New Hire Center

Welcome to the New Hire Center!
 
You have been given access to this webpage because you have been extended an offer of employment.  Please be aware, all offers of employment are contingent upon approval by the Board of Education and the passing of an Expanded Criminal History Check.  The access to this website and any references to employment may not be construed as an employment contract or intent to employ.
 STEP 1:  PRE- EMPLOYMENT APPROVAL
 
CRIMINAL HISTORY CHECK 
*Students under 18 are not required to submit a background check.                              
All new school employees, certificated and classified, must have an expanded criminal history check performed.  Expanded criminal history checks cost $35.25 and can be completed online.  The cost is the responsibility of the employee.  If you have not yet completed your criminal history check authorization, please do so now

Click on the link below:
https://secure.safehiringsolutions.com/app.cfm?id=6C3894C6-23B0-4F7D-BE67-92299F5BB55E
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BOARD APPROVAL
Candidates must be presented to the Board of Education for approval of employment.  After a candidate is approved, a letter indicating the Board's decision is mailed to the candidate's home. 
 
 STEP 2:  NEW HIRE MEETING AND PAPERWORK
 
NEW HIRE MEETING
ALL EMPLOYEES ARE REQUIRED TO MEET WITH THE BENEFITS COORDINATOR PRIOR TO THEIR FIRST DAY OF WORK. The new employee meeting is designed to provide new employees with general information about Valparaiso Community Schools as well as complete the required payroll paperwork.  The meeting will cover the following topics:
  • Information about Valparaiso Community Schools
  • Employee Handbook 
  • Blood-Borne Pathogens Training Video
  • Anti-Harassment Training Video
  • General Workplace Safety
  • Completion of Payroll Forms
New Hire Paperwork can be filled out at the Administration building during normal business hours.
 Documents to Bring 
  • Completed Payroll Forms (see below)
  • Voided Personal Check for Direct Deposit
  • College Degree, Official Transcripts (as applicable for position)
                For Teachers and Aides: Praxis Scores and Teachers License
Identification and Eligibility Documentation - Click here for list of acceptable documents.

 

NEW EMPLOYEE PAPERWORK
Below are links to the required payroll forms.  You can access the form by clicking on the form name.  Please complete all payroll forms listed below. 
Immunization Record (Optional, but recommended in light of recent outbreak) 
*Indiana State Department of Health states in the event of an outbreak, staff and students without documented proof of immunization records will be withheld from schools for 21 days.
If you are working more than 20 hours per week, you are eligible for Section 125 benefits (Flexible Spending Accounts, Additional life Insurance, etc) through American Fidelity. To view their benefits please CLICK HERE.
 
 STEP 3:  APPROVAL TO BEGIN WORK
 
After you have completed all of the pre-employment screening, and new hire paperwork your hiring supervisor will be notified that you have been approved to begin work.  You will be contacted by your hiring supervisor and your first day of work will be confirmed.  If you have any questions about your first day of work, your position, job responsibilities, pay rate, etc., please contact your hiring supervisor. 
 
403b PLAN INFORMATION 
  
403(b) Plan - All VCS employees have the opportunity to contribute to the 403(b) plan through pre-tax payroll deductions.  In order to begin contributing to the 403(b) Plan, employees must first open up a 403(b)account with one of our approved providers listed below.  Once an account is established, a salary deferral election form will be completed with the provider and submitted to the payroll department.

VALIC
Danny Nestorovski
219-756-6104 ofc
219-743-0611 cell

VOYA
Michael Deleon
219-926-1182  

To learn more about the 403(b) Plan, click on the links below:
 
 
HUMAN RESOURCES CONTACTS
 
Below are the contacts for the Human Resources Department.  If you experience problems accessing the forms above, or have questions about the new hire process, please contact HR 219-531-3000.
 
Julie Lauck
Associate  Superintendent
219-531-3000 x1130
jlauck@valpo.k12.in.us