Welcome to Payroll

The mission of the Payroll Department is to provide accurate and timely compensation to employees in a manner that is cost efficient to the district. The Payroll Department takes pride in serving our customers with fairness, honesty and professionalism. Our goal is to develop a reputation of character and commitment to excellence.


***CSESAP: San Diego Unified will be participating in the California Department of Education's (CDE) Classified School Employees Summer Assistance Program (CSESAP)for the 2024-25 school year. Please click here to find additional details on our CSESAP page. 

***School Year Calendar Change: San Diego Unified School District leadership is implementing an earlier start date for student instruction. Please click here to view the School Year Calendar Change guide.

***New Website Content: A new page called "Understanding Your Paycheck" has been added to the website that includes information to help with reading information your pay stub with regard to bonuses, incentives, stipends, and more. Navigate to this page by using the link in the side bar menu to the left of this page.

Payroll Assistance

We encourage employees to contact their assigned Payroll Specialists directly via email for assistance with their payroll questions. Please refer to the Payroll Contacts link on the left side of this page to determine your assigned Payroll Specialist and locate their contact information.

Alternately, you may send an email to the Payroll Department's general email: [email protected] 

For employees who prefer to meet with their payroll specialist in person, please arrange an appointment by phone or email.

Address: The San Diego Unified School District Payroll Department is located in the Eugene Brucker Education Center at 4100 Normal Street, Room 1150, San Diego, CA 92103

Office Hours:  8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday, holidays and district non-workdays excluded.

***Please be aware of the following office closures:  

  • Monday January 15, 2024 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
  • Tuesday, February 13, 2024: Closed from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm (off-site staff training event)
  • Friday, February 16, 2024 & Monday February 19, 2024 (Presidents Day)
  • Quicklinks for Timekeepers & Managers 

    Time & Labor WorkCenter

    If you are a Timekeeper, be sure to use the Time and Labor WorkCenter in PeopleSoft HCM. The WorkCenter will help you to easily access tools necessary to perform job tasks, including the using the Timesheet, reports and queries, and provides other helpful PeopleSoft HCM links. The WorkCenter also includes links to job aids, payroll forms, and more. Navigation: Main Menu > Manager Self Service > Time Management > Time and Labor WorkCenter.