Compensation and Leaves of Absence

Compensation
Leaves and Absences

Compensation

TASB Resources

  • TASB Legal Services' Mid-Year Pay Increases of School District Employees (pdf) is a memo that provides an overview of legal issues relating to increasing employee compensation, including the constitutional restrictions on gifts of public funds.
  • TASB Legal Services' Public Hearing for Payment in Excess of Amount Owed Under Contract (pdf) is a memo that provides an overview of legal issues relating to holding a hearing for an excess payment under Texas Local Government Code section 180.007.
  • TASB Legal Services’ Frequently Asked Questions When an Employee Passes Away answers sensitive questions that arise when a current employee passes away, including how to distribute any unpaid wages or personal items to family members or the employee’s estate.
  • The TASB HR Library, available behind myTASB for members of HR Services, provides information and resources on Compensation and Benefits.
  • TASB HR Services provides Salary Survey Highlights, including teacher compensation and benefits data as well as superintendent salaries and experience. Customized salary reports are also available to members through DataCentral.

Other Resources

  • Texas Education Agency's (TEA) Minimum Salary Schedule provides information about state minimum requirements for educator salaries.
  • TEA's Staff FTE Counts and Salary Reports website includes information about creditable years of service.
  • TEA's Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) provides a searchable database of staff salary reports and other staff information reported by state school districts.
  • The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division website includes several resources related to employment, such as information on the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), wage rates, and work hours.
  • The U.S. DOL eLaws website provides interactive online tools on employment issues, such as the FLSA and youth employment.
  • The Texas Workforce Commission Especially for Texas Employers website provides general information for employers in Texas about various employment issues, including FLSA.

Leaves and Absences

TASB Resources

  • TASB Legal Services' article Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) provides an overview of military leave rights.
  • The TASB HR Library, available behind myTASB for members of HR Services, collects information and resources on leaves, including employee absences, administration of leaves, FMLA, sick leave banks and pools, and coordination with workers' compensation.
  • TASB HR Services' The Administrator's Guide to Managing Leaves and Absences, available for sale in the TASB Store, is a full-length book that provides school administrators a comprehensive explanation of all state and federal leave laws that apply to public schools.
  • TASB HR Services also produces a Model Employee Handbook, available behind myTASB for members of HR Services, with information and procedures employees need to know, including information about leaves and absences.

Other Resources

  • The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) website provides information about the federal requirements, including related guidance, fact sheets, forms, and publications.
  • The U.S. DOL Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) website provides guidance, fact sheets, forms, publications, and other information related to the federal law.
  • The U.S. DOL eLaws website provides interactive online tools on employment issues, such as the USERRA and the FMLA.
  • The Texas Workforce Commission Legal Issues for Military Leave website provides general information for employers in Texas about military leave.