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Katy ISD VIRTUAL Teacher Fairhttps://www.katyisd.org/dept/hr/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=59Katy ISD VIRTUAL Teacher Fair2021-04-21T12:33:56Z<div class="ExternalClass3E1C5B385C4B42D09F4EE9B42E898D27"><p>On April 17, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Katy ISD will be hosting a VIRTUAL Teacher Fair.  Register by clicking on the follwoing linkt:  <a href="https://app.brazenconnect.com/a/katyisd/e/EBP27">Job Fair Registration</a>​<br></p></div>
Job Alertshttps://www.katyisd.org/dept/hr/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=58Job Alerts2021-01-27T14:29:08Z<div class="ExternalClass8A159031FBA247E4BEC10F7CD7D3948F"><p>Sign up on the following link for our weekly job alerts.  You will never miss out on any job listings.   <a href="https://katy.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx">Job Alerts website</a> ​<br></p></div>
Employee Transfer process updated https://www.katyisd.org/dept/hr/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=57Employee Transfer process updated 2021-01-05T13:35:34Z<div class="ExternalClass94F26A4FDDEF4D78BA21B1BBE859E20C"><p>Employee's wishing to transfer to a new department or campus no longer need to submit a transfer request.  An employee will need to complete an online application for the posted job listings.  <a href="/dept/hr/Pages/applytokatyisd.aspx">Application and Job Listing website</a><br></p><p>​</p></div>
Katy ISD Auxiliary Job Fairhttps://www.katyisd.org/dept/hr/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=56Katy ISD Auxiliary Job Fair2020-10-06T19:01:29Z<div class="ExternalClassAEC2991036D0472BAEEEA01A744C691A"><div><p style="margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-size:12px;vertical-align:baseline;color:#404040;font-family:arial, sans-serif;background-color:#ffffff;">Katy ISD is looking to fill many positions within the Maintenance & Operations, Police, Nutrition & Food Service and Transportation departments.  Job Fair registration is at:  <a href="https://katy.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=4456" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:#bf4b00;">https://katy.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=4456</a>  </p><br style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-size:12px;vertical-align:baseline;color:#404040;font-family:arial, sans-serif;background-color:#ffffff;"><br></div></div>
One of the Best Employers in Texashttps://www.katyisd.org/dept/hr/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=55One of the Best Employers in Texas2021-01-05T13:35:10Z<div class="ExternalClass83D17A05543248878A9BFE19BD870EAC"><p>​Forbes has named Katy ISD as one of the best employers in Texas for the second year in a row.  <a href="https://www.forbes.com/best-employers-by-state/#17325ea0487a">Click here to read the full article.</a><br></p></div>
2020-21 Katy ISD Health Planhttps://www.katyisd.org/dept/hr/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=542020-21 Katy ISD Health Plan2020-08-19T18:28:46Z<div class="ExternalClass2665CF06E337451D81826C439E89DC8A"><p>Recently the Katy ISD Board approved new design changes to the Katy ISD Health Plan for Plan Year 2021. The District will continue with AETNA to provide plan services and network options for staff and dependents. The new health plans will not see an increase premiums or deductibles except for one plan which offers a high deductible plan.</p><p>These plans have been designed to offer varying levels of risk based on the utilization needs of each staff member and their dependents. Katy ISD will be offering a Health Savings Account for those who elect the high deductible plan giving individuals to have complete control over their pre-tax health dollars while offering portability of those dollars.</p><p>Along with these plans, those participants who still have monies remaining in their HRA will still have access to those funds until they expire.<br></p><p><br></p></div>
Smart Restarthttps://www.katyisd.org/dept/hr/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=53Smart Restart2021-01-06T21:43:59Z<div class="ExternalClassAB3BA15A96294187B0DD46246E380408"><p>Return to work information is on the  <a href="/returntoschool/Pages/Staff.aspx">Smart Restart</a> website.<br></p></div>
