June 2016

Inside HR Services

Superintendent Salary Survey launches in July

The HR Services salary survey season begins with the launch of the TASB/TASA Superintendent Salary Survey. On July 20, an invitation to the online questionnaire will be e-mailed to school district superintendents. The due date to submit the superintendent salary data is August 26.

The survey goes into detail on the compensation and benefits of Texas’ top school executives. Make the most of your HR Services membership by taking part in this one-of-a-kind survey. Submit your survey to use DataCentral to create market comparison reports of the data. Survey results will be available in October.
 
The schedule for our other salary surveys is outlined in the chart below. Additional details will be included in upcoming issues of HR Exchange.
 
Survey Invitation Date Due Date Results Posted
Teacher / District Personnel 9/1/16 10/7/16 12/5/16
Extra-Duty Stipend 10/25/16 11/18/16 1/24/17
 
 
Recorded webinars on FLSA changes are free!
 
On May 18, the Department of Labor (DOL) released the final of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations updating the salary threshold for exemption status. Districts will need to ensure that exempt employees are paid at least $913 per week by December 1.
 
HR Services has two recorded webinars available to help districts prepare to comply with the new requirements. The first, Three Simple Steps to Identify Employees Impacted by the New FLSA Rules, outlines the steps districts can take to determine which employees will meet the revised salary threshold for exempt employees and which will not. 
 
The second webinar, Next Steps—Options to Ensure Compliance with the New FLSA Rules and How to Communicate with Employees about the FLSA Changes, provides guidance on how to handle employees whose salaries fall below the new threshold. Tips for communicating FLSA changes with employees in a clear and effective way also are addressed.
 
Access to these webinars is free and limited to HR Services members. Registration is available on the HR Services training page.
 
Ensure your HR Services contact information is current
 
Each year, we provide an opportunity to update your district contacts and online user information. Our goal is to ensure that you continue to receive HR Services news, information, and event announcements. In late-May, HR Services sent each program contact a list of the information we have on file for their district. Please be sure to review the information and confirm that it’s correct, or make the necessary changes, additions, and deletions, and return the form to us at hrservices@tasb.org by July 1.
 
Connect with us at the TASPA Summer Conference
 
Please stop by the HR Services’ display at the Texas Association of School Personnel Administrators (TASPA) Summer Conference on July 14–15, 2016. Information about our services and products will be available, along with a list of dates for our Austin workshops and webinars. HR Services staff also will present the following sessions:
 
Thursday, July 14
  • $The Stipend is Right$, 8:30–9:30 am
  • Extra, Extra, Hear All About the FLSA Changes, 10 to 11 a.m. and 2:05–3:05 p.m.
  • Six Straightforward Steps to Tackling Job Descriptions, 3:15–4:15 p.m.
Friday, July 15
  • Developing Quality Standards for Teacher Selection, 8:30–9:30 a.m.