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8 days ago

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 are due).
  • All employees are to fill out their own timesheets. (Black or Blue Ink ONLY)
  • One sub-position per timesheet. 
  • One month per timesheet.
  • 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).

How to Read Your PeopleSoft Paycheck
If you are having difficulty understanding the different sections of your paycheck, I have instructions with a diagram for easy explanation above under "Payroll Forms".
Review your pay stub each month 
Here is a link to view you paycheck.  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

5 days ago

June 2020


Looking for Balance? Check out different online classes below from the VEBA Resource Center.

Before anxiety takes over your life, check out resources available below to you as a VEBA member.  Here is the link:  

Employee Benefits

about 1 month ago


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 Voluntary Employee Benefits Association (VEBA).

Since 1993, VEBA has been providing management of Southern California's largest federally-funded trust that specializes in providing health care benefits for education employees.  VEBA was created as a voluntary 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.

Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

A flexible spending account, or FSA, is an account eligible employees allocate pre-tax money to throughout the year.  They then use funds in that account to pay for certain out-of-pocket health care costs.  Employees can use FSA funds to pay for certain out-of-pocket health care costs.

Check out the FSA Store or the Complete Eligibility List.

If you would like a Flexible Spending Account, you can sign-up during open enrollment.

Are you turning 65?  What are your options?

Here is a timeline if you are planning for retirement at age 65 or if you are working while you are 65. Medicare Timeline

If you have any questions, regarding what options you have for the supplemental medical coverage for you or your spouse, once you obtain Medicare A & B, please email Christina Noland, your benefits coordinator at

Open Enrollment

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.
Open enrollment will be November 1-14, 2020.  I will send out email reminders in September and October, be ready.

Vision Plan

Optum Chiropractic & Acupuncture

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.


about 1 month ago

Simplify your investment strategy and start saving for your future.

Your local FBC 403(b)/457(b) Deferred Compensation Program Retirement Plan Advisor is available to provide you one-on-one counseling with personalized account services, such as:

  • Enrollment
  • Contributions
  • Retirement readiness
  • Consolidation
  • Account review
  • STRS/PERS Pension review (based on information you provide)
Contact:  Anna Bernardo
                 Retirement Plan Advisor
                 (619) 417-4122

California State Teachers' Retirement System

CalSTRS provides retirement, disability and survivor benefits for full-time and part-time California public school educators through a hybrid retirement system consisting of its Defined Benefit, Defined Benefits Supplement and Cash Balance Benefit program, and voluntary defimned contribution plan called CalSTRS Pension2.

Click here to Learn More

California Public Employees' Retirement System

CalPERS provides and administers a variety of benefit programs and services.  

CalPERS is about the people.  It is about the dedicated indiviuals who serve, or have served, California at the state, regional, and local level thorugh a career in public service.  

Payroll/Benefits Specialist Contact Information

10 months ago

Christina Noland

3291 Buckman Springs Road
Pine Valley, CA  91962
(619) 473-9022 x1135

Send email to:Christina Noland

Workers' Compensation

10 months ago

What to Do if You Are Injured on The Job

  2. Your supervisor will give you a Workers' Compensation DWC-1 Claim Form. If you would like to visit a Workers' Compensation physician you should complete the "Employee" section of the form, return it to your supervisor, who will complete the "Employer" section of the form. They will give you a signed and dated copy as well as provide one copy to the claims administrator, who is responsible for handling your claim and notifying you about your eligibility for benefits.
  3. If you require medical treatment, you will be referred to Occupational Medicine. The Occupational Medicine provider will become your primary care physician and will provide the necessary and appropriate treatment for your work-related injury. Your primary care physician will direct your care overall and refer to specialists as required. A nurse may be assigned to interact with you, your provider and employer. A map to a Workers' Comp Medical Center Location is available “Click Here”. If you require medical treatment, you should visit a workers' compensation physician on the same day that you are injured, if possible.
  4. After visiting a physician, please submit a copy of your doctor's note to the Human Resources Department. If any follow-up appointments are necessary, doctors' notes from each of those appointments should also be submitted to Human Resources.
  5. If you are on Business-Related Travel or away from your work site when an injury occurs, call your supervisor/manager to report your injury immediately. They will help you in seeking medical attention. In case of emergency seek immediate medical attention at the nearest emergency facility.

Voluntary Benefits

27 days ago

Contact: Luis Orta

Contact: Dmitri Kabantsev

Contact: Wendy Pack