Signed Contracts for Licensed Staff Due June 10

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Teachers and other licensed positions who were reappointed by the school board on May 23 will receive their contracts in ADP by end-of-day on Monday, May 27. Similar to last year, we will send all licensed contracts through ADP on a rolling basis from May 24-27. These contracts are due to be electronically signed by Monday, June 10. Human Resources (HR) recommends checking your ADP account at the end of each day until your contract hits your account.

To access and sign your contract, please follow these steps: Continue reading

Teaching Assistants Survey

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Attention Teaching Assistants: ACPS Human Resources (HR) has developed a short survey to help us find out the level of education our current teaching assistants have attained. Also, based on federal requirements that determine highly qualified status, we are trying to identify which of our current teaching assistants can be classified as “highly qualified.” Knowing this information allows HR to develop programming for teaching assistants who need additional education to reach their career goals, and it helps us keep more detailed records for state reporting. Continue reading

Refer a Bus Driver & Receive a $1,000 Bonus

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Albemarle County Public Schools is looking for bus drivers and hoping that our employees may be able to help! Every employee can help recruit by sharing information about these positions and the joy of serving the community by working with children and students.

Any ACPS employee who refers a candidate who successfully completes training will receive a $1,000 bonus! (The applicant must list the ACPS employee’s name to qualify for the bonus.) In addition, that driver will receive a $2,000 sign-on bonus once they earn their CDL license and receive a route assignment. Continue reading

2024-25 Staff Work Calendars Now Published

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Staff calendars for the 2024-25 school year are now published on the Time and Attendance Documentation web page (under “Employees” or “Timekeepers”). Please use the published work calendars for guidance on your schedule rather than what you see on your future timecard, as timecards do not always show holidays and non-workdays until the actual work week.

2024-25 Staff Work Calendars

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Online Annual Training (OATS): Helpful Things to Know

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As we recently announced, all regular (non-temporary) employees must complete Online Annual Training (OATS) by the end of the school year. The training includes two components: OATS 2023-24 and Safe Schools: Child Abuse: Mandatory Reporting. You can access the online training through our Professional Learning Management System (PLMS) under the Courses tab: My Courses > My Learning Opportunities.

As you work to complete this required training, please be aware of the following: Continue reading

Collective Bargaining Resolution & FAQs

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As we shared with you in the April 9 issue and April 16 issue of Insider Express, a Resolution Providing for Collective Bargaining was presented to the Albemarle County School Board for information on March 28 and unanimously approved by the board on April 11. Since then, the school division has developed a Frequently Asked Questions resource for employees. Continue reading

Attention All Employees: It’s Time to Complete the 2023-24 Online Annual Training (OATS)

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Attention All Regular (Non-Temporary) Employees: The Online Annual Training System (OATS) is ready to inform you of your rights and responsibilities as ACPS employees. This required annual training is online, interactive and comprehensive. There are two components: an OATS 2023-24 policy and best practices review, and a Safe Schools: Child Abuse: Mandatory Reporting training.

All regular (non-temporary) employees must complete the training by the end of this school year. To get started, log in to the Professional Learning Management System (PLMS) and visit the Courses tab. Continue reading

A Message from HR: Prioritize Your Physical & Financial Well-Being

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While you’re taking some well-deserved time away from your work over Spring Break, we encourage you to prioritize something equally important: your physical and financial well-being. Take advantage of the downtime and schedule an annual physical (Check out our BeWell Bucks campaign articles!) AND review your retirement savings strategies (Don’t have one? NOW is a great time to start!) with one of our Lincoln 403b, Nationwide 457, or Hybrid Plan/Commonwealth of Virginia 457 plan representatives. (Contact information is available on our Retirement Savings web page.) Take time to take care of YOU: Future YOU will thank you!

Also, remember: This week’s pay is the third payroll in March. The only deductions taken from a third payroll in a month are taxes, mandatory deductions like child support and garnishments, and payments for amounts owed. Normal deductions will resume in the April 12 pay. Please keep this in mind as you review your pay stub in the ADP Employee Portal.

Employee Engagement Survey Closes Tomorrow: Don’t Miss Your Chance to Contribute!

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Last call! Our 2024 Employee Engagement Survey closes tomorrow, Friday, March 22. We encourage every employee to share their feedback… teachers, teaching assistants, instructional coaches, school nurses, bus drivers, food service associates, custodians, EDEP assistants, school counselors, office associates… everyone! The survey only takes about 5 minutes to complete. Don’t miss this chance to help us create a more supportive working environment for you and your colleagues! Continue reading