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USEP Update 9/25/2020

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SICK LEAVE BANK USEP strongly encourages all eligible employees to join the SICK LEAVE BANK. Even if you have not participated in the past, for this year, please consider this option, as it can prove advantageous should you find yourself in a medical crisis. Enrollment for Non-Instructional is September and enrollment for Instructional is October. Read more

USEP Update – Friday, Sept. 4th, 2020

Greetings, USEP members, Let me provide you with the latest updated information as it relates to USEP concerns:   Classroom cleaning - Spray disinfectant is provided for each classroom, however, USE OF THIS DISINFECTANT IS STRICTLY VOLUNTARY. Each worksite has a machine that mixes the concentrated disinfectant to exact tolerances, and the diluted mix is Read more

USEP Reopening Update – 8/19/2020

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USEP Members, Good afternoon. We are sending this email to provide an update on various issues related to the potential start to face to face instruction currently scheduled for Monday. As you are probably fully aware, the situation is very fluid with new information coming in practically every hour. Please know that we are working Read more

Welcome Back – 2020

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USEP members, I hope you have had a restful but safe summer. Considering the COVID-19 situation, the return to school this year, hopefully virtually, but for now brick and mortar, will be much different than any year past. You may know that USEP filed a lawsuit late last Tuesday in an attempt to return to Read more

TIGER Pride, the political committee of USEP, Endorses Alison Crumbley for District 4 of the Pasco County School Board

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Alison Crumbley is a candidate in the election for District 4 of the Pasco County School Board. On Thursday, August 14th, votes cast by members of the TIGER Pride Representative Council were tallied and in the District 4 Pasco County School Board election, Alison Crumbley received a majority. Alison’s proven support for school employees along Read more

USEP Files Injunction to Protect Health and Safety of Students and Employees

Reprinted from the Tampa Bay Times, by Jeff Solochek Original Title: Pasco school employees union sues to keep classrooms closed Arguing that classrooms cannot be reopened safely for in-person learning, Pasco County’s school employees union has asked a judge to stop it from happening. To do otherwise would violate the public’s right to a safe and Read more

USEP Update Correction

CoronavirusNews & Updates
In the Union’s “Coronavirus Update” of this past Friday, August 7th, there was a brief description of how teachers would have to “make up” the time lost due to the 2-week delay in starting school. There was also a reference to SRP not being impacted “since they are hourly employees”. This is actually incorrect since Read more

USEP Update – Friday, Aug. 7, 2020

CoronavirusNews & Updates
Per our conversation of a week ago, USEP’s injunctive process continues with our attorney and our state affiliate, FEA. FEA Legal has asked us to wait until next week for any formal actions so as not to interfere with their statewide efforts, which do include Pasco County. You may know by now that the FEA Read more

USEP Rally 8/4/2020

CoronavirusNews & Updates
Please attend a USEP Rally tomorrow, Tuesday, August 4th, from 8:30 until 9:30 AM, in front of the Land O' Lakes school board complex. This rally is to support USEP‘s resolution to begin the school year in a "distance-learning only" format. Please attend if at all possible, wear "Red for Public Ed", stay for the Read more

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If you are an employee of Pasco County Schools and not already a member of USEP, consider joining today! Members are eligible for a wide range of benefits through our affiliates and benefit partners. USEP also provides members with professional development opportunities and representation for member issues.