Chace named to Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
President Bill Chace has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. Chace also serves on the boards of The Carter Center, the Georgia Research Alliance and SunTrust Bank.
New time, attendance system in the works for nonexempt employees
By the end of this calendar year a new automated system will be in use to track the time of all nonexempt employees. The system will enter phase 1 this summer, and will eventually eliminate paper timesheets.
Employees will use the telephone to clock in and out and supervisors will be able to check time electronically. The system has already been successfully rolled out at Emory and Crawford Long hospitals.
The goal for full implementation is Dec. 31.
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Jin named Young J. Allen professor
Emory author and English professor Xuefei Jin will be honored with a professorship named after Young J. Allen, an 1858 Emory graduate and the first Methodist missionary to China. Allen remained there until his death in 1907. Jin, who writes under the name Ha Jin, will be recognized as Emory College's first Young J. Allen Professor of English and Creative Writing at his April 12 reading at Oxford.
The professorship is only one of two recent honors to be bestowed upon Jin. Last week, his book Waiting won the 2000 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the largest annual juried prize for fiction in the United States.