Katy ISD Board Approves 2% Pay Increasehttps://www.katyisd.org/dept/hr/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=52Katy ISD Board Approves 2% Pay Increase2021-01-05T13:34:48Z<div class="ExternalClass33082E12AFD7425C8E952113EBC837B4"><p>During a time when uncertainties arising from a public health crisis has led to a sea of unknowns for communities across the nation, this past spring Katy ISD teachers and staff forged ahead, connecting with over 84,000 students through innovative instruction and support. </p><p>Although challenging times are still anticipated in the near future, the Katy ISD Board and superintendent made it a budget priority this school year to ensure teachers and staff would be recognized for their ongoing commitment to the District’s students and community.  At their June Board meeting, Trustees approved a 1% midpoint raise for all Katy ISD employees, followed by a 1% midpoint lump sum pay increase this coming December.   </p><p>“It’s because of our employees’ drive and passion to be there for our kids and establish relationships with families, regardless of circumstances, that Katy ISD students consistently outperform students from across the state,” said Dr. Ken Gregorski, Superintendent of Schools. “They ensure that our students have access to resources, opportunities and experiences that have positioned Katy ISD as a destination school district.” </p><p> Katy ISD teachers will receive a $660 raise, along with another $660 lump sum payment in December, for a total increase of $1,320. While, non-teachers will receive one percent of the mid-point of their pay ranges. Katy ISD staff will receive the one percent raise beginning with their first check of the 2020-21 school year.   </p><p>Katy ISD’s pay ranges include a hierarchy of job levels with pay guidelines for minimum, midpoint and maximum rates of pay.  Pay guidelines are based on an assessment of the market values for each employee job classification.  In an effort to ensure equity for each pay grade, pay range maximums exist as a control point for salaries.  However, all Katy ISD pay ranges are designed for adjustment to keep pace with the changing economy.  As such, reviews of pay ranges take place annually within Katy ISD.  </p><p>Katy ISD compensation plans can be found on the Human Resources web page under, Quick Links. </p><p>Katy ISD is grateful to its teachers and staff for their dedication, tireless efforts, and for continuously putting Katy ISD students first, every day.  </p><p style="text-decoration:underline;">Employee FAQs </p><p>When will staff see the 1% raise in their paychecks? </p><p>Employees will receive the one percent raise beginning with their first check of the 2020-2021 school year.  Each employee group has a work calendar that identifies their pay schedule.  Teachers’ first check of the 2020-2021 school year, for example, is on August 31. </p><p>Why doesn’t the District have a step schedule? </p><p>In Katy ISD teachers are paid similar to all employees on a pay scale with a minimum, midpoint, and maximum pay grade. A step schedule is a scale where teachers move vertically up the scale. Katy ISD utilizes a one-year teacher hiring schedule for new hires. Each year a new one-year schedule is adopted. This year the hiring schedule was adjusted by $660, creating a new schedule. In years wherein the District can give significant raises, hiring schedules are adjusted by the larger raise amounts. In contrast, if the District were unable to give a raise and salaries were frozen, teachers would receive a creditable year of service, but would not receive an increase in pay. This again, would create an entirely new one-year hiring schedule. Because the raise is based on the midpoint of a hiring schedule for a specific year, when you compare one year to another you will find that sometimes the percentage of that midpoint, in this case $660 is more than the perceived step, and sometimes it can be less. Generally speaking, a teacher hiring schedule is more beneficial than a step schedule. Especially in years where significant raises can be given.  <br></p></div>
Katy ISD VIRTUAL Teacher Fairhttps://www.katyisd.org/dept/hr/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=51Katy ISD VIRTUAL Teacher Fair2020-04-28T20:45:50Z<div class="ExternalClass923FDAB45FE14E1C9EDA726F0BC3A7A7"><div>Teacher applicants are encouraged to register for the VIRTUAL Teacher Fair.  All the details can be found on the <a href="/dept/hr/Pages/jobfairs.aspx">Job Fairs website</a>.<br></div><div><br></div><div><p>Katy ISD is looking for great teaching candidates, who are interested in joining the Katy ISD family for the 2020-2021 school year. The District is currently filling around 230 open teaching positions. Registration for the 2020 Virtual Teacher Job Fair will open on May 4-5.  Please feel free to forward this message to any prospective teachers that you believe would be great teachers for Katy ISD.<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"> <img src="/dept/hr/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Job%20Fair.jpg" alt="Job Fair.jpg" style="margin:5px;vertical-align:middle;" /><br></p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Katy ISD Virtual Teacher Job Fair</strong></span></p><ol><li>Complete a current Katy ISD Application online by visiting <a href="https://katy.