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APS Employee Handbook


Workplace Standards

  • Open Communication
  • Customer and Community Relations
  • Equal Opportunity
  • Harassment and Discrimination
  • Reporting Harassment or Discrimination
  • Fraternization
  • Reasonable Accommodation of Individuals with Disabilities
  • Participation in Political Activities
  • Drug Free Workplace
  • Use of Legal and Prescription Drugs Authorized By a Physician
  • Drug and Alcohol Testing
  • Violence in the Workplace
  • Family Violence and Your Workplace
  • Weapons
  • Smoking
  • Employee Technology Acceptable Use
  • Social Media
  • Gifts
  • Dress Code and Personal Appearance
  • Solicitations and Distributions
  • Tutoring or Advising for Pay

Standards of Conduct

  • Employee Standards of Conduct
  • Staff Conduct with Students
  • Conflict of Interest
  • Unacceptable Activities
  • Progressive Discipline Process
  • Administrative Leave Pending Possible Disciplinary Action

Employment Matters

  • Employee Background Check
  • Immigration Law Compliance
  • Conflict of Interest/Supervision of Relatives
  • Use of District-Owned Vehicles and Use of Personal Vehicles on District Business
  • Per Diem
  • Health Examinations
  • Personnel Files
  • Medical Records Files

Employment Classification

  • Non-Exempt and Exempt Employees
  • Regular Full-time Employees
  • Regular Part-Time Employees
  • Substitute Teachers/Substitute Educational Assistants
  • Short-Term Employees
  • Temporary Employees

Work Schedule

  • Business Hours
  • Absence or Lateness
  • Holidays
  • Severe Weather and Emergency Conditions
  • School and Administration Office Closings
  • School Closings (Administration Offices Open)
  • Abbreviated Days (2-Hour Delay)
  • Early Dismissals
  • Building Access by Employees

General Employee Safety

  • Reporting Safety Issues
  • Non-Life-Threatening Injuries
  • Life-Threatening Emergencies
  • Workers’ Compensation Insurance
  • Parking Areas


  • Pay Information
  • Direct Payroll Deposit
  • Mandatory Deductions from Paycheck
  • Overpayment of Earnings
  • Overtime Pay
  • Compensatory Time Off
  • Records of Time Worked

Performance Reviews

  • Promotion and Transfer Policy


  • Social Security


  • Accrual Balances
  • Leave Types and Processes
  • Extended Leaves
  • Donation of Leave

Separation of Employment

  • Voluntary Terminations
  • Involuntary Terminations
  • Transfers
  • Return of District Property
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2017 Switch/Open Enrollment Information
There are significant changes to the Medical Plan for 2017. Please read carefully the summary of medical plan benefits. We encourage you to be certain that you understand how the 2017 medical plan will work. Come to switch/open enrollment and the health fair to have your questions answered by our medical carriers.