Departments of Administrative and Fiscal Affairs
- Fiscal Affairs
- Georgia Public Library Service
- Human Resources
- Legal Affairs
- Strategic Planning
Jim James, MPA, AIA, AUA
Vice Chancellor, Facilities
Facilities is responsible for overseeing the management of construction, renovation, and maintenance of facilities for the thirty-one USG institutions; working with campus officers and other state agencies; managing the oversight of long-range development planning, including coordinating the development of campus master plans; and implementing systems for property management and land development.
John E. Brown
Vice Chancellor, Fiscal Affairs
Fiscal Affairs handles the allocation of state appropriations to the 31 USG institutions; manages the internal administration of the USO including budgeting, accounting, purchasing, inventory, and cash management; and develops business procedures and practices for the USO institutions. This office provides regular reports on the financial performance of USG institutions and the system as a whole.
Georgia Public Library Service
Dr. Lamar Veatch
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Georgia Public Library Service
Georgia Public Library Service (GPLS) provides administrative support to Georgia’s public libraries; develops and implements statewide policies, procedures, and programs; and encourages reading, literacy and education through the continuing support and improvement of Georgia’s public libraries.
Vice Chancellor for Human Resources
Human Resources is responsible for the plan design and plan administration of all system-wide employee benefit programs and oversees the publishing and implementation of the Board of Regents personnel policies. This office also directs system-wide training and leadership initiatives.
- Employment Opportunities with University System of Georgia
- Employee Benefits – Employee Benefits offers System-wide BOR sponsored Health, Dental, Life, Retirement Plans and other employment related programs.
- Organizational Development – Organizational Development provides System-wide learning and development programs that increase individual and institutional effectiveness.
- Human Resources (University System Office) – The University System Office provides tactical HR services for USO employees; including recruitment, employee benefits, and classification and compensation.
J. Burns Newsome
Vice Chancellor, Legal Affairs & Secretary to the Board
Legal Affairs is responsible for developing and managing contracts and agreements; responding to legal inquiries, appeals and interrogatories; educating employees and institutions on all laws affecting institutions of higher education; and advising USG institutions on legal matters governing copyright, employment and other relevant matters. The Office of Legal Affairs works with the Attorney General’s office in providing counsel to the Board of Regents.
Shelley C. Nickel – biography
Associate Vice Chancellor, Planning & Implementation
Strategic Planning defines and oversees the implementation of USG’s six strategic goals, focusing on building the system’s capacity to meet the needs of the state and transform the lives of future generations of Georgians. These goals include: 1) Renew excellence in undergraduate education; 2) Create enrollment capacity to meet needs of additional students to 2020; 3) increase the USG’s participation in research and economic development; 4) Strengthen the USG’s partnerships with the state’s other education agencies; 5) Maintain affordability for higher education costs; and 6) Increase efficiency, working as a System.