Retirements & Resignations | Frequently Asked Questions
No, the process for resignation is the same for all employees. While an at-will employee may resign at any time without recourse, a contract employee that resigns during the contract year may risk certification revocation for the duration of the year. Contract employees should contact the Certification office in HCM for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have never been issued a contract from the District, you are an at-will employee. All non-exempt positions are classified as at-will, including Teacher Assistants and Paraprofessionals. All TRIPS (Teacher, Related Instructional & Professional Support) employees are under contract.
The process to resign is the same for employees on leave. You must complete and submit a Notice of Separation via Oracle.
It is professional courtesy to give two (2) weeks’ notice prior to resignation. Additionally, Chapter 21 employees must resign 45 days prior to the start of a new school year to avoid any penalties.
After submitting your Notice of Separation, you must return all District property including keys, ID badges, laptops, etc.
Your Notice of Separation (S-54) is processed by an HCM representative and you will receive an e-mail confirming your resignation.
I submitted my Notice of Separation form to indicate that I would be resigning at the end of the school year, however I no longer wish to resign. Can I rescind my resignation?
Yes, you can rescind your resignation if the position has not been filled and your supervisor approves your return.
Talk to your Principal or supervisor and they will contact the appropriate Talent Partner or HCM representative.
Dallas ISD does not have tenure. District seniority would restart after a break in service.
Former employees who return to the District will be placed at the appropriate pay level for the position into which they are newly hired, which may differ from the step or pay position they occupied at the time of their departure from the District.
Dallas ISD does not have tenure.
Failure to submit a Notice of Separation will result in being processed for job abandonment.
All access to district systems is turned off on the "Actual Date" listed on your resignation.
For additional information, you may contact your Staffing Specialist or Talent Partner or email email@example.com.
If I am a teacher submitting a Notice of Separation mid-year, is the resignation effective immediately or on the last day of school? Will I receive my last three paychecks over the summer?
Resignation is effective as of the date indicated on your S-54 form. Resignations are processed as final and do not continue to pay out over the 12 month cycle. The Payroll department will calculate the number of contract days actually worked and issue a final pay check.
However, if you are submitting a Notice of Separation at mid-year and choosing to resign after your last contract date, you will receive all payments due.
Yes, both retirees and resignations use the same form (there is a check box to indicate the difference). If retiring, the effective date should be the last day you plan to work at Dallas ISD.
If you do not complete your contract or calendar of work days, your benefits will end on the last day
of the month in which you resign, terminate, or retire. All of your benefits will end August 31 in which you terminate, resign, or retire if you complete your contract or calendar of work days.
As applicable, COBRA may be available after active coverage ends. For more information please contact Benefits Outlook at 866-840-DISD (3473).
You may contact Royse Thigpen, Retirement Coordinator, at 972-794-7852 or firstname.lastname@example.org.