Human Resources Newsletter, January Edition 2020
HR Chat & Chew
You will receive a brief survey prior to each session which will allow you to give us topics of interest in advance, so that we can research the topics and be prepared for discussion. We have two remaining Chat & Chews scheduled. Please plan to join us on February 27th and April 30th at 4:00 at Central Office. We look forward to seeing you there!
Deadline to Hire Permanent Classified Staff
Re-election Packets FY21
Re-election Packets will be distributed to Principals on January 6, 2020. Packets will include:
- System Transfer Flyer
- Employee Roster for Verification
- Letter of Intent to Return
- At-Risk Form
- PT TRS Form
Verified Employee Rosters, Resignation/Retirement Forms and PT TRS Forms will be due in HR by January 24, 2020. Remember: Resignation/Retirement forms must be completed in PowerSchool.
For questions, contact Lewanna Stubbs @ mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or 478-765-8538
You should begin documenting performance concerns at the beginning of the year and continue documenting through-out the year. At-Risk meetings for Non-Renewal decisions will take place in January and February. If an employee's performance improves, you may remove them from the At-Risk list at any time.
The deadline to submit At-Risk forms is January 31, 2020. (Form is attached below and will also be included in your re-election packets in January).
If you have questions about documentation or the At-Risk process, please contact:
Ed Aaron at mailto:Edwin.Aaron@bcsdk12.net / 478.765.8515 or
Mack Bullard at mailto:Mack.Bullard@bcsdk12.net / 478.765.8733
For questions, contact Melanie Brown at mailto:Melanie.Brown@bcsdk12.net or 478-765-8565
Classified Mid-year Evaluations
For questions, contact Lewanna Stubbs at mailto:Lewanna.Stubbs@bcsdk12.net or 478.765.8538
- TKES - Jan 17, Mid-Year Conference & Teacher Assurance
- TKES - Jan 17, Mid-Year PSC PL Goals/Plans Progress
- TKES - Jan 31, 3rd Walkthrough
- TKES - Feb 28, 4th Walkthrough
- LKES - Jan 21, Formative Assessment
- LKES - Jan 28, Mid-Year Conference
- LKES - Jan 28, Mid-Year PSC PL Goals/Plans Progress
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
Do You Have Teacher Vacancies?
FMLA Start/End Leave of Absence Form
For questions, contact Christi Mimbs at mailto:Christi.Mimbs@bcsdk12.net or 478.765.8558
Time to Verify Your Payroll Deductions for Benefits
Employees must go online to https://bibbcountyschools.munisselfservice.com/default.aspx to review December payroll check(s) and verify all benefits deductions are correct by Monday, January 6, 2020.
Employees who added a spouse or dependent to health coverage may not see an update to health deductions. These deduction adjustments will be taken when the update is received from State Health.
Changes made during open enrollment will be reflected on December payroll(s), with the exception of Flexible Spending deductions. Any changes to Flexible Spending Accounts (medical and daycare) will be reflected on January payroll(s). By viewing the payroll check, employees are verifying that payroll deductions are correct – no further action is needed. Please contact the Benefits Office if any benefit deduction discrepancies are found.
Link to view open enrollment confirmations:
If you have questions regarding benefits, please contact the Benefits Office:
New Teacher Orientation Take II
For questions, contact Melanique Floyd at mailto:Melanique.Floyd@bcsdk12.net or 478.765.8586
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
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.
Dec 15 - Jan 11 - Substitute Teacher Application Window Open
Jan 1 - Deadline to Hire Permanent Classified Employees
Jan 6 - Re-election Packets Distributed
Jan 7 - Letters of Intent to Return Distributed
Jan 14 - Teacher Job Fair @ PLC
Jan 17 - Letters of Intent to Return Due
Jan 17 - TKES - Mid Year Conference
Jan 17 - Classified Mid-Year Evaluations Due
Jan 24 - Employee Rosters, Resignation/Retirement forms and PT TRS Forms Due to HR
Jan 24 - TKES - 3rd Walkthrough
Jan 24 - LKES - Mid Year Conference
Jan 29 - NTO Take II
Jan 31 - At-Risk forms Due to HR
BCSD Human Resources
Dr. Mack Bullard, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources
Each student will demonstrate strength of character and will be college or career ready.
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.