Directions to MFT
Map to MFT
STANDARDS OF EFF. INST (SOEI) 2011
MPS Calendar 12-13
MPS Calendar 13-14
Cycles of Learning (Word Doc, 32Mb download may be slow)
DUTY DAY Sched. Parameters 12-13
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP)
EMPLOYEE POLICY HANDBOOK
HR FORMS (e.g. Leave, Separation)
MPS ORGANIZATION CHART
MPS STAFF DIRECTORY
SCH. BOARD SCHED., AGENDAS
SEN'Y LIST (link to MPS site - login required to access)
OTHER QUICK LINKS:
LEGIS. MTG SCHEDULES
MDE LICENSE LOOKUP
TRA Part time program Links:
TRA Part Time Program FAQs
TRA Part Time Program Form - Get it signed by HR before Sept. 30th!
MN State Retirement System (MSRS)
MPS Benefits Webpage
Retiree Inf'n Mtg-MPS Benefits - 2012
SOMI Flex/Dep Care
Legal Consultations/Other Benefits & services:
Ph: 800-238-1133 x8643
AFL-CIO Member Benefits
Click: Union Plus
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|Looking for a teachers contract, Memorandum of Agreement, Salary Schedule, etc.?
Click: Teacher Contracts
Thinking about retirement? Info sessions occurred on 4/9 and 4/13:
Presentations / Resources -
TRA Preparing for Retirement
TRA - Individual Counseling Schedule 12-13
MPS Benefits/Teachers Presentation
Medicare 101 Presentation
Social Security Presentation
MPS/Non-Licensed Staff Presentation
CieloStar ACH Form (electronic payment enrollment)
Looking for other retiree information or resources??
Check MPS Webpage - Click: https://staff.mpls.k12.mn.us/Depts/hr/Pages/Benefits.aspx
Contact Benefits - Amy 612-668-0519 or Jennifer 612-668-0512
Employee Status Change Form questions?
Here's the form if you need to see a copy: Employee Status Change Form
Check with your steward before submitting it!
Note on partial FTE reductions -If you are partially reduced at the site, Selection #5 is the most flexible choice
- you can seek full time and/or partial FTE positions as they come
available later. You are guaranteed your full contract FTE
in the District, even though a particular site doesn't have enough FTE
available. There's no guarantee your partial will be matched later, but
the possibility remains available under #5. Selection #4 - will
completely excess from the site now - this would be correct if you know
that you would not be interested in finding a matching partial.
Contact MFT if you have any special circumstances!
Keep a copy in case you have a question about it.
SL Donation - Please consider helping out a colleague!
for your overwhelming support for Tani! Her needs have
been met and she is extremely thankful for the donations that were
you are interested in supporting others, we currently still have two
recipients in need of donations that have been determined eligible for
donations after a review of their cases:
SL Donation form - KellyS - 21 days needed
Privacy is maintained unless the recipients are comfortable sharing more.
Your participation is completely voluntary, but will make a difference!
If your steward
circulated the information to you, check with your steward to see if they're collecting the forms.
Please read carefully, fill out carefully and sign before you FAX or MAIL it once to MFT
(Fax # is 612-529-0539). MFT will follow up with the District after
that. To avoid duplication, please do not fax or mail it to the District directly.
Thanks for considering the needs of your colleagues!
Think you may need to go on medical leave?
Medical Leave of Absence. You need to be on an approved medical leave be away for over 10 consecutive duty days.
Questions about Medical Leave or Medical Leave Approval?
Heather Berggren at Heather.Berggren@mpls.k12.mn.us or 668-0510 to
clarify what paperwork is required and to get your leave formally
Sick Leave Days (Balance). Your sick leave can be
applied for up to 90 duty days. To find your balance, check your
paystub for the number of SL hours and divide that number by 7.5 to get
SL days. Subtract one day for each month remaining in the school
year because those days have not been earned yet (they are credited to
your SL balance at the beginning of the school year).
