DeKalb Schools just hired Mr. Robert Morales as an ‘Executive On-Loan’ in the capacity of transition consultant from December 3, 2019 through December 31, 2019 and then as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) from January 1, 2020 through June 30, 2020.
Last year, Management Advisory Group (MAG) completed a Salary and Compensation Study for the DeKalb County School District.
From this study, the school district intended on moving to a competitive salary schedule for all employees. That is apparently more difficult than it sounds. Every month they come up with a new and improved version of the salary schedule.
Certified Employees, like teachers, seem to be set in stone now. Teachers will see their new salaries in their March 29 checks. Teacher contracts are going out by March 5 along with communication about what schedule and step they are on.
DeKalb Schools is going back to the drawing board for classified staff, everyone not certified. Superintendent Green has reached out to Gwinnett Schools to enlist their help.
Linda Woodard, who has come out of retirement, is running the HCM department. She and a few retired human resources people from Gwinnett schools are going to revisit the classified salary schedules over the next 3 months.
Employee Compensation Update
Interim Chief Human Capital Management Officer
Greetings Valued DeKalb County School District Employee!
Human Capital Mangement (HCM) is pleased to announce that salaries and job descriptions are under review. This is an effort to ensure that all classified salaries are aligned with experience and are competitive in the marketplace.
Based on this review, it will be determined which employees will receive an adjustment. It is our desire that this review will restore parity to our salary structure.
Our goal is to ensure that we:
• Commit to being Financially responsible relative to the District’s budget
• Contine to be transparent and equitable in the process
• Remain competitive in the market place thereby attracting highly qualified candidates
Once the adjustments are identified, Human Capital Management will notify employees who are to receive an adjustment by June 2019. Salary revisions will be retroactive to the first working day of January 2019.
Thank you for your continued service and commitment in meeting the District’s goals. We look forward to providing essential communication and support to you during this process.
“Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them.” — Frederick Douglass
“Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice. Moderation in pursuit of justice is no virtue.”