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx">Job Postings webpage</a> and apply to all positions that you are interested in. (Some are generic postings while other postings are for specific positions.  Applicants are encouraged to apply for all positions they are interested in.)</li><li>The <a href="https://publicbiapps.katyisd.org/KISDJobFair/Default.aspx">Job Fair Registration Form</a> must be completed online May 4 – 5.  Please note: the registration form does not open until 7:00 am on May 4<sup>th</sup> and will remain open until 5:00 pm on May 5<sup>th</sup>.</li><li>Selected applicants will be invited by campus principals to participate in Zoom interviews: May 6 – 8.</li><li>In order to be selected for an interview, applicants must:</li></ol><ul><li>Have completed a current Katy ISD application online, AND</li><li>Hold a current Texas teaching certification OR have completed all TEA/SBEC content exams necessary for the teaching position they are seeking.</li></ul><p><em>Probationary certificates for the which the applicant has applied and paid, and the university/program has recommended will be accepted for registration to our Katy ISD Virtual Job Fair.</em></p><p>At this time, the Virtual Job Fair is only for teaching positions.  If you know someone looking for other types of job roles, please encourage them to apply online on the <a href="https://katy.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx">Job Postings Board webpage</a>.<br></p><p>Questions?  Please contact the Katy ISD Human Resources Department at <a href="mailto:HRInquiries@KatyISD.org">HRInquiries@KatyISD.org</a><br></p><br></div></div>
2020-2021 Job Listingshttps://www.katyisd.org/dept/hr/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=502020-2021 Job Listings2020-03-18T20:43:18Z<div class="ExternalClassA8F1CF59EC8C4B3F8F9E7C25E7A2E37B"><p>​<span style="color:#222222;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;">Katy</span><span style="color:#222222;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;"> ISD has postings for the 2020-2021 school year.  Some are generic postings while other postings are for specific positions.  Applicants are encouraged to apply for all positions they are interested in.</span><br></p></div>
Compensation and Benefitshttps://www.katyisd.org/dept/hr/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=48Compensation and Benefits2019-12-13T20:54:12Z<div class="ExternalClass6C8D512751004E7186C562CDC52DC49A"><p>Employees and applicants can review the district's <a href="/dept/hr/Pages/compensation.aspx">compensation and benefits </a>page.  You will find an abundance of helpful information regarding the pay scales, insurance, etc.  <br></p></div>
Katy ISD is ranked as one of the Best Employers in Texas by Forbes Magazine.https://www.katyisd.org/dept/hr/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=47Katy ISD is ranked as one of the Best Employers in Texas by Forbes Magazine.2019-12-10T16:49:11Z<div class="ExternalClassF8D55C6F7E6B444D8EB2C8C9BE7D5B8E"><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;"><span style="text-align:justify;">Looking to work for one of the "best-liked" organizations by its employees?</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">That search is closer than many might think.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Katy Independent School District was recently identified by Forbes Magazine as one of the </span><em style="text-align:justify;">Best Employers in Texas</em><span style="text-align:justify;">.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">In fact, it was the only school district in Texas to be included in the list of top 25 employers.</span><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span><br></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;">"To be one of only two school districts included on the Forbes <em>Best Employers in Texas</em> list is a testament to the talent, dedication and hard work of the teachers and staff who serve the nearly 81,000 students of Katy ISD," said Superintendent of Schools Ken Gregorski.  "Our employees fulfill roles not only as educators, but as caregivers, clerks, maintenance crews, and other professionals supporting the teaching and learning taking place in our classrooms.  As superintendent of this great school district I am very honored to be working alongside each and every one of our Katy ISD employees," added Gregorski.</p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;">Market research was conducted by Forbes and Statista to identify its first-ever list of America's Best Employers by state.  Nearly 200 companies were ranked among the best in Texas, with Katy ISD identified as #22 on the list.  A sample of more than 80,000 U.S. employees at companies, with at least 500 people, were surveyed.<br></p></div>
