38-1. Salary Adjustments for TATs
38-1.1. TATs with Temporary Certificates.
Teachers who hold temporary teaching certificates (other than provisional certificates) and who are employed as TATs shall be eligible to receive salary adjustments up to and including the second step of the appropriate lane to allow credit for prior service as a full-time teacher in the Chicago Public Schools or in schools outside the Chicago public school system provided, however, that the provisions of Section 302.8 of the Chicago Public Schools Policy Manual (Compensation and Pay Plan) (Board Report: 08-0123-PO1) covering salary adjustments are met and an application (Salary Adjustment T. Per. 41) and, if outside time is involved, an affidavit (Affidavit Form T. Per. 42) are filed with the Talent Office. The Talent Office shall acknowledge within twenty-five days, in writing, the receipt of such application and shall indicate any deficiency in the application. At the time application is made, the teacher shall furnish the Talent Office with a stamped, self-addressed envelope.
38-1.1(a). Submission of Claim for Experience Within CPS.
To be eligible for a salary adjustment based on teaching experience in the Chicago Public Schools effective on the date of employment, TATs must make proper claim to the Talent Office within sixty days of the date of employment. After sixty days the effective date for a salary adjustment based on teaching experience in the Chicago Public Schools shall be the date proper claim is received in the Talent Office.
38-1.1(b). Submission of Claim for Experience Outside CPS.
Salary step adjustments for outside teaching experience for TATs shall be made effective from the date of employment provided that proper claim and documentary proof are on file within ninety days of employment. After ninety days of employment, the effective date for salary adjustments becomes the date on which the application and affidavit are received in the Talent Office. No salary adjustment claim or verification of employment outside of the Chicago Public Schools will be considered if filed after one year of original placement as a TAT.
38-1.2. TATs with Regular Teaching Certificates.
TATs who agree to obtain a regular teaching certificate shall be eligible for an additional salary adjustment up to and including the third step of the appropriate lane provided, however, that they have not had such a salary lane adjustment at a previous time and that the provisions of Section 302.8 of the Chicago Public Schools Policy Manual (Compensation and Pay Plan) (Board Report: 08-0123-PO1) covering salary adjustment are met and an application (Salary Adjustment T. Per. 41) and, if outside time is involved, an affidavit (Affidavit Form T. Per. 42) is filed with the Talent Office. Any TAT who has had the above-mentioned salary adjustment and who fails to obtain a regular teaching certificate within one year shall revert to the appropriate step and lane, but no higher than step two. Whenever a TAT obtains a regular teaching certificate, said TAT shall not be subject to the salary step limitations outlined in this Section.
38-1.3. Responsibility for Submitting Claim and Documentation.
The full burden of responsibility for submitting claim and proof thereof of all salary and/or lane advancements rests with the teacher. Experience outside of Chicago must be documented.