No update to federal poster planned: A new rule that prohibits sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination of federal contractors won't result in an update our federal worksite poster because school districts aren't federal contractors. 3/26/15
Experience matters: New studies indicate that the average teacher's ability to boost student achievement increases for at least the first decade of his or her career. 3/26/15
Misclassification crack-down urged: Texas worker's rights groups are urging lawmakers to crack down on employers that intentionally misclassify workers as independent contractors. 3/26/15
Sub shortages common: If your district is having trouble finding subs, you're not alone. A robust economy with higher employment has made subs harder to find nationwide. 3/26/15
Bills to watch in the Texas Legislature: TASPA regularly updates its list of bills that have a potential effect on school human resources operations. 3/12/15
Envisioning a better way to pay teachers
It’s time for districts to consider moving away from a single salary schedule and across-the-board pay raises. Our ability to attract and retain future teachers depends on it.
Implementation of revised FML definition of spouse delayed
The DOL's final regulations would allow same-sex couples to have consistent FMLA rights, but a preliminary injunction has put enforcement on hold.
Melva Cárdenas retires after more than five years at TASPA
TASPA Executive Director Melva Cárdenas is retiring in June. She takes pride in the association’s efforts to keep members informed and to build its membership.
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