Manager Monthly
March 2021
Guidelines for Proof of Vaccination
As more of our team members are receiving their COVID-19 vaccine, we wanted to provide some guidance on how managers should handle asking individuals about their vaccine status.

As a reminder, DPS employees are not required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine or provide proof of vaccination as a condition of employment. You may ask team members about their vaccination status in order to follow public health guidelines, such as quarantine orders. In those instances, employees can be asked if they are vaccinated or to show a vaccination card. However, no employee may keep records or copies of vaccination cards or ask follow up questions of another employee about why they did or did not get vaccinated. We do not want to solicit private medical information or information that may reveal that an employee has a disability. 

If you have questions, please contact your HR Partner.
Updates & FYI
ICYMI: Spring Break Update for Central Staff
As we shared last week, DPS is adding two paid days off March 29 and 30, to the week of spring break for central staff. This is in addition to the three days that staff will already be off for break (March 31-April 2).

Please note that team members who are on a 245-Day Work Year Calendar will receive Thursday, April 1 and Friday, April 2 as paid days off, in addition to the regularly scheduled day off on Wednesday, March 31.

Please be sure your team is aware of this update, and reach out to your supervisor if you have any questions. 
Ensure Staff Participation in the Student, Family and Staff Survey
Student, family and staff surveys were sent on March 10. This optional and confidential survey asks questions related to each of the district’s crisis priorities of health and safety, social-emotional support, and accelerated learning -- and will include questions to inform our search for DPS’ next superintendent. Click here for additional information about how to access survey links and a communication toolkit for your school to use.

Help us encourage staff to take our survey by March 26 so that all voices are heard when we make decisions as a community. Questions? Please contact surveys@dpsk12.org.
Encourage Your Team to Attend Upcoming Open Enrollment Events
Open Enrollment is coming soon -- help your team be prepared to take action April 17-May 7. In addition to all the virtual resources and the Benefits Guide, DPS is offering several live, virtual benefit events. Find more information about the Vendor Event and Informational Jam Sessions on The Commons

Please share this flier with your team members and encourage them to register for an event. Interested in a group presentation? Email employee_benefits@dpsk12.org to schedule.
HR Connect Service Update: New Hours
HR Connect’s call center hours are changing. Team members are increasingly using email to contact us, and we are adjusting our call center hours to improve our response time to emails.

As of March 1, we are available:

  • By phone: 7:45 a.m.-noon Monday through Friday at 720-423-3900 (option 1)

Review 2021 Financial Services Year-End Deadlines
Please review the FY21 Financial Services Year End Deadline Memo for important upcoming dates regarding year-end close. If these year-end close processes are not completed prior to June 30, they could have potential budget implications for fiscal year 2021-22. If you have questions, contact your Financial Partner.
Talent Acquisition
Access the Interview Question Bank
Looking for new interview questions? Check out the interview question bank for questions that will help you gain a better understanding of your candidates. We have also included phone interview questions and an in-person interview template to help you conduct and collect feedback on your interviews.
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