New Payroll System Moves to Biweekly Pay Schedule

As Dr. David Barnett, executive vice president and chief financial officer, announced at the faculty and staff meeting Tuesday morning, Brenau will soon move to an ADP payroll processing system beginning Oct. 1.

This system means both salaried employees, who are currently paid monthly, and hourly employees, who are currently paid weekly, will soon be paid every two weeks.

For salaried employees, the new system start Friday, Oct. 6, when they receive their first paycheck. Hourly employees will see the change the following week, on Friday, Oct. 13. Also for hourly employees, the work week will no longer be recorded as Tuesday through Monday, but will reflect the standard work week of Monday through Friday.

The new payroll system should also simplify the relevant paperwork process. All employees will have an online employee portal, where they will record their time, make time-off requests and view their benefits.

Dr. Barnett also said “sick time” will become “wellness time” to reflect a more versatile and applicable use of those hours.

All employees will receive training on the new system in the coming months. Please check Update for more information from Kelley Maddox regarding these changes.

Chair Massage Spots available for Aug. 16

There are 15 afternoon appointments available on a first-come, first-serve basis for chair massages Wednesday, Aug. 16 on the Gainesville historic campus. Each massage lasts for 10 minutes. To claim one of the appointments please email Kelley Maddox at

Walking Group Resumes Aug. 18

Walking Group resumes on Friday, Aug. 18 on the Gainesville historic campus. Contact Kelley Maddox at to join the group. The group meets Friday afternoons at the entrance to Golden Tiger Way at 4:15 p.m.

Register for Sept. 9 Heart Walk

Mark your calendar for Sept. 9! The Hall County Heart Walk will be held Saturday, Sep. 9 on Brenau’s Gainesville historic campus. The walk will start at the Ampitheatre and continue down the Brenau Mile.

Brenau will be sponsoring a team this year. All Brenau, Helix and Aramark employees and their families are eligible to participate. Participants who pre-register and show up on race day will receive a free t-shirt.

To register contact Kelley Maddox at or 770-534-6270. Registration is free, however the American Heart Association welcomes donations.

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Chair Massage Spots available for July 19

There are 15 morning appointments available on a first-come, first-serve basis for chair massages Wednesday, July 19 on the Gainesville historic campus. Each massage lasts for 10 minutes. To claim one of the appointments please email Kelley Maddox at

July HR Newsletter

The July 2017 HR Newsletter (PDF) is out and has all the latest on budget manager updates, fireworks safety and beginning vacation balances. Download the PDF at

Recording Friday Vacation Hours

For payroll purposes, employees who are planning to take vacation on a Friday in the summer should report four hours of vacation on the weekly timesheet or absence request form.

Submit Your Recipes for the Brenau Cookbook

Do you have a favorite recipe that’s both delicious and nutritious?

Whether it’s an appetizer, main dish or dessert, a thirst-quenching beverage or a healthy smoothie, we would love to include it in a new Brenau cookbook sponsored by the Brenau Wellness Program.

Please submit up to five of your favorite healthy recipes by emailing Kelley Maddox at Submissions will be accepted throughout the summer.

Staff Personnel Evaluations Due, June 15

Staff personnel evaluations due to the HR office before June 15. Questions about the process should be directed to Kelley Maddox at

Health Insurance Premium Assistance Programs

If you are eligible for health coverage from Brenau but are unable to afford the premiums, some states have premium assistance programs that can help pay for coverage. If you or your dependents are NOT currently enrolled in Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and you think you or any of your dependents might be eligible for either of these programs, contact your State Medicaid or CHIP office or dial 1-877-KIDS-NOW or to find out how to apply.