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Retirement Ceremony

On November 10, 2015, the Fairfax County Public Schools celebrated its latest class of retirees.

Being honored that evening were 55 retirees representing an astounding 1,262 combined years of dedication and service to FCPS. 

Whether their career path led them to be a bus driver, food service worker, custodian, teacher, administrator, or to serve in one of the many other instructional or support positions —the 2015 fall class of retirees have all played an integral role in the success of Fairfax County Public Schools.

Also In attendance were the more than 150 friends, family members, and colleagues who supported the retirees as they gave their time, talent, and energy to the children of Fairfax County.

Visit our We Honor You retirement ceremony page to see highlights from the event.

Our Mission

By recruiting, developing, recognizing, and retaining outstanding employees, Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is committed to building a world-class workforce dedicated to educational excellence.

Our Offices

Talent Acquisition & Management (TAM)

Equity and Employee Relations (EER)

Benefit Services (OBS)

Business Services (HRBS)

Talent Acquisition & Management (TAM)

TAM is dedicated to selecting and hiring an outstanding and diverse workforce committed to fostering educational excellence. This includes handling the recruitment and hiring for each FCPS position. Employment also ensures all teachers maintain appropriate licensure.

Equity & Employee Relations (EER)

EER ensures the equitable administration of applicable federal, state, and FCPS regulations and laws impacting the FCPS community. It fosters positive relationships between the school system and its employees, advisory councils, and certified organizations. EER administers the employee evaluation, grievance, and appeal processes; mediates and investigates staff, student, and community complaints of discrimination while also processing requests for medical and religious accommodation. It facilitates compliance with legal requirements associated with Title IX and the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

Office of Benefit Services (OBS)

OBS is responsible for employee insurance programs including medical, dental, life and long-term care; flexible spending accounts; tax-deferred retirement savings programs; and coordination with retirement agencies; and organizing employee wellness programming. The Disability and Leaves unit oversees the Integrated Disability Management program.

HR Business Services (HRBS)

HRBS supports the FCPS workforce and the effective operation of the Department of Human Resources. This includes conducting new employee onboarding, fielding HR-related inquiries, administering a robust employee recognition and awards program, overseeing retention initiatives, and supporting employee communications efforts. Business Services also develops and manages the department’s fiscal and technology resources.

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2015-2016 Employee Work Calendar

The 2015-2016 employee work calendar can be viewed here.

Salary Scales for FY16

The School Board approved the FY 2016 approved budget which includes a .62 percent cost of living adjustment and step increments. All eligible teacher and instructional assistant scale employees receive step increases at the beginning of their contract. All eligible unified scale employees receive step increases on their anniversary date. Employees can find their anniversary date in UConnect: under the My Job tab, “Next Anniversary Date”. Click here to see the salary scales for FY 2016.

Continuing Interest Topics

Work for FCPS


Savings for Staff

Life Events

New hire/rehire

Family status change

Time away from work

Leaving employment


Susan Marks
Interim Assistant Superintendent
Department of Human Resources

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8115 Gatehouse Road
Falls Church, VA 22042

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Last Updated

November 12, 2015