Employee Handbook

The APS Employee Handbook provides a summary of employee benefits and guidelines but does not cover all aspects of employment with APS. If you are an APS employee, it is your responsibility to read and understand this Employee Handbook.

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Employee Handbook (PDF)

Changes:

  • October 5, 2018: Updates
    • Page 3: Deleted terms "or indirect" and "indirectly" from Fraternization section
    • Page 12: Deleted the term "indirectly" from Conflict of Interest/Supervision of Relatives section

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. General Employee Safety
    • Reporting Safety Issues
    • Non-Life-Threatening Injuries
    • Life-Threatening Emergencies
    • Workers’ Compensation Insurance
    • Parking Areas
  8. Compensation
    • Pay Information
    • Direct Payroll Deposit
    • Mandatory Deductions from Paycheck
    • Overpayment of Earnings
    • Overtime Pay
    • Compensatory Time Off
    • Records of Time Worked
  9. Performance Reviews
    • Promotion and Transfer Policy
  10. Benefits
    • Social Security
  11. Leaves
    • Accrual Balances
    • Leave Types and Processes
    • Extended Leaves 
    • Donation of Leave
  12. Separation of Employment
    • Voluntary Terminations
    • Involuntary Terminations
    • Transfers
    • Return of District Property

For Additional Information Contact:

Albuquerque Public Schools
Human Resources Department
6400 Uptown Blvd. NE, Suite 200 East 
Albuquerque 87110 Map
(505) 880-3700

U.S. Department of Labor
Employee Standards Administration, Wage and Hour Division
1-866-4US-WAGE (1-866-487-9243)
TTY: 1-877-889-5627