Hourly/Intermittent Employee Benefits

Health Insurance

Part-time temporary/hourly intermittent employees are not eligible for medical, dental and vision insurance.

Holidays

Holidays are normally observed as follows:

  • Labor Day
  • Admission Day*
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King's Birthday
  • Lincoln's Birthday*
  • Washington's Birthday*
  • Cesar Chavez' Birthday
  • Columbus Day*
  • Veteran's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Personal Holiday

*These holidays are moved to Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Employees will be paid prorated hours of holiday pay based on the number of hours worked during the month in which the holiday falls. Holiday pay is at straight time for holidays on which the employee did not work and at time and one half for holidays on which the employee worked.

Medicare Tax

Medicare Tax is deducted from the wages of those employees who are not eligible for regular Social Security (OASDI) deductions. Employees contribute 1.45% of the gross monthly salary.

Payday

Payday is once each month, usually on the 15th of the month. Payroll warrants are normally released at 10:00 A.M. at the Cashier's Window. If the 15th falls on Saturday, payday is the preceding Friday. If it falls on Sunday, payday is the following Monday.

Retirement Plan

Participation in a Retirement Plan is mandatory for all employees.

The PST Retirement plan covers part-time seasonal and temporary/intermittent employees in all bargaining units and non-represented employees who are not eligible for membership in the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS). The plan is administered by the Department of Personnel Administration, Savings Plus Program (457). The employee's contribution is 7.5% of the gross monthly salary. Eligible employees may request a detailed brochure from Human Resources Department.

Membership in the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) is mandatory (replacing the PST plan) when an employee has worked 1,000 hours or more within one Fiscal Year (7/1-6/30). Contact Human Resources Department for more information.

Separating Employee Clearance Form

A Separating Employee Clearance Form is required upon termination of employment. This process requires the completion of the Separating Employee Clearance form (provided by the hiring department). The last payroll warrant and retirement contributions, if any, will be held pending completion of this form. Separating Employee Clearance Form (Both pages must be completed for separating employees.)

For more information contact the Human Resources Department.

Sick Leave

Sick Leave is accrued on a cumulative basis. Hourly/Intermittent employees must work 160 hours to accumulate one day (8 hrs) of sick leave. Time worked each pay period is accumulated toward the next accrual. Contact the Payroll Department for more information.

Social Security

Social Security is deducted when an employee has worked 1000 hours or more within one Fiscal Year (7/1 - 6/30).

Vacation Leave

Vacation Leave is accrued on a cumulative basis. Hourly/Intermittent employees must work 160 hours to accumulate 6 2/3 hours of vacation. Time worked each pay period is accumulated toward the next accrual. Employees with prior state service may be eligible to accumulate at a higher rate. Contact the Payroll Department for more information.

Workers' Compensation

All employees of the University are fully covered under Workers' Compensation law against any injury/illness arising out of or in the course of employment. It is the employee's responsibility to report all job-related injuries or illnesses immediately to his/her supervisor by use of the "Employee's Claim For Workers' Compensation Benefits" (DWC Form 1). Contact the Human Resources Department for additional information.