The Payroll Services Department is responsible for processing payroll for the Monterey County Office of Education as well as 24 school districts, two community colleges, three charter schools and four joint powers agencies. For MCOE, the Department is responsible for paying the 1,000 plus employees that work for the various MCOE programs operated throughout County. The payroll staff collects and processes records such as timesheets, payroll deductions, and absences.
The Payroll Services team processes 13,000 paychecks each month for the public school entities. In addition, the Department prepares financial reports and deposits for federal and state tax withholding, retirement reporting to CalSTRS and CalPERS, and other employer-paid and voluntary deductions. Each January Payroll Services issues more than 15,000 W-2s for school district employees countywide.