Skip To Main Content

Employee Training Outline

1. What is SubFinder?
  • An Interactive Voice Response system, similar to those used by banks and airlines, with easy-to-follow instructions.
  • Employees & Administrators report absences via touch-tone phones.
  • SubFinder will use a variety of methods, including position matching (Skill List) and employee/administrator input (Preference lists), to fill absences/jobs.

2. How Will SubFinder Benefit Me?

  • Absences can be reported 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You don't need to wait until the school opens to report a same-day illness.
  • Specific instructions can be left for the substitute, such as lesson plans, emergency contacts, etc. These are referred to as your Special Instructions.
  • Absences can and should be reported in advance.
  • Preference Lists can provide better control over who substitutes in your classroom.
  • You can monitor your absence to see if it has been filled and, if so, who's filling it.

3. What are Preference Lists?

  • They are a list of substitutes ranked in order of preference, based on criteria established by you and/or your administrator.
  • They tell the system who should be called first for your absence.
  • You may have multiple lists (Site-based, personal, subject-based, etc.)

4. What About Registration?

  • Registration, via a touch-tone phone, is quick and simple! It takes only a few minutes.
  • You call SubFinder and identify yourself using your PIN - Personal Identification Number. (This number is your Social Security #.)
  • When you register you will:
    • Record your name.
    • Review your Personal Information
    • Home Site
    • Position
    • Work Hours

It is highly recommended that you register before reporting your first absence.