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Overtime expansion proposal: The DOL announced a highly anticipated rule that would extend overtime protections to nearly five million white-collar workers in 2016. 7/2/15

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

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














Getting a handle on new legislation affecting school HR operations
This session produced new legislation regarding the rights of all employees to express breast milk, attempted to strengthen educator preparation program standards and accountability, and tightened a loophole in educator misconduct reporting.

National criminal history info will soon be available to Texas schools
The Texas Department of Public Safety recently answered our questions about an important change to the criminal history information available to school districts.

New NCES study offers far less dire view of teacher attrition
A new study using federal data says that far fewer teachers leave the profession within five years than previously thought.

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Featured Resources


HR Services staff will present the following sessions at TASPA’s 2015 Summer Conference:

Thursday, July 16
  • Making Data Central to Your Success, 10 to 11 a.m.
  • Modern Family (and Medical Leave Act), 1:10 to 2:10 p.m.
  • Using Data to Improve HR—A Guide for Philosophy (Not Math) Majors, 2:20 to 3:20 p.m.
  • Managing Payroll between HR and Finance Staff, 3:30 to 4:15 p.m.
Friday, July 17
  • Teacher Pay—Envision a Better Way, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
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