Benefits enrollment for current Employeeshttps://www.katyisd.org/dept/hr/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=45Benefits enrollment for current Employees2019-11-07T18:29:08Z<div class="ExternalClassAA2AD08036F04D769D5AF13A6AE24384"><h4>All current employees must enroll by the Annual Enrollment deadline of 11:00 p.m. November 13, 2019, to have benefits coverage in 2020.  To enroll in your Katy ISD benefits, go to www.katybenefits.org, click the QUICK LINKS button in the top right-hand corner, and then click ENROLL IN 2020 BENEFITS.. Once you are in the enrollment site, follow the instructions to enter your benefit elections.<br></h4></div>
Fall Recruiting Schedulehttps://www.katyisd.org/dept/hr/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=44Fall Recruiting Schedule2019-10-01T20:30:03Z<div class="ExternalClass262510B171E34B34AF802D924E5F504E"><div><table class="ms-formtable" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%" style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;margin-top:8px;"><tbody><tr><td valign="top" class="ms-formbody" width="350px"><div><div><div class="ExternalClass133215847D3140E6A9E9B336791B3F8E"><p>Go to our Job Fair page to find out where we are going to recruit new teachers to Katy ISD.  <a href="/dept/hr/Pages/jobfairs.aspx">Katy ISD Job Fair website</a><br></p></div></div></div></td></tr></tbody></table></div><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Auxiliary Job Fairhttps://www.katyisd.org/dept/hr/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=43Katy ISD Auxiliary Job Fair2019-09-20T18:00:14Z<div class="ExternalClassBBE0F6C5F6464AC6A1DEE7EE238B2D16"><p><a href="https://katy.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=2147">October 7th from 3-5 PM at the Merrell Center.  Further details can be found at the Job Fair website or clicking this link.​</a><br></p></div>
Sick Leave Bank enrollment now open!https://www.katyisd.org/dept/hr/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=42Sick Leave Bank enrollment now open!2019-08-13T12:27:03Z<div class="ExternalClassC89EED628B4B4095B699CE1AEADB7764">Employees have until September 15th to elect to participate or discontinue their current participation in the Katy ISD Sick Leave Bank.  The purpose of the Sick Leave Bank is to provide additional sick days to Sick Leave Bank members in the event of an extended absence for a major physical disability due to unexpected catastrophic illness or injury experienced by the member of the Sick Leave Bank or his/her immediate family.<div><br>To be eligible to participate in the Sick Leave Bank, you must be a benefit-eligible employee who agrees to contribute one earned local sick leave day per year. Enrollment is completed directly through Employee Self Service (ESS). Review the instructions on how to enroll.<br>If you are an existing member of the Sick Leave Bank (enrolled last school year), your membership will automatically renew. Existing members may choose to discontinue membership by selecting the decline option in ESS.<br><br></div><div>Questions about the Sick Leave Bank may be directed to the Employee Leave Office at (281) 396-2139. You may read more about the Sick Leave Bank in DEC (Regulation)and DEC (LOCAL) online.<br></div></div>
Katy ISD Teachers and Employees to See Six Percent Pay Increasehttps://www.katyisd.org/dept/hr/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=40Katy ISD Teachers and Employees to See Six Percent Pay Increase2019-06-25T13:11:45Z<div class="ExternalClass15BA6AB5DBA340168BD24BF4C9F8813B"><div>This coming school year all Katy ISD employees will receive an approximate six percent pay increase, while teachers and instructional paraprofessionals will have the opportunity to earn up to eight percent. The additional two percent increase for those teachers and paraprofessionals will derive from an attendance-based performance incentive.</div><div><br></div><div>The base salary increase for employees will come in the form of an approximate four percent raise, with two other lump sums during the fall semester— one August 15 for returning staff, and the other in December for all employees.</div><div><br></div><div>"After making sure we reward all of our staff, there is some additional money we've set aside to focus on those folks who have the greatest impact on student performance — our classroom teachers," said Ken Gregorski, Katy ISD Superintendent.</div><div><br></div><div>The District also plans on providing stability through its benefits package. While some Texas school districts anticipate premium increases this coming school year, Katy ISD will be holding its benefit premiums at last year's rates. Likewise, the District's existing health insurance plans will remain unchanged.</div><div><br></div><div>"My commitment upon accepting this position was to focus on taking care of our employees through a competitive compensation package, thus ensuring we're able to recruit and retain the best teachers around," said Gregorski.  "This pay increase, alongside the stability in benefits costs, is the most significant investment in Katy ISD's employee compensation package in recent District history," he added.</div><div><br></div><div>Katy ISD's move to increase pay for all employees and offer additional compensation incentives for teachers, is in part due to the District's long term fiscal management practices, along with the passage of Senate Bill 500 that provides Harvey related refunds and House Bill 3, with the District's compensation plan exceeding the priorities established by the Texas Legislature.<br></div></div>
Gulf Coast Job Fairhttps://www.katyisd.org/dept/hr/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=39Gulf Coast Job Fair2019-06-11T23:46:58Z<div class="ExternalClass4DBF1A8B973A490CA6E3014F125C0136"><p>Sign in to the <a href="https://katy.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=1539">Gulf Coast Job Fair</a> by clicking the link.​</p></div>
Instructional Aide Applicantshttps://www.katyisd.org/dept/hr/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=38Instructional Aide Applicants2019-06-03T16:57:07Z<div class="ExternalClass7FD536A6ACB74EC9BF8428F3B18431D6"><p>The Para​Pro Assessement is offered several times throughout the summer.  Register through the following link:  <a href="/dept/hr/Pages/Para-Pro-Info.aspx">ParaPro Assessment</a><br></p></div>
Resignation Processhttps://www.katyisd.org/dept/hr/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=36Resignation Process2019-04-10T14:28:02Z<div class="ExternalClassD6CD02D755494B698FD14F3433DCC374"><p>Katy ISD has updated the resignation process.  Please see the following link for details:  <a href="/dept/hr/Pages/resignationretirement.aspx">Employee resignation website </a><br></p></div>
Application & Job Listingshttps://www.katyisd.org/dept/hr/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=35Application & Job Listings2019-03-04T14:17:03Z<div class="ExternalClass0F27DCD826894E6990BA6ED71EA5FA7C"><p>​<span style="color:#222222;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;">Katy ISD has moved to a <a href="https://katy.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx">new application and job listing website</a>.  All applicants that are interested in applying for positions that are posted on and after March 1st will have to submit a new application.  </span><span style="color:#222222;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;">We feel all applicants will find that </span><span style="color:#222222;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;">this </span><span style="color:#222222;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;">new</span><span style="color:#222222;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;"> websi</span><span style="color:#222222;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;">t</span><span style="color:#222222;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;">e provides an overall</span><span style="color:#222222;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;"> </span><span style="color:#222222;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;"> better experience when trying to find a position within Katy ISD.  One of the changes is the opportunity to get a weekly email regarding current job listings.  Thank you for your understanding as the district moves to a new and improved website for our applications and job listings.</span><br></p></div>
Spring Recruiting Schedulehttps://www.katyisd.org/dept/hr/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=34Spring Recruiting Schedule2019-01-17T20:50:18Z<div class="ExternalClass133215847D3140E6A9E9B336791B3F8E"><p>​Go to our Job Fair page to find out where we are going to recruit new teachers to Katy ISD.  <a href="/dept/hr/Pages/jobfairs.aspx">Katy ISD Job Fair website</a><br></p></div>
