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

All Employees Must Complete the Transition Pay Options Acknowledgement Form by Dec. 3!

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As a follow-up to the November 17 email message from Assistant Superintendent Clare Keiser, please remember to complete the Transition Pay Options Acknowledgement Form by Friday, December 3. All employees are required to complete this form to either accept or decline the one-time pay advance that will be distributed on January 31. Please 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 earlier this month, which will be added automatically to the December paychecks of all regular employees. Continue reading

One-Time Payment in December, Plus a Medical & Dental Rate Holiday in November

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In recognition of the ongoing dedication of ACPS employees during the pandemic, the school board has approved a recommendation from Superintendent Haas to provide a one-time payment to all regular employees this December! Regular full-time employees and part-time employees with a total full-time equivalent (FTE) of 0.7 or greater will receive $1,000. Employees who work less than 0.7 FTE will receive a $750 supplement. Employees must be employed by November 30 and receive a paycheck in December to be eligible for this additional pay.

Also, as previously announced in an issue of benefitsFOCUS, we are pleased to share that we will be offering a premium holiday in November to all medical and dental plan participants! Continue reading

Payroll Clarity Project: Planning Tools, Transition Funds, Info Sessions & More

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Below you will find several important pieces of information regarding the Payroll Clarity Project. As a reminder, our move in January to Positive Pay and a biweekly pay cycle will impact all employees. Please make sure to read all of the information being shared about this payroll change.

Planning Tools

Pay Transition Calculators are here!

As promised, we have some tools to help you with planning for the upcoming payroll changes. Continue reading

How Does Open Enrollment Connect With the Payroll Clarity Project?

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Now that Open Enrollment is open, you may be wondering how your benefit selections tie into the Payroll Clarity Project. Although the employee premium rates for medical and dental benefits are not changing in 2022, the deductions will look a little different as we transition to a Positive Pay model. Take a look at the following video presentation for more details on how this transition will impact your benefit deductions: Continue reading