Eligible teachers and school-based administrators
may voluntarily opt-in to ACCESS/ACCEL each year during the month of May. 


Voluntary elections submitted from now through May 31, 2017 will take effect on July 1, 2017, with the start of the 2017-18 school year.

Beginning July 1, 2014, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) implemented the Pay for Performance Compensation Plans (PFP), which provide eligible teachers and school-based administrators an opportunity to voluntarily opt-in to the ACCESS plan for teachers, and ACCEL plan for school-based administrators.

Please see below for additional information.

Awarding Competitive Compensation to Educators for Student Success (ACCESS) is the new performance pay salary schedule for instructional personnel (all employees represented by the Broward Teachers Union-Education Professionals (BTU-EP) Collective Bargaining Agreement). 

Awarding Competitive Compensation to Educational Leaders (ACCEL) is the new performance pay salary schedule for administrators.  Below are important highlights of each salary schedule:

All newly hired teachers hired on or after July 1st and all teachers currently assigned to an Annual Contract (AC) will be automatically assigned to the ACCESS Plan.

All hired (or newly appointed) school-based administrators after this date will be assigned to the ACCEL plan.

If you are an actively employed Professional Services Contract (PSC) or Continuing Contract (CC) teacher and are on the BTU-EP step salary schedule or serve as a school-based administrator, then you qualify to enroll in a performance pay salary schedules.  Please note: This is a voluntary choice and it is irrevocable.  If you decide you do not wish to enroll in the new plan at this time, there is nothing you need to do.  You will remain on your current salary schedule.

This window will reopen annually each May for active employees on the BTU-EP step salary schedule or the Principals/Assistant Principals’ step salary schedule.  Clicking on the ESS link, will take you to the Employee Self-Service ESS portal, where you can see a side-by-side comparison of your information on the current salary schedule, and your salary if you enroll in the performance pay salary schedule. 

For employees actively employed, their salaries will not be reduced if they enroll in the performance pay salary schedules.  Please note:  Opportunities for future salary increases in future years may be larger based on your overall evaluation rating.

Please follow links provided on this page for a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) & other important information regarding the Pay for Performance Plans.

For questions relating to the Pay for Performance Compensation Plans, contact the Compensation & HRIS Department at (754) 321-0150.

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