All permanent full-time employees are eligible to enroll themselves and their dependents in the health benefit programs. New employees must sign up for health insurance within thirty days of their date of hire to participate. Most employees qualify if they are working 50% or more for the year but benefits vary by bargaining unit so employees should refer to the applicable union contract. Eligible dependents include lawful spouse or registered domestic partner, children under 26 years of age, stepchildren and legally adopted children. Open enrollment is in the fall each year.
Payroll Services is responsible for paying nearly 9,000 employees — including full-time, part-time, temporary, and substitute employees. Payroll processes all service credits for the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) and the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS). We invite you to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.