There's no doubt that leave management is taxing for employers, who must keep up-to-date with new and expiring leave laws, while balancing administrative overhead and the cost of absence. School districts especially face additional challenges, such as a dispersed workforce and complicated work schedules.
That's why we wanted to share a recent webinar hosted by Financial Benefits Services (FBS), our parent company Presagia, and their mutual client, Frisco Independent School District (ISD). Geoff Simpson, Presagia's VP of Sales and Marketing and Brenna Rose, Benefits Manager at Frisco ISD were the presenters. In this webinar, Geoff gives a run-down on the importance of leave management and provides a demonstration of Presagia Leave. The second half involves Brenna who shares how Frisco ISD uses Presagia's system to manage leave more effectively and in turn, gives their employees the best experience.
Why Is Leave Management Important?
In the first part of the webinar, Geoff breaks down the numerous issues with leave management, such as the difficulty in determining which federal and state laws apply to a leave request and making complicated eligibility and entitlement calculations.
For these reasons and many others, employers often make simple mistakes that can lead to costly legal repercussions. For example, the cost of a Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) case going to court can be upwards of half a million dollars!
Who Is Frisco ISD?
Brenna then takes the helm and shares Frisco ISD’s story. Frisco ISD is the largest employer in the city of Frisco, Texas, with more than 70 schools. Over the years, they’ve experienced tremendous growth - in 2013 they had 6,000 employees and in 2020 they had over 8,000. On a percentage basis, no school district in the country grew quicker than Frisco from 1987-88 and 2014-15.
Frisco also faces unique leave management challenges, such as different work schedules, employees across multiple locations, and the fact that every absence by an educator has the potential to be incredibly disruptive! Their concerns about compliance, efficiency, cost, risk and exposure led them to make the switch from processing leaves manually to investing in Presagia Leave.
Managing Leave With Presagia
With Presagia, Brenna and the leave team have maintained compliance, increased efficiency and maximized employee satisfaction. They’ve also leveraged reporting tools within the system to gain full visibility into their leave program, enabling them to understand trends and make further improvements.
These factors have even helped Frisco control missed time as they’ve grown. From 2017 to 2019, they saw a 10.6% increase in employees but managed to decrease total missed days by 2.8%! Their average missed days per leave have also gone down!
Learn more about Frisco’s leave management success with Presagia in their webinar, Frisco ISD Boosts Leave Compliance And Efficiency With Presagia, which you can access here.
Access it for free and discover:
- Tools that helped Frisco increase efficiency (while managing 700+ cases/year)
- How they easily maintain compliance
- The insights they’ve gained (e.g. missed time by leave type)