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Title: Human Resources Advisory Council December 18, 2014


1
Human Resources Advisory CouncilDecember 18,
2014
  • Facilitated by
  • Melissa Aguero Ramirez
  • HR Director
  • Region One ESC

2
Welcome, Introductions Announcements
3
Educator Preparation Programs
4
NCLB 2014-2015 Timeline
  • Campus Reporting of Highly Qualified Teacher
    Compliance Report as of September 16,
    2014(2014-2015 Highly Qualified Teacher
    Data)Due Date November 17, 2014  
  • LEA Public Reporting of Progress in Meeting
    Highly Qualified Teacher Requirements(2014-2015
    Highly Qualified Teacher Data)Due Date December
    15, 2014  
  • Principals Attestation of Highly Qualified
    Teacher Requirements (2014-2015 Highly Qualified
    Teacher Data)Due Date December 15, 2014

5
Validation
  • Randomly selected
  • 3 separate processes
  • Teacher Status Validation
  • TEA validates LEAs determination of HQ status
  • Starts in October
  • Principal Attestation Validation
  • LEA will submit principals attestation(s) as
    requested
  • Starts after 12/15/14
  • Parent Notification Validation
  • LEA will submit copies of letter to parents
    notifying them that child was taught for 4 or
    more weeks by a teacher that wasnt HQ
  • Starts in late September

6
No Child Left Behind reminders.
  • Update info prn
  • June 15 end of year snapshot
  • What ECOS says

7
Certification
  • Core Subject Exam EC-6 and 4-8
  • Start administration January 6, 2015
  • How register?
  • Call ETS 1-800-205-2626
  • Cost?
  • During data collection period, FREE and 60 per
    retake exam
  • Otherwise 120 then 60 per retake exam
  • 45 day retake waiting period applies
  • No breaks during test
  • Scores available within 7 days from test date

8
Core Content continued
See Score Report Sample Scenarios
9
Eliminated exams
  • Last administration 8/31/15
  • Generalist EC-6 (191)
  • Generalist 4-8 (111)
  • Bilingual Generalist EC-6 (192)
  • Bilingual Generalist 4-8 (119)
  • ESL/Generalist EC-6 (193)
  • ESL/Generalist 4-8 (120)
  • All certification must be complete by 8/31/17
  • Must apply by 10/30/17

10
Resources for BTLPT Candidates
  • Spanish Content Vocabulary Academic
    Vocabulary for Fifth- to Seventh-Grade English
    Language Learners in Texas http//elltx.org/docs/
    AcademicVocabulary.pdf
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills in
    Spanish Spanish Language Arts and Reading,
    Mathematics, Science and Social Studies
    http//www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id21474934
    69
  • Spanish Writing Real Academia Española
    Diccionario panhispánico de dudas
    Accent information
    http//lema.rae.es/dpd
  • Bilingual Education Resources in Spanish,
    Region One Education Service Center
  • Lectura en Español y estrategias con recursos,
    materiales, apoyo y sugerencias (LEER MAS)
    http//www.esc1.net/projecttesoro
  • Bilingual Review Session

11
NEW TEA website and email addresses
  • New TEA website http//tea.texas.gov/
  • Beginning Dec. 15, 2014, TEA email addresses will
    transition from the current format of
    Firstname.Lastname_at_tea.state.tx.us to the shorter
    Firstname.Lastname_at_tea.texas.gov
  • both the old email format and new email format
    will still but encourage changing to the new and
    shorter format as soon as possible
  • In addition, please alert your IT department of
    this transition to allow the new domain of
    _at_tea.texas.gov through any spam filters your
    district may have.
  • If you have any questions or concerns regarding
    the email transition (or have comments regarding
    the new agency website), please feel free to
    contact TEA Communications at teainfo_at_tea.state.tx
    .us (through Dec. 14), teainfo_at_tea.texas.gov
    (beginning Dec. 15) or calling (512) 463-9000

12
Principal Survey
  • Principals receive CPEs for filling out
  • March 3rd system opens to HR
  • (add/move/delete teachers)
  • Webinar scheduled this week
  • March 16th system opens to Principals
  • Webinar forthcoming
  • Due Mid June
  • Effective this year results will impact EPP
    accountability ratings

13
Evaluation Systems
  • What do they look like?
  • Implementation Timeline?
  • Objectives of New Systems

14
ACA - Who has to do what?
  • Insurance Plan Responsibilities
  • Dependents up to age 26
  • Pre-existing conditions for children
  • No cost preventive care
  • Prohibition on lifetime coverage limits
  • State
  • Insurance Exchange
  • Employee Responsibilities
  • Individual mandate
  • Employer Responsibilities
  • Shared responsibility
  • Non-discrimination
  • Administrative

15
State Responsibilities
  • Insurance Exchange
  • To be created by 1/1/14
  • For individuals and small businesses to find
    prices on insurance coverage

16
Employee Responsibilities
  • Aka Individual Mandate
  • Effective 1/1/14
  • Insurance for self / dependants
  • Monthly penalty if dont acquire
  • Exemptions
  • Affordability
  • Categories of individuals

