Register for symposium: TASB HR Services and the Texas Center for Educator Effectiveness are hosting a one-day symposium on human capital management systems on Monday, April 28, at the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel, Austin, TX. The registration fee is $125. Space is limited, so register today! 2/25/14
Superintendents' salaries rising: The 2013 Superintendents Salary and Benefits Survey from AASA shows superintendents' salaries ticking upward. 2/20/14
USDE scrutinizes placement of best teachers: The Department of Education is looking to put teeth into the NCLB provision that calls for equitable distribution of effective teachers across schools. 2/20/14
Employee notification required: Texas employers must notify employees of the federal Earned Income Tax Credit no later than March 1. The Texas Workforce Commisssion provides an explanation of the requirement. 2/13/14
Stipend data available: Data collected in the Extra-Duty Stipend Survey is available in DataCentral (log in required). 2/6/14
Substitutes present an ACA compliance conundrum
Substitutes present a special challenge for school districts trying to control Affordable Care Act costs. Administrators have to decide whether to limit sub hours, employ a core group full-time, or both to keep their health insurance costs under control.
Employees’ ability to choose order of leave use is limited to personal leave
A commissioner’s decision has shed light on the issue of whether an employee has unlimited ability to choose the order in which to use leave.
State, dominant industry influences persistent gender pay gap
The gender pay gap persists and is influenced by a worker’s location, local job prospects, and unionization. Texas women fare a bit worse than women nationally in terms of pay parity.
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