Welcome to Human Resources
At Pocantico Hills, the Office of Human Resources is dedicated to accomplishing the following goals:
- Recruiting, hiring, and retaining the most highly qualified faculty and staff to support our Mission Statement "committed to helping our children realize their complete personal potential - academic, creative, physical and emotional".
- Ensuring a safe and professional work environment for students and staff that emphasizes mutual respect and maximizes effectiveness.
- Providing employment-related resources and information to employees in a timely manner.
For employment opportunities, Pocantico uses the On-Line Application System for Educators (OLAS). OLAS is an internet-based application serving several regions in New York State. Please click the link (www.olasjobs.org) to explore employment opportunities. For your convenience, when feasible, we will also post employment opportunities to this page.
Rate of Pay for Substitute Teachers
Substitute Teachers - $138.00
Certified Substitute Teachers - $150.00
Retired Teachers - $160.00
Employee Application Forms
What is Mandatory Compliance Training?
State and Federal regulations require that all school district employees complete mandatory compliance training every year on a variety of topics. The list of required topics includes the following:
Anaphylaxis and Anaphylactic Shock, Child Abuse NY, Child Internet Protections Act (CIPA) Digital Security and Protection, Dignity for All Students Act/Code of Conduct - NY, FERPA, General Harassment, Sexual Harassment NY - State Mandated, and Student Data Privacy (NYS EdLaw Section 2-d) (to be completed by October 16, 2022).
The compliance training associated with these topics is intended to provide employees with information to promote a safe and healthy work environment. While all employees must complete compliance training annually on the topics listed above, the District may also require that certain employee groups complete training related to other topics that are relevant to their work responsibilities.
How will faculty and staff members complete the compliance training?
GCN provides online training tutorials that employees can complete using any computer that has an internet connection, internal or external speakers, and the latest version of Adobe Macromedia Flashplayer™. Employees will log onto the GCN website and complete the required training tutorials according to the deadlines established by the Office of Human Resources. The time needed to complete each online tutorial varies from 7 to 30 minutes, and employees may complete the required tutorials in one session or in separate sessions.
You can use your user ID from last year. However, if you don't remember what your user ID is, click on the link below and click the orange button "I was not given a User ID, or I've forgotten it" and follow the steps. Organization ID is: 169533p
Human Resources Links / Forms (Employees Only)
EAP (Employee Assistant Program)
NYS Local Retirement System (ERS)
NYS Teacher's Retirement System
The Empire Plan (Health Insurance)
Re-Registration Process on TEACH
Re-Registration and CTLE Responsibilities
Human Resources Forms (Employees ONLY)
Michael Vanyo, Assistant Superintendent, 914-631-2440 x 709
Gina L. Downes, Office of Human Resources/Benefits, 914-631-2440 x 703