• Employee Giving

    At Gwinnett County Schools, we believe in partnering with organizations that help save lives. We also respect that while employee giving can result in improved organizational engagement and outcomes, giving is a personal choice.

    GCPS students, families, and staff are passionate about where their students attend school and work together to support the needs of their local school. Each year our GCPS principals choose to share giving opportunities with the students, staff, and families that attend their school to support each and every student through contributions that go directly to their school to address their needs.

    The Engagement Office will provide all Team GCPS members (students, families, staff, and partners) with opportunities to give back and pay it forward. By calendaring out campaigns throughout the year, we are ensuring equal promotion and access to employee communications.

    American Heart Association  August – September 2023 

    United Way  October – November 2023 

    GCPS Foundation  January – February 2024

    Relay for Life  March – April 2024 

    While schools and teams may have fundraising efforts outside of these windows, this calendar depicts the districtwide communication efforts for the 2023-24 school year. All advertising or campaigning within the district must adhere to state laws and school board policies, including but not limited to BOE Policy KJ “Advertising/Campaigning on School Property.”

  • Employment Verification


    • Requests for verification of employment with GCPS must be submitted in writing. Requests cannot be completed via telephone, and cannot be processed without a signed statement of authorization from the employee.


    • To submit your request for the following:

      • Verification of Employment Requests
      • Verification for Certification/Licensure
      • Verification for Loan/Grant Forgiveness
        (including Teacher Loan Forgiveness, Public Service Loan Forgiveness, Teach Grant Certification)
      • Other Non-Salary Verification Requests

      Contact Information:

      E-mail verify.nonsalary@gcpsk12.orgOR

      Fax requests, including a signed release authorization, to (678) 442-5195


    • To obtain a verification of salary with GCPS for the following:

      • Auto Loan
      • Home Loan
      • Apartment Rental
      • Mortgage/Financing

      To obtain copies:

      • W-2's
      • Payroll Records

      Contact Information:

      E-mail payroll.support@gcpsk12.orgOR

      Fax requests, including a signed release authorization, to (678) 301-6310

    • *If you are a current GCPS employee, but leaving at the end of the school year, please submit any School District verification of experience forms at the end of May. We cannot post-date end dates of employment.

      **Evaluation data is not available for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years, based on Governor Kemp’s executive order suspending provisions of Code Section 20-2-210 relating to the Annual Performance Evaluation for Local  Education Agencies. Performance Evaluation data is also not available for the 2021-22 school year per Georgia DOE Superintendent, Richard Woods.

  • Find a Substitute: Absence Management System


    Absence Management is the nation's leading automated substitute placement and management system, and is now available district-wide in GCPS. Access is available to employees, substitutes, and administrators. Log-in to the Absence Management website.

    Click on the following links to learn more about Absence Management:

    Absence Management - Frequently Asked Questions

    Why am I not seeing any jobs in Absence Management?
    There are a number of possible reasons that jobs aren't showing up as available. There are a few things you can check. First, make sure that you aren’t limiting yourself in your “Schools” preferences. Also, make sure that you have your call times set to allow maximum job offers. If you’re still not seeing anything, you can contact your district’s absence and substitute management administrator to make sure you are seeing the correct job offers.

    I don't know my login or PIN. Where can I find this information?

    Forgot your PIN number? Not to worry! When you go to log in to the system at www.aesoponline.com, you’ll see a link for “PIN Reminder.” Here, you can enter your phone number and email and have your PIN number sent directly to you. If you still have trouble logging in, contact your district’s absence and substitute management Administrator for help.

    What do I do if I miss a call from the Absence Management system?

    If you missed that phone call, you can always call back, toll-free, at 1-800-942-3767, to hear a current list of available jobs to accept. You can also login online to view those same jobs. You’ll want to act quickly. The system may have already called the next substitute in line with that job offer.

    What if I only can work at certain schools?

    If you only want to work at certain schools and don’t want job offers from others, it’s as easy as setting up your “Schools” list in your preferences. Here, you can specify what locations you want to see jobs for, or specify those you do not. For help setting up that list, you can reference the “Preferred Schools” article. If you are unable to create that list, please contact your district absence and substitute management administrator for help in setting up that list.

  • Form Finder

  • Leadership Development

    • Quality-Plus Leader Academy (QPLA) Logo

      As the state's largest school system, Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) values leaders who have the skills and training to lead world-class schools to increased levels of academic achievement for all students. Because of the changing demographics in our schools, school leaders must be knowledgeable about instruction, should articulate the school's vision and mission, and promote a positive school environment in an era of accountability. Quality-Plus Leaders model high expectations for teachers and students and execute a vision so that these expectations may be realized.

      To prepare leaders for the future and the next generation of students. GCPS developed its Quality-Plus Leader Academy (QPLA). The academy provides GCPS professionals with a clear path to development and training. It serves as an umbrella to cover all activities associated with the leadership pipeline in GCPS.

  • Mandated Reporting

    In compliance with HB 1176, ALL school personnel and volunteers are required to report suspected acts of child abuse to the person in charge of the facility. This report cannot be modified by any person(s) and will be reported immediately, or within 24 hours, by the person in charge of the facility to the appropriate agency. Click for more information on mandated reporting.

  • Notices for Employees

    All posters have been updated for the 2022-23 school year.

    Please note that the poster revision date denotes the last revision of the appropriate law where applicable, not the date of publication.

