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Employee Relations

Experience Credit Questions and Answers

Q: I am new teacher to Hillsborough County, how can I receive salary credit for my previous work experience?

  • An employee may complete an experience verification form upon the offer and acceptance of an instructional position in Hillsborough County.
    • Forms are located online at the district website and in the employee processing packet.
    • Forms shall be carefully completed by the employee and submitted to previous district/Human Resource division.
    • Forms are to be returned to the Hillsborough County Human Resources Department Representative.

Q: If I my experience credit is not submitted in a timely manner to the district, will I receive pay retroactive to my start date?

  • An employee will have 90 calendar days from the date of employment with Hillsborough County Schools to submit to Human Resources experience.
  • Retroactive pay will be given for verified experience credit.
    • To receive a retroactive payment, experience must be received and verified within 90 calendar days of employment.
  • Experience received and verified after 90 calendar days of employment will have pay adjusted to date of verified experience.
  • Human Resources will review all experience credit and salary determination.
  • Credit will only be given for experience considered “full time” and “satisfactory” based upon performance evaluation.

Q: I am a culinary arts teacher and I have received work experience credit in lieu of teaching experience. If I transfer to another subject or leaving the current teaching assignment will I continue to receive the work experience credit?

  • Experience work credit is only valid in the following areas: SLH, Culinary Arts, Fie….
  • Up to 7 years may be granted upon receiving and validating work experience form.
  • Work experience may only be granted when the teacher is in an assignment of direct instruction in the specific areas designated to receive work experience.
  • If the teacher changes assignment or does not directly instruct students the work experience granted will be rescinded.
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