Cami’s height of hypocrisy and
indifference towards the work that teachers do has reached an all time low. They steal your prep periods forcing you to work from home and then as real life insult-to-injury they refuse to acknowledge those hours when you need them to qualify for an FMLA.
The NPS, in 2011/2012, argued and lost Grievance #4713 (attached) and it was forced to admit that teachers are often required to work beyond the school day and to acknowledge the work they do at home with payment. Either they pay you or give you back your prep time so you can do this work at school during the work day.
For our part we are formulating a federal FMLA Complaint on behalf of affected members that the NPS routinely denies employees hours worked at home toward their 1,250 hour FMLA requirement.
For your part we once again distribute the RSVP to Mandates form (attached) for you to use whenever an administrator requires you to work beyond the prescribed work day, be it on site after-school or at home. They are required to pay you for such work time. Many new administrators are clueless when it comes to preps and Grievance #4713, share it with them FYI. Help us show some pride and value in our profession.
Moving forward when denied FMLA due to insufficient hours, we must respectfully demand in these exact words in writing “According to the federal FMLA act, it is the employer’s responsibility to demonstrate that the employee did not work the 1250 hours. Please provide me with the number of hours the NPS is claiming I worked.”
John M Abeigon
Director of Organization