NORTH CAROLINA SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS SUBSTITUTE TEACHER POLICY PURPOSE Substitute teachers are hired on a temporary basis for a specified period of time to fill the permanent position of a faculty employee. Substitute teachers are classified as temporary appointments and are not eligible to earn benefits. SALARY ADMINISTRTION Substitute teachers are paid for the actual number of days worked. This payment does not include pay for holidays. The daily rate of pay is increased when a substitute teacher works more than 4 weeks. The rate increase occurs on the first day of the fifth week. PAY SCALE Substitute (less than 4 weeks) Long Term Substitute (more than 4 weeks) 1 class $75.00 1 class $82.50 2 classes $125.00 2 classes $137.50 3 or more classes $150.00 3 or more classes $165.00 A supplemental salary can be requested based on the availability of applicants and the complexity and uniqueness of the course or subject to be taught. Any supplemental salary requests must be approved by the Chancellor. EMPLOYMENT Documentation Departments must verify the identity and eligibility of substitute teachers for employment by having them complete the appropriate documentation, including: Application or Resume "Temporary Appointment Acceptance" Federal Form I-9 Tax withholding forms (W-4 and NC-4) Consent for Criminal Conviction Check Direct Deposit Authorization Departments must provide this documentation to Human Resources along with the Request for Temporary Employment Form. When approved by the funding source and the Chancellor, Human Resources will initiate the personnel action in the Office of State Personnel’s Personnel Management Information System (PMIS). Orientation Hiring officials are responsible for providing appropriate department orientation to substitute teachers. School Policy Information Departments are required to ensure that substitute teachers are aware of the policies regarding employment and students at the School. Temporary Appointment Timesheets Substitute teachers must submit a completed employee time record that reflects the days and hours worked within each month. Paychecks Paychecks for substitute teachers are generated and deposited on a biweekly basis. The pay will be made two weeks in arrears. This means that the substitute teacher will receive pay two weeks after the end of the pay cycle for which the timesheet is submitted. Direct Deposit Substitute teachers who are classified as temporary employees are required to participate in payroll "direct deposit" into a bank or credit union account. The employee must submit a deposit slip or voided check along with the direct payroll deposit authorization to Human Resources. Leave Programs Substitute teachers are not eligible to participate in any paid leave or paid time off programs, nor do they receive paid holidays. Substitute teachers do not earn vacation or sick leave. Hiring Retirees State policy allows retirees to return to work in a temporary appointment 6 months after retirement. Retirees receive a pension through the State and are limited in the salary amount they can continue to receive as a temporary employee for the State. State retirees should contact the North Carolina Teachers’ and State Employees’ Retirement System (TSERS) for information on income limits. Termination Substitute teachers are hired “at will.” Termination may occur at any time without additional compensation. Substitute teachers are not eligible for layoff priority employment or severance pay. Purchasing Temporary Service for Retirement Credit Temporary service can be purchased for retirement credit through the Teachers’ and State Employees’ Retirement System (TSERS). TSERS must be contacted for additional information.
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