  • Referral Incentives for GCPS Employees

    • Ensuring that GCPS has top-quality employees doesn’t happen by accident. Our Human Resources and Talent Management (HRTM) team is committed to recruiting, developing, and retaining the very best, but recruitment can be difficult during these challenging times. So, we’re looking to you—our employees—for help. We’ve found that staff members are some of the district’s best “recruiters.” In fact, about 20% of new teachers hired are referred by a current employee who already knows GCPS is a great place to work. To sweeten the deal, employees can earn a referral incentive by recommending qualified candidates who are hired by the district in these high-need areas:

      • Special Education Teacher (any field) ($450)
      • General Education Teacher ($350) (Computer Science, Elementary (K-5), Health Occupations, Engineering, Foreign Language (French, Spanish), IT Programming, Language Arts, Math, Science, Technology)
      • Speech-Language Pathologist ($500)
      • (New!) Paraprofessional ($300)

      There are two ways to make a referral.

      1. Complete the GCPS referral form here; please note that the referral form must be submitted prior to the candidate's hire date.
      2. The teacher/SLP/Paraprofessional candidate may list the name of the person who referred him or her in the referral section of the online application at gcpsjobs.org. 

      Please note: 

      • The referral must have a hire date noted in our online system on or after July 25, 2022.
      • The referral must be a new employee/direct hire to GCPS and not a contracted employee from a previous year.
      • The referral incentive would be included in the referring employee's paycheck once the candidate is hired and has worked a minimum of 60 days.


      Refer a Friend
      School Nutrition Program

      Gwinnett County Public Schools has partnered with Spur to staff our School Nutrition Food Assistant positions. If you are interested in referring a School Nutrition Food Assistant within Gwinnett County Public Schools to join the Spur team, please click here to learn more about the Gwinnett County School Nutrition Employee Referral Program!




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      Driver Referral Program: Turn your contacts list into cash!

      GCPS employees have an easy way to add some extra cash to their paycheck. With the district’s Bus Driver Referral Program, employees can earn up to $250 for referring a qualified candidate who is hired as a school bus driver for GCPS. The Bus Driver Referral program provides a payment of $100 as soon as the individual is hired, and an additional $150 once the new driver has completed 60 days on the job. There is no limit to the number of referrals you can make or referral rewards you can earn!

      So, how do you get started? Just let your contacts know about the great benefits of becoming a GCPS bus driver, and tell them to provide your name as a referral when they apply. Our Transportation team will take it from there and make sure you get the rewards you earn from referring your friends and neighbors.

      Any questions? Email Dawn.Head@gcpsk12.org for assistance.


      Refer a Friend

      Substitute Teacher Referral Program

      Gwinnett County Public Schools will pay a referral incentive of $250 to GCPS employees who refer a Substitute Teacher who works for at least 30 days during the 2021–22 school year.

      • The substitute will list the name of the person who referred him or her on a referral card completed during substitute orientation.
      • Once the substitute candidate successfully completes training and is added as an active substitute teacher and has worked at least 30 days during the 2021-22 school year, the GCPS employee will be paid the referral fee.

      The $250 referral incentive would be included in the referring employee’s paycheck once the substitute candidate has been added to the “active” substitute list and has worked a minimum of 30 days. 

      Please email substitutes@gcpsk12.org with any questions. 

  • Teacher Recruitment Incentive Program

    Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) is one school district made up of many incredible people. We find strength in our various backgrounds and perspectives,and the results speak for themselves.
    GCPS has been named one of Forbes’ ‘Top Employers for Women’ and ‘Best of Gwinnett’ for our competitive compensation, generous benefits and culture of strong support!

                                                                                                                                                                                                To earn the full incentive for the designated position, you must:  

    • Be a new teacher hired to GCPS for the 2022-23 school year; OR
    • Be a full-time teacher hired for the 2022-23 school year and taught in GCPS prior to the 2019-20 school year. 
      • A teacher would not be eligible to receive the incentive if they are a former employee who has worked in the district as a teacher within the last three school years. (2019-20, 2020-21,2021-22)
    • Complete the 2022-23 school year and
    • Sign a contract for the 2023-24 school year.
    • Incentive amount will be determined based upon the employee's start date.
    • *A new teacher for the 2022-23 school year is eligible to receive one incentive. An exception would be a teacher who qualifies for an incentive and meets the criteria for the bilingual incentive as well. In this case, both incentives will be awarded. 
    • If a teacher qualifies for more than one incentive, (not including bilingual) the incentive with the highest dollar amount will be awarded. 
    • Teacher may elect to receive a lump sum payment. In exchange for this hiring incentive, the GCPS teacher agrees to teach in GCPS for a minimum of three (3) school years.
    •  The GCPS teacher will be provided the one-time lump sum payment after September 30, 2022. The GCPS Teacher will not receive or will be required to repay GCPS the established hiring incentive under the following circumstances

    a.     Failure to sign a teaching contract for a GCPS teaching position,
    b.     Terminated/released prior starting the teaching position,
    c.     New information is provided that would disqualify from being hired,  and/or  
    d.     GCPS Teacher fails to report to work.

    The GCPS Teacher understands that in the event the GCPS Teacher resigns without mutual agreement prior to completing the three-year teaching agreement, the GCPS Teacher will be obligated to repay Gwinnett County Public Schools the amount of such incentive previously paid no later than thirty (30) days following the date of separation.

    Additional information and a selection form will be sent to new teachers who qualify for the incentive in August 2022. 

    Questions about incentives?  Please email gcpsteach@gcpsk12.org