Make Sure You Are Registered for ADP!

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Friday, September 2, 2022, is the first payday of the 2022-23 school year for our 10-month employees! Pay stubs are available through the ADP Employee Portal and typically can be viewed on the Thursday prior to each payroll. Employees can access ADP through a web browser or a mobile app on your phone or tablet. All employees should check their pay statements on a regular basis to confirm the accuracy of the information (pay, benefits deductions, etc.) and reach out to Human Resources at hr@k12albemarle.org if you see any errors or issues. Please note that ADP has updated the appearance of their web-based platform, but navigation remains similar to last school year. Continue reading

Pay Increases for Fiscal Year 2023

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As shared in a May 13 Compass post, the Albemarle County School Board approved a budget for the 2022-23 school year that includes a 6% compensation increase for all employees and a step increase for employees on the teacher pay scale. The adopted budget for fiscal year 2023 takes effect on Friday, July 1.

For 12-month employees, the increase will appear beginning with the July 8 paycheck. Ten- and 11-month employees will see the increase as described in our June 9 Compass post. Please do not hesitate to reach out to Human Resources at HR@k12albemarle.org with any questions.

Recruitment Cards: Come Join the ACPS Team!

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Do you know someone who would make a great addition to the ACPS team—someone who believes in our vision, mission and values; has a positive attitude; and wants to make a difference? Be on the lookout for recruitment cards available to share with future ACPS team members! (Check the front office of your school or department.) Consider leaving a few at the barber shop, nail salon, waiting room, or corner store during your next visit. Employee participation is completely voluntary.

Meet and Confer: Seeking Steering Team Participants

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As we move into the 2022-23 school year, we will be implementing Meet and Confer, a model that encourages employee voice in decision-making. We are currently in the planning process and are creating a steering team that will assist in planning and creating processes related to Meet and Confer. Our intention is to form a diverse steering team representative of both teachers and classified employees.

Teachers: If you are interested in serving on the steering team, please complete the Interest Form by Friday, June 17. (We will seek representatives of classified employees separately through each department.) Continue reading

Important Paycheck Information for 10- and 11-Month Employees

As we close out this school year, the ACPS Department of Human Resources extends our sincerest thanks for all you have done for our students during the school year. Every single ACPS employee impacts student growth and learning and supports Albemarle County families. Your hard work has made a difference this year!

Attention 10- and 11-Month Employees: Given the Payroll Clarity transition that started in January, we want to provide information that may be helpful for you as we head into summer. This information is in addition to the benefitsFOCUS message we shared earlier today that addresses benefits deductions over the summer. (If you are a supervisor reading this, please ensure that your employees have this information, and answer their questions with the support of the HR team.) Continue reading

benefitsFOCUS: What you should know about pay/benefits before summer break and tips for those who are leaving us this year!

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You made it! It’s almost the end of the school year, and whether this is your last year with us or you’re returning for the 2022-23 school year, there are a few things we want you to remember about benefits and pay before you head off for summer break. Continue reading

Reminder: Signed Teacher Contracts Due June 10

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Teachers who were reappointed by the school board on May 26 were sent contracts from the ACPSContracts@k12albemarle.org account on May 27. As a reminder, these contracts are due on Friday, June 10. If you have not already done so, please sign and date your contract and email it as a PDF to ACPSContracts@k12albemarle.org.

Questions regarding staffing should be directed to principals. Other questions can be directed to the HR Business Partners: Eirini Vlavianos for Elementary and Instructional Support, or Jennifer Weller Kim for Secondary.

Special Message from the Superintendent: Employee Engagement Survey Extended Through May 12

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When I became Superintendent of Schools in 2018, my first order of business was a Listening Tour. I met with hundreds of employees and students across our division to understand how I could best support you in your work, not just in providing resources, but in helping to create a climate that allowed you to prosper and grow as a professional.

If you read my Weekly Check-in on Friday, you know that one of the most important parts of my week, every week, are my visits to one of our schools or departments. These visits are today’s Listening Tours, providing me with the chance to learn from many of you about how the school division can support you and, especially, how I can support you in the important work you are doing. Continue reading

Employee Engagement Survey Closes Today!

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As we previously announced, the ACPS Department of Human Resources has partnered with Gallup, a global analytics and advice firm, to help us better understand and measure our employee engagement. On Monday, April 25, all non-temporary employees received an email directly from Gallup containing a unique link to participate in Gallup’s Q12 Employee Engagement Survey. Today, May 9, is the last day to participate in the survey.

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COVID Leave Bank Extension & Annual Leave Overage Reminder

Extension of COVID Leave Bank

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With the expiration of the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA) Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) and Expanded FMLA (EFMLA) on September 30, 2021, Albemarle County Public Schools created a program called COVID Leave Bank, equivalent to 10 days of leave for all regular employees, effective October 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022. This program has now been extended through June 30, 2022, for continued use by employees who have not exhausted the 10 days of leave. Continue reading