Substitute Incentive Pay Program: Process Change

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If you participate in the Substitute Incentive Pay Program, please be advised that, as of Monday, April 19, all time worked under that program will be tracked in and paid through Kronos. Please see below for a brief summary of how this will impact you, and for more information about what you need to know, please review the Substitute Incentive Pay SOP. Continue reading

Updated COVID-19 Leave Programs

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You may remember the leave programs we rolled out last spring 2020 under legislation known as the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). This mandated two kinds of leave: Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) and Emergency Expanded FMLA (EEFMLA). While the mandated leave programs under the FFCRA expired on December 31, 2020, and were voluntarily extended through March 31, 2021, Albemarle County Government and Albemarle County Public Schools are again voluntarily extending and expanding these programs effective April 1 through September 30, 2021, pursuant to the recently signed American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

Some aspects of the program have changed. NEW as of April 1: Continue reading

Annual Leave Overages Update & Holiday Bucket Reminder

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UPDATE: Annual Leave Overages

We previously announced that we temporarily disabled the conversion of annual leave at or above 320 hours that normally occurs at the end of an employee’s birth month through February 28, 2021. In recognition that 12-month employees may not be able to take time off for the immediate foreseeable future, we will be extending this suspension through December 31, 2021. Continue reading

Update on Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA) Leave Provisions

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You may remember the leave programs we rolled out in the spring under legislation known as the FFCRA—the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act. The FFCRA mandated two kinds of leave: Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Emergency Expanded FMLA. While the mandated leave programs under the FFCRA expire on December 31, 2020, Albemarle County will voluntarily be keeping these programs in place until March 31, 2021, pursuant to the recently signed Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, which includes the coronavirus stimulus and relief. Continue reading

Your Benefits Open Enrollment Window Ends Tonight!

Open Enrollment Ends Today

Today’s the day—your last day to add/drop/change a medical/dental plan or add/drop dependents for the 2021 calendar year, AND your last chance to enroll in a medical or dependent care Flexible Spending Account (FSA), as these do not roll over from year to year.

If you haven’t yet logged in to the online Open Enrollment system to verify your plan elections and confirm other information about you and your covered dependent(s), the time has come. Visit the Open Enrollment site today to get started. Continue reading

Open Enrollment Support

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As you have heard, the annual Open Enrollment window is now open (November 1-13)! It is imperative that employees are accessing information through the new Inside Albemarle – Human Resources site. 

The new Human Resources site can be accessed on your ACPS laptop. The site requires that you use your ACPS Microsoft Office 365 account, something every ACPS staff member already has. When attempting to access Open Enrollment resources and other important Human Resources documentation and information, please follow these steps: Continue reading

Staff Child Care Program: Current Participants Should Complete Intent Form by Nov. 3; New Registrations Being Accepted Through Nov. 4

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Dear Colleagues:

Albemarle County Public Schools (ACPS) recognizes that your child care needs may change as the division moves to Stage 3 of our Return to School plan on November 9. We are happy to announce that ACPS will continue to offer the Staff Child Care Program (SCCP) in the second quarter of the school year at three locations:

  • Henley Middle School (Brownsville Elementary Program relocating to this site)
  • Sutherland Middle School (Hollymead Elementary Program relocating to this site)
  • Monticello High School

The SCCP will operate each school day from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Continue reading

Open Enrollment Is Coming: Nov. 1-13

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Mark your calendar: Online Open Enrollment will be available November 1-13! Open Enrollment is your ONE time of year to make any change you wish to your current medical or dental elections: You can add/drop/change a plan or add/drop dependents. It’s also the one time of year when you can enroll in a medical or dependent care Flexible Spending Account (FSA), as these do not roll over from year to year. Plus, it’s always a good idea to log in to your personal Open Enrollment site annually to verify your plan elections and confirm other information about you and your covered dependent(s). Continue reading

Kronos: Helpful Resources & Reminders

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Now that the school year is underway, the Kronos Project Team would like to share some helpful resources and reminders with all employees to help ensure weekly timecards are accurately capturing employee time and attendance:

Brush up on Kronos fundamentals.

Whether you are a new employee or not, our New Employee Guide to the Time and Attendance System is full of useful information and links to training and videos to help you become a confident Kronos user. Continue reading