 2,134.50 three years from now, including Gwinnett/Rockdale/Newton CSB 3,689.00 6% DeKalb College 21,257.00 25% self-development, communication Human Resources 324,841.72 6% Floyd College 6,719.94 skills, and organizational skills. Industry, Trade and Tourism 6,184.00 14% Fort Valley State University 4,927.04 8% The registration fee is $30; the Insurance Commissioner’s Office 6,154.25 East Georgia College 670.00 deadline for registration is April 15. Labor 70,647.48 6% Gainesville College 5,115.00 The Seventh Annual Profes- Law 5,455.00 19% Georgia Institute of Technology 252,463.18 19% sional Development Conference Legislature 4,891.00 22% Georgia College and State University 14,168.00 for Support Staff will be held Lookout Mountain CSB 2,136.00 62% Georgia Southern University 33,420.00 11% Oct. 8-10 at the Clarion Buccaneer, McIntosh Trail CSB 395.00 * Georgia State University 120,749.85 Jekyll Island. Medical Assistance 8,158.00 24% Gordon College 2,304.00 The conference is preceded by a Middle Flint CSB 300.00 * Kennesaw State University 24,224.20 40% professional skills competition. Natural Resources 45,499.92 5% Macon College 5,613.00 16% There will be four events, includ- New Horizons CSB 219.00 Medical College of Georgia 176,747.82 ing typing and three other events Northeast Georgia CSB 5,452.00 Middle Georgia College 3,676.00 36% to be determined. Office of Consumer Affairs 1,718.00 10% North Georgia College 5,018.00 339% Preregistration is required for Office of Planning and Budget 8,536.00 Savannah State University 13,527.00 both the conference and the Office of Secretary of State 9,572.17 Skidaway Institute of Oceanography 4,452.00 21% professional skills competition. See Ogeechee CSB 522.00 South Georgia College 2,110.00 260% the July edition of this publication Pardons and Paroles 8,938.00 Southern Polytechnic State University 7,818.00 3% for details about this conference. Pathways CSB 501.00* University of Georgia 369,923.16 10% For more information on both Peachbelt CSB 2,228.00 Valdosta State University 21,719.96 16% these events, contact Venus Stone Pineland CSB 5,884.20 Waycross College 780.00 18% at 404/371-7371. Public Service Commission 2,035.00 TOTAL University System $1,200,580.23 Indicates a new participant.* CAMPAIGN TOTAL $2,345,534.12 Quality Service Georgia To Host Workshop, Plans Oct. Conference Gov. Miller Announces Holocaust Remembrance On May 6 • The Quality Service Georgia Gov. Zell Miller and the Georgia our military forces who liberated United States Holocaust Memorial TV anchor Monica Kaufman will Network will host a workshop on Commission on the Holocaust will the concentration camps." Museum in Washington, D.C. receive a humanitarian award for Meetings that Work in Macon on hold the State Remembrance of the The Georgia Commission on the Dr. Eliach is a pioneer scholar in her contributions to Holocaust edu- Friday, April 18, from 10 a.m.-2:30 Victims of the Holocaust on May 6 Holocaust will conduct the obser- Holocaust Studies, founding the cation in Georgia. p.m. Cost is $5 to cover lunch. For at noon in the chamber of the Geor- vance, which will include partici- first Center of Holocaust Studies in Middle and high school students information, contact Ronda Britt at gia House of Representatives. pation by Georgia Holocaust the United States. She was ap- who placed first in the Art and 404/657-8422. "The Holocaust is one of the survivors and concentration camp pointed as a member of President Writing Contest, "Anne Frank: • Mark your calendar for the darkest periods in the history of liberators. Carter's Holocaust Commission What Is She Saying To Us Today?" Quality Service Georgia Network's humankind," Gov. Miller said. "I The keynote speaker for the pro- and in 1995 was named Woman of will be recognized. Third Annual Quality Conference, encourage Georgians to remember gram will be Professor Yaffa the Year by CBS Television for the For more information, contact scheduled Oct. 8-9 in Atlanta. Britt the victims of the Holocaust and the Eliach, creator of the acclaimed impact of her work on the public. the Georgia Commission on the and QSG staff member Danetta Hill terror they faced, and to remember "Tower of Life" Exhibit at the As part of the observance, WSB- Holocaust at 404/651-9273. will coordinate the conference.