August 14, 2018
What does the law say about wage garnishment and student loans? We explain the basics of wage attachments here.
tagged: Benefits, Compensation
July 16, 2018
The TEA announced the shortage areas for 2018–2019, once again revealing a need for bilingual and special education teachers.
tagged: TEA, "Teacher shortage", "Texas Education Agency"
May 02, 2018
Texas schools districts in some regions will struggle to give pay increases for the 2018‒2019 school year, according to the latest prospective pay raise poll conducted by TASB HR Services.
tagged: "Pay increases"
April 23, 2018
The TRS Benefits Committee approved an overall average increase of 5.7 percent, down from 7.1 percent last year.
tagged: "Health insurance", TRS, "TRS ActiveCare"
March 20, 2018
Even though technology salaries rose slightly, satisfaction with pay has dropped nationwide. Check out more salary trends for technology professionals from the Dice 2018 Tech Salary Report.
tagged: Compensation, Salaries
Preliminary results from our new Dual Credit Teacher Pay survey reveal less than half of Texas school districts provide the funding for dual credit teacher pay.
tagged: Salaries, "Teacher stipends"
March 09, 2018
We've put together a list of dos and don’ts that should help HR staff with some relevant Family and Medical Leave guidance.
tagged: "Family and medical leave", FMLA, Leave
March 08, 2018
Extra-duty pay for high school football coaches as well as stipend payment methods revealed in latest stipend survey results.
tagged: Compensation, "Teacher stipends"
February 21, 2018
How long can an employee on unpaid leave continue to receive health coverage through the district? Find out in this Q&A!
tagged: Leave, "TRS ActiveCare"
February 20, 2018
With so many teachers burdened by student loan debt, it’s important for district HR staff to make sure its employees are aware of loan forgiveness programs.
February 15, 2018
Should duty days and salary be written into the employment contract for each employee? Find the answer to this and other questions in this article.
February 01, 2018
The median Texas teacher average salary rose to $47,898, a slight increase of 1 percent over last year’s median of $47,283, according to the 2017‒2018 TASB Salary Survey.
tagged: Compensation, "Salary surveys"
January 01, 2018
The results of the TASB HR Services Health Insurance Premiums Survey are here. View the data and some of the takeaways in this article.
tagged: "Health insurance"
November 15, 2017
What is Temporary Disability Leave (TDL) and who is eligible for this leave type? Find out in this Q&A!
tagged: Leave, "Temporary disability leave"
November 09, 2017
According to preliminary results of the annual TASB/TASA Superintendent Salary Survey, the average pay increase in 2017‒2018 for continuing superintendents was 2.9 percent. Read this story for details from the survey.
November 01, 2017
tagged: "Salary surveys", "Superintendent salaries"
Which employees are eligible for stipends? How much money should be dedicated to an extracurricular stipend? Find the answers to these questions and more in this article.
tagged: Certification, Compensation, "Teacher stipends"
October 25, 2017
Base salaries for U.S. employees are expected to rise 3.1 percent in 2018, slightly above actual 2017 levels, according to an annual WorldatWork survey.
September 06, 2017
How does school district leave support military deployments? Districts with deployed employees should be prepared to provide leave benefits and reinstatement rights appropriately.
tagged: Leave, Rehire
August 16, 2017
Can an employee use state leave at the beginning of the school year? Find out in this Q&A!
tagged: Benefits, Leave
August 02, 2017
New data from Dallas County nonprofit Commit! sheds some light on the effectiveness of TEI.
tagged: Compensation, "Pay increases"
June 21, 2017
Can a district require direct deposit of employee paychecks? Find out in this Q&A!
tagged: Compensation, "Payday law"
June 07, 2017
Teachers receiving merit-based pay provide the equivalent of nearly four additional weeks of student learning, according to a recent study.
tagged: Compensation, "Pay increases", Recruiting, Retention
May 17, 2017
McAllen ISD is one of the many districts offering English as a Second Language (ESL) classes to transportation employees and other workers through the Texas Workforce Commission's (TWC) Adult Education and Literacy Program.
tagged: Benefits, "English as a Second Language", ESL
April 05, 2017
Only 37 percent of public schools across the country provide full-time athletic training services, but in Texas, that percentage is much higher.
Data from the TASB District Personnel Salary Survey shows that, since 2007, fewer districts are utilizing the state minimum teacher salary, instead paying above the minimum required.
tagged: Compensation, Staffing
March 15, 2017
Since the 2014 oil bust, have bus driver vacancies been filled? As oil prices rebound, what changes might we expect in bus driver pay?
tagged: Compensation, Salaries, Staffing
March 01, 2017
Extra-duty pay for high school football coaches and other extracurricular duties revealed in latest stipend survey results.
In the midst of a legislative session in which school funding is sure to be further reduced, districts are tasked with creating new ways to offer more benefits with fewer resources.
tagged: Benefits, Compensation, Recruiting
February 16, 2017
Bryan ISD's targeted compensation plan focuses on increasing academic success and attracting and retaining high-performing classroom teachers.
tagged: Compensation, "Pay increases", Salaries, "Teacher stipends"
January 04, 2017
The median Texas teacher salary rose to $47,283, an increase of 2 percent over last year’s median of $46,450, according to the 2016‒2017 TASB Salary Survey. Median teacher salaries have been steadily rising since 2012.
tagged: Compensation, Salaries, "Salary surveys"
January 03, 2017
Most responding Texas school districts (82 percent) saw their health insurance costs rise in 2016‒2017, according to the latest health insurance premiums survey conducted by TASB HR Services.
tagged: Benefits, Compensation, "Health insurance"
April 20, 2016
How do we process TRS surcharge deductions if we require our retire rehires to assume the cost? Find out in this Q&A!
tagged: TRS, "TRS Care", "TRS surcharge"