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  • HARTFORD PUBLIC SCHOOLS 960 Main Street

    Hartford, CT 06103

    Employee Handbook

    (Revised 1/2017)

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    HARTFORD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

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    NOTICE This Handbook is prepared for informational purposes only. It does not constitute a contract between the Hartford Public Schools and its employees and should not be construed as such. The policies and practices referenced in this Handbook may be changed or amended at any time as necessary. Most policy statements in this Handbook have been paraphrased for brevity. Should any question arise regarding a policy issue, please refer to the full text of the referenced policy in the Hartford Board of Education Policies, and/or consult the Office of Talent Management. Employment by the Hartford Public Schools is not for a definite term and may be terminated by the Hartford Public Schools or by the employee at any time, pursuant to law or in accordance with any labor agreement currently in force. Each employee is responsible for the contents of this document and the Board policies. A copy of the Hartford Public Schools’ Policies are available on the website www.hartfordschools.org.

    http://www.hartfordschools.org/

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    SECTION I – HARTFORD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

    DIRECT SIZE AND STRUCTURE ........................................................................................................................... 2 MISSION OF THE HARTFORD PUBLIC SCHOOLS ............................................................................................. 2 JOB CLASSIFICATION ............................................................................................................................................ 2

    SECTION II – EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS

    EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY .............................................................................................................. 4 EMPLOYMENT AND ADVANCEMENT ................................................................................................................ 4

    Recruitment and Selection ....................................................................................................................................... 4 Affirmative Action ................................................................................................................................................... 4 Standards/Conditions for Employment .................................................................................................................... 5 Probationary Period .................................................................................................................................................. 5 Performance Evaluation ........................................................................................................................................... 5 Employment Status .................................................................................................................................................. 5 Employment Records ............................................................................................................................................... 6

    WORKING CONDITIONS ........................................................................................................................................ 6 Hours of Work.......................................................................................................................................................... 6 Attendance and Tardiness ........................................................................................................................................ 6 Absent Teachers, Child Development Assistants (CDA), and Special Police Officers ........................................... 7 All Employees .......................................................................................................................................................... 7 Pay Practices ............................................................................................................................................................ 7 Equipment and Supplies ........................................................................................................................................... 7 Workload .................................................................................................................................................................. 7 Communicable Disease Control ............................................................................................................................... 7 Sexual Harassment ................................................................................................................................................... 8 Harassment ............................................................................................................................................................... 9

    SEPARATIONS ........................................................................................................................................................ 11 Voluntary Resignation ........................................................................................................................................... 11 Involuntary Termination -- Layoff ......................................................................................................................... 11 Involuntary Termination ........................................................................................................................................ 11 Retirements ............................................................................................................................................................ 12

    SECTION III – EMPLOYEE RIGHTS AND DISTRICT EXPECTATIONS

    EXPECTED BEHAVIOR ......................................................................................................................................... 14 Standards of Conduct ............................................................................................................................................. 14 Corrective Action ................................................................................................................................................... 15 Chemical and/or Substance Abuse – Alcohol and Drugs....................................................................................... 15 Publishing/Copyrights and Patents......................................................................................................................... 16 Acceptable Use of Computer Networks ................................................................................................................. 17 Conflict of Interest/Code of Ethics......................................................................................................................... 19 Nepotism ................................................................................................................................................................ 19 Gifts ........................................................................................................................................................................ 19 Solicitation and Selling .......................................................................................................................................... 19 Collections, Contests, and Drives .......................................................................................................................... 20 Solicitation of Staff Members ................................................................................................................................ 20 Dress Code ............................................................................................................................................................. 20 Use of Telephones .................................................................................................................................................. 20 Smoking and Tobacco Use ..................................................................................................................................... 20 Gambling ................................................................................................................................................................ 20

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    Activities ................................................................................................................................................................ 20 Other Employment ................................................................................................................................................. 20

    CIVIL AND LEGAL RIGHTS ................................................................................................................................. 21 Non-Discrimination ................................................................................................................................................ 21 District Title IX and Section 504 Coordinators ..................................................................................................... 21 Complaints/Concerns In-district Activities ............................................................................................................ 22 Freedom of Speech ............................................................................................................................................