Welcome to the SCOE Employee Center. This section of our website includes announcements for staff and provides access to information that employees may find helpful. Use the links on the left side of this page to navigate to other employee information pages. The box at right provides links to sites frequently used by SCOE staff, including Aesop, Zimbra, and SELPA’s IEP login page.
Deferred Net Pay (DNP) forms due June 15
05/13/2013 - The DNP program allows employees who don’t work a 12-month year to spread their pay over 11 or 12 months. Employees who want to change their participation in the DNP program for next year must submit the appropriate paperwork by June 15.
- Certificated managers must work at least five days during July in order to receive 12 paychecks. If you do not work five days in July, you are considered an 11-month employee and will receive 11 paychecks unless you participate in DNP. Participating in the DNP program allows you to receive a larger portion of your pay in your June 30 paycheck.
- Non-management certificated employees are 10-month employees who normally receive checks from August to May. Participating in the DNP program distributes your pay from August to June. (You will not receive a July paycheck unless you work in an extended school year program.)
- Classified employees who receive a small check in August and/or June are considered 11-month employees. You will have one month’s net pay (approximately 8% each month) set aside for your DNP.
Certificated and classified staff who want to enroll in the DNP program or cancel their previous enrollment should complete the appropriate DNP form below and return it to Human Resources by June 15, 2013. Note that you do not need to complete a form unless you are initiating or canceling your participation status. If you were previously enrolled and do not want to change your status, you do not need to submit a form.
Open enrollment for life and accident insurance
04/30/2013 - May is open enrollment month for supplemental group life insurance. During open enrollment, employees may sign up for or change their participation in our voluntary supplemental group life and accident insurance program.
For the plan description, enrollment form, and additional information, go to www.scoe.org/openenrollment. Forms must be submitted by May 31 and changes are effective on July 1.
Employees can attend the ieSonoma event for free
04/30/2013 - Any employee who would like to attend the ieSonoma event on June 10, which features Sir Ken Robinson as keynote speaker, may attend at no charge. Advance registration via the SCOE website is required. To register at no charge, please put the registration code innovateteacher in the box above your name on the Verify Your Information screen. Register now.
For background on this event and more information about the related effort to promote 21st century teaching and learning in Sonoma County Schools, take a look at the most recent issue of the SCOE Bulletin (pdf).
Golden Bell nominations, due May 24
04/29/2013 - Each year, based on nominations gathered from staff, SCOE recognizes outstanding classified, certificated, and management employees through the presentation of Golden Bell Awards at our Back to School event.
If you want to nominate a colleague for this year’s awards, complete this nomination form (pdf) and submit it to the employee’s department supervisor by May 24.
The Team Player Award goes to …
04/26/2013 - Congratulations to Sherry Navarro, regional program assistant for the North Coast Beginning Teacher Program (NCBTP). Sherry was selected by the Personnel Commission to receive the Team Player Award for 2013, which recognizes classified employees who demonstrate outstanding service and dedication.
“I consider Sherry to be the foundational rock of our program as well as the ‘Energizer Bunny’ who just keeps on going no matter what obstacles or challenges may cross her path," says Betty Durso, NCBTP county coordinator. Comments drawn from a program survey also highlighted Sherry’s can-do attitude. “Sometimes I think Sherry might have a Superwoman shirt on underneath her work attire,” said one survey response.
In addition to her work commitments, Sherry is also active in the community and serves on committees that promote social justice and the well-being of the residents in Sonoma County. She has volunteered in a food pantry, assisted with fundraisers, and served on a variety of special event committees.
Please join the Personnel Commission in recognizing Sherry on May 20 at 2:00pm in Redwood Rooms A-B. Refreshments will be served.
The Commission would also like to congratulate all of the employees who were nominated for the Team Player Award this year, including:
Dustin St. John