Springfield Public Schools
Human Resources Department- Sept./Oct. 2018
Compensation Study (JAT)- All Employees, Due Friday, Oct. 19, 2018
Evergreen Solutions is under contract to conduct a compensation and benefits study for the District. As a part of this study, we are asking you to complete the Job Assessment Tool (JAT). The information you provide is critical for Evergreen Solutions to review how the District compensates employees performing similar jobs. JATs are available for completion beginning Friday, September 21st and are available until Friday, October 5th (note: extended until Friday, October 19).
Supervisors, as assigned in the JAT, will review their employees JAT by Friday, October 12 (note: extended until Oct. 26).
To participate in the Job Assessment Tool, please do the following:
- Access the JAT site: http://bit.ly/SpringfieldSchoolsMO
- Login with the following UniqueID: What you were emailed.
- Begin completing your JAT. Note that you may exit and return to the JAT as many times as you would like before the deadline. Click the Save button at the bottom of each JAT section to save your information.
- After you have finished entering your information, click the Save button under the JAT sections to fully submit your information; there is not a Submit button. As you save, this information appears on our end.
Tips for taking the JAT:
- Please access your JAT using the Google Chrome web browser. Internet Explorer users may experience errors while taking the JAT.
- Your login will time out after one hour of inactivity. Please logout of your survey when you are not working on it. You will not receive a notification that your login has expired until you process an action on your webpage.
- You are able to print your JAT with a button at the bottom of the sections of the Employee JAT area.
Do You Have a Primary Physician? If Not, Find One Now!
SPS provides employee only coverage at no cost to the employee. Dependent coverage is available at the employee's cost. The medical plan is self-funded and is a preferred provider organization (PPO) plan with Mercy Health System as the preferred provider. Employees may use non-preferred providers; however, the deductibles and out-of-pocket amounts are higher. The District's contribution to employee group health insurance premiums is determined annually by the Board of Education.
When & Where Should I Go To Seek Medical Attention?
The Mercy Urgent Care (located on S. National) is being transitioned to an advanced ambulatory care center and will no longer be an urgent care. What is an ambulatory center? Download the Mercy flyer below 'Guide to Mercy Clinic Advanced Ambulatory Care" to learn more. On this web site, www.mercy.net, you may find a location for care for Urgent Cares. Mercy has new locations added for your convenience.
Need guidance on when you should contact a Nurse on Call or head to the ER? Download the "Sites of Care" document for a continuum of care guide.
Benefits Open Enrollment is Coming! Oct. 29-Nov. 16, 2018
Medical and Vision Premiums Unchanged; Dental Premiums Increase
We are pleased to information you that there are no increases in monthly premiums for medical insurance and vision insurance for 2019. However, there is an increase in monthly premiums for dental insurance in 2019. See below for new dental premiums, effective Jan. 2019. All benefit-eligible employees, including new hires that recently selected their benefits, must complete the Open Enrollment elections to confirm continued coverage or make changes. Watch for upcoming emails regarding Open Enrollment and directions on how to confirm/elect your benefits for 2019. Our Benefits Specialists, Heather Gardner & Cindy Dean, are available if you would like to set up a phone or personal conference to discuss your benefits. The 2019 Benefits Guidebook will be available on the HR website by Oct. 15th.
Are You or Your Spouse Getting Close to 65?
Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 3-4PM- Flu Shot Clinic at KAC- There is no charge for the flu shot as long as you and/or your spouse is covered under the SPS medical plan. You must bring your medical ID card with you. No appointments are necessary.
Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 4-6PM at KAC: CLAIM Seminar- The CLAIM State Health Insurance Assistance Program’s office provides a non-biased educational event regarding Medicare enrollment options. Those turning 65 within the next couple of years are encouraged to attend- spouses invited to attend. Claim Flyer & Registration Form
New Dental Rates- Effective Jan. 2019
Safe Schools Reminder
The safety of our staff and students is of utmost importance. That's why we offer the SafeSchools Online Training System to our employees. This also allows us to meet state and federal training requirements. These courses are informative and helpful towards maintaining a safe learning environment. We appreciate your help in ensuring the annual required trainings are completed in a timely manner. If you did not receive a Safe Schools email with your log in information, please contact Human Resources at 523-4647 or email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Was due Sept. 17, 2018:
SPS Leave Policies
Child Abuse: Identification & Intervention
Child Abuse: Mandatory Reporting
Discrimination Awareness in the Workplace
FERPA: Confidentiality of Records
Due Oct. 15, 2018:
Bullying: Recognition & Response
Sexual Harassment: Student Issues & Response
Student Discipline & School Safety
Youth Suicide: Awareness & Prevention