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Month: January 2016

Volunteer Opportunity for Junior Achievement

Volunteer Opportunity for Junior Achievement

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT NEEDS YOU AS A ROLE MODEL!

When: Thursday, February 4th
Where: Martinez Middle
Program: JA Economics for Success
Grades: 7th & 8th
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm

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Please contact Alice Cobb at cobba@careersourcetampabay.com if you are interested in volunteering.

Remember, our Board has adopted a policy that states:
“The Board of Directors understands the importance of staff community involvement and will support and encourage its staff as well as any personnel compensated through contractual agreement with WorkNet Pinellas to participate in volunteer activities.

Junior Achievement is an internationally recognized program that is heavily reliant on volunteers to carry out its mission. The success skills component of the Junior Achievement program encompasses employability skills training for youth which directly relates to the mission of WorkNet Pinellas. The success skills program requires volunteers to teach a 50 minute class one day a week for eight weeks. With travel time included this would commit the employee to 16-20 hours per class and WorkNet will limit each employee to no more than two classes per year. In addition to providing a community service the Junior Achievement program provides professional development opportunities for the volunteers.

Therefore, individuals who volunteer to participate in the Junior Achievement program during normal business hours shall be compensated at their standard rate of pay and will incur no adverse action related to fringe benefits or accrual of leave time. Volunteer hours will count as hours worked and should be recorded as an indirect charge to WorkNet grant(s).

ADP – Recording of time

ADP – Recording of time

This is a reminder of several requirements related to time worked and recording of your time worked in ADP.

  • Every full time staff is expected to work 40 hours each week, from 8:00 am until 5:00 each work day with a one hour unpaid lunch and two 15 minute paid breaks; one 15 minute break in the morning and one in the afternoon. Any long-term deviation from this schedule must be approved in advance by your Supervisor and Director. See below for temporary flex schedule.
  • Each part-time staff is expected to work the number of hours scheduled and the work time schedule approved by their Supervisor and Director. In no circumstance can a part-time staff work more than 30 hours in a week and the work schedule and hours should not vary from week to week.
  • When you record your time in ADP, you must record the number of hours you actually work each day; even if a temporary flex schedule has been approved and you work 9 hours one day and 7 hours another day in one week. Remember, just like any deviation from our regular 8-5 work schedule, any temporary flex schedule must be approved in advance by your Supervisor and Director.
  • You cannot combine your lunch or break times to arrive late, leave early or to take a longer lunch.
  • If you are in a non-exempt position you must not begin work prior to your scheduled begin time, you are not to work later than your schedule end time and you must take your scheduled lunch. This also means you are not to read emails when you are not scheduled to be working. Remember, a non-exempt positon means you get paid overtime when it has been approved in advance and you work that overtime.
  • If you are unable to work all of your regularly scheduled hours in one week, you must either log on to ADP and request approval of PTO or personal day time for the hours not worked or you must submit a signed Unpaid Leave Request form to your Supervisor if you do not have sufficient accrued PTO or personal days. Due to Federal Wage and Hour laws, you cannot average your time between two weeks in a payroll period to equal 40 hours each week – remember you must enter the number of hours you actually work each day.

For questions, please contact Alice Cobb,Special Projects Director / EEO Officer / HR Director, at cobba@careersourcetampabay.com or (813) 397-2033.

Staff Kudos ~ Fatima Anderson and Connie Searcy

Staff Kudos ~ Fatima Anderson and Connie Searcy

This place exceeds all expectations! Being unemployed is stressful and hurts a person self esteem. These wonderful employees made me feel the hope I didnt have when i was pulling into the parking lot. This entire building is full of smiling facing that are so contagious. I feel more comfortable going through this stage of my life because of this environment, staff, and program. The only bad thing I have to say about this place is I had no idea it existed. It needs more exposure. I am one week and 2 days into my unemployment. My 1st week was full of doubt and depression. These last 2 days have been hope driven. As a young black man I don’t have to resort to things that aren’t right to get money to provide for myself and family. The alternative option is right here in this place full of angles. I now have the strength to sleep at night and I have not recieved a single call back from an employer.