Manager Monthly
October 2021
ICYMI: Central Office Return to In-Person Work
On Monday, Superintendent Alex Marrero shared this update with central staff on the return to in-person work. We will continue with remote flexibility for central-support teams until the week of Thanksgiving. Beginning Monday, Nov. 29, upon returning from Thanksgiving break, we will return to a full in-person schedule for central-support teams.

In August, we began a trial period of a flexible work schedule for central-support team members -- and since that time, it’s become clear that having team members here, in our buildings in person, has provided a boost to our collaboration and culture. With 95% of our central staff fully vaccinated against COVID-19, our health experts have been clear that our strong safeguards -- the vaccine requirement paired with our other health precautions like mask safeguards and adherence to the DPS 5 -- make it safe for a full return to work in our central-support sites. 

As we begin to prepare for the shift to full in-person work, please work with your team to answer any questions they may have and share this updated FAQ.
Updates & FYI
'Your Voice/Tu Voz' Team DPS Survey Results Available
The September 'Your Voice/Tu Voz' Team DPS survey results are now available for review. Click here to access the dashboard with all the team DPS data from the September survey.

This data captures team member perspectives on:
  • Climate and culture.
  • Social-emotional well-being and mental health.
  • Health and safety concerns.
  • Equity.

Useful filtering options means you can look at different categories by role, region and school. Use it to establish baseline data for district, division and school-level goals this year. If you have questions, email
Disability Awareness Month: Share Book List & Resources with Your Team
October is Disability Awareness month. Last year, the Denver Special Education Advisory Council (DSEAC) Youth Leaders met with students and staff to develop possible solutions to an issue they identified: Students with disabilities in our schools express feeling misunderstood and undervalued as a part of their classrooms and school communities. One of the solutions resulted in the creation of a curated list of books to be incorporated into language arts classes during October’s Disability Awareness Month. Please use these resources to connect with your team on how we can all start learning and talking about disability awareness and acceptance. Check out the lessons and book list here and share with your team.
Review Old Open Purchase Orders by Nov. 19
In preparation for the district's transition to the new Employee Space, Strategic Sourcing will be closing all purchase orders (POs) that are over 12 months old. There will be few exceptions outside of construction services and facilities projects.

If you are responsible for creating requisitions for your team, please review your open POs by Nov. 19. Visit the BIS Reporting Portal and navigate to Financial Services > Strategic Sourcing and run reports 6260 or 6261 to find what POs are open for your location. If you believe you have purchase orders over 12 months old that should stay open, contact DeeDee Case.
Talent Acquisition
Access Resources and Tools to Help You Hire Successfully
As the employment market continues to change, candidates continue to have more options for where they work. Hiring the correct candidate for the position is a challenging process, but with the right tools, can be a seamless process. Click here for valuable resources throughout the hiring process such as tips for reviewing resumes, phone screening, interview structuring, debriefing and more. In addition to accessing these tools and resources, please review the Hiring Process Guide for a refresher on which teams support hiring during each phase and who completes key actions throughout the hiring process.
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