August 2016, Vol. 1

Inside HR Services

Calendar and registration for 2016–17 training is available

The schedule for our Austin training sessions and webinars has been posted on the HR Services training web page. Registration for these events is available so you can plan your HR professional development for the upcoming year. 

Beginning September 1, all webinars will be available at no cost to HR Services members. This includes live and recorded sessions.

Registration is required. Our 2016–17 schedule includes three new webinars and more may be added throughout the year. Additional information is available on our webinar page.

2016‒17 Superintendent Salary Survey launched

Attention superintendents! Be sure to submit your TASB/TASA Superintendent Salary Survey by Aug. 26. The survey is the leading source of data for compensation and benefits of Texas’ top school executives. Your participation ensures you can use your data in DataCentral to create custom 2016–17 market comparison reports.

Coming soon: District Personnel Salary Survey 2016-17. Program and salary survey contacts will receive an e-mail invitation on Sept. 1. The annual survey covers teacher pay and teaching field stipends, as well as more than 120 benchmark jobs commonly found in Texas public school districts.

Contact us at 800.580.7782 or salary.survey@tasb.org if you have any questions about the surveys.

August marks 1-year anniversary on Twitter for TASB HR Services

As technology progresses at an accelerated rate and the dynamic needs of our members continue to evolve, it is important for us to keep pace and provide the highest quality assistance to Texas districts. That’s why we decided to leap into the bustling social media scene and create a Twitter account last year. Now 12 months into our endeavor, we’ve amassed a following of more than 500 educators, superintendents, administrators, HR professionals, and others interested in the news and proceedings of HR in school districts around the state.

If you haven’t checked out our page yet, give us a follow at @tasbhrs. Our content focuses more on the day-to-day news and events affecting school districts as well as best practices and guidance for those seeking information in time-sensitive situations. We’d also like to express our gratitude for those already supporting us—it’s because of you we made it this far!

Karen Dooley joins HR Services

Please join us in welcoming Karen Dooley to the HR Services consulting team. Karen will assist with staffing and HR reviews, training, and other HR projects. Karen is a seasoned administrator with more 17 years of HR experience in central Texas districts. She also worked as an assistant principal, counselor, and teacher. Karen received her master’s degree from Prairie View A&M University and her bachelor’s degree from Texas State University.