DC(LOCAL) - EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES

Personnel Duties

The Superintendent shall define the qualifications, duties, and responsibilities of all positions and shall ensure that job descriptions are current and accessible to employees and supervisors.

Filling Vacancies

The Superintendent or designee shall establish guidelines for advertising employment opportunities and posting notices of vacancies. These guidelines shall advance the Board's commitment to equal opportunity employment and to recruiting well-qualified candidates. Current District employees are eligible to apply for any vacancy.

The recruitment and processing of all applicants shall include online applications, personal interviews, investigative follow-up, and a thorough and comprehensive review of the applicant's character, training, and experience.

Applicants

All applicants shall complete the online application that is made available by the District. Information contained in applications for professional certified positions shall be verified before a contract is offered, and information contained in applications for service positions shall be verified before hiring or as soon as possible thereafter.

[For information related to the evaluation of criminal history records, see DBAA.]

Selection and Employment

The Superintendent has sole authority to make recommendations to the Board regarding the selection of contractual personnel.

Employment of Contractual Personnel

The Board retains final authority for employment of campus principals and all other contractual personnel in leadership positions at the executive director level and above.

The Board delegates to the Superintendent final authority for employment of all other contractual employees. The Superintendent shall report to the Board all hiring conducted under this authority.

The executive director of human resources shall have authority to offer employment contracts to prospective teachers during the recruiting season(s) up to a number to be authorized annually by the Superintendent or designee.

[See DCA, DCB, DCC, and DCE as appropriate]

Employment of Noncontractual Personnel

The Board delegates to the Superintendent final authority to employ and dismiss noncontractual employees on an at-will basis. [See DCD]

Authorization for Temporary Employees

Temporary employees may be employed by the District to accomplish special tasks or to manage seasonal peaks in workload. A temporary employee will be assigned to a nonpermanent position for a period of time needed to complete the tasks. Temporary employees shall not be entitled to District fringe benefits such as health insurance, paid leave, or payroll deduction.

The Superintendent shall establish guidelines for the employment of temporary personnel.

Employment Assistance Prohibited

No District employee shall assist another employee of the District or of any school district in obtaining a new job if the employee knows, or has probable cause to believe, that the other employee engaged in sexual misconduct regarding a minor or student in violation of the law. Routine transmission of an administrative or personnel file does not violate this prohibition. [See CJ for prohibitions relating to contractors and agents and DH(EXHIBIT) for the Educators' Code of Ethics.]

Ector County ISD

DC(LOCAL)-X

LDU 2020.08

DATE ISSUED: 8/19/2020