First Paycheck on Our Positive Pay System Incoming!

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Tomorrow, Friday, January 21, all ACPS employees will receive their first paycheck on our new biweekly schedule. This check will include pay for all hours worked from January 1-14, 2022.

You can review your paystub in our new payroll processing system, ADP. Paystubs were available for viewing beginning at noon today, but direct deposits will not be available until January 21. Continue reading

Register for ADP by Friday (& Other Payroll Clarity Project Updates)

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If you have not yet registered for ADP, please do so by this Friday, January 14. As a reminder, ADP is our new payroll system that is being implemented this month. Last week, you were sent an email from County_of_Albemarle.HR@adp.com containing a unique-to-you registration code that you will need to provide to create your account with ADP. If you received multiple emails from this address, please use the code in the most recent email. Continue reading

Remember to Approve Your Timecard by the End of the Day!

As a reminder, employee approval of timecards now needs to take place at the end of the last workday of each week. That means that you need to approve this week’s timecard today! (In case you missed this update, please reference the Coming Changes to Kronos post from December 17, which includes a short and informative screencast for each employee group.)

When approving your timecard, please make sure that Current Schedule Period is selected from the drop-down menu in the top-right corner (or Current Pay Period, if using the mobile app). The date range you need to approve time for this week is Sat 1/01 through Fri 1/07. Continue reading

Reminder: Register for ADP!

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Welcome back from winter break, ACPS! We hope you had a restful and relaxing break.

It’s time to register for ADP, our new payroll system. All employees should have received an email regarding registration earlier this week. Additionally, any employee who participates in one of our deferred compensation plans received an additional email with action needed. Please remember to look for these emails relating to the Payroll Clarity Project. Continue reading

Changes Coming to Kronos

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As we prepare for the upcoming winter break, we are also looking ahead to the new year, and with the new year comes our transition to positive pay through the Payroll Clarity Project. This transition brings with it a few slight changes in Kronos. The two most important changes apply to Kronos entries and the timecard approval timeline. The Payroll Clarity Project team has created a screencast for each employee group that explains these changes, along with a few new functions of Kronos you can expect in the new year: Continue reading

Update: Annual Leave Overages

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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 December 31, 2021. Due to the difficulty 12-month employees may have had in taking time off this past year, we will be extending this suspension again through August 31, 2022. Continue reading

Payroll Clarity Project News

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The Payroll Clarity Project team would like to provide you with a few updates before Winter Break. Please keep reading for information about enrolling in our new payroll processing system, making changes to 403b/457 deferred compensation elections, and a special summer savings opportunity for 10- and 11-month employees.

Enroll in ADP

On January 3, 2022, each ACPS employee will receive an email from County_of_Albemarle.HR@adp.com. This email will contain a unique-to-you registration code that you will use to create an account with ADP, our new payroll processing system. Every ACPS employee will need to complete this registration process in order to access their payroll information. Continue reading

Introducing Dan Redding, the School Division’s Director of Human Resources

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Dan Redding was appointed Director of Human Resources for Albemarle County Public Schools on October 1. In this new role for the division, Dan’s immediate priority is the successful completion of a new design for the human resources function. He describes the goal as providing all employees with a service center model that will be aware of and responsive to employee needs and voice. Another key focus is the development of strategies and practices that will develop the full professional potential of employees while ensuring that the school division can attract and retain highly-qualified faculty and classified staff who are representative of the strengths and capabilities that diversity brings to school communities. Continue reading

Have You Completed the Transition Pay Options Acknowledgement Form?

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Attention All Employees: If you have not yet completed the Transition Pay Options Acknowledgement Form, please do so by this Friday, December 3. This form will ask you to accept or decline a one-time pay advance available to all regular part-time and full-time employees. The advance, which will equal 80 hours of pay, will be distributed on January 31 and will need to be repaid by June 30, 2022. (Note: This one-time pay advance is related to our move to biweekly pay and is different from the one-time payment approved by the school board that will be added automatically to the December paychecks of all regular employees.) Continue reading