NEWS Regarding CalPERS Member Contribution Rates 

Employee contribution rates are changing for some members beginning July 1, 2017. School employees that meet the definition of a "New Member"(joined on or after January 1, 2013) under the Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) will contribute 6.5% of reportable compensation instead of 6%. "Classic Members"(joined prior to January 1, 2013) will continue to contribute 7% of reportable compensation.

Additional information should be available on the CalPERS website in the Finance and Administration Committee Meeting Agenda Item 8b (April 18, 2017). The complete actuarial valuation report is expected to be available on the CalPERS website late summer 2017.You can visit the CalPERS web site at:

NEWS Regarding CalSTRS Member Contribution Rates


Assembly Bill 1469 was signed into law by the Governor as part of the 2014/2015 state budget. It increases the CalSTRS 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 for all members. Below are the rates in effect since the start of the 2015 fiscal year for:


Classic Members (Hired prior to January 1, 2013):

  • Effective July 1, 2015 the rate increased from 8.15% to 9.2%.
  • Effective July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2021, the rate increased from 9.2% to 10.25%. 


New Members (Hired on January 1, 2013 or later):

  • Effective July 1, 2015 the  rate increased from 8.15% to 8.56%.
  • Effective July 1, 2016 the rate increased from 8.56% to 9.205%.
  • Effective July 1, 2107 the rate 9.205% remains in force.

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Use the Time and Labor WorkCenter in PeopleSoft HCM! The WorkCenter will help Timekeepers easily access tools necessary to perform their Timekeeper-related tasks, including the timesheet, PeopleSoft HCM reports and queries, and other PeopleSoft HCM links. The WorkCenter also includes links to job aids, payroll forms, and more. Access it here: Main Menu > Manager Self Service > Time Management > Time and Labor WorkCenter.


Imputed Income: What you should know about the October monthly payroll

Imputed income is a term the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) applies to the value of a benefit or service that 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 in basic life insurance coverage underwritten by The Hartford 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 to 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). For information regarding IRS rules referenced here, visit the IRS web site via the following link or consult your tax professional.

Welcome to Payroll!

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:
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday

For employees who prefer to meet with their Payroll Specialist in person, we encourage you to arrange an appointment by phone or email. Please refer to the Payroll Contacts link on the left side of this page to determine who your assigned Payroll Specialist and find their contact information.