There are many rights you have under the contract and for ESP under the Handbook, the district is not obligated to inform you of these rights.
It is up to you to Know Your Contracts.
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TWO HOT SOCIAL SECURITY ISSUES
For Colorado Public Employees!
Social Security Fairness Act of 2015 (H.R. 973/S.1651) has been introduced to repeal the Government Pension Offset (GPO) and Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP).
Colorado retired public employees who survive their spouses are unfairly penalized with a pension offset that deducts an amount equal to two-thirds of their public pension (PERA) benefits from their Social Security survivor benefits. Others are unfairly penalized by an offset that takes away Social Security benefits they earned themselves. These two offsets are discriminatory, unfair, and need to be fixed.
Contact members of Congress and tell them your story about the dramatic effects of GPO/WEP on your current or future income security. Call the Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask for your representative and senators by name.
Social Security Online
Social Security and PERA
GPO - Government Pension Offset
WEP - The Windfall Elimination Provision
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LINKS & RESOURCES
Below is a collection of resources and links that you may find useful.
Find my Legislator
PERA Home Page
Westminster Public Schools
Colorado Education Association
National Education Association (NEA)
National Education Association (NEA)-ESP
Other Education Associations:
Akron Education Association (AEA)
Aurora Education Association (AEA)
Brighton Education Association (BEA)
Boulder Valley Education Association (BVEA)
Colorado Springs Education Association (CSEA)
Denver Classroom Teachers Association (DCTA)
Jefferson County Education Association (JECEA)
Littleton Education Association (LEA)
Jefferson County Education Association - Retired (JCEA-R)
Pikes Peak Education Association (PPEA)
School Districts Online
Elementary Schools - Take you to Colorado School District sites
Secondary Schools - Takes you to Colorado School District sites
National Science Teachers Association
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
National Council for Social Studies
National Council of Teachers of English
Mathematics 101 - Leading sites for Math Teachers
Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs
News and Information:
Education Week on the Web
Labor Movement Resources:
International Labour Organization
Colorado Department of Education
U.S. Department of Education
National Archives and Records Administration
College Affordability Guide