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Our mission in the Payroll Department is to work diligently to ensure that all district employees are paid accurately and timely with their correct withholdings and deductions and assures those withholdings and deductions are remitted to the appropriate vendor in a timely manner. The Payroll Department takes pride in serving the district employees with fairness, honesty and professionalism.

Important Payroll Information

  • Payday is usually the last working day of the month. (see payroll schedule below)
  • Payroll cut-off: 1st of each month (all Timesheets, Payroll changes, and Request for Time offs).
  • All employees are to fill out their own timesheets.  
  • All timesheets are signed by the supervisor, administrator or lead before being turned into Payroll (see timesheet sample below).
  • Overtime must be pre-approved by the supervisor, administrator or lead.
  • Payroll should receive the proper form regarding changes for name, address, phone number, direct deposit, federal withholdings or state withholdings.  All changes are due by the 1st of each month (all forms needed below).

Review your pay stub each month 
Please make sure that all information is correct and if you have any questions or concerns, please email Christina Noland at or call her directly at (619) 473-9022 x1135.

Monthly News

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Monthly Payroll/Benefits News

We have had a few power outages at the district office this month due to maintenance from SDG&E.

If you have previously (18/19 school year) signed up for 10/12 pay, your first check will be on July 31, 2019.

We hope you are having a fun and relaxing summer break.  

Welcome Back Day

August 14, 2019 @ Joan McQueen in Alpine

August 15, 2019 @ M.E.H.S.

  • 8:00am - 10:30am TBA (D.O.)
  • 8:30am - 11:15am Biometrics (Cafeteria)
  • 9:30am - 10:30am Zumba Class (Gym)
  • 9:30am - 10:30am Yoga Class (Rec)

Employee Benefits

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Mountain Empire USD offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees and their eligible dependents.  There is a choice of three medical options, dental and vision coverage, district-paid employee basic life insurance, voluntary employee life insurance, voluntary dependent life insurance and voluntary accidental death and dismemberment coverage.  

Mountain Empire USD belongs to the California Schools Valumtary Employee Benefits Association (VEBA).  Since 1993, VEBA has been providing managemant of Southern California's largest federally-funded trust that specializes in providing health care benefitsfor education employees.  VEBA was created as a valuntary joint labor-and-management benefits organization and was established through the combined efforts of school superintendents and representatives of both the California Teachers Association (CTA) and the California School Employees Association (CSEA).

The district pays the full cost of two medical plans offered, dental and vision plans for eligible employees.  The district also pays the cost of basic life insurance for eligible employees.

The amount that an employee may be required to pay for coverage may change annually.  These amounts are announced during the Open Enrollment period held in November/December.  Any required employee contribution is made through automatic payroll deduction on a ten-month basis, September through June.

Coming in November 2019

You are able to change your elections during the Open Enrollment period.  Unless you experience a qualified status change, you will not be able to change your enrollment election until the next Open Enrollment period.

Vision Plan

San Diego & Imperial County Schools Fringe Benefits Consortium (FBC)

Hyatt MetLaw Legal Plan (FBC)

IMPORTANT - Effective Date of Coverage 

An employee’s coverage under the district-sponsored medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance plans becomes effective as outlined below:

  • Employees hired and having a start date between the 1st and 15th of the month — Benefits will become effective on the first day of the month following the first day of paid service in a monthly salaried position of at least half-time or more. EXAMPLE: An employee starting on Aug. 10 would become eligible for benefits on Sept. 1.
  • Employees hired and starting work after the 15th of the month — Benefits will become effective the first day of the second full month of paid service in a monthly salaried position of at least half-time or more. EXAMPLE: An employee starting on Aug. 26 would become eligible for benefits on Oct. 1.
  • Coverage for Eligible Dependents who are included on an employee's enrollment form becomes effective the same date as the employee's coverage. All enrollment forms must be received in the Employee Benefits Office no later than 31 days from the date the employee becomes eligible. If the forms are not received by the 31st day, employees and their dependents will have to wait until the next Open Enrollment period to apply and benefits will be effective Jan. 1 of the following year.


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Voluntary Benefits

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