Employees

Last updated at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, July 6, 2020

 

We understand our employees have a lot of questions. We have created the following FAQ for employees. To submit questions, please click on the green "Submit Questions or Suggestions" button, then use the "Employee Inquiry" button on the "Let's Talk" page.

Forms for ADA and Leaves

Medical Certification of ADA Qualifying Impairment: to be completed by health care provider and returned to the equity manager when ADA accommodations are being requested.

http://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/library/er/ada_medical_certification.revised.pdf

Authorization for the Release of Medical Information: may be required if additional information is needed about a health condition.

http://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/library/er/gen__ada_authorization_release_information.pdf

Additional documents:

Leave of Absence Quick Reference Guide (Instructional)

Leave of Absence Quick Reference Guide (Noninstructional)

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Instructional staff members will report virtually on Friday, March 27, 2020 for a four-hour training on the topic of distance learning and digital resources. Participation and completion will be monitored by each school’s administration.  Additional information regarding this training and how to access it will be sent in the coming days.

Monday, March 30, 2020, will still be considered a teacher planning day, however teachers will be working virtually to complete their 3rd quarter grading, report card functions, and other planning day activities.

(Below is a more complete list of when employees are expected to return to work.)

Any teacher who needs access to their school to gather materials may do so – at the earliest – on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, when administrators will report to their school campuses. You will be expected to quickly enter campus, gather what you need, and depart campus. All such visits should be conducted prior to 10:00 a.m.

The District intends to pay all regular full and part-time employees as we normally would for both the March 20, 2020, and April 3, 2020 paychecks.

For those employees specifically assigned to work during the week of Spring Break or the week following (March 14 through March 29), you will be entitled to additional compensation/emergency pay at your hourly rate for actual time worked during this period. This will be in addition to the normal wages that are being paid to all employees during this same time period.

Please note, that while instructional staff members who participate in the distance learning training on March 27, 2020, will be entitled to this additional compensation, those who participate on or after the March 30, 2020, planning day would not.

Yes. It is extremely important for the employees who are called to return to work prior to March 30, 2020, to accurately report their hours worked in Time Clock Plus. Hourly employees working during this time period should be clocking in and out as they normally do, and exempt/salaried staff should be entering their hours worked on their digital time sheet.

Exempt/salaried employees should enter time on the Time Clock Plus Timesheet. The current plan is to use these Time Clock Plus records to initiate payment of additional compensation/emergency pay. We will be unable to re-create these time records after the fact, so if you have a question or issue with reporting your time, please contact your worksite supervisor for assistance.

At this time, it is unclear whether the state will require us to make up the lost instructional time that comes with the second week of closure. We are closely monitoring the situation and we will communicate further with staff as we learn more.

Below is a more complete list of the dates that employees are expected to return to work.

  • Administrative/Professional-Technical Employees and Learning Design Coaches will return to work at the assigned school locations on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, to receive distance learning training and prepare to support their school’s distance learning efforts.
  • Resource Management Associates, School Bookkeepers, Student Systems Data Entry Operators, Registrars, and Principals’ Secretaries/Administrative Assistants will return to work at their assigned school locations on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, to support their school’s administrators in preparing the school for the transition to distance learning.
  • Technology Service Technicians will return to work on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, to assist schools in collecting and preparing their computers for student check-out on Monday, March 30, 2020. Specific work location assignments will be provided in the coming days.
  • Payroll Department Employees will return to their assigned work location on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, to ensure that this function continues as scheduled.
  • Instructional staff members will report virtually on Friday, March 27, 2020, for a four-hour training around distance learning and digital resources. Additional information regarding this training and how to access it will be sent in the coming days. Participation and completion will be monitored by each school’s administration.  Monday, March 30, 2020, will still be considered the teacher planning day, however teachers will be working virtually to complete their 3rdquarter grading, report card functions, and other planning day activities. Any teacher who needs access to their school to gather materials may do so on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Teachers needing to do so will be expected to quickly enter campus, gather what they need, and depart campus. All such visits should be conducted prior to 10:00 a.m. to the maximum extent possible.
  • All other District employees not listed above will resume work on Monday, March 30, 2020. Specific instructions regarding where employees will be expected to work from, and what that work will look like will be provided in more detail soon. Employees in Transportation Services, Food and Nutrition Services and After School Enrichment Programs can expect a department-specific e-mail in the coming days with additional information specific to their functions. 
  • Please note that individual Principals and Directors may recall individual employees not included in the above categories to return to work prior to March 30, 2020. Such recalls will be narrowly tailored to a specific high-needs function or a specific issue that requires additional assistance to resolve.
  • Students will commence with distance learning on Tuesday, March 31, 2020.
  • Custodial Services employees, Maintenance employees, and School Safety Guard/Lead School Safety Guards will report to work on March 30, 2020 – not earlier as previously stated.
  • All employees returning to work within the proximity of others should follow the social distancing guidelines in place by the CDC, local Health Departments, and the Florida Department of Education.

Distance Learning Tech Support

For fastest service, please use the e-mail and live chat features.

  • Email: TechHelp@pasco.k12.fl.us (monitored from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • Live Text Chat: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday at Technology Help Desk Live Chat (Look for the green chat box in the lower right hand corner)
  • Voicemail: 813-794-2859 (you may leave a message 24hrs a day and messages are reviewed daily, Monday-Friday)

Staff Newsletter

In the April 6 newsletter you will find additional information about the instructional training on Friday as well as important information as we prepare to launch of 75,000 student Prek-12 virtual school next week.

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