As a reminder, the federal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Declaration ended on May 11, 2023, and in response, ACPS discontinued its COVID Leave Bank program effective August 12, 2023. COVID-related absences are treated like absences for any other illness, requiring employees to use their accrued leave. To aid in this transition, ACPS will add a one-time grant of five sick leave days to the sick leave balances of all benefits-eligible employees on or around September 1, 2023. Eligibility requires employment commencement by that date. For more information, please see our August 22 Compass post.
Please keep reading for information about three important notices from Human Resources. The first addresses September payroll and provides useful links to the 2023 payroll calendar, the ADP Employee Portal, and tips for understanding your paystub. The second notice pertains to VRS/Securian’s Optional Life coverage and a reduction in rates for some members. The final notice addresses compensation for summer work, including employees who taught summer school and those who participated in summer professional development. Continue reading