Employee Benefits

The Benefits, Leave, and Substitute Management Office supports the workforce of Gainesville City Schools by ensuring that all employees are provided with benefits alternatives at affordable costs. This office counsels employees on the choices that are available, and provides them with the tools necessary to make the best benefit selections for their individual lifestyle. Employees are provided with 24/7 access to benefits and leave information via the Employee Self Service Portal.

The Benefits, Leave and Substitute Management Office manages the New Employee Orientation process for all new benefits eligible employees. This orientation is designed to orient new employees to the district, providing them with critical information related to their benefits, compensation, and retirement. This office also coordinates the annual Open Enrollment process for the district and communicates all plan options, including health insurance, which is maintained by the Department of Community Health.

The Benefits, Leave, and Substitute Management Office also manages the leave of absence process as well as the Short Term Disability payroll for all Gainesville City Schools employees. This office works closely with leaders, supervisors, and employees to ensure knowledge of and adherence to federal and state statutes regulating leave of absence activity. This office also manages, the automated substitute placement and management system, Frontline Absence Management. This system is used by employees to request a substitute and by substitutes to search for available assignments either online, by telephone, or by mobile device. Additionally, the Benefits, Leave, and Substitute Management Office manages the criminal background check and fingerprinting process for all newly hired and existing employees, ensuring the employment eligibility of all newly hired staff at the time of hire.

For questions or assistance, please contact Benefits Coordinator/Secretary, Sherry McElroy, at [email protected] or 770-536-5275 Ext. 5112.

Sherry McElroy

  Sherry McElroy
Benefits Coordinator/Secretary

[email protected]
  • Benefits - Enrollments
  • Billings and Processing
  • Fingerprinting/Background Check/I-9’s Processing
  • Leave Reports - School Board Office
  • Substitute Teachers - Processing and Reports

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