benefitsFOCUS: New Benefits Cards in October … and Again in January


New Anthem medical benefit cards are on the way! Your new card will contain updated information and must be used beginning October 1, at which time your old card will no longer be valid. And then … you will receive another new card in December for use beginning January 1. Learn more »

Attention all new 10/11-month employees: Continue reading

Starting Next Week, We Have a New EAP Provider: GuidanceResources

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Did you hear? Albemarle County and Albemarle County Public Schools will welcome GuidanceResources as our new Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider beginning September 1.

What is the Employee Assistance Program?

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offers counseling, legal and financial consultation, work-life assistance, and crisis intervention services to you and family members in your household. Continue reading

Time and Attendance System: Project Update & Policy Spotlight

Kronos Time and Attendance

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome back! I hope you all had an enjoyable and rejuvenating summer. I want to remind everyone that we will be implementing Kronos, our new time and attendance system, this fall. Implementation for all employees will begin on October 19, 2019.

What Does This Mean?

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

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