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Human Resources Newsletter, March Edition 2020

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Teacher Recruitment 2020 rev 3

Help Us Spread The Word

Upcoming Teacher Recruitment Fairs:

  • Metro RESA Job Fair, Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 10:00-2:00 in Atlanta
  • BCSD Annual Teacher Recruitment Fair, Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 9:00-12:00 @ Rutland HS


For questions, contact Melanique Floyd at mailto:Melanique.Floyd@bcsdk12.net or 478.765.8586

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FY21 Employment Contracts

Full-time Employment Contracts will be distributed electronically on March 20, 2020. You will receive an email from TalentEd with instructions for signing and submitting your contract. You will have 10 business days (including spring holidays) to accept and sign the contract. After the 10 day window, your contract will not be available and the offer of employment will be rescinded. Contracts will be due on April 3, 2020.


Spreadsheets to request Part-time Employment Contracts will be distributed April 6, 2020 and will be due April 10th.


For questions, contact Lewanna Stubbs @ mailto:lewanna.stubbs@bcsdk12.net or 478.765.8538

Lateral System Transfers

Employees who wish to apply for open positions within the district must complete an on-line application in PowerSchool. The deadline to apply, interview and be selected for a lateral system move is April 15, 2020. Transfer PAFs must be submitted to HR by 5:00 p.m. on April 15th.


Principals: It is your responsibility to reach out to the employee's current supervisor and make them aware that you wish to recommend the employee for transfer before offering the position.


*Lateral Transfer Announcement is attached below.

End of Year Supplements

Extra-Curricular Supplement logs will be distributed to school secretaries the first week of April. Completed logs should be submitted to April Thomas by April 15, 2020. Supplements will be paid out in May.


For questions, contact April Thomas at mailto:April.Thomas@bcsdk12.net or 478.765.8567

FY20 Annual Evaluations

Classified Employee - Annual Evaluation Due Dates:

  • School-Based Classified Employees - April 27, 2020
  • 239- Day Classified Employees - June 30, 2020


You must upload each employee's evaluation in his or her PowerSchool Records folder. The Classified Evaluation form and instructions for uploading documents are located in SharePoint and are attached below.


For questions, contact Lewanna Stubbs at mailto:Lewanna.Stubbs@bcsdk12.net or 478.765.8538

TKES/LKES Implementation

Upcoming Deadlines:
  • TKES - Feb 28, 4th Walkthrough
  • TKES - March 27, 2nd Formative Evaluation
  • TKES - April 24, Summative Assessment & Component Rating
  • TKES - April 24, End of Year PSC Requirements & PSC PL Goals/Plans Reflection
  • TKES - May 8, Summative Conference


  • LKES - May 4, Summative Assessment & Component Rating
  • LKES - May 4, End of Year PSC Requirements & PSC PL Goals/Plans Reflection
  • LKES - May 11, Summative Conference


HR runs TKES/LKES implementation reports the day before each VIP meeting. The goal is to have 100% completion on all steps. You can find a complete list of evaluation guidelines on the HR Webpage under Forms & Documents. (see link below to view evaluation guidelines)


For questions, contact Connie Chin at mailto:KangYi.Chin@bcsdk12.net or 478.765.8679

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Working in today's fast-paced and ever changing society can be challenging and overwhelming. As a benefit to all BCSD employees, the District provides counseling services through the Employee Assistance Program. These services are free of charge. EAP is a work-based intervention program designed to assist employees in resolving personal and/or work related issues that may be adversely affecting the employee's performance. A broad range of services are provided:


  • Certified Employee Assistance Professionals
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Substance Abuse Professionals
  • DUI Clinical Evaluators
  • Certified Anger Management Facilitators
  • Career Counseling and Testing Professionals


Southern Behavioral Services is the provider for the BCSD Employee Assistance Program. This program is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Services are confidential and also available to the employee's dependents. Employees can reach out to Southern Behavioral on their on, or be referred by a supervisor.


Southern Behavioral Services Contact Information:

Macon Office: (478) 742-1464 or toll free (800) 533-1797

Warner Robins Office: 478-742-1464 or toll free (800) 533-1797


http://www.southernbehavioralservices.com

HR Chat & Chew

Join us February 27th for our next HR Chat & Chew at Central Office. These informational sessions are designed to give you an opportunity to collaborate and discuss topics of interest and/or concern with your peers, in a relaxed environment.


You will receive a brief survey prior to each session which will allow you to give us topics of interest in advance. Our final Chat & Chew will be April 30th at 4:00 at Central Office. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Planning to Retire in 2020?

If you are planning to retire in 2020, please contact Regina Stokes, Retirement Administrator, at mailto:Regina.Stokes@bcsdk12.net or 478.765.8563 to schedule a retirement meeting. You must also submit a Resignation/Retirement Form in PowerSchool. (See link below for instructions on submitting the Resignation/Retirement form)


Employees who are members of the Teachers Retirement System of Georgia (TRS) should utilize the website at http://www.trsga.com or call 1-800-352-0650 to request an Estimate of Benefits with their anticipated retirement date. Please be advised that due to the large volume of retirements at the end of each school year, the deadlines for summer retirements with TRS are:

  • June Retirement: March 31
  • July Retirement: April 30
  • August Retirement: May 31

*TRS recommends submitting your application as early as six (6) months, no later than two (2) months, prior to your date of retirement to avoid any delays of monthly retirement checks and possible interruption of health coverage.


Employees who are members of Public School Employees Retirement System (PSERS) are encouraged to apply for retirement as early as three (3) months prior to their retirement date to avoid any delays of monthly retirement checks and possible interruption of health coverage. PSERS employees should call 1.800.805.4609 or visit http://www.ers.ga.gov to request an Estimate of Benefits with their anticipated retirement date.

Employee Referral Bonus Program

Help Us Build A Great Team!


Employees who refer a "Teacher" candidate will receive a $1000 Referral Bonus if that candidate is hired and works in the district for a full year. Reach out to friends and family interested in teaching and tell them about the great things happening in Bibb! Please see the attached flyer for guidelines.

Upcoming Dates

  • Feb 27 - Chat & Chew
  • Feb 28 - TKES - Observation 4th Walkthrough
  • Feb 29 - Metro Resa Job Fair in ATL
  • March 5-26 - CPI - Cycle 2 FY20
  • March 7 - Annual BCSD Teacher Fair @ Rutland HS
  • March 19 - Board Meeting (Recommending Teachers)
  • March 20 - Contract Distribution
  • April 15 - Deadline for Lateral System Transfers
  • April 15 - End of Year Supplements due
  • April 27 - School-Based Classified Evaluations Due
  • April 30 - Chat & Chew
  • June 30 - 239- Day Classified Evaluations Due
"They may forget what you said but they will never forget how you made them feel"


Maya Angelo

BCSD Human Resources

Dr. Mack Bullard, Assistant Superintendent


Vision:

Each student will demonstrate strength of character and will be college or career ready.


Mission:

The Bibb County School District develops a highly trained staff and an engaged community dedicated to educating each student for a 21st century global society.