The following FAQs are intended for prospective employees, substitutes, temporary employees, etc. If you are a current full-time or part-time regular employee, please visit the FAQ page on the Employee Resources site (requires valid credentials).
I've applied for a job, and want to follow up. When will someone contact me?
There is nothing else that you need to do at this time. The hiring manager (department or school) has access to your application and will contact you if they need information or would like to schedule an interview. You can check your application status online and be sure to check your email as many hiring managers communicate by email through the system. Thank you for your interest in employment with Albemarle County.
How many hours per day must an employee work to be eligible for benefits?
Employees must work 50% or more to be eligible for benefits. This would translate to 4.0 hours per day if the position is 8.0 hours full time (i.e., Bus Drivers, Food Service Assts.); or 3.63 hours per day if the position is 7.25 hours full time (i.e., Teachers, TAs, EDEP).
Where can I find out what the codes and abbreviations on my paycheck stub mean?
You can find a guide to understanding your paycheck by clicking here.
When do I get paid?
Regular employees are paid on the last working day of each month, and this day may differ between Local Government and the School Division. Temporary and substitute employees may be paid on the last working day of the month and/or the middle of the month, depending on when pay has been submitted for them.
Am I eligible for overtime or compensatory time?
This depends on the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) classification of your position, which may be referenced here. Only employees in non-exempt positions may be paid for additional hours worked or accrue compensatory time.
I need to change my tax withholding. How do I do that?
Complete new W-4 and VA-4 forms and send them to the Payroll Department.
If I request to have additional taxes withheld, will that amount be deducted from each paycheck?
Extra tax withholdings only affect end of month paychecks. This additional amount will not be withheld from any mid-month checks.
I need a copy of my W-2 form. Where can I find that?
Please log in to Greenshades to retrieve your most recent W-2. W-2 forms for any prior year can be obtained by contacting the Payroll Department at 434-296-5827 or via email.
I am a teacher and hold state license elsewhere, how do I find out Virginia's requirements for licensure?
Please visit the Virginia Department of Education’s website for information and regulations on VA teaching requirements and licensure.
How do I go about applying for my initial Virginia teacher license?
Refer to the Licensure Application page on the Virginia Department of Education's website to obtain the forms and information on specific steps. Return the completed Application Packet and supporting documentation to the Licensure Specialist.
What Professional Teaching Assessments does Virginia require for initial licensure?
Refer to the Assessments page on the Virginia Department of Education's website to find information regarding the required tests in Virginia for initial licensure.
What documentation is required to post college credits to a licensure account?
All college courses must be documented by an official transcript in a sealed envelope from the college registrar's office. Electronic transcripts will be accepted for professional development points only; these are not acceptable for college credit account posting.
I am interested in becoming a teacher. I hold a degree, but not for education, how do I find out what I need to do? Are there special programs for people who are "career switchers"?
The Albemarle County Public School Division will consider applicants that are using the alternate route for a Virginia license as long as the license is valid with the appropriate endorsement for the teaching assignment. Please visit the Virginia Department of Education's website for information and regulations on Virginia teaching requirements, licensure and alternative routes to licensure. You may also find additional information regarding the Career Switcher Program on the VDOE website.