I hope you are well. I have only had an opportunity to meet a few of you since joining the Board in September 2014. As a result, let me take this opportunity to briefly introduce myself. My role at the TCDSB includes providing Human Resources advice and support to the Academic Services side of the Board through a Sr. Manager of Academic Services. I also have responsibility for the Recruitment section within the Human Resources department and I discharge this responsibility through a Sr. Manager of Recruitment. It is within this capacity that I would like to provide you with an update regarding the manner in which the Board will grant interviews, now and into the foreseeable future, to occasional employees wishing to be placed on the long-term occasional teachers list.
As you may be aware, Regulation 274 (section 4) indicates that an occasional teacher may apply and be granted an interview for the List if they have been on the Board’s roster of occasional teachers for at least 10 months and have taught for at least 20 full days at one or more schools of the Board during a 10-month period within the last 5 years. It is worth noting that a time frame within which an interview must be conducted, after the aforementioned conditions are met, is appropriately not specified by the Regulation and as such that time frame to conduct interviews is within the Board’s discretion. After you have indicated to the Board that you wish to be placed on the occasional teachers list, the Human Resources department will communicate with you via your TCDSB e-mail account regarding your eligibility for an interview as well as any potentially scheduled interview dates. As such, you are encouraged to monitor your e-mail account frequently.
That said, our objective is to interview occasional teachers who are eligible to be interviewed for the list as quickly as we operationally can and in a manner that meets our operational needs. Some of the operational logistics and challenges that need to be managed include assigning interview panels consisting of at least 2 principals and finding appropriate space for interviews. In addition, it is also worth mentioning that the resources at our disposal have been adversely impacted by the Board’s current financial reality.
In effect, the above information simply translates to the fact that though we strive to interview occasional teachers for the list as quickly as possible and in a manner that is consistent with the Board’s operational needs, we, in most cases, will no longer be able to do so immediately after you have met the 10-month 20-day condition. We will continue to schedule interview dates as often as we can and this information will undoubtedly be shared with you via your TCDSB e-mail account. In closing, the list plays a critical role in the Board’s ability to meet a number of its operational and strategic objectives, as such, we remain committed to maintaining a healthy list by interviewing and selecting occasional teachers for that list as often as we can. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding. Have a wonderful day and enjoy the summer.
Mark Moffett, M.A., CHRL
Sr. Coordinator, Academic Services – Human Resources
Toronto Catholic District School Board
Thank You to all who attended our AGM June 3rd, elections were held for the following positions (listed are the successful candidates) :
President : Felix Salazar, Treasurer : Mary Matar
Councillor : Cathy Horton
IMPORTANT CLARIFICATION –
Years of Experience / 97th Day Rule Step 1, Step 2
There has been some confusion regarding grid movement, QUECO 5 updates, retro pay in LTO assignments.
Each year of experience is credited on the 97th day of teaching. 188 days equals one year teaching.These 188 days may be comprised of all LTOs taught and all daily OT work since January 1, 2013. Daily OT work before this date does not count for experience. That is why, sometimes your days worked , as mentioned on the roster, may not be the same as the days worked to calculate years of experience.
If QUECO 5 evaluation is submitted at the beginning of the assignment, then the OT will be placed in the proper category A 3 or A 4. If not, the OT will be placed in A 1 until proper paper work is submitted.
If .QUECO 5 is upgraded during the LTO ,it will only be recognized on the 97th day for category change with no retro pay involved. If however the OT submits QUECO 5 before the 97th day and it is the first placement, retro pay should be given to the OT.
A change in daily rate from Step 1 to Step 2 becomes effective on the 97th of the school year.
Have you registered with OECTA and sent your personal email to them so that you may receive all E blasts regarding Collective Bargaining Updates ?
A Sincere Thank You to all OTs who attended our last General Meeting . The guest speaker was Mary Lachapelle from Provincial OECTA. Her topic was ” Wellness ” She addressed such issues as mental health, stress in our lives, copying mechanisms and overall peacefulness The members in attendance were so involved that at times the silence was indeed deafening.Everyone left feeling quite upbeat. We have asked Mary to return next year to give another talk on “Wellness “.
The latest edition of the Occasional Teachers ‘ Roster will be available on the TCDSB website by mid March. Please check your information to ensure accuracy.
As per Memo 12 from the TCDSB interviews are being held for those who qualify March 12, 13 , 23, 24
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Roster ( Please Note )
The latest updated OT Roster will only be posted on the TCDSB website.
TOTL will no longer publish the OT Roster on its website.
Discussions continue between the TCDSB and TOTL [ TOTBU ] regarding funds available for the planned professional development. At this time,as there is no money for our Planned Professional Development Days, all scheduled PD Days are cancelled [ Dec 4, Jan 23 and Feb 13.]
Please note that a grievance has been filed concerning this matter
P,D. Committee Cathy Horton, Eileen Smyth, Mary Matar