How do Sick Leave,
Sick Leave Pool, and/or Long-Term Disability work?
Sick Leave Pool, Sick Leave Donations. If
you don't have enough Sick Leave days to cover your absence during the
first 90 duty days on Medical Leave, then you should submit your
medical information to see if you are eligible for Sick Leave Pool (if
already a member of the Pool) or Sick Leave Donations. This
benefit pays 80% of your salary and can pay you if you will exhaust
your own sick leave. There's a 5 unpaid duty day waiting period before
it can kick in. If you are not a member of the Pool, you still
need to have your medical information reviewed and determined eligible
before your colleagues can donate if you are not a member of the
pool. If approved, the District and Union will help locate donors.
To submit a claim for Sick Leave Pool or Donations -
How to Submit a Teacher Sick Leave Pool Claim FAQ
Sun Life Attending Physicians Statement (APR)
Minneapolis Public Schools Fraud Acknowledgment Form
Long Term Disability (LTD)
If you are
on Medical Leave more than 90 duty days, then you'll need to apply for
LTD when you get close to 90 days. This benefit pays 60% of your
salary (capped at $70k) starting at the 90th day for submissions that
have been determined eligible. Claims must be approved.
To submit a claim for LTD -
Look for: "How to submit a Long Term
Disability Claim (PDF)" and "Sun Life Attending Physicians Statement
(PDF) (return completed form to Sun Life)"
Questions about Sick Leave, Sick Leave Pool, Sick Leave Donations, or LTD?
Contact Jennifer Easton in Benefits (Jennifer.Easton@mpls.k12.mn.us, 668-0512).
Not a member of the SL Pool?
Teacher sick Pool Program Enrollment is open when you hired or first 30 days in the fall.
Contact Jennifer Easton in Benefits at 612-668-0512.
Need to renew your license? Applications can be submitted starting Jan 1st, 2012:
sure you paricipate in relicensure experiences totalling 125 clock
hours that include the state requirements. Access resources on
the MPS website for further information at:
MPS Relicensure Page
Pay particular attention to information about new requirements - including reflecting on your practice, etc.
If you are looking for a course to meet the requirements:
Visit: District 287 online PD for Relicensure
Having a workplace conflict that threatens to derail your career?
The Roadmap to
Resolution program is the name of the union-sponsored program provided
through Education Minnesota that provides facilitation for conflict
resolution. This voluntary process is confidential, takes place
outside of the District and is voluntary on the part of both
members. You are encouraged to attempt self-resolution, but it
not necessary that you have done so before making a request for
A facilitator will contact both members to seek dates/times outside of
the school day - you should plan on a commitment of two hours.
Keep in mind that the facilitator who contacts you will be looking to
setup the date/time, clarify the process if you have questions, but is
not seeking to collect background information about the conflict at
this time. There will be two co-facilitators who will be present
when you convene and they will work together to lead you and the other
member through the process together.
The link to the Education Minnesota webpage with more background information, request forms and other resources is at:
Click: Roadmap to Resolution (Ed Minn weblink)
The facilitators will destroy any notes they've kept (except for the
outcome which is tracked for program reasons) once your meeting has
ended, nor will any information from this process be provided to MFT or
the District, it is completely confidential.
Need assistance with a personal matter? Or to talk to someone?
Health Partners' Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a great resource! You do not need to be a HealthPartners member
to use these services, they are available to all employees and family
members. All services are free and completely confidential. Call for
* Personal relationships * Parenting *
Alcohol/Drugs * Emotional
distress/Depression * Financial concerns
* Legal issues * Eldercare/Childcare *
* And many more
Need a private attorney consultation (non-employment related)?
Your Union membership can help!
AFT Member Plus Legal Consultations/Other Benefits & services:
Call: 800-238-1133 x8643
AFL-CIO Union Plus:
Scroll down to left for links and contact information.
MFT Campaign For Students: