Director of Benefits
Archbishop Mitty High School
AMHS provides one laptop and iPad for every teacher.
Employees will have their payroll check directly deposited into their checking and/or savings accounts (three accounts maximum). Direct Deposit is set up through the Workday system.
Funding is available for research, professional development, and curriculum. Contact the Director of Teacher Development’s Office for more information.
The Internal Revenue Code provides a tax advantage to employees who choose to participate in a flexible spending account through their employer. AMHS offers two accounts: the health care flexible spending program (HFSA) and the dependent day care reimbursement program (DFSA). Employees may use pretax dollars to pay for related to dependent day care, by setting aside funds. For more information go to the DSJ FSA page.
AMHS makes available an HMO/PPO option and Kaiser for all benefits eligible employees. Spouses and dependents may enroll with AMHS. All eligible dependents should be enrolled at time of employment. Changes can be made during the annual open enrollment period or with a family status change (birth/marriage/unemployment). A new spouse or child must be enrolled within 30 days of becoming a dependent. Qualified changes need documentation and can be done via your RetaTrust portal or by calling 877-303-7382.
Open enrollment is held typically in May, with an effective date of July 1st.
You may access more information about our benefits including plan details and costs here.
The Diocese of San Jose has one dental plan that is separate from all medical plans. The dental plan exists under the RETA umbrella for all employees.
The name of the plan is Diocese of San Jose Group Dental Plan, Group Number 15887. The plan participant’s ID# is provided with your Delta Dental insurance card. For more information, please see the AMHS Benefits here.
Please inquire about your dental providers’ billing policies before service is rendered.
For HMO/PPO participants, Vvsion coverage is provided through Vision Service Plan (VSP). More information can be found at www.vsp.com or the DSJ page.
Kaiser provides their vision service at your local Kaiser Health Centers.
All full-time employees of the Diocese of San Jose receive a life insurance policy that is 1x their annual pay up to $125,000.
Supplemental life insurance can be purchased during the annual open enrollment period. Qualifications for additional life insurance may be required. For information on our current insurance carrier please click here.
AMHS provides continuing income for long term disabilities for full time employees. After 90 days, this benefit supplements an employee’s income while totally disabled.
AMHS subsidizes the daily lunch program. Faculty and staff members’ portion, for those wishing to participate, will be deducted from their payroll check. To enroll in the lunch program, complete the google form.
In February 2020, the Diocese made the decision to freeze Plan A and Plan B and adopt a 403(b) plan (the New Plan) beginning on 7/1/2020.
For employees hired before 2020, contact email@example.com for more information on your pension account balances and log in information.
The New Plan provides for an automatic 3% contribution for all benefits eligible employees, in addition to a maximum 3% match of employee voluntary contributions. For more information, go here.
After an AMHS teacher or staff member has worked three consecutive years as a full-time employee at any time during her or his career, her/his children are eligible to attend AMHS at a reduced rate of tuition. As long as the qualifying teacher or staff member is working at least 3/5 or 60% of full-time at the time her/his children attend AMHS, the family will receive the following discounts:
In the case in which two AMHS faculty/staff members are married (and both are qualified by having worked at least 3 consecutive years full-time and by both continuing to work at least 3/5), then their children will receive a 100% reduction.
Please note that the deposit and fees for each child must be paid by the family each year. Teachers and staff members intending to make use of this benefit should contact the CFO to arrange for billing of a reduced tuition rate.
Archbishop Mitty High School and the Diocese of San Jose comply fully with all state and federal employment laws. Please see the Labor Law posters located across from the faculty/staff mailboxes.
This law (and its state-counterpart, the CFRA) entitles eligible employees to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family, pregnancy, and medical leave. For more information, processes, and forms, see DSJ Leave of Absences
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for all leave requests.
For California workers covered by State Disability Insurance, Paid Family Leave insurance provides up to six weeks of benefits for individuals who must take time off to care for a seriously ill child, spouse, parent, registered domestic partner, or to bond with a new minor child. For information, please refer to the Employment Development Department website.
AMHS pays matching SSI payroll taxes in the amount of 7.65% or each employee’s gross earnings. The Social Security Tax rate is 6.2% of gross wages. The Medicare Tax rate is 1.45% without any wage limit.
You can get more information about Social Security benefits or specific topics at www.ssa.gov or by calling 1-800-772-1213.
California State Disability Insurance (SDI) is a partial wage-replacement insurance plan for California workers. Each employee contributes .5% of gross wages to the State Development Department. The SDI program is State-mandated and funded through employee payroll deductions. SDI provides affordable, short-term benefits to eligible workers who suffer a loss of wages when they are unable to work due to a Non-Work-Related illness or injury, or a medically disabling condition from pregnancy or childbirth. SDI may pay up to 52 weeks of benefits with a waiting period of only seven days. For information, please refer to the Employment Development Department.
All AMHS employees are covered for Worker’s Compensation. Workers’ Compensation is regulated by state law and covers industrial injuries and illnesses for the Diocese of San Jose's employees, beginning on your date of hire. Workers’ Compensation benefits cover work-related injuries and illness, but do not cover injuries arising from volunteer participation or any pre-existing condition, off-duty recreation, social, or athletic activity that is not work-related. For a list of Workers’ Compensation doctors, forms to complete and more information, see DSJ Workers' Compensation.