Ask HR - Frequently Asked Questions

OSBA staff answers some common (and not so common) questions about human resources, labor relations and employment relations. Don't see the answer to your question? Ask HR!

Dear Members:

Ask HR is dedicated to assisting you by responding to all of your questions. Additionally, we are committed to providing you with the best possible information, tools, and practices in a timely manner. There are times when we must research, or consult with other OSBA staff members to provide an answer to your questions. In these circumstances, we ask for your patience as the normal response time could potentially be delayed. Please expect an initial response, by phone or email, within 24-48 hours of submitting your question, and be aware that additional follow-up could take more time. If your question is time sensitive, please be sure to specify your deadlines in your initial request.

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The most recent questions are listed below.

How can two teachers share the same position? - 10/27/15

What is the Cadillac tax? - 10/26/15

What is “ban the box?” - 10/26/15

What types of bargaining are there? - 10/26/15

How long should contract negotiations last? - 10/26/15

What is the difference between “due process” and “just cause?” - 10/26/15

Can we call an executive session for a superintendent updating our board about possible grievances? - 10/26/15

How does the district comply with veteran’s preference in its hiring procedures? - 10/26/15

Are employers required to accommodate medical or recreational marijuana users? - 10/26/15