NEWS Regarding CalPERS Member Contributions:
CalPERS Member Contribution Rates 2017-18

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

Additional information can be found on the CalPERS website in the Finance and Administration Committee Meeting Agenda Item 8b on April 18, 2017. The complete actuarial valuation report is expected to be available on the CalPERS website this summer.  You can visit the CalPERS web site at:
NEWS Regarding CalSTRS Member Contributions:

CalSTRS Member Contribution Rates


Assembly Bill 1469 signed into law by the Governor as part of the 2014/2015 state budget increases 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 for fiscal year 2015 and 2016 for Classic members (hired prior to January 1, 2013) and New members hired on or after January 1, 2013:


Classic Members:

Effective July 1, 2015 the CalSTRS contribution rate increased from 8.15% to 9.2%. 

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


New Members:

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, 2017 the rate 9.205% remains in force


As a result, CalSTRS members (primarily certificated employees) will see an increase to the deduction taken for pension contributions effective on the July 2016 monthly payroll.


Read more here:

New Legislation Stabilizes CalSTRS Funding


Payroll Schedule:   


Manager and Timekeeper Tools:   

-Time and Labor Manual v9.2

-Key Elements of Payroll for Managers 2016

-Manager Monthly Payroll Checklist

-What Timekeepers Should Know




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 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 (below) 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 need to meet with their payroll specialist personally, we 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.