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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What’s the BIG news?

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 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

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

Superintendent Matthew Haas

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!


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


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

Human Resources: New Website & Updated Contact Info

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Our new ACPS Department of Human Resources is now focused exclusively on serving ACPS employees! To better meet your needs, we have launched a new website and updated the email addresses and phone extensions of our staff. We invite you to visit and bookmark our new site, Schools – Human Resources, where you’ll find useful resources pertaining to compensation and benefits, our BeWell health and wellness program, the Kronos time and attendance system, performance reviews, and more! While you’re there, be sure to visit our Contact Us page, where you’ll find general contact information as well as a full list of staff contacts. Continue reading

Employee Engagement Survey Opens on April 25; Please Respond by May 9


The ACPS Department of Human Resources is excited to announce that we have 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 will receive an email directly from Gallup containing a unique link to participate in Gallup’s Q12 Employee Engagement Survey. We ask all employees to complete the survey by Monday, May 9. All responses will be anonymous. Continue reading

Meet Your New ACPS Human Resources Team!

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As we have shared over the course of the past year, Albemarle County Public Schools is in the process of building its own Department of Human Resources, separate from Albemarle County Government. Prior to embarking on this journey, ACPS and Local Government collectively decided that separate human resources departments would more efficiently and effectively serve our growing and increasingly complex workforce needs.

We wanted to share our progress with you and also encourage those of you who may be interested in serving ACPS employees in a human resources capacity to consider applying for one of our HR vacancies. Continue reading

A Reminder from Human Resources: Employee Assistance Program

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We know that life can be stressful—whether you’re facing personal, family or work challenges. As such, our Human Resources team would like to remind everyone of a valuable resource available to all employees for free. GuidanceResources, our Employee Assistance Program (EAP), is available to you and your household members. The program is a confidential, free benefit that offers short-term counseling as well as information and resources on emotional, financial, legal, family and work-life issues. Continue reading