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Bargaining Update – 1/11/2021: Tentative Agreements to Salary and Benefit Packages

Earlier this evening, the District School Board of Pasco County and the United School Employees of Pasco (USEP) reached tentative agreements on proposals that, once ratified, will add over $25 million to the salary and benefit packages of the District’s teachers and School Related Personnel (SRP). The proposed settlement includes significant increases in the District’s Read more

USEP Update – Thursday, Dec. 3rd, 2020

USEP members, Here are the most recent developments as of late: READING ENDORSEMENT: With the recent Executive Order from the D.O.E., the requirements for the Reading Endorsement have been extended through June 30, 2021. Our District continues to offer classes and USEP strongly encourages employees to take advantage of the opportunity to complete these courses Read more

USEP Salutes Our SRP Colleagues

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As we enter this season of gratitude and giving thanks, and on this actual day in particular, the leadership of USEP wants to extend a sincere note of “THANK YOU” to all the School Related Personnel (SRP) who come to work each day and serve the students of Pasco County. November 17th is the National Read more

USEP Update – Friday, 10/23/2020

USEP/DISTRICT SETTLE SAFETY CONCERNS MOU Wednesday evening, USEP and District negotiating teams for both SRP and Instructional met and agreed on the MOU that contains health and safety language. We are very pleased to announce that one of the biggest takeaways of this MOU is ADDITIONAL PAID ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE PROVISIONS FOR EMPLOYEES PRIOR TO THE Read more

USEP Update 10/16/2020

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SALARY INCREASES HB 641 created a new line item of funding for each school District, including Charter Schools, to use to increase the minimum base salary for full-time classroom teachers (Defined by F.S. 1012.01) and full-time pre-kindergarten teachers. 80% of these funds were allocated to increase the minimum base salary for Florida Education Finance Program Read more

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

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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.