October 2016, Vol. 1

HR Extras

EEO-5 due November 30

The EEO-5 survey is a compliance survey required by federal law and regulation. The survey is biennial, conducted in even-numbered years. It is a joint requirement of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Office for Civil Rights of the Department of Education. The survey collects data about gender and race/ethnicity by job groupings. The data is used for the agencies’ equal employment opportunity programs, self-assessment by employers, and research.
 
Selected school districts with 100 or more employees are required to file the EEO 5 survey. The School Reporting Committee, representing the federal agencies, determines which districts must file the report. Selected districts that are required to file the report in 2016 will receive a reporting form in the mail.
 
Every public school district, even if it not selected, is required to make or keep all records necessary for completing and filing the report EEO-5.
 
Data for the EEO-5 survey is due on November 30, 2016, and must include employment statistics that cover the payroll period closest to October 1, 2016. The completed survey may be sent to the address on the form or can be filed electronically. More information, including detailed instructions is available on the EEOC Website

2016 Accountability Rankings Revealed by TEA

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) recently released its 2016 accountability rankings. Statewide 94 percent of school districts and charters received a Met Standard rating, while 6 percent (66 districts) were rated Improvement Required for 2016. Two districts have been rated Improvement Required/Academically Unacceptable for five straight years.

Of the 8,600 campuses measured, 400 campuses earned all possible distinction designations (number of distinctions varies by campus grade level and type). The complete accountability ratings and reports are available on the TEA website.