The City of Boston and the Boston Public Schools offer employees a variety of resources and benefits. Information and access to many of these benefits are now available online.
State Ethics Reform Law
As of December 2009, all employees of Boston Public Schools must acknowledge receipt of the Summary of the State Ethics Reform Law on an annual basis.
Chapter 28 of the Acts of 2009, the recently enacted ethics reform law, imposes new mandatory education and training requirements on public employers and public employees. Every state, county, and municipal employee must be given a summary of the conflict of interest law prepared by the Ethics Commission and must complete an online training program prepared by the Commission.
- Read the Summary of the Conflict of Interest Law for Municipal Employees.
- Take the Online Training Program
- After taking the online training program, print out the certificate of completion and submit to your supervisor. If you have access to the Hub (see below), you can also print out the Conflict of Interest Form from the Document Library to acknowledge receipt.
Employees without Access to the Hub
Please see your supervisor or director to sign off that you have received the summary.
MyBPS is the Boston Public Schools' Intranet portal that provides teachers, administrators, and other BPS staff with access to the essential, everyday information and resources they need to enhance teaching and learning across the district. MyBPS is a secure site containing confidential student records and therefore requires users to enter a login and password.
For MyBPS technical issues, BPS employees should contact the Office of Instructional and Information Technology (OIIT) Service Desk: 617-635-9200, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Student Information System (SIS)
The SIS, called Aspen, represents a major investment in the use of technology and data to drive instruction, a core element of the Acceleration Agenda. With this system, BPS educators and school leaders can easily access and manage real-time student information to help personalize instruction. And new for the 2012-2013 school year, families and students can log in to the SIS to monitor student academic progress and engage with their schools. The SIS is a secure site containing confidential student records and therefore requires users to enter a BPS ID and password.
BPS is currently implementing the SIS. New functionality is rolled out, with training and support, throughout the year. As new functionality becomes available in the SIS, we sunset it within MyBPS. For SIS technical issues, BPS employees should contact the OIIT Service Desk: 617-635-9200, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. How-to guides and video tutorials are available within the SIS.
The Hub is the City of Boston's Employee Intranet portal, allowing you to view City news and login to "My Hub" which allows you to:
- Review current enrollments in City-provided benefit plans
- View and print a copy of your paycheck
- Edit or set up direct deposit to your bank or credit union
- Access W4 tax information or request reissue of your W2
- Update name, address, telephone, email and emergency contact information
- Apply for job postings
The following types of employees do not currently have access to the Hub:
- HotLine Worker
- Summer School-only Employee
- Stipend Employee
- Student/Student Teacher
- Substitute Lunch Monitor
- Cafeteria Attendant
- Bus Monitors/Transportation Attendant
From your home (non-BPS) computer, click on the following link: The Hub from Home
From a work computer, click on the following link: The Hub from Work
If you are using The Hub for the first time, please Download Instructions.
Employee Development & Feedback System (EDFS)
The Employee Development & Feedback System (EDFS) is an online platform supporting the new educator performance evaluation system in Boston. The purpose of EDFS is to serve as a vehicle for educators and administrators to view and record every step of the evaluation process and to facilitate communication between educator and evaluator about opportunities for development. By housing performance and development information in one place, the district can facilitate more timely feedback and easier access to resources that educators will be able to access consistently throughout and beyond the evaluation cycle.
My Learning Plan
My Learning Plan is a web-based professional development management and delivery system that allows all eligible BPS staff to identify, register and track professional development courses more easily.
BPS SubCentral allows Teachers, Substitute Teachers and School Administrators to access the substitute system from any phone or Internet-enabled computer 24x7.
SubCentral Information: Additional information and guides.
BPS Email (Microsoft Exchange)
Check your BPS email from any device. Login from any computer connected to the Internet here.
BPS Systems Directory
For a complete listing of BPS online systems used by BPS educators and staff, go to: http://apps.mybps.org.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
At no cost, City of Boston employees and their family members are eligible to participate in an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). The EAP is a comprehensive benefit for those looking for solutions to a wide variety of personal and workplace problems such as grief, daily stress, depression, and drug dependency. The EAP's staff members are mental health professionals who are trained to listen, counsel, and refer employees and their family members to appropriate services if necessary. Confidentiality is of paramount importance, and no one at BPS can gain access to a person's EAP records without his or her written permission.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
152 North Street, North End (by the Callahan/Sumner Tunnels)
MBTA: Government Center or Haymarket
Call 617-635-2200 to schedule an appointment or ask a question. If there is an urgent call after business hours, call 617-635-4500 and ask to page the EAP staff person on-call.
Employee and Other Policies and Forms