To report incidents of sexual harassment or retaliation, faculty members should contact the Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs. classified personnel may contact the EEO/AA representative or the Human Resources Department; and students may contact the Vice-President of Student Affairs or the Director of Student Affairs. They receive complaints of sexual harassment from members of the Augusta University community, explain Augusta University`s procedures, and can refer people to appropriate resources. If your situation allows, you can address your complaint directly to your supervisor, manager or department head. They can help you bring the matter to the attention of the head of Augusta University. However, a complainant is not required to report directly to his or her immediate supervisor, but may report the situation directly to the appropriate person mentioned above. Faculty complaints are dealt with in accordance with the faculty`s complaint procedure, which can be found in the faculty manual. Student complaints will be dealt with in accordance with the procedures set out in Appendix E of the Student Handbook. Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) are legal obligations that prohibit the publication of certain information, such as proprietary research, health and education records, etc. Several administrative units at Augusta University, formerly known as shared services, support both the university and the health system. After appropriate review and signature at the departmental, Dean and/or Vice-President level, agreements should be forwarded to the Office of Legal Affairs.
All agreements must be accompanied by the appropriate routing form. Please allow approximately two weeks for the contract to be sent, approved and signed. If you have any questions about the routing process, please contact Legal Affairs. Augusta University is strongly committed to ensuring that its learning and working environment is free from discrimination and harassment. Any member of the university community can report complaints of sexual harassment and discrimination. Wills joined AU Health in 2016 as Deputy General Counsel and has served as Associate General Counsel since 2019. In these roles, she has provided legal support to various strategic health initiatives, most recently overseeing the legal, regulatory and risk aspects of the health system`s response to COVID-19. Prior to joining AU Health, Wills held legal positions at several of the Southeast`s leading law firms, including Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP and Hall Booth Smith, P.C. She also held a prestigious position as a law clerk to the Honourable James E.
Graham, U.S. District Court Judge for the Southern District of Georgia in Brunswick, Georgia. Contact the Office of Legal Affairs immediately. If a lawyer tries to contact you, let them know that they need to contact that office. If you receive a legal document, such as a subpoena, prosecution or subpoena, you must immediately contact that office and provide us with a copy of the document. The office will inform you of all the necessary steps you should take. Augusta University`s legal office advises on a variety of topics, including contracts, labor and discretionary matters, inventions, copyright and other intellectual property rights, and risk management. In addition to providing legal advice to the University, other areas of responsibility of the Legal Department include the interpretation and advice of guidelines, the administration of the University`s complaint and dispute resolution procedures, the review of contracts and, in cooperation with the Attorney General, the management of actual or imminent legal disputes in which the University is involved. The Office of Legal Affairs is also available to offer training and information programs on legal issues that apply to University units. Legal Affairs is the only source of university-level policy and information on how to draft and review policies.
Does the Office of Legal Affairs provide personal legal services to students and employees? No, the Office of Legal Affairs represents only the interests of Augusta University. We do not provide legal advice on personal matters or concerns outside of their employment at Augusta University, students or staff. If you need help, you can contact any of the following or contact a private lawyer: Occasionally, departments, student organizations, or other groups plan to hold sweepstakes or events with door prizes to raise funds for Augusta University or a group affiliated with Augusta University. However, under Georgian law, gambling is generally illegal. “Game” includes sweepstakes or door prize events where participants pay for a chance to win a valuable item. The legal department took over responsibility for the university`s political system in January and is working to update and streamline the political process. What should I do if a lawyer contacts me and/or if I receive a legal document relating to my assignments at Augusta University? Augusta University (AU) Health believes that a strong commitment to equal opportunity in the workplace (EEO) is more than a legal and moral obligation. It is also a solid business practice to realize the potential of each individual.
AU Health is committed to providing equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, religion, sex/sex, national origin, age, disability, marital or marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or genetic information. This covers all aspects of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, degradation, transfer, disciplinary measures, dismissal, staff reductions, rate of pay and other forms of remuneration, selection for training and participation in system-based employee activities. Madeline Mitchell Wills, an accomplished lawyer with experience in health care and corporate law, has been appointed General Counsel of Augusta University Health System, effective January 18. The faculty of Augusta University establishes the following rules for the management of the university. Any dean, director, head of department/section, head of department or other person responsible for supervision is obliged to report any complaint of sexual harassment to the above-mentioned person. Other members of the Augusta University community who become aware of allegations of sexual harassment should encourage the injured person to report the alleged sexual harassment to a director of Augusta University or the head of Augusta University named in question 2. All members of the Augusta University community are required to cooperate with any investigation into a sexual harassment complaint. We are guided by the following working principles: integrity and the highest ethical standards; a commitment to excellence; continuously updated legal expertise; professionalism; creativity; informed decision-making; prevention; efficiency; risk management; teamwork; effective communication; courtesy and respect; consensus-building; Timeliness; and professional growth. Unless you have expressed the written permission of the President of Augusta University to sign an agreement on behalf of Augusta University, you may not sign any agreement on behalf of the University or the Board of Regents.