Obamacare upheld: The Supreme Court upheld a crucial portion of the Affordable Care Act. 6/29/15
Implications for schools: The Supreme Court backs the right of same-sex couples to marry. 6/29/15
2016 salary budgets: U.S. companies project salary-increase budgets of 2.7 percent, down from 2.9 percent in 2015. 6/25/15
TRS-ActiveCare: TRS posted new, higher rates for its health plans this week. 6/18/15
HR Library: Use our Affordability Calculator to learn whether your district meets the ACA's affordability rules. 6/18/15
Big data holds promise for HR: Getting a grip on the use of data could help school HR administrators transform their hiring processes, choose optimal benefit plans, manage employee absences, and more. 6/18/15
Watch for July update: The 2015 Model Employee Handbook update will be available in mid-July, after we incorporate the changes required by newly passed legislation. 6/11/15
Poll results: Most districts will give modest pay raises in 2015–16
Modest pay increases are planned in 2015‒16, with raises varying significantly by location and enrollment size. Nearly 95 percent of districts with more than 3,000 students plan to increase pay. Only about half of small districts—those with less than 500 students—are likely to be giving raises.
TRS clarifies ACA enrollment reporting requirements, will assist ActiveCare districts
Affordable Care Act reporting is coming soon. TRS has announced plans to help districts with employees enrolled in TRS-ActiveCare PPOs with the process.
The benefit of paying the best teachers to teach more students
A new Edunomics Lab study concludes that districts can extend the reach of excellent teachers by expanding their classes and increasing their compensation.
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