The Employee Relations unit provides services campus-wide to employees and managers to create a positive work environment for everyone. Employee Relations focuses on promoting good management practices and workplace behaviors, positive working environments and relationships, and complying with human resources policies and procedures.

Each unit/department has an assigned Employee Relations Representative. Employees are encouraged to contact their Human Resources Representative first with any human resources related questions or requests.

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Workplace Disputes

We recognize that workplace issues may arise; therefore, we provide support and services for work-related complaints regarding discrimination or harassment, as well as resources to assist in conflict management.

  • Conflict Management
    When different ideas and interests collide, it can produce creativity, and formulation of alternative ideas
  • Mediation
    Faculty and classified staff may seek the assistance of an informal mediation process
  • Harassment and Discrimination
    The definition of harassment and Georgia Tech's complaint policy and procedures are available at the Discrimination page.
  • Grievances and Appeal Process
    When disputes cannot be resolved through the normal administrative channels of the Institute

More about Workplace Disputes

Disability Services

At Georgia Tech, individuals with disabilities have an equal opportunity to pursue education or employment and to have access to campus programs, activities, or services. If you are faculty, staff, or a visitor and you have a disability and need assistance, we are here to help.

  • How do I know if I have a disability?
  • What is a reasonable accommodation?
  • What is the Americans with Disabilities Act(ADA)?
  • Were can I find Workplace Accommodation Forms?


Answers to these questions and more on the Disabilities Services page.

Go to Disability Services

Compliance Policies

As a Georgia Tech employee, you are expected to review and comply with all Institute policies. Our staff is available to assist you in the explanation and interpretation of Georgia Tech's policies and procedures.

Learn more about integrity and compliance at Georgia Tech.

The following manuals, procedures, and more are available on the Compliance and Policies page.

  • Human Resources Policy Manual
  • Self Identification of Disabled and Veteran Status
  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action (AA)
  • Institute Alcohol and Drug Policy

Unemployment Compensation

What Is It?

  • Unemployment insurance is temporary income for workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own. The funding for unemployment insurance benefits comes from taxes paid by employers. Employees do not pay any costs.


  • Eligibility for benefits is determined based on past wages, reason for job separation, availability, and job search requirements.

Hearing Process

  • Managers/supervisors who are involved in a hearing for a contested unemployment claim should contact their HR representative.

*Courtesy of Georgia Department of Labor - Unemployment

Filing a Claim 

Claims for unemployment insurance may be filed at any Georgia Department of Labor career center. When filing a claim, you should bring:

  • Your social security number; a claim cannot be filed without a social security number
  • Employer-issued separation letter or notice, if one was provided
  • Names and addresses of all employers for the last eighteen months and the dates worked for each
  • Proof of immigration status if not a U.S. citizen
  • Personal check with account number and bank routing number if you want benefits deposited directly into a checking or savings account
  • Claims are effective on the date they are filed and are not retroactive to the last day worked

Race & Ethnicity Reporting

Georgia Tech is beginning a “resurvey” effort with continuing students, faculty and staff – asking them to update their personal information to reflect the new categories.

The following resources are available on the Race & Ethnicity Reporting page.

  • How to update your information in TechWorks
  • New Guidelines & Definitions
  • FAQs

Go to Race & Ethnicity Reporting

Title IX at Georgia Tech

At Georgia Tech, we want everyone to achieve their potential and this means sustaining an environment where there is equal opportunity for excellence.

The following resources are available on the Title IX at GT page.

  • Title IX Amendment of 1972
  • GT's Promising Practices
  • Director of Compliance

Go to Title IX at Tech