December 23 Paycheck Update
The NTU reached out to NPS this morning regarding tomorrow’s paycheck (December 23, 2014).
-Tomorrow's check will be a normal paycheck. If you normally get direct deposit, it will be direct deposit. If you normally get a live check, it will be a live check.
-Tomorrow's check is not post dated. You can cash it or take the money out of the bank immediately.
-NTU checked with NPS this morning. This is a correction from the previous communication with NPS. Tomorrow’s check WILL BE treated like the third check of the month.
Full time staff will be receiving paychecks on December 5, 19 & 23, 2014.
Per Diem staff will be receiving their paycheck on December 30, 2014.
Click here to download the revised pay dates calendar for Salaried & Substitute Employees for 2014-2015.
If you are going to be absent five (5) or more consecutive days for an issue NOT COVERED by FMLA, you must fill out a Medical Certification form as per our contract.
The Medical Certification form can be obtained at the NTU Office or in your school Main Office. Unfortunately, the Medical Certification form not be downloaded digitally from our web site.
Health Benefits Waiver...
The NPS District has informed the NTU that eleigible employees, who waived their health insurance coverage as set forth in Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), will be paid on Friday, December 12, 2014.
According to the NJ Division of Pensions & Benefits, there is a Retirement Checklist (Fact Sheet #6) which outlines the necessary information, forms and time lines that are required from the individual retiring and the employer. Fact Sheet #6 covers 6-8 months before retirement through shortly after retirement. Fact sheet #6 also includes references to other fact sheets pertaining to retirement and related issues such as Purchasing Service Credit, Retirement Planning, Types of Retirement, Taxation of Benefit Distributions, Employment after Retirement, Health Benefits & Cobra Coverage and Life Insurance / Death Benefits.
Click here to download NJ Division of Pensions and Benefits Retirement Checklist (Fact Sheet #6).
NTU CLASS SIZE & SUPPLY SURVEY
The NTU continues to receive violations about class sizes and class supplies. Click this link to fill out the official NTU Class size & Supply Survey. We will be using the collected information to report out to the Newark Public Schools and the New Jersey Department of Education.
Once again the NTU will be actively involved with the First Book program for our students and teachers during the 2014-2015 school year. Remember to receive books for your students, you must REGISTER. Click here to Register now!
PREP PERIOD UPDATES & FORM
To read more, click here to download the latest update and guidelines for Prep Periods.
NTU RETIRED EMPLOYEES ALERT!!!Dear Members: “...There is no denying the fact that New Jersey retired public employees and currently employed are being attacked by forces hell bent on destroying a pension system that has served New Jersey residents and public employees since 1922 and for teachers since 1919. Mr. Christie is spending the summer kicking sand in the face of all NJ retirees and those still employed by trying to sell yet another pension reform package...” To read the entire story click here.
Now is the time to stand up to the Governor, his handlers and financial backers. You can do this by joining NJRPEO. Help us continue to build an organization that can stop the attacks on public employees and save your pension. To join is free and easy! All are welcome whether you currently live in or out of New Jersey.
Email and leave the message “add me to the list” Within days, NJRPEO will share with you the full details of the draft bill entitled, “Independent Pension Systems Actuarial Assumptions Act.”
NTU MEMBERS WHO ARE EWP!
Download this link to help you locate currently available district positions by School and Title. Call the NTU at 973-643-8430 with any questions or concerns you may have.
John Abeigon, Director of NTU Organization
TO DOWNLOAD THE 2014-2015 NPS SCHOOL CALENDAR CLICK HERE...
ALL MEMBERS WHO ARE ON EWP
The next to last paragraph in the letter sent to you by Vanessa Rodriguez is incorrect. It states that unless you find a placement, you may be assigned to a role or multiple roles throughout the school year in order to best serve the needs of students. That is completely wrong.
You are not required to work in any role that IS NOT COVERED BY YOUR AREA OF CERTIFICATION. You are especially NOT to cover for laid off aides, clerks or counselors. Nor are you to emergency-sub for substitutes longer then for a day or two. By taking on these roles, you are aiding and abetting the NPS and opening yourself up to liability issues.
Feel free to call the NTU at 973-643-8430 with any questions or concerns you may have.
John Abeigon, Director of NTU Organization
NEW JERSEY RESOURCES 2013 FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, DIVISION OF DISABILITY IS AVAILABLE NOW FOR YOU TO VIEW OR DOWNLOAD. CLICK HERE...
Guidelines for Performing Observations on Teachers Returning From Extended Leave... Click here to Download NJDOE AcheiveNJ Guidelines for performing observations on teachers returning from extended leaves (FMLA, Maternity, etc). Please feel free to reach out to NJDOE Office of Evaluation for implementation guidance on evaluations and AcheiveNJ.
John Abeigon, NTU Director of Organiztion
NTU PEER OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
NTU members can now pass along any concerns, issues and suggestions regarding Peer Oversight.
The NTU has created an email address for members to address Peer Oversight in a confidential, secure format. Please send your emails to the NTU Peer Oversight Committee at email@example.com.