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Business Services - Employee Benefits - Other Benefits Offered

OTHER BENEFITS

Leave Balances

  • Vacations - Administrators, classified managers, and classified bargaining unit employees accrue vacation days on a monthly basis.
  • Sick Leave - Employees accrue sick leave at the rate of one day for each month served.  
  • Jury Duty  - Employees are granted unlimited paid days for jury service.

Holidays

The District observes 18 paid holidays, including campus closures during the December/January holiday season.

Tuition Reimbursement

The District provides enrollment fee reimbursement of credit courses offered throughout the district.  Employees are eligible for reimbursement for one class per semester, up to two credit courses each academic year, that is relevant to the their current position or is part of a certificate or degree program.

 

Retirement Plans

Full-time faculty and academic administrators are covered under the California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS). A pre-tax contribution is made by the employee automatically through payroll. CalSTRS is a defined benefit retirement plan which has a guaranteed outcome based on age, salary and years of service. Part-time faculty can elect to participate in STRS or pay Social Security. Employees are vested 100% after five years of full time service.

Classified managers and bargaining unit employees who work over 20 hours per week are covered under the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS). A pre-tax contribution is made by the employee automatically through payroll deductions. CalPERS is a defined benefit retirement plan which has a guaranteed outcome based on age, salary and years of service. The District's contribution rate can change every year based on the requirements of PERS investments. Employees are vested 100% after five years of full time service. CalPERS participants also contribute to the Social Security System.

Tax Sheltered Annuities/Deferred Compensation

Through SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union, all part-time and full-time employees can access two tax deferred investment programs, the 403(b) tax shelter annuity and 457(b) deferred compensation plan.  Employees can also participate in the Roth 403(b) which is an after tax product.  Payroll deductions are taken monthly and are subject to annual limits.