Resources that you may need whether you are seeking employment, starting employment, or an existing employee. Careers at TIU (click for current positions available)

Open Enrollment is around the corner! Check out the resources to help you navigate the choices.

Prospective Employees

Positions currently available at the TIU are shown on the website’s Careers page.

Interested in working with young children ages 3-5 in an early intervention classroom?

The Tuscarora Intermediate Unit (TIU) Early Intervention Program identifies young children, ages 3-5, who have a delay or disability. Some children with significant delays are served in TIU operated Early Intervention classrooms. We operate eight early intervention classrooms in the four county areas of Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata and Mifflin Counties. You may apply to substitute in one or all four county areas.

Our structured program employs PA State Certified teachers and Highly Qualified Paraeducators. If you meet this criteria and are interested in substituting please contact Lori Espigh for an application packet.

If you are not a PA State Certified teacher or Highly Qualified Paraeducator, but are interested in substituting, you may be eligible to participate in the Guest Teacher Program. Please contact Kathy Clark for more information on that program. Either may be reached by calling: (814) 542-2501 or (717) 899-7143

TIU will be providing extended school year services this summer. If you are interested in being a service provider (teacher, paraeducator, OT, PT, Speech Therapist please visit the ESY Employment Opportunities page for more details.

Please select the appropriate application from this list:

Hourly, Non-exempt Positions

Exempt Positions(includes statewide projects)

Standard Teacher Application

Please complete and submit the Act 168 packet, as indicated in it, at the same time you submit your application. Act 168 Packet

If no current positions are available but you would like to be considered for future openings please fill out the appropriate application as follows: Clerical/Driver positions: Nonexempt application

Certificated positions: Standard Teacher’s application

All other positions: Exempt application

<style=”color: #333333; font-family: ‘Lato’, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 18px;”>All applicants are also requested to complete the Applicant Data Record, which is optional but assists us. This data is for periodic government reporting and will be kept in a confidential file separate from the Application for Employment.

The Tuscarora Intermediate Unit is an educational service organization providing educationally related programs to the schools of Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata and Mifflin Counties. Tuscarora Intermediate Unit is an equal rights and opportunity educational service agency and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, age or religion in its activities, educational or vocational programs or employment practices as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act of 1955 as amended.

All activities and courses operated by the Tuscarora Intermediate Unit are available to all students as required by Title VI, Title IX and Section 504. If there are prerequisites, they are based on a student’s ability and aptitude, not on race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex or any handicapping conditions. If a student is physically or mentally handicapped, the student may qualify for special services and instruction, and equipment modifications so he/she can successfully complete the course or participate in an activity.

Questions about equal rights and educational opportunities or complaints of harassment or discrimination should be directed to Lisa Watson, Equal Rights and Opportunity Coordinator, at Tuscarora Intermediate Unit, 2527 US Highway 522 South, McVeytown PA 17051-9717. Phones: 814-542-2501 or 717-899-7143. FAX: 814-542-2569.

Clearances Required

New Employees

There are a variety of helpful resources that you should take some time to review within your first few days with the TIU

TIU Email(Gmail Tips)

Employee Portal – General– video introduction

Portal Basics– powerpoint overview

Portal Timesheets–General timesheet instructions for portal submissions

Using Calendar (in Google)

Using Google Forms

While there is a main TIU holiday schedule, some of our programs and employees follow the state holiday calendar or a modified calendar instead. Please verify which holiday calendar you will follow with your hiring manager.

There are several forms that must be completed in order to comply with government and TIU guidelines. Many of these must be completed in order to be able to pay you – and we’re pretty sure you want to be paid. To be able to submit your time, if you are part time, it is very important that these be submitted when you start.

Federal Tax Withholding: W-4

Certificate of Residency(mandatory, for local taxes)

Federal Employment Eligibility Verification: I-9

Emergency Contact Form

Medical Form: all new employees must submit a health form, any that will work directly with children must includecurrent TB test results.

