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Department of Human Resources

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Hours of Operation

By Appointment Only

Personnel Staff available in these Departments







Certificated Staff

8:30 a.m.-10:30 am and 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday

Non-Certificated Staff

8 a.m.-10 am and 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday

Employee Benefits

8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday

Staff Attendance

8 a.m.-10 am and 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday

Health Benefits  

8 a.m.-10 am and 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday

Pension Office   

8 a.m.-10 am and 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday

Substitutes - Insight

10:30 AM-
3 PM

10:30 AM-3 PM

10:30 AM-
3 PM

10:30 AM-3 PM

10:30 AM-3 PM

Additional information, please contact us at:
Director of Human Resources/Personnel Department
90 Delaware Ave., Paterson, NJ 07503
Human Resources Main Office: (973) 321-0744
Substitute (Insight Workforce Solutions) Main Number: (973) 844-6200   
Employee Benefits:
Staff Attendance, Health Benefits, Pension Office- (973) 321-0748 or (973) 321-0745

Tuition Reimbursement
Tuition Reimbursement Hours: M-F 3-4:30 pm by Appointment only


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Paterson Partners with Kelly Education

Kelly Education will provide and manage the substitute program for Paterson Public Schools.
Click here for information on how to apply and on the times and locations of open house sessions.


Substitute (Kelly Education) Main Number: (973) 844-6200 








Tuition Reimbursement Procedures


1.Complete a Request for Course Approval form for each course (3 courses per school year). Please do not leave any blanks. Must circle what the course is toward, a Certification or Degree. Course Description must be written in the lines provided ( NO Attachments). Please circle corresponding bargain unit.

Example: Teachers=PEA, Instructional Aides & Personal Aides=PEA-IA, Non-certificated staff=Non-Barg. etc.)

2.Obtain Proof of enrollment (proof of registration) of course(s) from your university’s portal. Proof of enrollment must show your name, start and end dates of each course.

3.Email Request for Course Approval +Proof of enrollment to before or within 5 days of the start of the course. Missed Deadline=Denial. Please send these forms as PDF (picture and screenshots not accepted). You will receive an email when these documents have been received.

4.An email informing of approval or denial will be sent to you.

5.Upon completion of course(s) you must email an itemized zero balance bill (tuition rate must be reflected on its own line), grade(s), and a completed voucher to Please email these forms as one packet in PDF form.

Note: Teachers must hold at least 1 Standard Certification to qualify for reimbursement.
Any changes to course(s) such as name and date changes must be reported by providing documentation of the change. If you have applied and have been approved and later drop the course, you must complete a Dropped course form.

*If it is your first time applying for tuition reimbursement, you must complete vendor forms. Email theses forms with your application
and proof of enrollment.

* Courses taken at private institutions will be reimbursed at the institution’s rate only if it is lower than the WPU rate, if not, the course will be reimbursed at the WPU rate.

Email questions or concerns to or call (973)321-2452.

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Additional Forms



Vendor Form

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Contact Us

Human Resources Main Office
(973) 321-0744

Substitute Office
(973) 321-0744

Employee Benefits Staff Attendance, Health Benefits, Pension Office
(973) 321-0748 or (973) 321-0745

Tuition Reimbursement
(973) 321-0711










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