Mandatory for all Employees
Minors on Campus Policy Training
The Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG) approved a policy governing programs and activities serving non-student minors. The safety and well-being of these visitors to our campus is of the highest concern. The USG is committed to best practices that will provide a safe and healthy environment for all who participate, volunteer or work in these activities. This new policy will further our efforts to promote the safety and welfare of those who participate in those programs.
In accordance to the Chancellors request, MGA has developed a policy to include all of the guidelines set forth by the BOR to protecting non-student minors. While drafting this policy it was decided that it would be beneficial to include all minors on campus as well. It is believed that at some point and time, all employees could potentially interact with a person under the age of 18 while on campus. MGA faculty and staff should all be prepared and educated in what role they play in the protection of minors taking part in activities throughout the MGA campus community.
As a USG institution, each employee is tasked with being a Mandatory Reporter. This requires everyone understanding what key components to look for concerning suspected child abuse or neglect. This training also explains how to report it and to whom it should be reported. Since it would be impossible to know who would ever come in contact with a minor on campus, MGA is being proactive by making the reading of this policy and the signing of an acknowledgment form mandatory for everyone who works on any of our campuses.
This is a one-time mandatory training, but you can refer back to the policy at any time you desire to refresh yourself with the content and what your role is in protecting minors. If you would like more in-depth training on this subject, please notify the Office of Human Resources or the Office of Risk Management and Police Services. They will be happy to assign you a comprehensive training program on this subject.
Please have this completed by July 15th, 2017 to comply with USG requirements and MGA standards.
Please click on the link below to read the policy. On the last page is an acknowledgment form that will need to be signed:
Print complete acknowledgment form and return to the MGA Police Department.
Please print your name on the line at the top of the form and sign your name and date it on the lines at the bottom of the form. Once you sign the policy acknowledgment form, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org where it will be filed with Human Resources and kept for future reference of compliance. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. If you have any questions or need assistance, please email email@example.com with your inquiry.
Director, Risk Management