March 2015

Frisco ISD fast-tracks teacher hiring with electronic onboarding

Hiring and recordkeeping are now officially less of a hassle in Frisco ISD HR, where two electronic systems have helped the district save time and money and build relationships with new hires.

Some high school counselors find a new partner to deal with HB 5

Advise TX, a chapter of the College Advising Corps, provides “near peers” to help potential first-generation college students plan their post-secondary courses.

Texas teachers slightly more engaged than national average

The latest Gallup poll on teacher engagement shows that the majority of teachers are either “not engaged” or “actively disengaged” in their jobs.

Hiring best practices

Districts can improve their prospects of hiring top candidates by getting their principals involved and encouraging them to network with job candidates and each other.

Survey: Hiring, training, and ACA practices for substitute teachers

HR Services’ latest teacher substitutes and ACA survey results give insight into hiring, training, pay incentives, long-term assignments and ACA practices for substitutes in Texas schools.


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Upcoming Events
Managing Personnel Records Effectively
Feb. 5, 2015

ESC 4—Houston

Do you know what documents should be kept and for how long? This workshop will help you develop an effective plan to ensure your personnel records are complete and accurate and to reduce the time, effort, and space required to manage both paper and electronic personnel records.

Webinar-ACA Workforce Extender Calculations for Small Districts (35-150 employees)
Sept. 11, 2014

Webinar

Small districts should calculate an ACA workforce extender to determine whether they are covered by the Act in 2015 and, if so, whether they are eligible for a delay to 2016. This webinar builds on the second webinar of this series, ACA Workforce Analysis, walking through the steps to calculate a workforce extender. Examples and a tool for calculating the size of your district's workforce will be provided. This webinar is designed for any district that has 35 to 150 employees as the workforce extenders have no practical implications for larger districts. Attendance at the first two webinars is strongly recommended.

Get a Grip on the FMLA
June 11, 2014

TASB Offices-Austin, TX
Every leave request is unique, so how do you get a grip on all the rules for applying and processing family and medical leave? Using actual situations in exercises and case studies, participants will learn how to apply the FMLA regulations, identify potential problem areas, and develop procedures for administering family and medical leave. Scenarios related to standard FMLA, leave for qualifying exigency, and military caregiver leave will be used to discover answers to the most frequently asked family and medical leave questions.

Get a Grip on the FMLA
June 11, 2014

TASB Offices-Austin, TX
Every leave request is unique, so how do you get a grip on all the rules for applying and processing family and medical leave? Using actual situations in exercises and case studies, participants will learn how to apply the FMLA regulations, identify potential problem areas, and develop procedures for administering family and medical leave. Scenarios related to standard FMLA, leave for qualifying exigency, and military caregiver leave will be used to discover answers to the most frequently asked family and medical leave questions.

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