Reminder: Completion of Fingerprinting & Background Screening and the Employment History Review is required prior to official hire and new hire paperwork. Please visit our homepage to review these requirements. In addition to these requirements, the tasks below need to be completed. 

    New Hire Paperwork

    DPS Human Resources will send you an email with information to complete your new hire paperwork online.The online portal we use is called TalentEd. Below is a list of all the documents you will be required to complete. All new hire paperwork must be completed before your first day of employment. 

    • Direct Deposit Form
    • Board of Education Policy and Procedures
    • Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Sexual Misconduct Form
    • Employment History Review
    • Federal W4 Form
    • State W4 Form - must be printed, signed and turned into human resources
    • Fingerprinting Authorization Form
    • Fingerprinting Results - Human Resources will receive these directly from Bushue
    • I-9 Form
    • I-9 Accepted Documents
    • New Hire Reporting Form
    • Medical History Form
    • Physical Examination Form 
    • Emergency Contact Form
    • Social Security Form
    • Retirement Form

    Public School Works Training

    New hires are required to complete a series of online training sessions. These trainings will be sent to you via email by the Director of Human Resources after your start date. Completion deadlines are located in the training platform itself and given when assigned.

    Review Union Contract

    Decatur Public Schools has several unions to support our staff. Each union is guided by a contract between the union and the district. Additional benefits and salaries are negotiated in contracts. 

    • Decatur Education Association (DEA)
    • Decatur Federation of Teaching Assistants (DFTA)
    • Decatur Educational Support Personnel Association (DESPA)
    • Service Employees International Union Local No. 73 (SEIU)
      • A Team - Custodians
      • B Team - Maintenance
      • C Team - Security
    • Teamsters
    • Positions classified as Administrator or Administrative Support have a Compensation and Benefits Handbook. 

    Click here to view all contracts and handbooks. 

    Attend a Monthly Orientation Session

    Decatur Public Schools hosts monthly virtual orientation sessions. They are typically the last Monday of the month; specific dates are posted below. If you are interested in attending please email recruit@dps61.org for the zoom information. 

    • August 28, 2023 
    • Sept. 25, 2023
    • October 30, 2023
    • November 27, 2023
    • December 18, 2023
    • January 29, 2024
    • February 26, 2024
    • March 18, 2024
    • April 29, 2024

    Decatur Public School District #61 is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has an Affirmative Action Program.