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District Employee Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
All full-time employees of the District will be provided with membership in an approved group health insurance plan at the earliest opportunity of inclusion. The first day of the month following the date in which enrollment forms are received by the Human Resources Coordinator.
For those full-time, regular employees of the District the total premium for the employee and their eligible dependents will be 100% paid by the District.
The following medical plans are administered through CalPERS:
Kaiser Permanente (HMO)
Blue Shield of California (HMO)
PERS Care Basic (PPO)
PERS Choice Basic (PPO)
All full-time employees of the District will receive the Delta Dental Plan of California. Employees are eligible sixty days from the first day of the month following hire date. The District pays the total premium.
The District also volunteers in a Dental Co-Insurance Benefit plan; a maximum of $600.00 per calendar year per employee and eligible dependents. The District pays the premium for the employee and their eligible family members.
All full-time employees of the District will receive the Vision Service Plan (VSP). Employees are eligible sixty days from the first day of the month following hire date. The District pays the total premium.
The District, in compliance with the California Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2012 (PEPRA), implemented the "new members" formula hired on or after January 1, 2013.
- PERS 2.7% at 55 plan for defined classic members, paid 100% by The District. "Classic member" means any employee who established CalPERS membership prior to January 1, 2013, whether while serving the District or serving another CalPERS employer.
- PERS 2.0% at 62 plan for defined new members. The District pays the required employer contribution on behalf of the employee based on the rate determined within the CalPERS Annual Actuarial Valuation of Plan Benefits and the Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act
District employees also contribute to Social Security.
Deferred Compensation Program
All full-time employees have the option of participating (voluntarily) in one of the two deferred compensation programs offered by the District (Nationwide Deferred Compensation or CalPERS 457). Maximum contributions are defined by law.
All employees actively working a minimum of 40 hours per week are provided Short-Term Disability through Mutual of Omaha. The benefit waiting period is 30 days, during which employees can use any accrued leave. Benefits are equivalent to 66 2/3% of your before-tax monthly earnings, not to exceed the plan's maximum monthly benefit amount less other income sources.
All employees actively working a minimum of 40 hours per week are provided Long-Term Disability through Mutual of Omaha. The benefit waiting period is 180 days, during which employees can use any accrued leave. Benefits are equivalent to 66 2/3% of your before-tax monthly earnings, not to exceed the plan's maximum monthly benefit amount less other income sources.
All employees actively working a minimum of 40 hours per week are provided Life Insurance through Mutual of Omaha. The life insurance benefit amount is equal to 1 times your annual salary, but in no event less than $0 or more than $300,000.
All full-time employees accrue 3.69 hours of sick leave for every 2 week period. Sick leave accrual is cumulative and may accrue indefinitely. Sick leave is available after 90 days from hire date in accordance to the Healthy Workplace Healthy Family Act of 2014.
fmla and cfra
Under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the California Rights Act of 1993 (CFRA) if an employee has more than twelve (12) months of service with the District and has worked at least 1,250 hours in the 12-month period before the date the employee would like to begin leave, the employee may have a right to unpaid family care medical leave. Employees are entitled to 12 weeks of FMLA and CFRA.
All full-time employees are given ten (10) days of vacation after one (1) full year of District service, and fifteen (15) days after five (5) years of service with a max of twenty-five (25) days of vacation after twenty-four (24) years of service.
Employee Assistance Program
All full-time employees and eligible dependents are eligible sixty days from the first day of the month following hire date. This program provides confidential and professional assistance to each employee with personal and work-related issues, including:
- Concerns about alcohol or drug use
- Financial and legal issues
- Problems at work or home
- Stress, anxiety, changes in mood, and sadness
- Grief and loss
- Health and wellness
- Daily living
- Identity theft
Certification Pay Differential
The Certification Pay Differential is to recognize employees who hold a certification or Diploma above and beyond that which is required by their job description. This benefit was developed to encourage the professional enrichment of District employees. The CPD will be processed with the regular payroll check in the amount of $100 per month and will be capped at 2 differential payments per month per employee (or $200 per month).
The District offices are closed for the observance of 12 holidays, stipulated by the Administrative Code.
All full-time employees with a minimum of 6 months of service may receive reimbursement for eligible education expenses. Employees may be approved for reimbursement of tuition and eligible fees up to a maximum of $6,250 per fiscal year. No employee will be reimbursed for expenses totaling less than $5.00 per semester or quarter, which ever is applicable.