Aug. 16, 2018
Jumping into the 2018-19 school year with students from Valdez Elementary.
Welcome Back, Team DPS!
It's the start of the 2018-19 school year, and we hope you're as excited as we are for all that's ahead. Tune in here to be in-the-know throughout the year! This newsletter, Team DPS Weekly, is sent to all team members each Thursday to share what you need to know as a member of Team DPS, from updates on your benefits to paychecks, from recognition to well-being resources, from discounts to giveaways, and much more!
To help make the most of Team DPS Weekly, here are resources to keep you informed:
  • Look for the newsletter in your inbox at 6 a.m. every Thursday morning.
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  • Missed an edition? Check out our Newsletter Archives page on The Commons for every edition of our newsletters. 
  • If you have information you'd like to share, submit a write-up to the newsletters on The Commons here
  • Not into Team DPS Weekly? Just delete it! Please don't unsubscribe. Unsubscribing from this newsletter will remove you from multiple communications from DPS -- and you don't want to miss out!
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Top 5 Callout: Summer Vacation Photos
Send us your favorite photos from your summer vacations or staycations. We'd love to see where you traveled, how you beat the heat and how you re-energized! Send your photos to We'll select the Top 5 and one person will win a giveaway!
Thanks for an Amazing Our DPS Day: Our Foundation, Our Future! 
We hope you were able to tune in this morning and join the rest of Team DPS in kicking off the school year with the annual Our DPS Day. In case you missed it, we'll share a link to the complete live-stream event soon.
To support our focus on well-being, see below for some resources DPS has available for you:
  • Visit the Well-being Resource Center for quick access to articles, videos, tips and discounts to help you feel supported, engaged, healthy, challenged and socially and emotionally intelligent.
  • We aim to have a Wellness Champion in every school and department to bring customized support to your team. If your team does not yet have a Wellness Champion and you are interested in serving in that role, please complete this form.
  • Join a DPS Belong group and connect with other team members who share your similar background and experiences.
Finally, help us continue to improve Our DPS Day and future events by sharing your feedback in this survey.  
Bonus: Don't miss our next big values-based program Creating Connections on Oct. 24! All members of Team DPS who have not yet attended this foundational program are invited -- sign up here!  

Visit the Employee Action Center for Quick Access to Your Information
The Employee Action Center -- formerly known as Infor HR/Finance Systems -- offers one-click access to information you need as an employee, including Employee and Manager Space, Infor Lawson, trainings, benefits and the new True Pay system. You will also see an additional link to Finance Infor Lawson for access to Finance functions, the Requisition Center, receiving, account code changes and more.

Quickly access the Employee Action Center from The Commons homepage, either in the Portals and Tools drop-down in the top navigation or in the footer. You can also access (and bookmark) the page using Questions? Contact

Looking for True Pay Training Resources?
Training videos and quick reference guides are available on
The Commons to help navigate True Pay, DPS' new time and attendance system. You can also reference the True Pay page on The Commons for True Pay presentations, FAQ, links to helpful materials and contact information.

Reminder: Our new pay days are the 7th and 22nd of each month (or the Friday before if the 7th or 22nd falls on a weekend). Click
here to find individual work calendars for 2018-19. If you have questions, contact
HR Connect Call Center Hours Update
HR Connect, your Human Resources customer support team, has experienced a decrease in phone call inquiries and an increase in email inquiries. To improve this service and respond to emails more quickly, the call center hours are being adjusted:
  • 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday and Friday
  • 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday
You can reach us throughout the entire business day at, or at 720-423-3900 during the new operating hours.
Discount Alert: Tickets to the Rocky Mountain Showdown on Aug. 31
Join the DPS Foundation on Aug. 31 to cheer on your favorite Colorado team! Watch the CU Buffs take on the CSU Rams in this annual football faceoff. Tickets start at $33, with $5 from every ticket going back to the DPS Foundation!
Order tickets today
and enter code 2018DPS
Perks at Work: How to Make the Most of Our Total Rewards
As an employee of DPS, you are able to access a bonanza of discounts and services to support you and your family. Each week in Team DPS Weekly, we'll highlight one of the many "Perks at Work" that are available to you.
This week, support your well-being by taking advantage of one of DPS' many gym discounts, including 25% off annual membership rates at Denver Recreation Centers, up to $75 off joining fees at the YMCA and $10 off monthly rates at Orange Theory Fitness. Check out all the gym discounts here and start saving today.
Want to learn more about other discounts and services? Visit the Well-Being Resource Center to see all of the supports available to members of Team DPS.

Nominate a Teammate for Living Our DPS
Have you seen a colleague or small team living one of our Shared Core Values (or all of the values)? Nominate them for Living Our DPS and they may be featured on The Commons and here in a future edition of Team DPS Weekly.
Nominate today and check back weekly to see who we're recognizing!
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