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New delivery preference system for Columns launches online

A new system will enable Columns readers to select how they would like to receive UGA’s weekly newspaper.

Columns is currently available in print and online. In the past, all full-time employees automatically received the print version of Columns. The old system let readers choose to stop receiving the print edition of Columns and instead receive a regular e-newsletter. Originally hosted on the employee self-service website, that opt-out/opt-in system was discontinued in December as part of the university’s transition to OneUSG Connect.

The new system will provide even more flexibility. All full-time employees—except the ones who already have opted out of paper—will receive both the paper version of Columns and the Columns email. These faculty and staff can continue to receive both versions or select one.

If they choose to change their preference, employees can visit the Columns website, use the university’s authentication ID system and select the “Columns Delivery Preference” button to choose one of three options (1) print delivery only, (2) electronic delivery only or (3) print and electronic delivery.

Another improvement with the new system: Employees can change their delivery preference at any time.

The mailing list for the printed version of Columns is taken from employee information maintained in the Office of Institutional Research’s Data Warehouse and generated from the Division of Development & Alumni Relations’ GAIL database.

Employees whose campus address has changed should email with the new address information.

After the new campus address has been verified by Human Resources, it will be updated for use in the databases. Employees with limited access to a computer should work with their supervisor to have campus address information updated. Employee information in the GAIL system is updated biweekly.

Employees who have questions or need additional information can send an email to,  call 706-542-8017 or visit