Hoping this blog sees you into a nice transition between summer play and fall work. Speaking of work, it will no doubt be slow in the month of September, as it's been every year as long as I've known. LTOs are at 91 FTE right now, but that will probably go up as it usually does. We were down 2.3% in casual work last year compared to the year before, so not critical numbers at all. Hopefully supply work will pick up sooner than later.
Our biggest challenge right now is the change over to the new absence manager, that being the transition from SCARRI to EasyConnect on October 1. SCARRI has been with us for 19.5 years now, so it will no doubt be a bit of a scary change up for some (no pun intended). The best way to deal with the transition is to make sure you are constantly checking your Board emails, as there will be constant updates in the next few weeks before the actual big day of Friday Sept 29; as you will get calls for Monday Oct 2 on that night.
Enjoy the school year and keep checking back here for regular Blog updates.