Temporary Employment

Pay and Taxes

Consolidated with Summer Pay onboarding workflows


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.



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 Training

Our school system is committed to providing every student we serve the opportunity and preparation necessary to be successful in college, career, and life.  All of our actions are guided by the district’s five core values—Learning, Respect, Relationships, Excellence, and Equity. As you begin the 2018 – 2019 school year, we want to make sure you get off to a great start and that you clearly understand your role and responsibility in serving our students, your fellow staff members, and our community. We strive 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. It is our expectation that every employee has the necessary information to maintain a safe and respectful environment for students, co-workers, and themselves.  

All MCPS employees are required to complete the Districtwide Compliance Training 2018-2019 that will make clear what is expected of you and prepare you to be an excellent employee and team member. View the Superintendent’s message for more information regarding the expectation. Please review the completion deadlines and note that staff in these offices need to see their supervisor for more information on completing the training: Transportation Central Administration, Division of Food and Nutrition Services, Division of Maintenance, Division of School Plant Operations, Substitute Office, Department of Materials Management, Emergency Coaches who do not have an additional permanent position with MCPS.

Ten (10)-month and overtime-eligible twelve (12)-month supporting service staff members must complete the compliance training modules during their normal duty hours.  Ten (10)-month and overtime-eligible twelve (12)-month bargaining unit members may not take this training, even voluntarily, outside of their normal duty hours.  The module on Preventing, Recognizing, and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect must be completed by the end of your first day of work.  Supervisors have been instructed to provide time during regular duty hours to complete this training so that all employees are in compliance with training requirements.

Further, based upon your MCPS position, you may be required to complete job-specific trainings that are separate and in addition to the Districtwide Compliance Training.  For example, for school staff, there are additional trainings regarding anaphylaxis, blood-borne pathogens, and diabetes. Your supervisor will inform you if you have any additional training requirements.

To access the training modules, visit the MCPS homepage and on the top right, type, “pdo” in the search bar. Log into the Professional Development Online (PDO) Platform or follow this link:    

https://pdo.mcpsmd.org/U/P/Channel/-/Guest/Login and register for course #87369. Once you do so, click Home to return to the PDO home page to view the Districtwide Compliance course in the My Courses section located in the bottom right of the page. Click the course title, Districtwide Compliance Training 2018-2019, to navigate to the course in myMCPS Classroom. Please refer to theSupport Guide for assistance in logging in and completing the training modules.