Information Dissemination • All information presented today is located on the Intranet. • We will email the link to you August 1 • http://flash.lisd.net/hrs/Forms/forms.htm
Department of Employee Relations • Employee Handbook • Receipt Form • Stipends • Acceptable Use for Technology • Schedule 707 • Contractual Difficulty Timeline
Employee Receipt Forms • All Employees acknowledge and sign form • Please return in alpha order to HRS by September 4 • File Name: Handbook Receipt Form
Stipends: Changes • Jane will email you stipend documents after today’s meeting. These are due back no later than August 7. • Any exceptions to this date have already received notice from Jane. • Please check documents for stipend amount increases which are highlighted in green to indicate the change.
ALERT…ALERT…ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY • Software audits the entire network and all district connected computers for inappropriate content • Computer usage on district desktop and laptop computers is for work related activities only • Visit with staff about technology usage with students—particularly texting students and the use of camera phones • File Name: Superintendent Technology Letter
Salary Schedule 707Temporary Employees • Some Changes • Same Forms • Everything on Line • When assigning extra duty use this schedule to determine pay rates. If the duty is a frequent activity on your campus or in the District we will have an assigned rate. If you cannot find it, please call Sam or Buddy. • File Name: 707 Extra Duty Pay Schedule
Contractual Difficulty Timeline 2007-08 • Target Dates for at-risk employees Meet with teachers on TINAs *October *November *December • Send List of Potential at risk teachers to Buddy by November 5. • File Names: • Contractual Difficulties Calendar • Teacher Appraisal Calendar • Counselor Appraisal Calendar • Administrator Appraisal Calendar
KRONOS • All New Employees must be in the database at least 3 days prior to 1st day of work • New Employee Orientation Mtgs will increase to 2 a month on 1st & 3rd Wednesdays from 3 – 5:30
Staffing Department • Job Fair 2008 • PDAS • Criminal History Checks • Substitutes • Cooperating Teachers
LISD 2006 JOB FAIRThe Super Teacher Job Fair 6 will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2008 at FMHS • When in doubt “don’t hire.” • When you know you need to make a people change, act. • Get the right people on your campus bus.
Candidate Screening/Interview Process • All references and interview information is confidential • Principals/APs required to use Region X Database • No sharing of confidential information
PDAS for 2007-08 • PDAS Manual on Intranet • PDAS Training for New Teachers and Teachers Who Have Not Had PDAS Training (out of state, etc) will be provided through Staff Development Office • Rhonda Godbey assigns 2nd appraisers
Criminal History Checks • Just Follow Instructions • Lezley Lewis coordinates all criminal records checks for applicants, substitutes and volunteers
Substitutes for Classrooms • Blocking of Subs • Sub Evaluations • Work with our office on any release of subs • Sub rates have increased an average of 20% across the board • Contact David Orr, Ila Whitaker or Gail Prince with questions
Cooperating Teachers • Cooperating Teachers receive a personal day for having a student teacher • Log in absence as no sub needed/school business • Pat Barges is the contact person for student teachers
No Child Left Behind Update • 99.4% HQ compliance • Please continue to work with staffing administrators on hiring HQ staff and moving staff to comply with HQ requirements. • Please send Non-Certification letters to parents whose students are in a class with a teacher without proper credentials. • File Names: • Non Certification Letter (English) • Non Certification Letter (Spanish)
Employee Health & Benefits Department • Leaves of Absence—Hardship Days • Workers’ Comp.
Change in Leaves and Absences: Hardship Days • Number of Hardship Days available as of 8/1/07 is 20 down from 25
Worker’s Compensation:Procedures to Follow • Designate one or two staff members nurse/secretary to assist employees • Contact Benefits Office to report employee injury-even if employee does not go to doctor • Read and Follow Worker’s Compensation Procedures • When in doubt, call Benefits Office!!
Staff Development Department New Developments
No Summer Fees • Effective Summer 2007 • Materials fees may still apply and some fees may necessitate payment to department holding the workshop
All CPE Activities on CourseWhere • Includes inservice • Elimination of Non-CourseWhere documentation • Continued assistance with the CourseWhere software • Please contact Carol Francis or Lita Karjanis at 972.350.1897 for CourseWhere needs
Online Certificates • No packets • Instructors/facilitators print sign-in sheets • More convenient • More up-to-date • Online evaluation • Attendance marked from sign-in sheets • Certificates available to attendee only after evaluation
District-wide Calendar • All Staff Events • Submitted as a GroupWise appointment • Check calendar before planning an event • Calendar available at WEBSITE ADDRESS
Did You Know… • 59 of 177 campus administrators are new to the position, campus and/or District. • What employee concerns might evolve from having 33% of our campus administrators in new positions?
Did You Know… • How can we diminish or eliminate those concerns? • Communicate, communicate, communicate • Listen to people • Be visible and available • Smile and exhibit a calm demeanor • Use common sense • Exhibit empathy • Allow for participation and input