Salary Placement

Regular and Contract Faculty are placed on the Regular Faculty Salary Schedule by the SMCCCD Personnel Office when they are hired. Placement is based on level of education (grade) and years of teaching experience (step). Employment verification and transcripts are needed for the initial placement. Maximum beginning step is Step 5. Faculty move up one step for each year of employment. If additional education is undertaken so that a new grade is earned, transcripts must be provided to the Personnel Office so that adjustments can be made.

Adjunct Faculty salary placement is recommended by the Division Dean subject to the approval of the Vice President of Instruction. Placement is on the Hourly Faculty Salary Schedule on the basis of degrees earned and number of full-time equivalent years of teaching or related employment experience. Adjunct Faculty are eligible to advance one step on the hourly salary schedule after having taught two semesters or one semester and a summer session within the past three years. Step advances are made at the beginning of the fall semester.

Adjunct Faculty who teach spring only or fall only will advance one step after teaching two spring or fall semesters.

BENEFITS

Fringe benefits for Regular and Contract faculty and their eligible dependents include a choice of medical plans, dental coverage, sick leave, salary continuance insurance and an optinal tax-deferred Flexible Benefit Plan (IRC 125) to convert out-of-pocket medical, child care, dependent care and specific other expenses into pre-tax benefits. Academic employees participate in the State Teachers' Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California.

Eligible part time (adjunct) faculty may enroll in the following fringe benefits: Medical Reimbursement Program (employees receive partial reimbursement for premium payments made to a wide variety of medical plans); Flexible Benefits (IRC 125) Plan to convert out-of-pocket medical, child care, dependent care and specific other expenses into pre-tax benefits; and a choice of State-defined benefit programs offered through the State Teachers' Retirement System (STRS).

Contact the SMCCCD Office of Human Resources or the Skyline Evening Office for details.

Instructors participate in Medicare or Social Security System; deductions are not made for State disability insurance.

SICK LEAVE

Regular and Contract Faculty are granted ten days of sick leave on the first day of the academic year. Unused sick leave may be carried over from year to year, and the unused balance is forwarded, as part of the employee's retirement application, to the retirement system to be used in the calculation of service credit.

An Adjunct (hourly) faculty member who is employed one day per week for the academic semester is entitled to one day of sick leave per semester. Pay for any absence covered by this leave shall be the same as the pay which would have been received had the employee worked during his/her regular assigned hours on the day of the leave. Leave is available on the first day of each academic semester and need not be accrued prior to taking such leave. Unused leave may be accumulated from semester to semester provided there is no break in service of three or more consecutive semesters.

An hourly instructor shall be granted one day of sick leave if employed for the full Summer Session. (A full Summer Session requires an assignment of six weeks or longer). This sick leave may be accumulated along with other District sick leave. Any sick leave granted or accumulated through continued employment in this District may be used for illness or accident during Summer Session.

When sick leave is to be used, faculty must sign and date an Absence Affidavit.

PAYROLL INFORMATION

Pay Periods: Pay periods are from the first to the end of the month. Paychecks are available on the last working day of the month at the Payroll Office, Room 1316B after 9:00 a.m. Checks are also available Monday through Thursday evening after 4:30 p.m. from the Evening College Office located at the Student Services Center in building 2. Self-addressed stamped envelopes are required for mailing paychecks. Checks can be directly deposited to your bank or certain credit unions. Contact the Payroll Office for additional information at ext. 4194 or 4209.

Six week summer session instructors are paid at the end of July. Eight week summer session instructors are paid twice, at the end of July and in mid-August. The Payroll Office can provide specific dates.

Salary and Paycheck Problems: Generally, any questions or problems concerning your paycheck should be directed to the Skyline Payroll Office, Bldg. 1, Room 1316B, Ext. 4194, Monday through Friday, 9:00-1:00 p.m. and 2:00-4:00 p.m.

If you have questions about the salary schedule or your step placement, please see your Division Dean.

PLEASE NOTE: IT IS NO LONGER REQUIRED TO HAVE YOUR CREDENTIAL REGISTERED WITH THE SAN MATEO COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION, BUT, IN MOST TEACHING FIELDS, YOU MUST HAVE AT LEAST A MASTERS DEGREE OR A CREDENTIAL WHICH FORMERLY AUTHORIZED YOUR SERVICE IN ONE OR MORE DISCIPLINES. A COPY OF YOUR CREDENTIAL AND/OR TRANSCRIPTS SHOWING YOUR DEGREE(S) MUST BE ON FILE AT THE SMCCCD PERSONNEL OFFICE, IF YOU ARE REGULAR OR CONTRACT FACULTY, OR IN THE EVENING OFFICE IF YOU ARE AN ADJUNCT FACULTY MEMBER.

HOURLY TEACHING ASSIGNMENTS

Adjunct faculty are hourly employees who are paid for their service based on the Hourly Faculty Salary Schedule. Regular and Contract Faculty may also be paid hourly if they have overload or summer session assignments. A form specifying your Faculty Hourly Teaching Assignment will be placed in your campus mailbox or mailed to your home address at least two weeks before the start of the semester. Included with the Teaching Assignment will be the College Calendar noting dates of the first and final class meetings, holidays and other important events. It is important that the Teaching Assignment be signed and returned to the Evening Office by the start of the semester.

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