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Resources for Teachers Assigned

Knowing and understanding your assignment

Review your job posting
All teacher assigned positions offered by the Department of Education have position summaries and specific duties/responsibilities. If you plan to apply for a job or are already hired in a teacher assigned role, you should review your vacancy circular.

FAQ on assignment procedures
Important information about the policies governing end of assignments, how to revert to a specific school-based position, how to transfer to a new position and how to take a leave of absence or sabbatical.

Guidelines for letters in your file
If you receive a letter in your file, you need to know what to do.

What to do if you are injured on the job

Pedagogues — teachers, guidance counselors, school secretaries, psychologists, social workers and lab specialists — injured or made sick on the job are covered by the Injury-in-the-Line-of-Duty provision of the UFT-DOE contract. If you are injured in the line of duty and you need further assistance, please contact the UFT at 212-331-6311.

Comprehensive Injury Report
All accidents should be reported – even if the injury is not obvious or is seemingly inconsequential. If you are injured on the job, you should complete the DOE's Comprehensive Injury Report (your school secretary will have it) and return it to your principal within 24 hours.

Extreme weather conditions and snow days

Guidelines for extreme weather conditions and snow days
Many of you have inquired about procedures for teachers assigned on snow days and in extreme weather conditions. I want you to know that your voices have been heard. Guidelines and snow-day protocols are promulgated by your employer, the Department of Education. This flier will clarify those guidelines.