F&S Dashboard: St. Benedict Prep Faculty & Staff Weekly Newsletter

Parish Administration (Finance, HR and Facilities)

Prudential (403b) Information

As you already know, the archdiocese recently switched providers for our 403b annuity and retirement accounts. The MassMutual investments created for employees based on potential retirement year will transition over to Prudential with no changes. The transition requires you to do nothing. However, Prudential has many new investment opportunities that were not available with MassMutual. You are encouraged to read through the linked document for more information about the program. You can also create an online account with Prudential to view your account status, balance information and investment choices. If you had an online account with MassMutual, this account will no longer be active

Request Tracking Forms (Checks, PCards, Deposits)

Parish Check Request Form (please print on green paper)  

Parish PCard Receipt Submission Form (please print on blue paper)

Deposit Tracking Record (white paper)

Memo regarding 27th pay for contractual employees (2016-17)

The first paycheck for the next contract year is Friday, July 1, 2016. During this new fiscal year, the calendar aligns itself with 27 pay periods within the same fiscal year ending June 30, 2017. What does this mean for contracted employees? Your contract salary and any additional stipend amount will be paid out over 27 payrolls instead of the usual 26 payrolls. Please note: because of this extra payroll, your net pay per paycheck may be less than in the last contract year (even with the annual increase in salary). However, your gross pay will be paid in full in the 27th payroll.

For second-year teachers, please remember that your salary during the last contract year was paid out over 22 pay periods, not 26. Therefore, you will see a larger decrease in your salary and stipend net pay per paycheck since your contract will be paid out over several more pay periods

During the months of July, December and June, there will be three payrolls. For those with medical and dental benefit deductions, those benefits will continue to be deducted over the first two payrolls of each month. The third payroll of those months will contain no medical or dental deductions; and some elected benefits, i.e. disability insurance, etc.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Geoff Pautsch at x203 or gpautsch@stbenedict.com

Paid Holiday Schedule for 2016-17

Monday, July 4, 2016 – Independence Day

Monday, September 5, 2016 – Labor Day

Thursday, November 24, 2016 – Thanksgiving Day

Friday, November 25, 2016 – Day after Thanksgiving

Monday, December 26, 2016 – Day after Christmas

January 2, 2017 – Day after New Years’

April 14, 2017 – Good Friday

May 29, 2017 – Memorial Day

Additional holidays for school only employees:

October 10, 2016 – Columbus Day

January 16, 2017 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

February 20, 2017 – President’s Day

Archdiocesan holiday policy: Paid holidays are made available to all benefit-eligible employees. Paid holidays are compensated in accordance with an employee’s regular schedule for the above dates (i.e. if you are not scheduled to work on Fridays, you will not be paid for any holidays that fall on a Friday). Employees who are required to work on a paid holiday are to be given an alternate date off with pay, within a given time frame, as determined by the Pastor

Online Payroll Access

To login to the online portal, go here. To create an account, go here. All the information needed to create an account is located on a recent paycheck. If you need assistance or are missing information, please contact Geoff (contact information below).

Any questions regarding this information or any other payroll or benefit-related information, please contact Geoff Pautsch, Director of Finance at gpautsch@stbenedict.com or at x203.

Use of Sales Tax Letter

It is imperative that all employees and volunteers of the parish who make purchases on behalf of the parish/school do so using the sales tax exemption letter. Download a copy here. Please make sure that your ministry or classroom volunteers purchasing items for the parish or school has a copy of this letter. As per archdiocesan and parish policy, sales tax will not be reimbursed as part of the check request. This policy will be strictly enforced going forward. To view a copy of the archdiocesan policy regarding the use of this letter, download a copy here. Thank you for your adherence to this policy. Any questions should be directed to Geoff Pautsch, Director of Finance.