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PDU Incentive Eligibility and Payment Eligibility
Fall 2011 Personal PDUs need to be approved by Oct 31st and completed by Dec. 16th.
Instructional Superintendent approved yearlong school and/or central department sponsored PDU proposals must be submitted by Nov. 1, 2011.
Last day to register for a yearlong PDU Feb. 15, 2012.
All Final PDU Peer Review sessions must be completed by May 15, 2012.
Shirley Scott will be available to assist in developing personal, school and department sponsored PDUs, connected with the area of focus identified in the school UIP and /or Personal Growth Plans for the 2011-12 school year.
1. The teacher must register online for the PDU by the February deadline in order to be eligible for future payout. The teacher must be actively enrolled in ProComp and be in active status at the time of registration to be eligible for future PDU payout.
- See the Professional Development website for a description of the PDU process.
- Visit the Professional Development Registration System to register.
- View the teacher tutorial to learn how to use the PDU Registration System.
- View the instructor tutorial to learn about the PDU system's capabilities for instructors.
- Review the PDU Handbook.
2. The work must be completed within a specified timeframe (3, 6 or 9 months). This timeframe is determined at time of registration. All PDU work, regardless of timeframe, must be completed by June 10th each year. Completed work must be reviewed and approved.
- by the instructor (for pre-approved PDUs)
- by a peer reviewer (for personal or small group PDUs).
General Rules: Payment Eligibility
Teachers must be in ProComp and on active or paid leave status (AB, AH, AV, LP, LR, LF, or LV) at the time of payment. If a teacher is not in one of these statuses, payment will be delayed until the Teacher returns to one of these statuses. PDUs that are not paid during the contract year are "banked". If a teacher does not complete a PDU in the required time period, the PDU will be considered "discontinued". Discontinued PDUs are not eligible for payment.
- Effective the start of the 2010-11 school year, banked PDUs expire when a teacher permanently leaves the district (resignation, retirement or death), is non-renewed or is terminated for cause. If a teacher is non-renewed, the bank is discarded 90 days after the contract year ends (November 30th of the following contract year). For those terminated for cause or those who leave the district, banked PDUs will be discarded immediately.
14 Years of Service Rule. This rule change was effective with the 2009-'10 school year.
- For a teacher with 14 years of service or less, PDUs that are earned will be paid out as salary building in the current contract year, or will be banked as salary building for future years. After 14 years of service for ProComp purposes, any previously banked PDUs will be paid out as a bonus payment.
- For a teacher with more than 14 years of service, all PDUs that are earned will be paid out as a non base-building (bonus) payment.
In order to be paid for completing a PDU:
- The teacher must register online for the PDU.
- The Teacher provides completed work to be reviewed and approved by either the instructor (in the case of a pre-approved PDU) or by PDU peer reviewers (in the case of a self-directed PDU).
a. Provide the PDU Identification Number
b. Complete the approved PDU plan
c. Complete the Self Reflection Essay: A summary of the PDU process and outcomes, answering six specific questions that are included in the final PDU work sample of artifacts.
d. Participate in the scheduled final review session
Participants and PDU instructors register online for a final PDU review session or respond to a reminder message via email. The ProComp PDU team creates a calendar for the dates, times, and locations for the final review session.
- Completed PDU forms (proposals, final work samples, instructors' final report of completion, request for credit, UCD registration forms and checks) are submitted to the PDU Administrator via email, fax, school mail or handed in during scheduled appointments, workshops or final review sessions.
- ProComp Administrator processes all PDUs and submits a report of the names to payroll
Effective Date of Payment
Only one PDU can be paid out per year whether it is salary building or a bonus payment. Payouts are based on the FTE at time of payout. Employees can visit the Employee Self Service Portal (formerly SEA) to review their performance pay history.
Employees with no banked PDUs who submit completed documentation by the 1st of the month will receive payout in the next available payroll cycle. If all documentation is completed and finalized after the payroll deadline, payout will begin during the next cycle. The May 2010 MoU changed the timing for PDU payouts. PDUs will be paid in January, 2011 and January of 2012. PDUs earned enter the teacher's PDU bank until the next payment date.
Banked PDUs are paid out in the order received. If a teacher is rehired, still has a PDU bank, and has not been paid in year for a PDU, that PDU will be paid out during the first payment cycle after rehire. Banked PDUs are "discontinued" when a teacher retires and permanently leaves the bargaining unit.
All non-salary building PDU payments (bonuses) are paid as lump sums. Salary building PDUs are part of salary, so the incentive is paid monthly.