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Sixth Annual Texas Education Human Resources Day

Governor Greg Abbott has declared October Human Resources Awareness Month. In the press release announcing the recognition, the Governor said, “Across our great state, human resources professionals play a vital role in businesses, organizations, and government agencies. Through the wide range of vital services they provide—recruiting new talent, ensuring compliance with labor laws, educating Texans about health and safety, providing ethics training and more—human resources professionals are invaluable assets, not only to their employers, but to our society as a whole.”

For the past five years, the Governor’s office had also proclaimed a day in mid-October as Texas Education Human Resources Day. While the Governor did not designate the day this year, the Texas Association of School Personnel Administrators has declared October 12 as Texas Education Human Resources Day. 

HR Services is preparing a sample board resolution and a certificate template that can be used to honor your HR staff. An email will be sent to our primary contacts, superintendents, and information officers as soon as these are complete.

Watch your mail for HR Services membership invoices

Membership renewal invoices were sent to program contacts in August. Our membership year runs from Oct. 1, 2016 to Sept. 30, 2017. Be sure to renew your membership and process payment by Oct. 1 so you don’t lose access to critical resources including the HR Library, DataCentral, and the Model Employee Handbook, to name a few.

Superintendent survey last call; District Personnel Survey opens

Be sure to submit your district’s Superintendent Salary Survey by Sept. 9, if you haven’t yet participated. Contact us at to get your survey password—it’s different than your DataCentral login.

Check your e-mail inbox for the District Personnel Salary Survey or download a copy. The annual survey, which includes teacher pay, was sent to our district contacts on Sept. 1. This year we’ve added several new jobs, including benefits specialist, middle school registrar, and parent liaison, plus school districts with more than 10,000 students will see even more new jobs. The survey deadline is Oct. 7.