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    PAT Game Night for Educators of Color: October 17th

    PAT's Racial Equity Task Force invites all Educators of Color to our upcoming Game Night. Please join us for an evening of games, food, drinks, fun, and an opportunity to connect.

    Thursday, October 17th, 4:30-6:30 at PAT (345 NE 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97232)

    RSVP here if you can come, and select "Racial Equity Task Force" as your committee. Please contact Nichole Watson (nichole.watson@oregoned.org) with any questions.

    We hope you can make it! Please help spread to word to other educators of color.

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    Retirement Planning Seminar: October 21st

    Are you thinking of retirement or taking early-retirement?

    PAT is excited to host another Retirement Seminar as a benefit for our members. Topics for this seminar will include the recent changes to PERS, early retirement incentives from the District, and much more.

    RSVP here and get a jump on your planning.

    Monday, October 21st, 4:30-6:00pm at PAT (345 NE 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97232)

    Not quite for you, but still curious about retirement? Please stay tuned as we will have other seminars coming up for newer PPS employees and mid-career educators.   

    Hope to see you there!

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    Better Understand Your Contract

    Please join us for a Rep Training Workshop, "Better Understand  your Contract," on Monday, October 7 or Wednesday, Oct 9, 4:30-6:30 at PAT. We will provide dinner. Both sessions will offer the same content, so choose the one that works best for you. 

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    The PAT contract has undergone many changes over the last few years.  We have included key provisions of the length of the workday, work year, work load, compensation, professional development, and safety, and renumbered the articles.  As building reps it is essential that you are familiar with these changes.

    Come join your fellow Building Rep in discussion to build a deeper understanding of our contract!

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    Give Your Schedule a Check-Up!

    Article 7 (Workday) of the PAT/PPS contract includes language to ensure a fair work schedule that allows you to support your students. Using the Schedule Check worksheet below, review the contract and your schedule. Select the worksheet appropriate for your assignment (grade level/building and full-time or part-time). You should also receive a copy of the worksheet from your PAT Building Rep.

    An important part of our union’s ongoing work is making sure the terms of the contract are honored. All educators are responsible for checking their schedule to confirm it provides the contract hours, planning time, duty and lunch periods which the contract requires.

    If your schedule needs adjustment, raise the issue now. If you have concerns about your schedule, talk to your administrator. Your PAT Building Representative is available to help.