Category Archive for "Compliance (HR Policy)"

Are You Ready For This? A New I-9 Form Arrives January 22nd!

James Stovall

As an employer, you probably already know that you must complete a Form I-9 for every new employee hired after November 6, 1986.  You may also know that ever since the first version of the Form I-9 was published in…

Starting a School: Lessons from a Charter School Veteran

About our contributing author, Steve Zimmerman     Co-Director of the NYC Coalition of Community Charter Schools (“C3S”). Steve has founded two charter schools in Queens—Our World Neighborhood Charter School, where he served as board chairman for five years and, most…

This Is Not Your Mother’s Benefit Plan (And That’s Okay)

Across all age groups, employee benefits are becoming a more important factor determining where people choose to work. In 2012, for example, only 28% of respondents in Metlife’s annual U.S. Employee Benefit Trends Study said that benefits were an important…

4 common termination mistakes

When a teacher fails to perform at the required level, decreases productivity with a negative attitude or misses too many days of work, it may be time to consider replacing him or her with a new educator. Ending a teacher's…

What are the best retirement plans for teachers?

When it comes to managing financial benefits, many employers are quick to provide some type of savings account to workers. Employment contracts stipulate the specific parameters for securing retirement funds, either through defined benefit plans – traditional pensions – or…

How the State of the Union address might affect paid leave policies

Some of the most contested charter school benefits at facilities around the nation are time-off and paid absences. From bereavement to maternity leave, teachers have a variety of ways to take temporary vacations from work. However, there has always been debate over…

How should managers handle FMLA-covered leave?

Under charter school benefits, teachers and other staff members can be awarded specific freedoms that are covered by the institution. It's up to human resources managers to determine the validity of some of these rights, including those under the Family…

How to Use Performance Improvement Plans to Achieve Success

If you ask any teacher, he or she won't hesitate to tell you how fun it is to educate young minds and interact with students on a daily basis. However, sometimes employees' performances begin to slip and their behaviors in…

Review managers' performance using faculty input

Many charter schools include employee performance reviews as part of their human resources policies.

Should charity work lead to additional PTO for teachers?

Should teachers be rewarded added paid time off for charitable work as part of their charter school benefits?