About Human Resources and Legal Services
Welcome to Human Resources and Legal Services! This page provides you with information related to your employment with the District. Please take a moment to review these documents carefully and contact us with any questions or comments at (734) 994-2240.
At Will Employment:
Except as otherwise provided by an employee’s collective bargaining agreement or individual contract, employment between an employee and the Ann Arbor Public Schools is on an at-will basis. This means that the employee is free to resign his/her employment at any time, for any reason, and the Ann Arbor Public Schools retains that same right. No individual supervisor, manager or officer can make a contrary agreement, except for the Superintendent, and even then, such an agreement must be set forth in a written employment contract with the employee, signed by the Superintendent.
Board Policies and Regulations:
All employees of the Ann Arbor Public Schools are required to abide by the policies and regulations of the Board of Education. Copies of these policies and regulations are kept in the main office of all school buildings. Balas I, the Food Service Office at Pioneer, the Transportation department, Superintendent’s office, and Human Resource Services. They are also located on the District web site.
Also, please review your Employee Handbook. If you have lost yours or need new copies please notify HRS at 994-2240.
Each professional staff member employed by the District who has reasonable cause to suspect child abuse or neglect shall be responsible for reporting immediately every case, whether ascertained or suspected, of abuse or neglect resulting in physical or mental injury to a student by other than accidental means. Click here for AAPS Child Abuse or Neglect Reporting Guidelines.
Degree Change Form for AAEA:
Request for change to appropriate salary schedule for teachers. Course work must be completed first before form is filled out. There are 3 deadline dates for upgrades, please contact Barbara Tebbutt at 994-2283 for these dates.
Employment and Income Verifications:
We use The Work Number to provide automated employment and income verification.You will need our Employer Code: 11002. Your Log in is your social security number and your pin is the MMDDYY of your birth. Contact phone number for Commercial verifications: 1-800-367-5690. Contact phone number for Social Service agency verifications: 1-800-660-3399.
FMLA requires The Ann Arbor Public School District to provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid or paid, job-protected leave to eligible employees for certain family and medical reasons. Employees are eligible if they have worked for the Ann Arbor Public School District for at least one year and for 1, 250 hours over the previous 12 months. The method used for calculations is a “rolling” 12-month period measured backward from the date an employee uses any FMLA leave. Employees are required to use any available sick time. The FMLA leave begins on the employee’s first day off work. The complete FMLA regulations are located in all buildings and copies can be obtained from the Human Resource Services office. We are working with an outside contractor to ensure that we are correctly complying with FMLA. A medical representative comes to our office weekly to review FMLA and ADA requests to ensure that they comply with the law. FMLA FAQ's
Effective January 1, 2006, the State of Michigan mandated that fingerprints and criminal background checks be secured for all current and new employees of Michigan Public Schools. Schools must secure fingerprints and request criminal background checks for all covered individuals on or before July 1, 2008. Schools are prohibited from allowing covered individuals who are convicted of "listed offenses" to work under contract in any school. Fingerprints can be done at the Washtenaw Intermediate School District, 1819 S Wagner Rd., Ann Arbor , call for available times at (734) 994-8100. See WISD's website for more information.
The work and learning environment should be professional and free from intimidation, hostility or other offenses that might interfere with work performance. Harassment of any sort – verbal, sexual, physical – will not be tolerated. HRS will continue to provide annual training to all employees on various harassment policies including workplace, sexual and fair treatment.
Leaves of Absence:
All leaves of absence, whether paid or unpaid, must be requested in writing and responded to in writing. It is the obligation of the employee to keep Human Resource Services apprised of contact information (address and phone number) while the employee is on an unpaid leave. Failure to report back to work on the first day after expiration of the leave of absence will be considered a voluntary termination of employment.
All employees shall receive Sexual Harassment and Blood Borne Pathogen training annually. These trainings are now available on line. Should you have additional questions please contact our office. Following are instructions:
1. Go to http://www.gcntraining.com
School Safety Law:
On January 1, 2006, all Michigan School Districts must comply with a series of Public Acts related to school safety (2005 PA 129-131 and 138). Commencing January 1, 2006, all employees, new and current, will be required to have a criminal history record check conducted by the Michigan State Police (MSP) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The new law also requires you, as an employee of the district/school to self-report to your employer and the Michigan Department of Education when you have been arraigned/charged with a crime. You must do so within three business days or you will be guilty of an additional crime. Employees will report this information to Cynthia Ryan, Director of HR.
Non-paid, volunteers do not need to be fingerprinted but do need to complete the Criminal Background Check form found here. The completed form is to be returned to the main office at the school building.
Updating Teacher Certifications:
It is the teachers responsibility to keep certification up to date. Click here for instructions on how to renew your certificate. You can also contact the Michigan Department of Education. To check on the status of your certification click here.
Workers’ Compensation :
Workers’ Compensation is the system used to provide wage replacement, medical and rehabilitation benefits to men and women who are injured while at work. Report injury to supervisor immediately, if medical treatment is needed must obtain an Authorization for Treatment and Injury Report forms from school office, signed by supervisor or authorized person. The Authorization for Treatment form goes to Business Health Services and the injury report should be sent to HRS. All injuries must be reported to HRS within three days of accident.