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ACSA Region 4 Human Resource Message Board for Fire Recovery Note: The information here is not intended as legal advice. Information that contributors add are subject to editing. Name/Title/District/Email Issue or Question Nicole Glentzer Assistant Superintendent Human Resources Ukiah Unified School District Tracking of Displace Employees: We've created a Google Sheet to track staff and students who have displaced. It's helped us to know what resources to deploy and support to give. Pay for Employees While School is Closed: Schools were closed for a week. Employees will get paid for time they would have worked. Office staff, administrators, and M&O staff were still required to report to work, if they could. They will not get paid any more for having reported to work. Preparation to Restart School: The Friday before we reopened schools we held staff meetings at each site. Every employee from the site was asked to attend if they could. At the two most impacted sites we had a Marriage and Family Therapist attend the meeting. She opened the meeting with having people share what they were feelings. It was very helpful to get help staff grieve flush out their own emotions before facing students. Personal Leave: Our contracts allow employees to use 10 days of sick leave for personal necessity leave. Those who have lost homes may need to take more than 10 days to re-establish a home. School and College Legal Services wrote an update on this matter that is very helpful. They have given me permission to share their the update in this message board, Click here for the update. Additional Subs/Coverage:We have hired additional subs to be on-call on the first day back from school. This has been helpful since a few people didn't report their absence and at least one is exhausted from the turmoil of being evacuated and can't work the full day. District TOSAs and administrators were deployed to sites for extra support to start the school day and remain on call to cover a class if need arises during the day. Counseling Support: We've also "borrowed" counselors from neighboring districts and outside agencies to be at school sites for additional counseling support. Employee Assistance Program: Many employees are emotionally devastated and may need counseling support. We have reminded our employees that if they are insured by the district they can access free counseling support through our Employee Assistance Program (EAP). (If you are unsure what an Employee Assistance program is, click here to see information on the UUSD EAP. Keep in mind that the contact

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