Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is launching an employee referral incentive program (ERIP) to attract skilled educators and support staff to the school system.

Current CCPS employees who refer candidates for employment can receive up to $1,000 if the referred employee is hired by the school system. A payment of $500 will be made to the referring employee after the newly hired person works for 30 days during the school year under a Board contract. That payment will be issued within 30 days after the newly hired staff member’s 30th day of work. At the end of the school year, another $500 will be paid to the referring employee within 30 days of the last workday for the newly hired staff member.

If the new employee resigns prior to the end of the school year, the second $500 will not be issued to the referring staff member. If the referred employee is not hired, the current CCPS staff member will not receive the incentive.

The referral date cannot be earlier than the date the job opening is posted and the first day of work for the new hire must be within 180 days of the initial referral date or May 1, 2022 — whichever comes first.

To be considered to receive the incentive, the current employee must refer a person who has not been previously employed by CCPS. An employee cannot refer themselves, and is limited to three incentive payments regardless of how many new hires they refer. The applicant must indicate, your name (Current Employee) in the employment application under the “Referrals” section, "How did you hear about employment with us?”

CCPS staff members who are ineligible to receive the referral incentive payments include — but are not limited to — members of the Superintendent’s Operations Team, staff in the Office of Human Resources, managers with hiring authority over the newly hired employee, anyone who represents CCPS recruiting events and immediate family members of any excluded employees. Temporary, summer, contract and former employees are not eligible candidates for the referral incentive program.

The program ends on June 20, 2022. After that, the referring employee is not eligible to receive any referral incentive payments.

Click here to download the Referral Form