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RCS Employee Insider - November 11, 2016


November 11, 2016

Payroll changes in November and December because of holidays

As usual, there are a few changes to payroll dates in November and December because of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. 

In November, teachers normally paid on the 20th of the month will be paid Nov. 18. Administrators normally paid on the 26th will be paid Nov. 22.

In December, all teachers and administrators will be paid Dec. 16. The only day that will be off schedule for classified employees will be Dec. 29 instead of Dec. 30. 

Payroll will resume the normal schedule in January.

PLEASE READ: Deadline to verify new dependents is Dec. 1

If you added a dependent (eligible spouse or child) to your insurance for 2017, who was not enrolled in 2016, please read the following:

As stated in the Annual Enrollment guide, the deadline to provide eligibility documentation for dependent(s) added to benefits during Annual Enrollment is Dec. 1, 2016.

This is required ONLY for dependents who are not currently covered on a medical, dental and/or vision plan in 2016, but added to a medical, dental, and/or vision plan for 2017.

Attached is a list of acceptable documents for verification. The eligibility documentation should be sent to the Risk Management Department, attention Erica Holland. Erica’s contact information is [email protected] or fax number is 615-867-4602. Please ensure that any financial information or social security numbers are removed from any documents sent via electronic means.

Please remember, failure to provide required eligibility documentation by Dec. 1, 2016will result in denial of benefits for new dependents enrolled during Annual Enrollment, as described above.


Pre-retirement seminar for employees scheduled for Jan. 19

The Rutherford County Retired Teachers Association is hosting a Pre-Retirement Seminar for employees of any education system on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, from 4:30-6 p.m. at North Boulevard Church of Christ, 1112 North Rutherford Boulevard, Murfreesboro.  To attend this free seminar, you must make a reservation in order for them to have the needed materials for you.  A reservation may be made from now through Monday, Jan. 16, by email to [email protected]. Please leave your name and the name of the school system.

This year’s presenter will be Brian Huffman with the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System.  Also, a representative from the Social Security Administration will present general information concerning Social Security benefits for retirees. Any employee, who will retire under the state retirement plan, whether or not he/she is a member of TEA, will learn information that will prove to be beneficial in making decisions concerning retirement.

When you arrive for the seminar, you will need to enter the side door marked "Fellowship Kitchen" on the north side of the church.  Please arrive between 4 -4:30 p.m. to sign-in. The seminar will begin promptly at 4:30 p.m.

In case of severe weather conditions, please check Rutherford County Retired Teachers website,, for information concerning cancellation of the seminar.

Central hosting community chess tournament Dec. 3

Central Magnet School is hosting the Middle Tennessee Scholastic Championship Chess Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 3.

Each RCS school is invited to promote this exciting tournament among their students. The tournament is an opportunity for both experienced and beginning chess players. Please see the attached flyer for details. MidTnTourn2016.pdf 

Many veterans serve Rutherford County Schools and we thank you

We asked principals to submit the names of employees who are veterans of the Armed Services. Below is the list we gathered (apologies if you are a veteran but we were not notified). We thank you for your service to our country and our schools. You can also read our story about retired Col. Harry Houchens and his leadership of the RCS JROTC program HERE

John Acton
Roberto Africano
Mr. Alcendor
John Ayers
Leon Bell
George Brown
Steve Bull
Mr. Cing
Tonya Conde
James Coots
James Davis
Christiana Dawson
Ms. Dougan
Robert Drake
Crystal Dubose
Victoria Duff
Tina Head Duggin
Mr. Dusenberry
Robert Eidemiller
Jim Estes
Al Evans
Michael Fain
Mike Farmer
Sarah Fletcher
Dawn Golson-Saunders
Rhonda Halimi
Brandi Hammond
Dr. Clark Harrell
Jason Harvey
Mrs. Harwick
Michael Hickman
Nick A. Horton
Harry Houchens
June Hurse
Richard Jeffries
Steve Jones
Allen Kessinger
James Klaus
Doug Kooper
Tim Layne
Stuart Leach
Jeff Lee
David Limbaugh
Mark Logsdon
Perry Louden
Don Mahaney
Dean Martin
Mr. McMahan
Mr. Metcalf
George Nelson
Jennifer Paris
Mrs. Paul
Joel Payne
Jefferey Pick
Mel Prater
Pam Recasner
Russ Rector
Nathan Robinson
Richard Rorabaugh
Joel Rowlett
Michael Ruess
Barbara Sanders
Michael Schwartz
Julie Shively
Jeffery Sobocinski
Stacy Soules
Eldridge Sprolden
Gary Spry
Keith Stanley
Eric Swaim
James Rex Thigpen
Keith Thompson
Mr. Thurston
Nicolas Traub
Jeff Troy
Mr. Turner
Erich Zimmerman



Got something you want to know or you'd like to see in the newsletter? E-mail Community Relations Coordinator James Evans at [email protected]. Missed an issue? You can find past editions of The RCS Employee Insider in the archive.