Set LIFT Goals by Sept. 30 and Attend a Goal-Setting Workshop
LIFT-eligible employees should have three to fiveSMART goals set and approved in Infor HR by Sept. 30. Setting and achieving goals is important because at year-end, overall ratings are based on achievement of goals (50%) and LIFT performance indicators (50%). Leaders can set earlier deadlines, so please check to confirm when your goals are due.
If you and your teams need help with setting goals, attend an interactive goal-setting workshop to practice crafting and revising SMART goals to make them meaningful and relevant. Also check out these additional resources to assist you with goal setting:
Payroll approval due dates: All payroll approvals are due twice per month. Click here to view the 2018-19 True Pay approval calendar. Access training videos and quick reference guides for steps you and your team need to take to ensure payroll is approved on time for each pay period.
Employee schedules in True Pay: All employees need to have accurate schedules to be paid correctly and to be paid for holidays, time off, leave of absences, etc. Access training videos and a quick reference guide to set up or adjust schedules for all of your direct reports.
Additional pay (extra duty or stipends): If you are trying to submit additional pay, you can enter the number of hours an employee has worked directly into True Pay. There is also a new stipend submission process for appropriate incentives. Click here to view a training video on how to submit additional pay.
Resources to Encourage Participation at Values-Based Programs
DPS' Values-Based Programs are a free resource for Team DPS to connect, learn and grow, while also providing team members the opportunity to develop as leaders in their role. They also support LIFT and LEAD goals.
Share the new Values-Based Programs booklet with your team members to help prioritize what programs you and your team should attend this year. Download the interactive digital booklet or emailSamantha Silver to request hard copies for your team.
Use the Resources for Leaders website for email templates, fliers and more to help you communicate upcoming opportunities to your team.
Recommend Team Members for the Fall DPS Management Program
Applications are now being accepted for the fallDPS Management (DPSM) program. DPSM supports supervisors, managers, directors, deans and assistant principals looking to hone their leadership skills, engage those they lead, facilitate change and develop a performance-based team culture. Participants in DPSM engage in weekly courses that support professional development and align to our Denver Plan strategies of leadership and culture. Please recommend this opportunity to a team member who would benefit from DPSM. Application information can be found here. Applications are due Sept. 21. Contact DPSManagement@dpsk12.org if you have questions.
Nominate an Employee Wellness Champion for Your Department
As part of the Whole Child, Healthy Child initiative, the Employee Wellness team's goal is to support the health and well-being of all DPS employees. With that, we aim to have an employee Wellness Champion in every school and department across the district to bring customized support to your team. Please take a minute to recommend or nominate (including yourself) a Wellness Champion for your team. Wellness champions will receive a stipend of up to $500 from the DPS Wellness Program.
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