Imputed income is a term the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) applies when they feel the value of a benefit or service should be considered income for the purposes of calculating your federal taxes. Only a few benefits may count as imputed income. For SDUSD employees this includes:
          • Basic life insurance in excess of $50,000. Eligible employees are automatically enrolled for basic life insurance coverage underwritten by Hartford Life Insurance and provided at district expense. The death benefit is equal to annual salary x 1.
          • Supplemental life insurance.
          • Medical and dental insurance coverage for domestic partners.
          SDUSD takes payroll deductions on a tenthly basis. As a result, the tax required on a twelfthly basis is "caught up" on the October payroll each year. This taxable income is added to taxable gross for the months of July and August on the October payroll. In most cases, this amounts to a very small change in taxable gross (less than $25). If you have questions regarding the adjustment, please contact your payroll specialist. For information regarding IRS rules referenced here, visit the IRS web site or consult your tax professional.

          NEWS Regarding CalSTRS Member Contributions:

          CalSTRS Member Contribution Rate Increases on 07/01/14

          Assembly Bill 1469 signed into law by the Governor as part of the 2014/2015 state budget increases STRS member contributions on compensation that is creditable to the Defined Benefit Program.  This had previously been set at a rate of 8% of gross pay.  Effective July 1, 2014 the STRS member contribution rate will increase to 8.15%.  As a result, CalSTRS members (primarily certificated employees) will see an increase to the deduction taken for pension contributions effective on the July monthly payroll.

          Read more here:

          New Legislation Stabilizes CalSTRS Funding

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        Payroll Department

        The mission of the Payroll Department is to provide accurate and timely compensation to employees in a manner that is cost efficient to the District. The Payroll Department takes pride in serving our customers with fairness, honesty and professionalism. Our goal is to develop a reputation of character and commitment to excellence. Payroll is a part of the Finance Division and is located in Room 1150 on the first floor of the Eugene Brucker Education Center.


        Eugene Brucker Education Center
        4100 Normal Street, Room 1150
        San Diego, CA  92103
        Lobby Hours: Beginning January 1, 2014
        8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday-Friday              
        After 2 ½ years of reduced lobby hours for Payroll, the department returned to regular business hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning January 1, 2014.  For employees who need to meet with their payroll specialist personally, we still encourage you to contact the specialist either by e-mail or by phone to arrange for a specific appointment date and time.  Refer to the Payroll Contacts link on the left side of the page for information on individual payroll specialists.