Cincinnati, OH (March 30, 2016) — When Linda Shamlin became the Interim Chief Human Resources Officer at Adams County School District #14 in Commerce City, CO this past September, she brought with her changes to how the school district would handle employee safety. She implemented a safety and regulatory compliance system she had used at her prior district –PublicSchoolWORKS’ EmployeeSafe Suite.
“At my previous district, we had used another safety and regulatory compliance tool to train employees, but employees weren’t completing training as they were assigned because the system didn’t remind them to,” said Shamlin. “We decided to move to EmployeeSafe because it automatically deploys AND reminds employees to complete their assigned training. If an employee does not complete their training, not only do I get a report stating this, I can create a personalized discipline letter detailing which courses they missed – all based on the same system.”
Shamlin believed Adams County School District #14 could benefit from these automated capabilities, as well as the other systems included in EmployeeSafe, because many of these processes were still handled manually. As the district’s buildings are widely spread out, it was very difficult to rely on a paper process. Shamlin discussed EmployeeSafe during her interview for her new position explaining how it helped streamline processes at her previous district and even showed her interviewer the system. Her interviewer, who was familiar with PublicSchoolWORKS, then presented the idea to the school cabinet and within two weeks, Adams County School District #14 had signed a contract and began using EmployeeSafe.
This year, district employees were required to complete seven online training courses in EmployeeSafe and Shamlin hopes to expand the number of courses for next school year. Adams County School District #14 is now in the process of implementing the Staff Accident Management System so the district will no longer have to manually input staff accidents reports into Pinnacol Assurance, the district’s Workers’ Compensation insurance carrier. Shamlin also looks forward to working further with PublicSchoolWORKS’ Client Services Team to implement EmployeeSafe’s other systems.
“If I need something, like a training course in Spanish for a Spanish-speaking employee, PublicSchoolWORKS is on it,” said Shamlin. “The trust I built with PublicSchoolWORKS from my experience in my previous district provided all the comfort I needed to bring EmployeeSafe with me to Adams County School District #14.”
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