Welcome to TIU

If you have been provided the link to this web page it means we would like to or have made an offer of employment to you. We are looking forward to the opportunity to work with you. As part of the Pennsylvania Public School System we have obligations to follow specific employment protocols. You may not have realized that the program you’ve been considering working with might fall under this umbrella, but all employees for our intermediate unit are part of an LEA (local education authority). Please review the information on this page carefully.

Act 168 – Background History

You cannot be officially offered your position until you have properly completed and submitted the Act 168 Background History packet. There is an explanation of the requirements with the packet that you will find in the file list, below. Key points – you must submit a complete summary sheet that includes all current employers and any past employer that fits the description provided. You must also submit one Disclosure form for each employer on the list, with the address information completed (email addresses help make the process move more quickly) and all of section 1 completed. Section 1 is on two pages. Do not do anything with section three – that part we will take care of. Submit all the documentation to Michele Huntsman, you may send it as an email attachment, if you want, to mhuntsman@tiu11.org, or send by mail or fax.

Pre-employment Requirements

All candidates must provide valid background certificate, also called clearances, on or before their start date. You may bring the completed clearances with you to your welcome meeting. For your Federal Criminal History report, you must provide your registration number at the meeting and have already gone for fingerprinting, prior to that. All candidates must also have a physical and a current Tb test, reported on the School Health Form that can be downloaded, below. The Tb test should have been completed with in the 90 days prior to submitting the form. The balance of the physical may have been completed up to one year prior to the start date.

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Welcome and Orientation Documentation

All documents in the table can be downloaded from the list at the bottom of the page. Clearances can be obtained by following the links in the table. If you have not completed Mandated Reporter Training, the TIU offers the required training monthly, or you may be able to complete this on-line. If you are working with students regularly (for example, teachers, aides, cooks, STEM staff, social workers, home visitors, or similar), this must be completed when hired. Other employees, that have limited or no direct contact with students, must complete this within 60 days of their start date. All candidates must also have a physical and a current Tb test, reported on the School Health Form that can be downloaded, below. The Tb test should have been completed with in the 90 days prior to submitting the form. The balance of the physical may have been completed up to one year prior to the start date.

Evidence, Please!

I-9 completion – Verify that the form is filled out completely and that appropriate valid documentation is provided. Documentation may be anything as indicated on the list provided in the I-9 form and must be copied and retained with the I-9.

Potential TIU Vehicle Drivers? – Valid Driver’s License must be copied for our insurance vendor

Payroll Confirmation of Name and SSN – Please provide your social security card for legal name and number verification. If your name does not match, or your name changes later, you will be required to submit a copy of a new card with your legal name on it. If you do not have your social security card, please obtain a new copy from the government!

Orientation Documentation
Please Print , Fill Out, and Bring With You to Orientation

I-9 completion – verification that form is filled out completely and that appropriate valid documentation is provided. Documentation may be anything as indicated on the list provided in the I-9 form and must beI-9 completion – verification that form is filled out completely and that appropriate valid documentation is provided. Documentation may be anything as indicated on the list provided in the I-9 form and must be copied and retained with the I-9.

PA Criminal History Report (Act 15)Must have been issued within past five years years 
Child Abuse Report (Act 15)Must have been issued within past five years 
Federal Criminal History – Fingerprints (Act 15)Must have been issued within past five years.This link is only for PA Intermediate Units! If you do not use this link, you may need the service code for Intermediate Units, which is 1KG6S7

In addition, all employees must complete the self-certification form: Act 24 –Arrest/Conviction Report and Certification Form

Mandated Reporter Training Certificate(Act 126)Must have been completed within five yearsIf you will be working directly with children this must be done prior to starting, if not it must be completed with in 60 days of start date
Educator Discipline  Certificate(Act 126)Must have been completed within five yearsIf you will be working directly with children this must be done prior to starting, if not it must be completed with in 60 days of start date
Health Form & Current TB ResultsRequired for all employees prior to start.  Health form can be within one year period.TB test must have been completed within 90 days prior to submitting the form
OptionalThis form is optional, but you should be aware that as an LEA we must report detailed aggregate demographics about our staff
Workers Compensation Notice and Panel ListingRequiredSign-off on general notice and local panel for the area where you live. Panels are updated periodically and current lists may be found in the Human Resources web section
W-4RequiredIf you do not submit a W-4, IRS guidance will be used to establish your withholdings as single with 0 deductions.
EIT Certificate of ResidencyRequiredForm on file must have legal name and current home address, you must submit an updated form for any address change or name change.
Direct Deposit AuthorizationRequiredWhen direct deposit is set up your first check will be mailed and the banking data will be verified (proof run). Please review the Instructions page for this form.

The employee portal provides access for employees to review and print pay stubs, review and request updates for personal information in the personnel systems, and if appropriate to request absences, and to submit timesheets. Supervisors also have access to approve employee requests, and review absences for planning purposes.

Portal Instructions are available including various portal features, since not all employees have access to the same tabs.

Retirement Participation & Act 29Required

You will receive information from PSERS about 6 to 9 weeks after you start working if you are new to that system. You will have choices to make about your retirement participation and to designate your beneficiary. this is time sensitive, so please be sure to review the information when it arrives. If you are working part time, you may not get a mailing until you have met the participation hours requirement.

Only eligible to be enrolled in PSERS once you’ve reached 500 hours or 80 days.

   
Notification of 403B TPAoptionalTax Deferred Savings Plan – optional, supplemental retirement plan, contributions are made through payroll withholding with pretax dollars. You can start a 403b account at any time, make changes to it as needed but most importantly – ALL employees are eligible to contribute to their 403b plan.