About Payroll & Benefits

  • How Would You Like To Receive Your W-2?

    Electronically via Employee Self Service (ESS)

    or

    Paper vis US Mail

    Employees may make their selection prior to December 14, 2018 via ESS.

    ess.staffordschools.net

     

     

     

    The Payroll and Benefits Office Staff is dedicated to providing employees with service that meets the highest level of excellence and integrity.  Our goal is to offer you accurate information about your pay and deductions; along with timely response to your individual inquiries.

    • Pay check questions
    • Leave entry inquires
    • Health and Dental insurance enrollment
    • Unreimbursed Medical and Dependent Care accounts
    • Voluntary Deductions
    • 403(b) and 457(b) pre-tax and Roth after tax accounts
    • Virginia Retirement System - ICMA (for VRS Hybrid employees)
    • Changes to name, address, direct deposit, tax withholding, etc.
    • Retirement Information and Retiree Services

     

    Employee Self Service (ESS)

    • Request leave
    • Enter additioinal time worked
    • Update your address, telephone number, tax withholding or direct deposit information

    ESS log-in and forgotten password guide

     

    ATS Web Link (information prior to 09-01-2017)

    • User Name - Your employee ID number
    • Password - If you don't remember your password, click the FORGOT PASSWORD link and it will be automatically re-set to the last four digits of your SSN. 
    • If you try repeatedly to enter the incorrect password, the system will lock you out.  Please wait two hours, then click the forgot password link and try again.

     


     

    Paydays Policy and Regs –  4704, 4704R

    All employees are paid monthly. Personnel who begin employment after the 15th of the month will have a one and one-half month lag before receiving their first paycheck.

        Contracted employees will receive one-twelfth of their annual salary on a regular monthly basis.
        Employees on a 10-month contract will receive their first installment on October 1st.
        Employees on an 11-month contract will receive their first installment on September 1st.
        Employees on a 12-month contract will receive their first installment on August 1st.
        If a person terminates employment before completing the contract period, their final pay will be prorated on a per diem basis.

    Direct Deposit

    Policy and Regs – 5108, 5108RR

    Direct deposit for payroll checks is a condition of employment with Stafford County Public Schools. Payroll deposits will be made monthly to one bank account, either checking or savings, as specified by the employee.

    It is the responsibility of each employee to review their monthly pay statements and notify the payroll office of errors in pay or deductions within five (5) business days upon receipt of the monthly direct deposit. 


    Work Days/Hours of Employment

    Policy and Regs – 4203, 4203R

    A full time employee is defined as an individual working at least 32.5 hours/week.  The total number of weekly work hours is designated by the position and job title. 

    A part-time employee is defined as an individual working less than 32.5 hours/week but greater than 18.75 hours/week. 

    Employees shall observe and report to work consistent with the schedule of working days set forth in the work calendar developed annually by the superintendent / designee.

    Overtime and Compensatory Time Off


    Policy - 4404

    Eligible employees are defined by the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1933 (FLSA) as non-exempt employees.

    • The work period for determining overtime compensation is based on a regular work week (Saturday 12 midnight through 11:59 pm on the following Saturday).
    • Overtime hours are defined as those hours actually worked (excluding a duty free meal break) which exceed 40 hours during a seven day work week.
    • All non-exempt service employees are required to record the number of hours worked per day (including overtime/compensatory time) on time cards or time sheets.
    • Employees must receive prior approval from their supervisor to perform overtime work.
    • Overtime compensation at the time and a half rate will be based on hours actually worked. Examples of non-working hours which would be excluded from overtime computation include: vacation leave, sick leave, jury/witness leave, holiday leave, and suspension.
    • Overtime of less than one quarter hour on a regular work day will not be compensated. Overtime work of over one quarter of an hour will be compensated to the nearest half hour.
    • Employees may not accrue more than 40 hours of compensatory time.
    • Accumulated compensatory time will be paid at the end of each fiscal year.

    Payroll Processing Deadlines

    • All employee leave entries and additional time entries are due no later than the 10th of each month for processing on that month’s payroll. Leave must be correctly entered through the Munis ESS portal and approved by your supervisor prior to the deadline.
    • All payroll deduction changes and direct deposit change requests must be submitted VIA ESS or to the Payroll and Benefits Department no later than the 15th of each month for processing on that month’s payroll.