New Classified Employees

Updated on Wed, 03/06/2019 - 12:55pm

Classified employees include positions that provide important services that support the district's education goals and vision.  A list of positions that are considered classified can be found here:  Classified Job List 


New Classified Employee to Adams 12 Five Star Schools must complete the following steps:

STEP 1: Classified Employment Information: You will receive an email from Human Resources after you have accepted the position through our application system. It will include information about your assignment and HR contact information. 

STEP 2: Background Check:  After accepting the position in the system you will receive an email from our 3rd Party Vendor, Background Information Services Inc. (BISI), with instructions to complete the background screening questionnaire. This must be completed within 24 hours of receipt of the email. You will be contacted by Human Resources if there are concerns with your background check.

STEP 3: Complete the Classified Hiring Packet. 

Complete the Classified Hiring Packet by typing your information on forms in the packet prior to printing it out and providing signatures.  If you need assistance or don’t have a computer or printer, they are available in the Human Resources office located at 1500 E 128th Ave, Thornton, CO 80241.

Submit the completed hiring packet with the acceptable forms of identification needed for I-9 verification to Human Resources at 1500 E 128th Ave, Thornton, CO 80241.  Human Resources must collect fingerprints from you in our office for background purposes.

Additional I-9 Instructions, W-4 Instructions and Colorado PERA Instructions/Information are available for review purposes only.​​

Please note:  In order to help expedite your hire and streamline the orientation process, we request that you bring your completed new hire packet and any other documentation to Human Resources as soon as possible and before your orientation date.  

STEP 4: All new hires must sign up for an orientation session*.  Each orientation session is approximately 2 hours long.  Orientations are held at the Adams 12 Five Star Schools Educational Support Center at 1500 E 128th Ave, Thornton, CO 80241. (*New hires that are current students or under the age of 18 are not required to attend orientation.  Please continue through the remaining steps below.)

  • Orientation Agenda
    • 9:00 am - Registration / Check-in (Orientation Presentation begins at 9:15 am)
      • Submit fingerprints if needed
      • Submit new hire paperwork if needed
      • Obtain a key/access card for your building, if applicable to your position
    • 9:15 am - Welcome to Adams 12 Presentation
    • 9:50 am - School Safety Presentation
    • 10:20 am - Question & Answer / Information Tables
      • Representatives from Benefits, Processing (New Hire Paperwork/Salary), Substitute Services, Employment (background/fingerprints), District 12 Education's Association (DTEA), Classified School Employees Association (CSEA) and a district university partner will be available to answer any questions you have about working at Adams 12 Five Star Schools.

STEP 5: Adams 12 Email: After your paperwork has been processed you will be assigned an employee ID number.  Please use the Email Login Instructions to setup your email account.

STEP 6: Salary Placement:

  • All Newly hired classifed employees are placed initially on Step 1 of the pay grade for their position. If you are unsure of the pay grade associated with your new position, click on the Classified Job List above to determine that information. 
  • Classified employees can advance an additional 5 steps (maximum Step 6) based on their previous experience.  Classified employees are responsible for sending a Classified Verification of Employment Form to their previous employers to advance on the Classified Salary Schedule.   It is the employee's responsibility to ensure that verification forms are completed, accurate and submitted to Human Resources.  Steps are granted based on the number of hours worked in a similar position.  
  • Newly hired classified employees can continue to submit experience forms through the first 90 calendar days of regular employment.  If additional steps can be granted during the first 90 calendar days of regular employment, the new pay rate will be retroactive to their start date and retroactive pay will be given, if applicable.  After the first 90 days, the steps can still be granted effective for the next payroll period. 

STEP 7: Benefits Information:  Eligible employees will receive an email for online enrollment once required hiring paperwork is completed, submitted and processed.  Review Benefits page for information regarding eligibility, enrollment and next steps.

STEP 8: New Employee Handbook & Payroll Information:  Review Payroll Information and the New Employee Handbook.  All new employees are required to become familiar with the contents of the New Employee Handbook.

STEP 9: CSEA Information/Enrollment:  Classified employees may choose to become members of the Classified School Employees Association (CSEA).  Information about the CSEA and how it supports classified employees can be found in the CSEA Flyer.  If you wish to become a member, please complete the CSEA membership form found in your hiring packet.

STEP 10: Review the following additional information/resources: 

** PLEASE NOTE even though you have been recommended for hire, you will not be formally employed by Adams 12 Five Star Schools until you satisfy ALL of the employment conditions that have been established by the District, and the Board of Education approves your recommendation for hire.**


Human Resources Contact Information for Classified Employees:

Jason Thompson | jason.w.thompson@adams12.org | (720) 972-4069

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