HR Weekly Update: VRS Optional Life Insurance – Special Enrollment Opportunity, Oct. 1 – Nov. 30

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If you are currently an active (full-time) member of the Virginia Retirement System (VRS), you will have a ONE-TIME opportunity to either newly enroll in or enhance your optional life insurance protection through VRS/Securian Financial without undergoing medical underwriting during a special enrollment window this October 1 – November 30, 2022. Continue reading

HR Weekly Update: ADP & YOU — Are You Registered?

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If you’ve already registered for access to the ADP Employee Portal, then you’ve completed the first step of the journey toward using our employee self-serve options in ADP! Current self-serve options include viewing your pay statements, changing your federal and state withholding amounts, and updating your personal contact information. Coming soon, our self-serve options will expand to include: Continue reading

2022 ACPS Vaccination Clinics: Schedule Now Available

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The following article was updated on September 28, 2022, with links to the clinic schedule and vaccine consent form.

We are happy to announce that ACPS and Giant have partnered again this year to bring important vaccinations to 50 school and local government locations throughout Albemarle County. All ACPS employees (including part-time, temporary, substitutes, interns, and student teachers) are eligible to receive flu and other vaccinations with no out-of-pocket cost, even if you do not participate in the school division’s health insurance program.

Onsite vaccination clinics are underway and will continue into mid-November. Click here to view the full schedule.

You are welcome to attend any of the clinics held at any of the locations listed on the schedule. You are not limited to your work site or the date on which your work site falls. Continue reading

HR Weekly Update: Preparing for Open Enrollment & a Note About ALCP Stipends

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While Open Enrollment is still several weeks away (November 1-15), it will be here before you know it! This year, it’s more important than ever that you receive notifications and reminders about Open Enrollment in a timely way, because we will be requiring all benefits-eligible employees to log in to ADP and either enroll in or decline benefits, like medical insurance, dental insurance, and Flexible Spending Accounts, for the 2023 plan year. (If you want any of these benefits next year, you MUST enroll during Open Enrollment.)

We don’t want you to overlook the Open Enrollment window, so here are several ways you can prepare and ensure that our messages reach you: Continue reading

HR Weekly Update: Open Enrollment 2022 Is Coming

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Human Resources (HR) will be providing regular weekly updates about important changes happening in HR, such as the upcoming Benefits Open Enrollment period (November 1-15), and our implementation of ADP Workforce Now, our new Human Resource Information System (HRIS), including system enhancements that will allow you to interact more fully with your employment data. Every Thursday, we will provide updates on these topics here in the Compass, so keep an eye on your email!

Open Enrollment 2022 Is Coming: Start Preparing Now

This year’s Open Enrollment will be an ACTIVE enrollment: All benefits-eligible employees must log in to ADP during Open Enrollment (November 1-15) to either enroll in or decline coverage. Continue reading

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 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

Renewal of the COVID Leave Bank Program

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Following 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 COVID Leave Bank program equivalent to 10 days of leave for all regular employees. While this program expired on June 30, 2022, given the highly contagious COVID-19 variants in the county, ACPS is reinstating the COVID Leave Bank program retroactive to July 1, 2022. The bank is accessible to benefits-eligible regular employees who are symptomatic, those who test positive for the virus, and those who must take leave as the primary caregiver of someone who contracts the virus. Continue reading