New Incentives for Fully Vaccinated Employees and Students
Date: Sep 28,2021
To continue our efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Athens Technical College will provide an incentive to students and employees to get vaccinated or those who have already been vaccinated against COVID-19. Based on the guidance from the Technical College System of Georgia:
- Only currently enrolled students and employees (full or part-time employees or enrolled as of September 1, 2021) are eligible for the incentive.
- The incentive program will not be used to recruit, advertise, or market to prospective or unenrolled students and will not be used to incentivize current or future enrollment decisions.
What are the incentives for employees?
A $100 cash incentive will be given to any employee that has been fully vaccinated. From the total pool of submissions, the college will offer 10 drawings for a $100 Zaxby’s gift card and one drawing for a $1,000 cash incentive.
How do employees receive the incentive?
Employees can participate by bringing a hard or photo copy of their COVID-19 vaccination card to the Human Resources Office in K-514 to be verified. Cash awards will be processed by payroll. Records received by the 15th of the month will be included in that month’s payroll. The deadline to apply for the incentive is Tuesday, November 30.
What are the incentives for students?
A $100 Zaxby’s gift card will be given to any student (credit or adult education) that has been fully vaccinated. From the total pool of submissions, the college will offer 10 drawings for a $100 Zaxby’s gift card and one drawing for a $1,000 cash incentive.
How do students receive the incentives?
Students can participate by bringing a hard or photo copy of their COVID-19 vaccination card and an ID to the receptionist in the Welcome Center (Building H), where they will be directed to an available employee for verification. Students must sign for the gift card and then pick up at the Cashier’s window in Building H. The deadline to apply for the incentive is Tuesday, November 30.
How will I be contacted if I win one of the drawings?
The names will be drawn from a randomized computer software no later than December 10. Check your ATC email for a message for the instructions to claim your prize.
How can I get vaccinated?
Getting vaccinated is convenient and free. Find your nearest location at https://www.vaccines.gov/.
Can I still receive other incentives?
Yes, student employees are eligible for both a $100 Zaxby’s gift card and the $100 employee cash award, but must submit their documentation to both Human Resources and Student Affairs. Additionally, the existing Be Well SHBP and Kaiser Permanente Programs are open to active employee members until Nov. 30.
Did you lose your COVID-19 vaccination card?
You can request a copy of your immunization record through the Georgia Registry of Immunization Transactions and Services (GRITS). Click on the link below, complete the form, attach a form of ID specified on the form and send it via email, fax, or mail to the address on the form: https://dph.georgia.gov/sites/dph.georgia.gov/files/Immunizations/Imm%20Record%20Request%20Form%203-2018.pdf
Other Terms and Conditions
- Participation is voluntary.
- Fully vaccinated is defined as receiving one dose of Johnson & Johnson, or two doses of Pfizer or Moderna.
- All employees (fulltime, adjunct faculty, part time and student workers) as of September 1, 2021 are eligible.
- Employees’ awards must be taxed appropriately through payroll.