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"No retirement benefits for hundreds of employees."

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Former Employee - Architect/Project Manager (School Construction) in New Haven, CT
Former Employee - Architect/Project Manager (School Construction) in New Haven, CT
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Disapproves of CEO

I worked at New Haven Public Schools full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

A well-educated, diverse workforce, and committed, dedicated colleagues.

Cons

Hundreds of full-time unionized employees have no retirement benefits (no pension and no match). State and federal grants pay to fund benefits that are not provided to the workers. Surplus grant funds are then used to fatten the City General Fund, keeping the mill rate artificially low (48% lower than Hartford). Decisions about who is covered by the pension plan are sometimes arbitrary. Some employees are misclassified as Special Fund employees and are denied retirement benefits, even though their positions are funded in the General Fund budget. The City reimburses itself for General Fund payroll through municipal bonds, and then treats the affected employees as if they were funded by grants. The unions collude with the City on these decisions, to the detriment of the workers. There are no career paths, no promotions, and no training or professional development. There are no employee performance reviews, and performance is not rewarded. If you speak out to correct injustice, you risk layoff.

Advice to Management

Provide good jobs with good benefits and opportunities for advancement. Provide the benefits that the grants pay you to provide. Perform an ethical self-assessment.

Other Employee Reviews for New Haven Public Schools

  1. "NHPS"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice place to work. Everyone is friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Having to pay for parking

    Advice to Management

    I think the management is doing a great job, considering all of the school improvements; new schools, higher student test scores, etc.


  2. "Resource Para"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at New Haven Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Interacting with wonderful staff and students

    Cons

    Salary not easy to make a living in today's society

    Advice to Management

    Increase Para salary from 18,000 to at least 25,000- 30,000. Maybe based this determination off degree held and/years employed.

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