Retirement Participation Form – all new employees must provide information used to determine eligibility and/or participation level for PSERS – the Public School Employees Retirement System. Retirement Participation and Act 129 Form.

Links to all the required clearances are in the left hand column. All positions at the TIU require clearances prior to being able to work. Clearances must be current, completed with in the past year for new hires, and within five years for all employees, on an on-going basis, in order to be considered valid.

The TIU Policy Manual is available on-line and can be accessed through a table of contents pick list.

Policy Manual Table of Contents

HR Points of Contact

A reference list of whom to contact

Established Employees

Workplace Safety and Your Right to Know


Harassment Free Workplace

Change of Address – requires new, you may submit information in the portal and then send the confirming paperwork, changes will not take effect until paperwork is received, submit completed form to Payroll Clerk at the main office

Change of Name – requires new and requires supporting documentation, complete and submit to Payroll Clerk at the main office

Change of Marital Status – requires supporting documentation, submit copy of appropriate documentation to Payroll Clerk at the main office

Change of Federal Tax Information – newW4required, complete and submit to Payroll Clerk at the main office

Change of Insurance Coverage – requiresTIU-45A Insurance Change Request Formand in most cases requires supporting evidence except during open enrollment, complete and submit to Benefits Specialist at the main office

Change of Life Insurance beneficiary information (for TIU provided group term life coverage)–GTL Designation of Benificiary. Please return this form by mail to Benefits Specialist at the main office.

Change of Direct Deposit Information – requires new form, completeTIU-40 Direct Deposit Authorizationand submit to Payroll Clerk at the main office


Who Qualifies for Leaves? Most leave benefits are available to full time employees. However, if you do not work a year round full time schedule, your benefits may be modified.

Sick Time
Vacation Time
Personal Time
Family Medical Leave
Unpaid Leave
Sabbatical Leave

Insurance, or Fringe Benefits, are available to full time employees.

EAP – Employee Assistance Program – is provided at no cost to all full time employees and regular part time employees (working ~500 hours or more per year). This program offers consultation over the phone for employees that may be dealing with difficult situations, emotional challenges, stress or other issues. For more information please view the service brochure.

Life Insurance – all full time employees are provided with a level of coverage, determined by the program in which you work, at no cost to the employee. In addition, supplemental life and spouse coverage may be purchased by any employee when elected in the annual enrollment period for this benefit. These supplemental coverages are at the employee’s expense and may be continued if employment with TIU ceases.

Medical Coverage – we offer voluntary participation in Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Preferred Provided Organization (PPO) for all full time employees. Employees are responsible for a portion of the cost of coverage that varies depending on the program area and coverage level. Annual open enrollment normally begins in mid-May. (more insurance benefit information).

Vision – Individual vision coverage is provided at no cost to the full time employee if they elect this coverage. Family coverage is provided for some employees, others may purchase an upgrade in coverage to include their spouse and/or dependents.Annual open enrollment normally begins in mid-May. (more insurance benefit information).

Dental –Individual vision coverage is provided at no cost to the full time employee if they elect this coverage. Family coverage is provided for some employees, others may purchase an upgrade in coverage to include their spouse and/or dependents. Annual open enrollment normally begins in mid-May. (more insurance benefit information).

Voluntary Benefits – Employees have the option to participate, at their cost, in supplemental Life, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability.Enrollment is available at any time for these plans. Enrollment information is available on this page: insurance benefit information, near the bottom of the page. Submit enrollment requests to Cindy Felisberto.
There are also offerings for several coverages through Aflac.

TIU Employees are eligible to participate in the PSERS retirement system (PA School Employees Retirement System. All full time employees are automatically enrolled.

403B Plan

TIU Summary Plan of 403(b) TSA (2017)

TSA Consulting Group, Inc. – Administrator

Authorized Providers and Salary Reduction Agreement

Other options

TIU offers a Tuition Reimbursement program for eligible employees, based on guidelines presented in the policy manual.

Trainings and Workshops – employees may request approval to participate in appropriate training sessions and to attend professional conferences in order to develop and hone their skills.

Workers Compensation