February 2016

Inside HR Services

Extra-Duty stipend, superintendent total compensation data available

New 2015–16 Extra-Duty Stipend Survey data is now available in DataCentral for all HR Services member districts. Access the data to create your own custom market reports on more than 70 athletic, academic, and performing arts stipends.

It’s the time of year when you may need to review superintendent compensation market data. Remember to visit DataCentral to research the most current data on total compensation including common allowances and benefits in Texas public schools. You can find the Superintendent Salary Survey report in myTASB.
 

Take our latest HR Surveys in DataCentral

Please participate in our upcoming HR surveys covering leave reimbursement and local leave benefits. Your district must participate to get the results. Invitations to these short, online surveys will be sent to HR Services program contacts in February. Or, you can visit DataCentral and go to the HR Data page to take them.

There’s still time to take part in our 2015–16 CTE Pay survey. Participate in this survey on DataCentral and you’ll find out what Texas school districts are paying in regard to common career and technical education (CTE) stipends (i.e., auto technology, health sciences, etc.).

Plan to attend our upcoming training events

On Feb. 23, April Mabry and Jennifer Lang will present our fourth webinar of the year—FMLA for Public Schools. This webinar addresses the common challenges districts encounter when dealing with family and medical leave, including processing intermittent leave for instructional staff, identifying qualifying events, applying eligibility criteria, and obtaining and evaluating medical certifications. 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.

Attending the Texas Association of School Business Officials (TASBO) Annual Conference? Join Ann Patton, compensation consultant, for the informative session, Independent Contractor or Employee? Does it Really Matter? Ann’s session is Wednesday, March 21, at 1:30 p.m. It will help administrators properly classify employees and contractors and avoid IRS and other penalties.