May 3, 2020
For the most recent update please visit the COVID-19: PPS Work Share Program website.
March 20, 2020
As was previously communicated, employees who are able to work remotely are expected to do so and need to discuss with their supervisors what work expectations will be. Expectations will vary greatly depending on your role and the circumstances of this unusual closure.
With the technology that allows remote access, Google hangout meetings, and collaboration, core functions and essential services are expected to be maintained as much as is reasonably possible throughout the closure.
Your March 31 paycheck includes compensation for all hours worked from February 16-March 15; therefore, the closure will not impact your next paycheck.
For the pay periods impacted by the closure, hourly employees will be paid one of two ways:
- If you work a regular, predictable schedule every week, you will be paid for the hours you were scheduled (this includes Portland Evening Scholars staff).
- If your schedule varies, you will be paid based on an average of work performed. We are in the process of determining the specifics of how this will be calculated and will continue to update you as we learn more.
Employees who would not have been scheduled to work during Spring Break will not be paid for Spring Break.
If you had a previously scheduled vacation or personal time, you should continue to use vacation or personal leave for days that you are on vacation and not working. Because of closures and guidance at the district and nationwide, we understand that employees may need to change prior plans. Please work with your supervisor on any questions regarding previously scheduled time off or sick leave.