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Education Schedules Human Resources Activities

July 11, 2007 – The Virgin Islands Department of Education has scheduled a series of human resource activities leading up to the opening of the 2007-2008 school year, according to Human Resources Director Alscess Lewis-Brown. The activities include orientations and diversity trainings for new personnel as well as meet and greets for administration and staff.
Lewis-Brown said, "We are in the peak of our recruitment season, which means that not only have we sought out candidates, but we have made offers and are currently assisting them with completion of their packages and conducting interviews.
"The Department has scheduled full-scale orientations which will educate and familiarize our new hires with the community's organization, V.I. public safety and child protection laws, local banking, government and agency personnel policies and procedures, payroll and business office procedures, AFT rules and regulations, health care program benefits, employees' obligations to the Government Employees' Retirement System (GERS) and other available benefits. In addition to Education presenters, representatives from various community businesses, agencies and organizations will make presentations. "
The orientations and diversity trainings are scheduled for 8 a.m., Aug. 14 and 15, Tuesday and Wednesday, at the Curriculum Center in Kingshill, St. Croix; and 8 a.m. Aug. 16 and 17, on Thursday and Friday, at the Bertha C. Boschulte Middle School auditorium, St. Thomas.
All newly hired teachers and other department personnel, who have not received a formal orientation, are encouraged to take part in the scheduled programs.
The annual new teacher receptions are slated for Aug. 23 and 24, on Thursday and Friday evenings. Venues and times will be announced at a later date.

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