University Of Georgia Administrators Seek Domestic Partner Benefits

The University of Georgia’s University Council, which consists faculty, students, and staff, has approved domestic partner benefits for faculty and employees. The proposal now falls to UGA President Michael Adams, who must consult with the Board of Regents, which regulates health insurance policy for all of the state’s public universities. If the Regents do not approve, the plan calls for UGA to pay for the health benefits. Universities across the country offer similar benefits, which adds to their competitive ability to attract distinguished faculty candidates.