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Human Resources: An Online Course for Governmental Officials

This online course is designed to acquaint elected officials and staff with the fundamentals of human resources management. The course gives students a solid understanding of interview and hiring processes, employee performance appraisal, and basic legal issues related to government employment.

The course includes information on personnel law and the basics of human resource management, including the day-to-day issues facing human resource staffs, the role of the personnel manager, and methods for establishing and adhering to sound personnel policies and procedures.

The online course fulfills a course requirement for certificates for elected officials. County commissioners can take the class for the Association County Commissioners of Georgia’s (ACCG) County Commissioners Training Program. Mayors and city council members can use the course to fulfill a requirement for the Georgia Municipal Association’s (GMA) Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute.

There are no prerequisites for this course. The University of Georgia awards 0.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successful completion of this course.