DC(LOCAL) - EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES

Personnel Duties

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

Posting 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 may apply for any vacancy for which they have appropriate qualifications.

Employment of All Personnel

The Board delegates to the Superintendent final authority to hire contractual and noncontractual personnel. [See also BJA(LOCAL)]

Applications

All applicants shall complete the online application by accessing the District's careers home page.

When applicants are equally qualified for a position, veterans who are discharged from active duty under an honorable discharge shall be extended an interview and, if equally qualified, will receive a hiring preference.

Information on applications shall be confirmed before hiring an individual.

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

Employment Requirements

All employees shall meet the requirements specified by the District for the positions for which they are hired. Exceptions to this provision may be made only by the Superintendent.

Polygraph Tests

Applicants for certain positions may be requested to take a polygraph examination after a tentative offer of employment is made by the District.

Unauthorized Persons on District Premises

No person independently hired by a District employee shall be allowed to perform any tasks or volunteer any duties on District premises without prior approval of the principal, work location supervisor, and/or the Human Resources Department. [See also DH(LOCAL), GKG(LOCAL)]

Exit Interviews

Employees resigning or retiring from the District may be asked to participate in exit interviews.

Resignation or Retirement in Lieu of Termination

An employee who retired or resigned in order to avoid termination shall not be eligible for reemployment with the District. [See also DFE(LOCAL)]

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.]

Effective Date

This policy shall be effective as of the adoption date, May 11, 2018.

Houston ISD

DC(LOCAL)-X

LDU 2018.04

DATE ISSUED: 6/13/2018