The Employee Relations Department seeks to provide a harmonious and productive school and work environment that respects and protects the individual rights of employees, students and parents. The Department’s responsibilities include contract negotiations, mediation, grievance processing and issues regarding equity, discrimination, harassment, and professional and criminal misconduct.
The Department also assists in the resolution of work-related problems and plays a significant role in providing independent counseling referrals to employees working through personal, home or family issues. Other responsibilities include unemployment claims and compensation, and processing military leaves of absence.
Department Mission Statement: The Employee Relations Department is committed to providing quality professional standards, labor relations, equity, and employment law functions to the District, its schools, and its departments in furtherance of the District's vision and strategic plan so all students are college, career and life ready.
|Tony Kirk||Director, Employee Relations||519-3956|
|Laura McCabe||Analyst, Negotiations||519-3978|
|Stephanie Green||Analyst, Professional Standards (West Area)||519-3977|
|Barry Marbutt||Analyst, Professional Standards (East Area)||534-0735|
|Brandy Mease||Analyst, Professional Standards (Central Area)||534-0517|
|Cynthia Sprouse||Specialist, Employee Relations||534-0786|
|Tina Chumney||Personnel Assistant I||534-0723|
Personnel Assistant I
Located at the Polk County School District Office, 1915 South Floral Ave., Bartow, FL 33830. Applicants, employees and contractors/vendors should present photo identification at the Main Entrance to Building "A".
|Royce Adkins||Specialist, Pre-Employment Services||534-0414|
|Martha Hernandez||Fingerprinting Clerk Specialist||519-3673|
|Pamela Ketchum||Fingerprinting Clerk Specialist||519-3674|
|Lynette Sams||Fingerprinting Clerk Specialist||519-3672|
|Phyllis Woods||Fingerprinting Clerk Specialist||519-3676|