Welcome to the School District No. 53 (Okanagan Similkameen) 'Staff' page.

UPDATED! Our SD53 Employee Handbook has now been updated to include EA information. Check it out! Find it in FirstClass in the 'All Staff' area, at the top in an icon called 'SD53 Employee Handbook.docx'. Have a question regarding a staff practice or procedure? Check out the employee handbook!
Municipal Pension Plan Free Member Seminars: All plan members, including those receiving long-term disability benefits, are welcome to attend the below seminars. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Members are responsible for their own travel and associated costs.

  • Your Pension, Your Future (1½ hours), for new and mid-career plan members.  
  • Thinking About Retiring (2 hours), for members within five years of retirement.
To view the schedule or register
What is the Value of your Municipal Pension Plan? Click here for the Top 10 Tips on the Value of the Municipal Pension Plan
NEW CUPE COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT: for your convenience the July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2019 CUPE Collective Agreement is now available on the left side menu.
ONLINE LEAVES NOW AVAILABLE TO ALL STAFF! District employees now have easy online access to 'MyAbsenses' to place a leave request for processing, to request a replacement employee for the absence, to review absences and/or dispatches, and to manage dispatch availability. Replacement dispatching is done mostly by our automated 'Absence/Dispatch System (ADS)' with the exception of custodians and bus drivers who are manually dispatched. Click on the following link SD53 Web Login to access 'MyAbsences'. This link is also available in the 'All Staff' area on your First Class desktop.

Employee and Family Assistance Plan: Optum PPC Canada LiveWell portal combines the best of Optum online with an industry-leading health and wellbeing portal. In addition to the information, advice and support available on LiveWell, the web portal also includes a number of tools designed to help address issues affecting your personal life, work life and health and wellbeing. LiveWell is a refreshed, user friendly navigation; wellbeing screeners help you to review your health; smoking cessation planner; health and wellbeing calculators; and eCards enabling you to send special messages of thanks or support to colleagues, friends and family. For details click on 'Employee & Family Wellness (Optum)' on the left side menu.

CaresNet you can submit Pacific Blue Cross claims online and find out if they’re approved in real time by clicking here. What else can you do on-line? • see if your claim is approved • register for direct deposit • check plan coverage and limits • save service provider addresses • save your ID card to your mobile device • submit eClaims  • view dependent coverage • submit claims with the CARESnet Mobile app

Scent Awareness Initiative: our goal is to be sensitive to employees and students with perfume and chemical sensitivies. For details on our Scent Awareness Initiative click here. Our employees and students with medical chemical sensitivites thank you for your cooperation!

Contact Information for payroll and human resources
click here
Teacher Pension Plan
For information on purchasing pensionable service for unpaid leaves
Click here for information
Municipal Pension Plan
For information on purchasing pensionable service for unpaid leaves
Click here for information
Worldwide Emergency Travel Assistance
Pacific Blue Cross offers Medi-Assist to members and their dependents who experience emergencies while traveling outside their provice of residence.
Click here for information
Travel Insurance
Pacific Blue Cross offers Voluntary Travel Insurance at a discounted price for those enrolled in group plans.
Click here for information
Optional Life Insurance
is available for your and your spouse. For more information contact payroll@sd53.bc.ca
Life Insurance
If you would like to change your life insurance beneficiary, or would like to confirm who you have listed as a beneficiary contact payroll@sd53.bc.ca

 Last Modified: 5 May,2015
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