Burke County Public Schools

Helpful Resources from Human Resources - August 2021

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Do you have student loans and would like to see if you qualify for loan forgiveness? Please click here to visit DPI's website to see if you would qualify to have a percentage of your loan forgiven.
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NEW Candidate Resources

  • National Board Certification: Candidate Resource – This guide for candidates includes the key certification documents, planning guides and graphic organizers for each component, resources for Component 1, webinar recordings, and information on the free Canvas course.

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Have you set up an account in ORBIT, the website that provides you with secure access to your personal retirement account information 24 hours a day, seven days a week? In ORBIT, you can view your creditable service history, contributions and view your Annual Benefits Statements. Click here to learn more information about ORBIT.

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Do you participate in a Flexible Spending Account through Pierce Group Benefits? If so, you have until December 31, 2021 to incur expenses for both medical and dependent care. Burke County Public Schools has chosen to amend our current Medical Reimbursement and Dependent Care plan documents. This will allow our employees to incur claim expenses through December 31, 2021.
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Installment Pay

Please see the memo below for important information in regards to 10-month employees and the state installment plan for the 2021/2022 school year.
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Burke County Public School's EAP (McLaughlin Young) is available to all employees and their immediate family. Don't forget you can reach them 24 hours a day at the toll-free number above.

McLaughlin Young, our Employee Assistance Program, has a free app. Download the MYgroup App for easier access to your EAP services.

Did you know Burke County Public Schools' Employee Assistance Program offers a free monthly seminar on a variety of topics? August's topic is "Raising Confident Children". The entire calendar of seminars for 2021, along with a link to view the seminar, can be found below.

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School system employees receive lots of emails about retirement planning. Please visit our finance department's website to see a list of approved supplemental retirement providers.
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Any employee that misses or anticipates missing three or more days of work due to a serious health condition (including surgeries and maternity leaves) should contact Tammy Huffman at 439-4322 about completing FMLA paperwork.

An employee returning to work from FMLA must provide their immediate supervisor and the HR Department with a Return to Work note from their healthcare provider before resuming job duties and responsibilities.

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Teachers can check their CEU's by logging into their TimeKeeper account.

Attached below are the CEU requirements for the 2021-2022 school year.


Do you have a certificate that needs to be added to your CEU report? Click here for the step by step directions on how to submit your certificate.

When entering information in TimeKeeper, if the professional development activity was in the area of technology, please make sure you choose "Digital Learning". Technology is no longer required. The new term DPI uses for this credit is "Digital Learning".

Have you entered a professional development activity into TimeKeeper and it was rejected? If so, you can click on the activity and find out the reason it was rejected.

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Employees are encouraged to keep their address up-to-date with the Human Resources Department. Any employee that needs to change their address, should complete the Address Change Packet attached below and send to Tammy Huffman.

An appointment is required for any employee that needs to change their legal name. After an employee receives their new driver's license and social security card, they can contact Tammy Huffman at 439-4322 to schedule an appointment to officially change their name with Burke County Public Schools.

Human Resources Directory

Corona Caldwell-Kanipe - TeacherMatch, Worker's Comp, and Hiring Process


Rocky Epley - Licensure, Retirement, and NCEES


Tammy Huffman - Benefits (State Health Plan and Pierce Group Flexible Benefits), Substitutes, Frontline (AESOP), and FMLA (includes maternity leave)


Debbie Story - Transcripts, Volunteers, and CEU's