Substitute Teacher

Pay and Taxes

Consolidated with Summer Pay onboarding workflows


 

Tax Withholding

You will need to complete the online W-4 form so that the correct federal and state income tax will be withheld from your pay. You may complete the form on or after your first work day.*

To access the W-4 form:

  • Visit the Employee Self-Service web page  
  • Click on My W-4 under the green My Pay banner
  • Log in using your Outlook username and password and follow the on-screen instructions.

* If you are a new employee at the start of the school year, you will find your first work day-listed by position-in the Work Schedule . If you were hired after the first work day of the school year for your position, your first work day is your date of hire.

Employees hired after February 1, 2001, are required to participate in direct deposit.

To enroll in direct deposit:

  • Visit the Employee Self-Service web page  
  • Click on My direct deposit , under the green My Pay banner.
  • Log in using your Outlook username and password and follow the on-screen instructions.
Address Change
 If you are newly moving to this area, you have to update your address using the online address change form on or after your first work day.*

Any employee who does not provide a local address (An address in Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, Pennsylvania, Delaware, North Carolina or West Virginia) is defaulted to the MCPS address in Maryland to ensure state income taxes are withheld.

To access the Address Change Form:

  • Visit the Employee Self-Service web page
  • Click on My address change option under the orange My Profile banner
  • Review the information in web page displayed and click the  “Update  Address” at the bottom of the page
  • Log in using your Outlook username and password and follow the on-screen instructions.

* If you are a new employee at the start of the school year, you will find your first work day—listed by position—in the Work Schedule. If you were hired after the first work day of the school year for your position, your first work day is your date of hire.

Benefits

For benefits-eligible employees only; consolidates Benefits Information Web Page, Benefits Enrollment, FSA Information, Optional Employee Term Life Insurance, and Optional Dependent Term Life Insurance onboarding workflows

In your current position with Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), you are ineligible for employee benefits at this time.

Temporary employees and Substitute Teachers may be eligible for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) if you work 30 hours a week during your work year. If you meet the criteria, you will receive a notification from Employee and Retiree Service Center in September of the following year with a health insurance benefit offer with details.

You may wish to learn about MCPS benefits options, however, in the event you become eligible for benefits in the future. Detailed benefits information is available in the Employee Benefit Summary  and on the Employee Benefits Web Page .

The  Maryland Healthy Working Families Act  extends paid sick leave to MCPS temporary part-time employees and daily substitute teachers who regularly work at least 12 hours per week  Learn more .

Long term substitute teachers are eligible for certain leave benefits as negotiated in the substitute teacher contract. They do not receive additional leave under the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act  for the long term substitute assignment.

 

 

 


Retirement and Pension

Consolidated with Summer Pay onboarding workflows

Defined Contribution Plans: Important Tools for Retirement Savings  

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) offers employees two optional defined contribution plans through Fidelity Investments: a 403(b) Tax Sheltered Savings Plan and a 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan. The 403(b) and 457(b) plans enable you to save money to supplement your retirement goals, while also reducing your current taxable income.

Please visit the MCPS/Fidelity website at www.netbenefits.com/mcps to learn more and to set up your account after your start date. Need assistance? Contact Fidelity at 1-800-343-0860.

Compliance

Annual Districtwide Compliance Training

Montgomery County Public Schools is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for students to learn and staff to work across our district. To fulfill this commitment, all staff are required to complete the Annual Districtwide Compliance Training for each school year. This training is designed to ensure that every employee has the necessary information to establish and maintain a positive, safe, healthy and lawful climate and culture in which all adults and students are able to thrive and do their best work.

The mandatory training consists of 11 online modules designed to be completed asynchronously.  Topics include: recognizing and reporting child abuse and neglect; equal opportunity in the workplace; bullying, harassment (including sexual harassment) and intimidation prevention; religious diversity; ethics; conflict of interest; student gender identity and other important issues.  Annually, portions of the content are revised based on changes in federal, state and local compliance requirements.  Additionally, based on your MCPS position, you may be required to complete job-specific trainings that are separate and in addition to the districtwide compliance modules. Your principal or supervisor will notify you of these requirements.  Questions regarding mandatory compliance training can be addressed at COS-StudentWelfare@mcpsmd.org