Assistant Superintendent for Human Resourceshttps://www.katyisd.org/dept/hr/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=32Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources2018-11-28T13:28:04Z<div class="ExternalClass5BB91CE3D88F4B45AAA8A86F2BC3E81F"><p>​<span style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;text-align:justify;background-color:#ffffff;">Brian Schuss</span><span style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;text-align:justify;background-color:#ffffff;"> joins Katy ISD from Flour Bluff ISD where he was serving as the district's superintendent. Before being named superintendent in 2016, Mr. Schuss was the District's Assistant Superintendent for Business Management for seven years and was responsible for finance, human resources and district operations.  Prior to his tenure at Flour Bluff ISD, he was the Executive Director of Business and Operations for Port Aransas ISD.  Mr.  Schuss also served as an Analyst and Performance Auditor for the New Mexico State Legislative Finance Committee.  His educational career began in the classroom as an Economics and Secondary Mathematics teacher.  Katy ISD Board of Trustee members welcomed him during the last monthly board meeting, where he was approved as the assistant superintendent for Human Resources Department.  Mr. Schuss will begin his new role in January 2019.</span><br></p></div>
2018-2019 Salary Schedules Approved!https://www.katyisd.org/dept/hr/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=282018-2019 Salary Schedules Approved!2018-07-10T22:42:00Z<div class="ExternalClass47D70CE437FD4EA196025C0B528B98EA"><p>​​On June 25, 2018 Katy ISD's Board of Trustees approved the Teacher Salary Schedule and Non-Teacher Pay Ranges.​</p></div>
Portrait of a Katy ISD Educatorhttps://www.katyisd.org/dept/hr/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=27Portrait of a Katy ISD Educator2018-10-29T19:19:11Z<div class="ExternalClassF8EA993500A44F3993895A07AF1F44C3"><p><a href="/dept/hr/Pages/Becoming-a-Teacher-in-Katy-ISD.aspx">​Educators in Katy ISD...​ Relationship Builders, Lead Learners, Communicators, & Collaborators.</a><br></p></div>
Human Resources has moved to a new locationhttps://www.katyisd.org/dept/hr/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=25Human Resources has moved to a new location2017-11-01T15:44:29Z<div class="ExternalClass21FD5DAB01BF4399A06384963F0108A4"><p style="margin-bottom:0px;color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;">​Educational Support Complex Annex</p><p style="margin-bottom:0px;color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;">​438 FM 1463 Katy, TX 77494</p><p style="margin-bottom:0px;color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;">Phone: 281.396.2347  Fax: 281.644.1825<br></p><p style="margin-bottom:0px;color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;">Hours:  7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.</p></div>
Katynet transition to Helpkatyhttps://www.katyisd.org/dept/hr/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=23Katynet transition to Helpkaty2017-05-03T14:07:25Z<div class="ExternalClassA66108FC8F2D41EDBC8B2921B6D2B95A"><p>Employees that are accustomed to using katynet to find internal KISD information will now be directed to use:  ​help.katyisd.org</p><p>This new information platform will provide more information while also making it easier to find items.  Once you have logged into help.katyisd.org click on the "Administration" tab.  You will then see the "Human Resources" box.  This box will take you to the information that you were accustomed to seeing on katynet (Transfer Requests, Employee Relations, Medical Leave, Employee Handbook, etc.)</p><p>​Thank you in advance for your patience as we know any transition is bound to have some rough spots.  The Technology and Human Resources Departments will be more than happy to assist any employee with navigating through the new helpkaty.<br></p></div>
Internal Employee Application Processhttps://www.katyisd.org/dept/hr/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=22Internal Employee Application Process2017-05-03T13:52:36Z<div class="ExternalClass80C139CBAEB6458E88337F22466D8988"><div>It is with great pleasure that I bring to your attention an adjustment that has been made to the process used to apply for vacant positions in our district.  An online application, through WinOcular, has been activated that will allow internal candidates to apply online for posted positions. This new process will remove the need to have internal applicants submit (email, mail, fax, etc.) a letter of interest to the campus principal or district supervisor.  Resumes and letters of interest will all be uploaded into WinOcular. </div><div><br></div><div>As a result of the new process, internal applicants will take the following action steps when applying for posted positions:  </div><div><br></div><div>Request to be added to the Transfer List</div><div>-        While internal applicants will be required to apply for posted positions, principals and district supervisors will use the Transfer List to ensure that an internal applicant is eligible for a transfer.  