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OTHER BENEFITS

Vacations

Administrators, classified managers, and classified bargaining unit employees accrue vacation days on a monthly basis.

Holidays

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

 

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.

Long Term Disability Insurance

The District provides insurance coverage up to 66 2/3% of monthly earnings. This is a salary continuation plan for a long term illness or injury that becomes effective after 90 days, if approved.

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). An 8%  pre-tax contribution is made by the employee automatically through payroll deductions. 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.

www.calstrs.com

Classified managers and bargaining unit employees who work over 20 hours per week are covered under the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).Employees hired and working prior to 01/01/2013 in a covered position have a 7% pre-tax contribution. Employees hired and working on or after 01/01/2013 have a 6% pretax contribution. Contributions are 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 Fiscal year based on the requirements of PERS investments. Employees are vested 100% after five years of full time service. CalPERS participants also contribute to Social Security tax withholding.

www.calpers.ca.gov

Optional Retirement Savings Plans

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. These plans are subject to annual maximum limits and are processed monthly through voluntary payroll deductions.  

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