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August 25, 2020
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Below you will find information from the Human Resources Department that will be helpful to you throughout the school year. Please keep this information for your future reference. 
Pay Period Information
Payroll is distributed on the 25th of each month. If the 25th falls on a weekend or holiday, payday will be the last workday prior to the 25th
As a reminder, we no longer distribute direct deposit pay stubs. You can obtain your pay information by logging into the HR portal. If you have questions, please contact the HR department and they will assist you!
We want to call attention to BOE policy E-110-E which indicates that upon leaving the district, accumulated sick and personal leave will be paid provided a letter of resignation is submitted to the superintendent no later than June 1 of the current contractual year.

In addition, employees who leave the district will be issued final pay in June and insurance coverage will end June 30 of the current contractual year.  
Open Enrollment Dates
Dental and vision insurance open enrollment is typically in May with a July 1st effective date. 


Health insurance open enrollment is typically in May with an effective date of July 1st.


American Fidelity open enrollment for the cafeteria plan and ancillary products is in September with an effective date of January 1st.

Specific information regarding each of these open enrollment periods will be distributed to all staff via the Staff Communicator (which will also be posted in each building/facility) as the time approaches. 


Miscellaneous HR Information
The HR Department website has a page just for "Staff HR Information." Please review this information. 

Name Changes will need to be made through Human Resources. A marriage certificate, drivers license and social security card with the new name must be brought in to Central Office for the name change to occur.

The Affordable Care Act and subsequent federal regulations require group health plans and health insurance issuers to create and distribute a Summary of Benefits and Coverage ("SBC") document to all plan participants and beneficiaries. As a reminder, our health insurance provider is Anthem BlueCross BlueShield along with MaxorPlus providing pharmacy coverage.

Links are found below with this required information: 

Republic School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:  

Medicare and Prescription Drug Coverage
In the below links you will find information regarding current prescription drug coverage with the district along with your options under Medicare's prescription drug coverage.
If you or your dependents are NOT eligible for Medicare, disregard this notice.

Creditable Coverage Notice 
Federal Employee Rights: COVID19

403(b) Benefit

New accounts may be opened with following approved service providers:
American Fidelity Assurance Co.
Ameriprise Financial Services Inc.
Aspire Financial Services
HR Contact Information
Please contact the following individual if you have a question regarding the programs listed:

Missy Lester
Payroll Coordinator
Ext. 6007
  • Absence Management
  • HR Portal
  • Payroll
  • Timeclocks

Melissa Bennett
Human Resources Coordinator
Ext. 6011
  • Insurance and benefits
  • FMLA
  • Workers Compensation

Laura Martin
Human Resources Assistant
Ext. 6017
  • New employee paperwork
  • Absence management
  • Applitrack
  • Volunteer forms

Mr. Tyler Overstreet
Compliance Officer
Assistant Superintendent of Academic Services

Office Hours:
7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Central Office
518 N. Hampton
Republic, MO 65738

Phone: 417.732.3605
Fax: 417.732.3609  
For questions or comments please contact the HR Department using the information provided above.
Josey McPhail
Republic School District