September 2017, Vol. 2

HR Extras

Proposed changes to Local Schedule SD

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) is working on an update to Local Schedule SD: Records of Public School Districts based on changes in law or questions and suggested revisions TSLAC received from local governments since the last schedule update in 2011.

TSLAC will present a draft to its Commission at a meeting later in the year to initiate the Local Schedule approval process, but is seeking feedback before the official update process begins. TSLAC would like initial comments submitted by September 22 to Sarah Jacobson, Manager, Records Management Assistance, Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711; by fax to 512-936-2306; or by email to sjacobson@tsl.texas.gov. However, TSLAC said a second comment period will be provided later this year. 

A draft of updates to Local Schedule SD is available on the TSLAC website

Texas Education Human Resources Day is right around the corner

Governor Greg Abbott has declared Tuesday, October 10, 2017, Texas Education Human Resources Day (TEHRD). This is the eighth year school district leaders and the public have been encouraged to acknowledge the hard work of all human resources department staff.

TASB HR Services has emailed customizable certificates of appreciation and a sample board resolution to superintendents, superintendent secretaries, and district public relations staff in an effort to help district leaders honor their HR departments. We’ve also posted the certificate and board resolution online, along with the Governor’s proclamation.

The Texas Association of School Personnel Administrators (TASPA) spearheaded the effort to set aside one day each year to recognize the contributions of school HR departments.