Payroll & Benefits Information for Employees
Employee Benefits Summary
Qualified employees of the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District have access to a variety of employee benefits as described in the BRSSD Employee Benefits Summary linked below.
Open Enrollment Information
“Open Enrollment” is the annual opportunity for benefit-eligible employees to make changes to their current medical, dental, and vision care coverages. Each employee should review the following Open Enrollment Packet for important information about Open Enrollment and making changes to his or her coverage, District and employee contributions, and scheduling appointments with American Fidelity Assurance.
Decoding Your Leave and Earnings Statement
Your Pay Warrant is accompanied by a Leave and Earnings Statement. Reading that statement can be a challenge, particularly if the abbreviations don't make sense. The following is a guide and glossary to help District employees decode their Leave and Earnings Statements.
Provides the most current information regarding sick and vacation (VAC) leave balances (stated in hours).
Provides information about the type of each salary/earning listed.
NML - base pay
LONG - longevity pay
MAST - masters stipend
DOCT - doctorate stipend
CLAD - English Learner Authorization/CLAD Certification stipend
NABD - National Board Certification stipend
PROF - career growth increment pay (classified staff only)
SHFT - shift differential pay
ADD1 - additional pay based upon timesheet
ADD2 - additional pay based upon timesheet (not creditable for PERS or STRS
HLDY - hourly pay
OPT-2 - overtime pay
Employee Deductions and Employer Contributions
Provides a list of the deductions, including the type of each deduction, as well as the amount paid by the employee and the District. Please note that the descriptions listed will vary by employee.
FEDERAL TAX - federal income tax paid by the employee
STATE TAX - state income tax paid by the employee
FICA - Social Security payroll tax paid by both the employee and the District
MEDICARE - Medicare payroll tax paid by both the employee and the District
SDI - state disability insurance paid by the employee
WORKERS COMP - workers compensation insurance paid by the District
SUI - state unemployment insurance paid by the District
PERS NTX - pre-tax contribution to CalPERS paid by the employee
PERS - CalPERS contribution paid by the District
STRS NTX - pre-tax contribution to CalSTRS paid by the employee
STRS - CalSTRS contribution paid by the District
RET - required retirement contribution to CalPERS or CalSTRS
VOL - voluntary payment or contribution
HW - health and welfare premium payment or contribution