The process the Handbook Design Team will use to continue to develop the Employee Handbook will include an Employee Forum and Focus Groups that will occur this spring. The purpose of this process is to involve all staff.
- Employees will be involved in the process because we can’t be successful without your involvement.
- Employees from every group will be represented because we need everyone.
- The purpose of the Employee Handbook is to create clarity and consistency in what is expected of employees.
The purpose of the Employee Forum is to review what is working well, what the obstacles are, and what we can improve. It also allows for what’s going on with the organization’s internal and external environment. Forums are usually scheduled at different times during the morning, afternoon, and evening. Forum timetables will be posted in advance on the communication board so employees will know when to attend. Questions will be submitted in advance that will be answered at the forum.
The purpose of the Focus Groups is to allow every employee who would like to give input, the opportunity to do so. Focus group sign up will occur once the employee forums are completed. We have not determined how many focus groups we will have, but we will attempt to hold as many focus groups that will accommodate the number of employees who want to attend.
A post to a previous blog stated, “Do you eventually anticipate a more diverse leadership team comprised of administrators, board members, teachers, and support staff to formulate the new Employee Handbook?” I plan to listen to the voices and concerns of all of our employees. The final recommendation will come from the superintendent. It is the Board that approves the final Employee Handbook.
Again please remember the purpose of the Handbook is to create consistency and clarity for all employees. It is the desire of the Handbook Design Team to recruit, retain and recognize high performing, solid employees who embody the standards of integrity and accountability, to also commit to the continuous development, coaching and support of our employees and to continue to adhere to strict standards of achievement and excellence.