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

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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

Daily Substitute Rate Increase (Effective Immediately)

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Substitute teachers are a vital part of our ability to support student learning, and at no time have they been more critical to this mission than during the COVID-19 pandemic. ACPS substitute teachers have been extraordinary partners in serving our students. In spite of ever-shifting circumstances, they have been flexible; they have taken on the most immediate of challenges; they have mastered diverse situations; and they have been tireless in ensuring that all students are supported. Continue reading

Extension of COVID-19 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, and set to expire January 31, 2022. This program has been extended through April 30, 2022, for continued usage by employees who have not exhausted the 10 days of leave. Continue reading

Payroll Clarity Project Support Sessions & Web Page Announcement

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Additional Payroll Clarity Project Support Sessions

If you still have questions or concerns about our transition to positive pay through the Payroll Clarity Project, please join one of our support sessions where you can meet with Payroll Clarity Project team members for assistance. In these sessions, you can have some one-on-one time to address specific concerns or questions about our new positive pay system or get help with logging into and navigating ADP, our new payroll processing system.

We invite you to join one of the following Zoom sessions at the time that best suits you: Continue reading

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