However, internal applicants will required to complete an online application for posted positions.</div><div> </div><div>Apply online using the Internal Online Application </div><div>-        Internal applicants will be required to upload resumes and interest letters based upon the position for which they are applying.</div><div>-        Once an internal application has been completed by an employee, the application can be updated for each position of interest thereafter.</div><div><br></div><div>Automated reference forms will be distributed using the internal online application once a Katy ISD employee applies for a vacant positon.  KISD employees need three references (including one from your current supervisor).<br></div><div><br></div><div>Note:  Internal applicants cannot apply for positions that have not been posted.  In this case, the principal/district supervisor will use the transfer list as a way to identify interested applicants.</div></div>
TRS Surchargehttps://www.katyisd.org/dept/hr/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=18TRS Surcharge2017-02-22T15:36:48Z<div class="ExternalClassECFFDCB683DC4D29A1046B91E760AD56"><p></p><p class="x_MsoNormal">Retired former employees that are rehired in Katy ISD may be subject to surcharges set by the Texas Retirement System.  <strong>Any TRS-retiree seeking full or part-time employment with Katy ISD must validate they have not been employed by a TRS-covered employer for 12 consecutive, calendar months.  TRS-retirees that desire to work as a substitute are NOT subject to the 12-month <span class="highlight">g</span>uideline, but are subject to all TRS <span class="highlight">g</span>uidelines and any incurred surcharges.  </strong></p><p class="x_MsoNormal">Surcharges apply to the employment of any retiree who:</p><p class="x_MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-0.25in;"><span style="font-family:symbol;">·<span style="font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:"times new roman";font-stretch:normal;">        </span></span>retired after September 1, 2005 and </p><p class="x_MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-0.25in;"><span style="font-family:symbol;">·<span style="font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:"times new roman";font-stretch:normal;">        </span></span>is working a TRS-eligible position (half-time or more)</p><p class="x_MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-0.25in;"><span style="font-family:symbol;">·<span style="font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:"times new roman";font-stretch:normal;">        </span></span>combining substitute work and half-time employment</p><p class="x_MsoNormal"> </p><p class="x_MsoNormal">**Exceptions could be made for TEA defined hard-to-fill positions**</p><p class="x_MsoNormal"> </p><p class="x_MsoNormal">Surcharges do not apply to retirees working:</p><p class="x_MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-0.25in;"><span style="font-family:symbol;">·<span style="font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:"times new roman";font-stretch:normal;">        </span></span>as a substitute as defined by TRS</p><p class="x_MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-0.25in;"><span style="font-family:symbol;">·<span style="font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:"times new roman";font-stretch:normal;">        </span></span>less than half-time</p><p class="x_MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-0.25in;"><span style="font-family:symbol;">·<span style="font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:"times new roman";font-stretch:normal;">        </span></span>retired <strong>before </strong>September 1, 2005</p><p class="x_MsoNormal"> </p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><strong>Rehired retirees who signed an employment contract with KISD prior to July 1, 2016 are <span class="highlight">g</span>randfathered.​</strong></p></div>
Katy ISD now has 457(b) FICA Alternative!https://www.katyisd.org/dept/hr/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=16Katy ISD now has 457(b) FICA Alternative!2017-01-18T17:12:49Z<div class="ExternalClassDBADE352265C4C9A9782129828BD39BD"><p>​Effective Immediately, all temporary, seasonal, and substitute employees will be enrolled in the 457(b) FICA Alternative Plan.  An information letter was sent to all current employees affected by the change.  For further information, please see the <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong></strong></span><a href="/dept/hr/Pages/FICA-Alternative.aspx"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>FICA Alternative FAQs</strong></span>.</a></p></div>

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