Additional Holiday Leave Granted to 12-Month Employees on July 5


In alignment with the governor’s decision to grant an extra eight hours of holiday leave to eligible state employees on July 5, the superintendent has announced that Albemarle County Public Schools will follow suit. All 12-month employees are hereby granted an additional day of holiday leave on Friday, July 5. All school and department offices will be closed for the Independence Day holiday on Thursday and Friday, July 4 and 5. Continue reading

A Note About Change From the Kronos Implementation Team

Kronos Time and Attendance

We’ve all been there. A new technology comes along, and suddenly there’s a learning curve that wasn’t there before. But once you were on the other side of it, it’s likely you wondered how you’d ever managed “the old way.”

Today, we are on the edge of the old way … and a new, better way is on the immediate horizon. In the next few weeks, you’ll be at the start of a new learning curve, and you’re going to have company: All of us will be there with you.

The implementation of our new time and attendance system is going to be a game-changer. Continue reading

Standing Together When Tragedy Hits Home, Plus Two Webinars on “Coping with Traumatic Events” on June 10

Optima Health EAP

Hello ACPS employees,

Included below are resources from Optima, our Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) provider. In addition to their crisis line and in-person counseling, Optima offers distance counseling where you can talk with a counselor using a smartphone or computer with video capability rather than making an office appointment.

Also, we are offering two webinars for Albemarle County employees on Coping with Traumatic Events: Emotional and Psychological Safety in the Wake of Tragedy. Sessions will be facilitated by one of our EAP clinicians on Monday, June 10, at 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. EDT. Continue reading

Kronos Training Information

Kronos Time and Attendance

As you are aware, our new time and attendance system (Kronos) will go live in July for ACPS schools and departments. Training is required for all employees so that staff are comfortable with the system and the organization can realize the intended outcomes of this project to include accuracy of pay, ease and efficiency of use, compliance, and process consolidation.

Training Overview

Below is a summary of Kronos training by employee group, including the general topics that will be covered: Continue reading

Time and Attendance System: Kronos Is Coming

Kronos Time and Attendance

Dear Colleagues,

With the close of this school year fast approaching, I know many of you are already thinking about and planning for next year. In the same spirit, I want to remind everyone that we will be implementing Kronos, our new time and attendance system. Implementation for all employees will begin on July 13, 2019.

What Does This Mean?

Kronos will replace our current manual and paper-based timekeeping, attendance, and leave tracking processes. Continue reading

Important Message for All Anthem Medical Plan Participants

Anthem BCBS

Attention Anthem Medical Plan Participants: New Anthem BlueCross BlueShield identification cards have been mailed to all Albemarle Select and Albemarle Choice medical plan enrollees. Anthem recommends that you destroy your old cards and begin using these new cards immediately. Please note: Your old cards will no longer work at your pharmacy after July 1.

The new cards reflect a change to the administration of our Anthem pharmacy benefits: Effective July 1, IngenioRx will assume the role currently held by Express Scripts. This change will impact retail, mail-order, and specialty pharmacy services. Learn more about this change »

Time and Attendance System Implementation Update

Time and Attendance Management

As you are aware, our intent was to begin the rollout of the new time and attendance system in March. As we have worked toward that goal, it has become evident that we need more time to allow for sufficient system testing, training, and communication. As such, we have decided to delay the implementation.

The new Implementation Timeline is as follows: Continue reading