Benefits Analyst
Diocese of San Jose
Patricia Roldan
408 983-0249

Human Resources Manager
Lisa Harmon
408 342-4212


AMHS provides one laptop and iPad for every teacher.

Direct Deposit

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.

Faculty Grant Program

Funding is available for research, professional development, and curriculum. Contact the Director of Teacher Development’s Office for more information.

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

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 here.

Health Insurance

Benefits eligible employees may add spouses and dependents to all health plans with appropriate documentation.  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.

Benefits Eligibility

Current Mitty employees (hired before 6/30/24) and working 20 hours a week or more are eligible for health benefits.

Employees hired after 7/1/24 working 30 or more hours per week are eligible for health benefits.

Please see the DSJ Benefits Eligibility policy for more information or contact Human Resources at


The Diocese of San Jose makes available an HMO/PPO option and Kaiser for all benefits eligible employees. 

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, Vision coverage is provided through Vision Service Plan (VSP). More information can be found at or by clicking here.

Kaiser provides their vision service at your local Kaiser Health Centers.

Life Insurance

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.

Long Term Disability

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.

Lunch Program

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.

Pension Plan

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 Retirement Focus Service Center at 855-874-1027 for more information on your pension account balances or go here.

403(b) Retirement Plan–Voya

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.

Tuition Benefits/Tuition Remission

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: 

    • 1st child: 75% tuition reduction
    • 2nd child (attending AMHS at the same time as the first child): 85% reduction
    • 3rd child (attending AMHS at the same time as the first and second children):100% reduction

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.

Additional Information

State and Federal Employment Benefits

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.

Family/Pregnancy/Medical Leave

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 for all leave requests.

Paid Family Leave

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.

Parental Leave

For new parents, Archbishop Mitty will provide additional support to FMLA-eligible employees whose application for California Paid Family Leave and/or State Disability Insurance is approved by the state. This additional benefit will pay the portion of the employee's full pay that is not covered by the state. This allows the employee to receive up to a maximum of his/her full pay for the duration of the approved leave.  This payment will be made regardless of the employee’s accrued vacation or sick time balances.  For mothers, this parental support will be applicable up to a maximum of 12 weeks. For fathers, this parental support will be applicable up to a maximum of 8 weeks.

For more information on the Parental Leave policy, and to request forms, please contact Human Resources at

Social Security Benefits

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 or by calling 1-800-772-1213.

State Disability Insurance

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.

Worker's Compensation

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.