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Thank you for visiting the Bloomington Public Schools Office of Human Resources Web Page. The staff of Bloomington Public Schools is our most important resource for providing learners in our community with a high quality educational system. The Human Resources Team looks forward to providing you with excellent service.

Supplemental Term Life Insurance – PERA Employees Only (9/17/15)
All part-time and full-time employees receive term life insurance at twice their annual authorized wages/salaries. In addition, employees covered by PERA actively at work are eligible to purchase supplemental term life insurance through NCPERS (National Conference on Public Employees Retirement Systems). This voluntary plan is underwritten by Prudential Financial and administered by HealthSmart Benefit Solutions.  You may enroll for this coverage only during the annual open enrollment period from October 1 – 31.  Check out the district website for a brochure including monthly cost and coverage or for an enrollment form. Complete the enrollment form and return to Julie Hanson in Human Resources by October 31.  If you are currently enrolled in this benefit, you do not need to do anything to continue participation.  If you have additional questions, please contact Health Smart Benefit Solutions at 800-525-8056 or

Fairview Employee Assistance Program (EAP) (9/10/15)
There are times when everyone needs help.  The stress of working, raising a family and maintaining relationships can make us feel overwhelmed from time to time.  Life can also be unpredictable, giving us difficult situations to cope with.  Our Employee Assistance Program is available to all employees and their family members. EAP provides free, confidential assessment, short-term counseling and/or referrals if needed.  Counselors offer support and guidance for relationship, parenting and family concerns, work-related and work-life balance issues, stress, depression, anxiety, grief, financial problems and more.  Contact Fairview EAP at 612-672-2195 to learn problem-solving and coping skills for your concerns so you can be at your best at work and home. Check out this district website for more information on Fairview EAP. 

Health Insurance Deductibles and HSA District Contributions for July 2015 – June 2016 (5/28/2015)
Just a reminder that the PreferredOne health insurance deductibles are changing effective July 1, 2015 per IRS requirements to $1,300 for single and $2,600 for E+1 and family.  This means that the district HSA contribution will increase to $650 for single and $1300 for employee+1/family (part-time staff receive $325 and $650).  The district monthly HSA contribution amounts will be changed as shown below:
District HSA Contributions July 2015 – June 2016
SingleFull-TimePart-TimeEmployee +1 & FamilyFull-TimePart-Time
($56 on 7/1 or first month of eligibility & remainder at $54)
 ($28 on 7/1 or first month of eligibility  & remainder at $27)
 ($112 on 7/1 or first month of eligibility & remainder at $108)
($56 on 7/1 or first month of eligibility & remainder at $54)

Final Rule Expanding FMLA for Same-Sex Spouses (5/15/15)

Effective March 27, 2015, FMLA will be extended to every legally married couple married in a state where it was legal, also known as "place of celebration".  This ruling changes the "state of residence" rule that applied under prior DOL guidance to "place of celebration" (which is based on where the marriage was entered into). This final rule replaces guidance regarding FMLA protections for same-sex spouses that was issued following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on June 26, 2013.






District Office: 952-681-6400

District #271
1350 West 106th Street
Bloomington, MN 55431