One of the high school teachers has scheduled an appointment with you to review how the program works.

You are the HR Manager for the Pleasantville School District. Although it hadn’t done so before, the district recently implemented a person-focused pay program. This program offers a pay increase to teachers who pursue additional education and training. You were on the team that developed this policy, which has been approved but has not yet been disseminated district-wide.

One of the high school teachers has scheduled an appointment with you to review how the program works. You plan to review the policy with the teacher and give him a paper copy as a leave-behind piece.

In this post:

  • Write the policy for the Pleasantville School District’s person-focused pay program that will be shared with the teacher. At a minimum, be sure to address the person-focused pay program’s:
    • Purpose and description, including effective policy dates.
    • Eligibility requirements. (Who is eligible to participate in the program?)
    • Acceptable types of education and training. (What is eligible for reimbursement?)
    • Awards for successful completion of training or education (promotional opportunities, compensation, non-monetary rewards, et cetera).

Note: Remember that well-written policies are understandable and to the point. Keep the policy to one page at most