Certificated Teachers/ESAs: February 17 is deadline for early retirement and/or resignation incentive

Olympia School District Certificated Teachers/ESAs:

The Olympia School District and the Olympia Education Association offer employees an early retirement and/or resignation incentive. Since we are always anxious to post and find the best qualified candidates for openings, we are hoping to hear from you early if you are planning to retire or resign at the end of this 2022-23 school year.

The district is offering two paid days (submitted via timesheet in June through ETRS) at the end of the school year for any OEA member who provides a letter of retirement or resignation to the Human Resources Department on or before February 17, 2023.

If you have already provided the Human Resources department a letter of resignation or retirement, you have done what you need to do in order to receive the two incentive days. Remember: in June you must submit a timesheet through ETRS for the two incentive days. On the timesheet, write “Early Notice Incentive” and for a 1.0 FTE record 6 hours for each day — a total of 12 hours. If you are less than 1.0 FTE your hours submitted will be prorated based on your FTE. This incentive time is intended to be paid time so you can “tie up loose ends, pack and check out of your building.” The timesheet submitted through ETRS must be turned in by June 30 of this year to receive the early incentive payment.

If you submit your letter of resignation or retirement after February 17, 2023, you will not be eligible for the two incentive days.

As always, thank you for your dedication to the Olympia School District.