Joint Memo Regarding Essential Duties for APS Classified Personnel

From:

Kathy Chavez, President, Albuquerque Federation of Certified Professionals 

Todd Torgerson Chief Human Resources & Legal Support Services 

Valerie Hoose, Executive Director of Labor Relations & Staffing

Re:  Joint Memo Regarding Essential Duties for Educational Assistants, Health Assistants, Behavior Redirectors, Library Assistants, Family Liaisons, Bus Drivers, and Bus Attendants

To whom it may concern,

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