April 2016

Inside HR Services

Don’t miss out on our projected 2016‒17 pay raise quick poll

Want to know what projected pay increases will be in Texas school districts in 2016‒17? Participate in the short poll and you’ll receive the results following the conclusion of the survey. An e-mail invitation to the online survey will be sent to HR Services contacts on April 7. Look for the survey highlights in the May issue of HR Exchange.

Learn how to build better job descriptions

On April 19, HR consultants will present the webinar Building Better Job Descriptions. Ronda Bauman and Matthew Levitt will outline six straightforward steps you can use to create a realistic plan for developing and updating district job descriptions. Suggestions for project planning, collecting data, writing and reviewing job descriptions, and avoiding common mistakes will be provided. Registration for the live event is available online.

This webinar will be recorded and added to our webinar library. Staff unable to attend the live event can purchase access to the recording and watch it at their convenience. A full list of our recorded webinars is available on the HR Services training page.

Join HR Services staff at the TASB Risk Management Fund Conference

HR Services’ April Mabry will co-present with Laura Romaine, TASB Risk Management’s workers’ compensation claims consultant at the 2016 Risk Management Fund Members’ Conference in Austin on April 26 from 10–11:15 a.m. The session, Timing is Everything: Coordinating and Reporting Workers’ Compensation Absences, will address the roles and responsibilities for claims reporting and administering leave during a worker’s compensation absence.

2016 Model Employee Handbook will be posted in May

The 2016 Model Employee Handbook will be released online in mid-May. Notice of the release will be posted on Twitter (follow us @tasbhrs) and an e-mail will be sent to our program contacts. As you prepare your handbook for 2016, consider using the features that have been built into the editable version to enhance the functionality of electronic handbooks. You can automatically build a table of contents and index and add hyperlinks between table of content and index entries and text. Information on how to use these features is available in Help for Editors.