Your Contract Benefits You are the backbone of our district. You work very hard to teach each and every child who enters your class. Since 1977, GEA has represented you to improve teaching and learning conditions, salary, and benefits.
Reimbursement for Professional Development Financial support for classes & conferences Course must be appropriate for your area or a benefit to the district You must be a district employee during the class Reimbursement of 50% of your documented costs Maximum of 1% of the base salary ($301.76 in 2004-05) Tuition, registration fee, books, materials Additional funds available for coursework to necessary to become Highly Qualified under ESEA Include a letter from Human Resources indicating non- HQ status with documentation of the coursework Form available: www.greeleyea.org forms/documentswww.greeleyea.org More information- Article VIII; section J; #s 11&12
Bereavement Leave First, let us extend our condolences for your loss. If needed, you may have up to 5 days bereavement leave for – Immediate family member OR – Someone significant to you May need to submit information to HR Relationship to deceased Time and location of services If the deceased does not fit criteria (above) May need to use Discretionary Leave More information-Article VII; Section B; #2
Discretionary Leave Full-time employees entitled to 3 each year –Accumulate up to 5 DL each year (40 hours) –Additional DL will revert to Sick Leave Part-time employees 50%-99% will have pro-rated leave Emergency Use (pipes break???) –Apply for DL within two days of returning to work Restrictions: –5 days prior written notice –Maximum of 10% of a building absent on one day –DL granted based on the order in which received in principals office –Employees working less than 50% have no leave More information- Article VIII; Section E
Sabbatical Leave Want to pursue A scholarly program? Your education? Research? A scholarly program? Your education? Research? Travel related to the subject you teach? Travel related to the subject you teach? Full year and Semester Sabbaticals are available Full year and Semester Sabbaticals are available Full year: 50% of salary Full year: 50% of salary Benefits in proportion to year prior to Sabbatical Leave Benefits in proportion to year prior to Sabbatical Leave One Semester: 50% of salary for ½ year One Semester: 50% of salary for ½ year Eligibility: Eligibility: Course work must contribute to the District Course work must contribute to the District District employee for at least 6 years District employee for at least 6 years Application process Application process Applications submitted to HR Applications submitted to HR Forms available www.greeleyea.org forms/documents Forms available www.greeleyea.org forms/documentswww.greeleyea.org Include an outline of your plan Include an outline of your plan Post-Sabbatical: Post-Sabbatical: Written report Written report Minimum of 1 year service to the District Minimum of 1 year service to the District Horizontal & Vertical Movement granted Horizontal & Vertical Movement granted More information- Article VII; Section J; #s 1-10
Other Leaves Adoption Leave Child Care Leave Civic Duty Leave Educational/Exchange Assignment Health Leave (extended medical) Military Leave Political Visitation- for professional use More information-Article VIII- LEAVES (Except for Visitation, these leaves are unpaid; they save your position)
Sick Leave Bank Employees are automatically members of the Sick Leave Bank (SLB), unless they opt out. –May opt out/in the first 10 days of each contract year –When SLB drops below 300 hours, all members will be assessed 1 day To use Sick Leave Bank: –All of your own leave must be exhausted –5 days must be contributed to current condition –Fill out the forms submit by the 15 th of each month (apply additional months for extended conditions) –(except Dec- forms due by the first Friday in December) Submit to GEA (1116 13 th Street- fax 970-353-4199) –Doctors note should indicate a RELEASE to Work date –The SLB Committee will determine eligibility. –Maximum of 70 days available each year –ONLY for employees condition- not family Form available: www.greeleyea.org- forms/documentswww.greeleyea.org- FYI: –You return from your leave with O days for leave –Next contract year, you will donate 1 day to SLB –Donated days could be available –Must be a member of the Sick Leave Bank More information- Article VII; Letter M
Donated Sick Leave Must be a member of the Sick Leave Bank A maximum of 20 donated days are available Use for a condition affecting self, family, or significant other All of your own leave must be exhausted Doctors statement will be required Forms are due by the 10 th of each month to GEA Forms available www.greeleyea.org forms/documentswww.greeleyea.org FYI: Colleagues may contribute from 1-16 hours of their accumulated SL time Forms are available from GEA Use of donated days will require 1 day to be donated to the Sick Leave Bank in the following contract year More information- Article VIII; Letter N
Insurance Benefits Health, Dental, Life Health/Dental: Full-time employees District pays full premium for each contracted employee Part-time (more than 50%) employees will contribute to premium Benefits are negotiated annually with the carrier Open enrollment to change status occurs in June of each year. FLEX Benefit Plan (Article IX) The District allows for teachers to insure spouse/dependents Life: Insured for 2Xs annual salary up to $150,000 After retirement, benefit is $5,000 to beneficiary For information, contact Benefits: 348-6xxx
Employee Protection Right to Representation Right to Representation Article II; Letter D Article II; Letter D Employee Protection Employee Protection Complaints against an employee Complaints against an employee Corrective action Corrective action Unfounded action Unfounded action More information: Article XIII More information: Article XIII Concerns Concerns Situations not covered by Master Agreement Situations not covered by Master Agreement Working relationships Working relationships More information: Article VI More information: Article VI Grievance Grievance Actions against the Master Agreement, Personnel Policy or Personnel practice Actions against the Master Agreement, Personnel Policy or Personnel practice More information: Article VII More information: Article VII
Retirement Options PERA all the way PERA all the way 30-day notice 30-day notice 110 A 110 A Apply by March 1 Apply by March 1 110 B 110 B Apply by June 15 th Apply by June 15 th Increases HAS Increases HAS B = Better B = Better Satisfactory Evaluation Satisfactory Evaluation Observe Deadlines: Observe Deadlines: Get ALL paperwork date-stamped Get ALL paperwork date-stamped Access the Retirement Power Point Access the Retirement Power Point www.greeleyea.org www.greeleyea.org More Information- Article XVI More Information- Article XVI
Salary Schedule: –$30,276 base to $71,322 top –Career earnings that are at least comparable to most districts –3.75% step increment for experience –Employees new to the district can reach the top in 18 years Horizontal Movement Up to 60 semester hours honored 2.6% increase for 12 semester hours Chart in contract for course criteria; Pre-approval for still recommended Time lines are IMPORTANT: –Apply by April 30 th ; Use forms from HR. –Download Course Approval Form: www.greeleyea.org forms/documentswww.greeleyea.org –WALK your forms to HR- GET Date Stamped Articles: XXI & XXII
Mo Money Banking hours: –While working on your Masters, if you take District courses that do NOT apply to your degree, then you can save 6 to 12 hours, depending on your current placement. Co-curricular schedule for many additional assignments GEA works hard to negotiate COLA each year COLA maintains your buying power! Articles: XXII, & XXIII
Miscellaneous Benefits Minimum Lunch/Planning time Think the District wouldnt love to shorten our time to save $$$? Contract extensions- Per diem pay for additional contract time Overload Pay Teaching during Plan time will be at 23+%/hour Itinerant Teachers Protected plan/lunch. Layoff /Transfer protection Reduction in staff plan Voluntary/Involuntary transfer procedures Representation on several District committees Teachers have a voice- (sometimes) Benefits Calendar ESEA Evaluations Negotiations Performance Pay School Based Decision Making
Their learning conditions are our working conditions. Their learning conditions are our working conditions. Our Mission: Our Mission: –Prepare our students for the future –Maximize our professional careers –Advocate for the teachers in our District GEA negotiates for all our certified colleagues GEA negotiates for all our certified colleagues End of Slide show press esc End of Slide show press esc
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