17
Employer Responsibilities
  • Offer insurance to all FT employees
  • Effective 1/1/14 or fiscal year
  • Assessment if
  • Fail to offer insurance to all FT employees
  • 1 or more FT employee gets insurance through
    Exchange AND
  • Receives premium credit
  • Assessment 2,000 x ( FT employees 30)

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Employer Responsibilities contd.
  • Automatic enrollment for FT employees
  • Effective 2015
  • Nondiscrimination
  • Effective approx. 9/1/15
  • Cant discriminate in favor of highly
    compensated employees
  • Five highest paid officers
  • 25 highest paid employees
  • Excess premiums taxable income
  • Penalty 100 per day x employees not
    discriminated against

24
Employer Responsibilities contd.
  • Administrative
  • Report benefits cost on W-2s
  • Effective 2013 for 2012 documents
  • Provide employees with info on state exchange
  • Effective once exchange exists
  • Submit certain info to Sec. of Health Human
    Services
  • Effective 2014
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Effective 1/1/13
  • Maximum 2,500 annually

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Affordable Care Act
  • TRS has clarified that employees, including
    substitutes, who are reasonably expected to work
    10 or more hours per week are eligible to enroll
    in TRS-ActiveCare.
  • Substitute teacher health insurance eligibility
    letter (TASB sample)
  • The letter describes enrollment eligibility,
    outlines the process for payment of premiums, and
    explains the conditions for continuing eligibility

29
FACT Clearinghouse
  • creates a single system to receive, search,
    adjudicate, subscribe and unsubscribe to
    applicant/licensee criminal history record
    information
  • Features
  • Work list a list of an agencys applicants
  • Applicant search to search for a specific
    applicant
  • Response Type Icons Hit/No Hit/Rejct
  • Subscription Status if agency is subscribed or
    not to a person
  • FBI Rap Back feature starting Summer/Fall 2015
  • Support http//www.txdps.state.tx.us/administratio
    n/crime_records/pages/FACTClearinghouse.pdf OR
    Charlene Cain at Charlene.Cain_at_dps.texas.gov or
    512-424-2090

30
Work-Site Postings
  • Revised Notice to Employees required by the Texas
    Hazard Communication Act
  • Effective date of the required notice from the
    Texas Department of State Health Services
    Division for Regulatory Services was March 2014
  • The revised posters may be ordered online through
    the TASB Store or by calling 800.580.8272 ext.
    2290
  • Please contact HR Services at hrservices_at_tasb.org
    or 800-580-7782 if you have any questions.

31
Lessons Learned (as per Law Dawg)
  • Garces vs. La Joya ISD
  • When the legislature changed the timeline from 45
    to 10 days, we assumed a case like this would
    arise.
  • Vazquez v. Williams (Los Fresnos CISD)
  • Teachers are entitled to cross-examine adverse
    witnesses at a nonrenewal hearing
  • Aleman vs. Edcouch Elsa ISD
  • The free speech rights of superintendents are not
    the same as the free speech rights of
    custodians/cafeteria workers

32
  • Latest additions Give Take workshop
  • San Benito CISD January 8, 2015
  • Jim Hogg CISD 9 - 4
  • Rio Hondo ISD Workshop

33
Substitute Teacher Certification Academy
  • 8-5 first day and 8-12 second day
  • 1/13 and 1/14 43618 / Willacy room
  • 1/16 and 1/17 workshop TBD at Lyford CISD
  • 6/15 and 6/16 43619 /Willacy room
  • For more information
  • http//www.esc1.net/site/default.aspx?PageType3D
    omainID1ModuleInstanceID549ViewID047E6BE3-6D8
    7-4130-8424-D8E4E9ED6C2ARenderLoc0FlexDataID22
    51PageID1

34
Upcoming Events Announcements
  • HR 101
  • January 30, 2015 workshop 43636
  • TxBESS Mentor teacher training
  • February 11, 2015 -workshop 43635
  • Walsh Anderson HR Symposium
  • February 12, 2015 - workshop 44037
  • ParaEducator Conference
  • February 13, 2015 - workshop 42267
  • Conference for Administrative Professionals
  • April 17, 2015 - workshop42467

35
Job Fairs
  • March 31st UTSA
  • April 8th Texas AM Corpus Christi
  • April 9th UTB/TSC
  • April 23rd Texas AM Intl. Laredo
  • June 2nd Region One ESC

36
Human Resources Advisory Council Meeting Dates
  • All will be held in the Starr Room from 9-12
  • February 20 workshop 43630
  • April 21 workshop 43631
  • August 28 workshop 43632

37
TASPA News
  • New members / committees served
  • TASPA Summer Law Conference July 15, 2015
  • TASPA Summer Conference July 15 17, 2015

38
Questions, Concerns, Solutions
  • Region One Salary survey
  • Employee Voluntary Savings Plans
  • La Joya
  • Lyford
  • Mercedes
  • Rio Grande City presentation on how theirs
    works
  • PSJA
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