Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 8/17/2017 - 6:30 PM
Category: ITEMS OF BUSINESS
Type: Action
Subject: 1. Action on Resolution 1718R-002 Regarding Limited-Term Employees (LTEs)
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 3
Effective and Efficient Operations
Policy: Admin Policy 6.37 - Limited-term Employment Positions
Attachments: Resolution 1718R-002
File Attachment:
Resolution1718R-002 .pdf
Background: At its June meeting, the Board referred Resolution 1718R-002 to its committee on Legislation, Rules and Policies.

Since that time, the Administration has collaborated with the Office of Accountability and Efficiency to draft the response to the resolution.

While limited-term employees (LTEs) have served an important role for the district in many areas such as filling temporary gaps of expertise, supporting staff transitions due to unexpected departures and supporting large-scale initiatives, the Administration is cognizant that, per Administrative Policy 6.37, such positions are to fill short-term areas of need and generally should not exceed one year.

The Administration is in agreement with the intent of the resolution and is recommending its adoption with minor amendments.

The first adjustment applies to a uniform hourly rate for MPS retirees: It would be difficult to operate with a uniform hourly rate for MPS retirees hired as LTEs, as there are distinct differences in the levels of difficulty and challenges in the services that are being provided by LTEs. Compensation needs to be commensurate with the job duties assigned to the LTEs, and the policy revisions will reflect this.

The second adjustment relates to inactivation of an LTE's active-pay status after 30 calendar days subsequent to the completion of payroll activity corresponding to the LTE contract's end date. This allows for those situations in which it has been determined that a particular LTE may continue in order to complete an assignment.
Fiscal Impact Statement: This item does not authorize expenditures.
Implementation and Assessment Plan Upon approval by the Board, the Administration will move forward with completing the necessary adjustments to Administrative Policy 6.37, Limited Term Employment (LTE) Positions.
Recommendation: The Administration recommends that the Board adopt Resolution 1718R-002 by Director Bonds as amended in the attachment to this item.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Dr. Darienne Driver - Superintendent