Salaries, Wages, and Stipends
Policies DEA, DEAA
Employees are paid in accordance with administrative guidelines and a pay structure established for each position. The district’s pay plans are reviewed by the administration each year and adjusted as needed. All district positions are classified as exempt or nonexempt according to federal law. Professional and administrative employees are generally classified as exempt and are paid monthly salaries. They are not entitled to overtime compensation. Other employees are generally classified as nonexempt and are paid an hourly wage or salary and receive compensatory time or overtime pay for each hour worked beyond 40 in a workweek.
All employees will receive written notice of their pay and work schedules at the beginning of each school year. Classroom teachers, full-time librarians, full-time nurses, and full-time counselors will be paid no less than the minimum state salary schedule. Contract employees who perform extracurricular or supplemental duties may be paid a stipend in addition to their salary according to the district’s extra-duty pay schedule.
Employees should contact Marna Robertson, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources (ext. 6079) or Carla Gerdes, Director of Human Resources (ext. 6076) for more information about the district’s pay schedules or their own pay.
The district pays all salaried employees over 12 months regardless of the number of months employed during the school year. Salaried employees will be paid in equal monthly or bimonthly payments, beginning with the first pay period the school year. An employee who separates from service before the last day of instruction or retires under TRS, will receive in his or her final paycheck, a lump sum payment for wages actually earned from the beginning of the school year to the date of separation. Employees that separate after the last day of the instruction will continue to receive paychecks through the end of the summer.
All employees are paid on the 15th and by the 30th of each month. The District has implemented an online program allowing DISD employees to view personal information, including attendance, salary compensation, benefits,and professional degrees and certifications.
Beginning January, 2009, payroll vouchers were no longer printed, as all information can be viewed through Employee Access. For those who receive a check, during the school year paychecks are delivered to each campus/department. Paychecks will not be released to any person other than the district employee named on the check without the employee’s written authorization. During summer breaks, paychecks will be mailed unless arrangements are made with the payroll department.
An employee’s payroll statement contains detailed information including deductions, withholding information, and the amount of leave accumulated.
Schedule of pay dates for the 2013-2014 school year:
Automatic Payroll Deposit
Employees can have their pay-checks electronically deposited into a designated account. A notification period of two pay periods is necessary to activate this service. With automatic deposit, an employee’s pay is immediately available on the pay date. Contact Janet Caruso, ext. 6056 for information about the automatic payroll deposit service.
Automatic payroll deductions for the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and federal income tax are required for all full-time employees. Medicare tax deductions also are required for all employees hired after March 31, 1986. Temporary and part-time employees who are not eligible for TRS membership must make contributions to the 457 Deferred Compensation Plan.
Other payroll deductions employees may elect include deductions for the employee’s share of premiums for health, dental, life, and vision insurance; annuities; higher education savings plans; and savings deposits and loan payments through Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union (GCEFCU). Employees also may request payroll deduction for payment of membership dues to professional organizations and charitable organizations (i.e., United Way). Salary deductions are automatically made for unauthorized or unpaid leave.
Your pay stub will have the following leave information:
SICK – LOCAL Sick – local
PER BUS-ST Current personal business – state
SICK-PR LO Sick – previous local
SICK-PR ST Sick – previous state sick
PB PREV ST Personal Business – previous state
SB/UIL/JD School Business, UIL, Jury Duty
Payroll Deductions Information Sheet
1. FED TAX Federal Withholding Tax
2. TRS DEP Teacher Retirement System (7.05%)
3. 457 Retirement Plan (If not TRS) 7.5%
4. MEDICARE 1.45% (If hired since 1986)
5. TRS ActiveCare Health Plan (Click for complete details.)
6. Credit Union
10. United Way
The district compensates overtime for nonexempt employees in accordance with federal wage and hour laws. All employees are classified as exempt or nonexempt for purposes of overtime compensation. Professional and administrative employees are ineligible for overtime compensation. Only nonexempt employees (hourly employees and paraprofessional employees) are entitled to overtime compensation. Nonexempt employees are not authorized to work beyond their normal work schedule without advance approval from their supervisor.