June 2016

Identifying trends among male, female superintendents

In Texas, male superintendents outnumber females four to one – only 19 percent of Texas superintendents are female, while 77 percent of teachers are female. TASB HR Services provides a detailed analysis on the quantities and salaries of female superintendents.

Farewell letter from Cindy Clegg

After 32 years, Cindy Clegg steps down from her role as Director of HR Services. Read about some of her reflections in her farewell letter here.

Communicating and implementing FLSA changes

By now, most districts have identified employees who will be impacted by the new FLSA salary threshold rules. We examine the two options to address these employees going forward.

7 ways to improve online applications

It’s tough to keep up with the latest trends in best practices for online application management. Fortunately, we’ve come up with some ways to make sure your district is current in its online recruiting presence.

TRS ActiveCare changes for 2016–17

Plan benefits administration by Aetna for TRS ActiveCare, such as processing claims and network management will not change for the next school year. However, members will see a change in plan premiums and benefits design for 2016–17.


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If we establish a rule that employees may only eat lunch at their desk if they don’t do any work, do we have to pay them during their lunch period? Find out here!
Upcoming Events
TASPA Summer Conference
July 13, 2016

Please stop by the HR Services’ display at the Texas Association of School Personnel Administrators (TASPA) Summer Conference on July 13–15, 2016.

Texas School HR Administrators Academy (HR Academy)
Oct. 31, 2016

October 31-November 1, 2016
Austin Marriott North

Be prepared to hit the ground running, not one step behind! Co-sponsored by TASB and the Texas Association of School Personnel Administrators (TASPA), the HR Academy provides new administrators with the information and resources they need to meet the new challenges of a career in HR. Experienced attorneys, school human resource administrators, and human resource consultants will present topic sessions on the primary HR functions and critical issues every new administrator encounters. A notebook of resources is included in the registration fee.