Full-time administrative staff members are entitled to participate in all the benefit programs available to full-time employees. The current programs are briefly described below.  CCS periodically reviews its benefit programs and will make modifications as it deems appropriate from time to time.  All benefits are subject to the terms and conditions of the underlying insurance policies and plan documents, and the terms of the insurance policies control all decisions concerning eligibility and coverage.

What to do if an improper deduction occurs

If you believe that an improper deduction has been made from your salary or from that of another exempt employee, you should immediately report this information to the Director of Human Resources.  Reports of improper deductions will be promptly investigated.  To ensure that CCS understands your concern and is able to conduct a proper investigation, any complaint that seeks payment or a change in policy should be submitted in writing.  If it is determined that an improper deduction has occurred, the employee will be promptly reimbursed for any improper deductions made.  Employees will not suffer reprisals for making good faith reports of improper deductions.

Circumstances in which CCS may make deductions from pay

Deductions from pay of an exempt employee (who is otherwise required to be paid on a salary basis) are permissible in some situations.  These include employee absences from work for one or more full days for personal reasons other than sickness or disability; employee absences of one or more full days due to sickness or disability if the deduction is made in accordance with a bona fide plan, policy or practice of providing compensation for salary lost due to illness; to offset amounts employees receive as jury or witness fees; or for military pay; for unpaid disciplinary suspensions of one or more full days imposed in good faith for violation of written workplace conduct rules.  Also, an employer is not required to pay the full salary in the initial or terminal week of employment, for penalties imposed in good faith for infractions of safety rules of major significance, or for weeks in which an exempt employee takes unpaid leave under the Family Medical Leave Act.


CCS will withhold deductions required by law and all voluntary deductions authorized by the employee.  Deductions required by law are federal, state and local income tax, Social Security tax, Medicare tax, state disability, and unemployment tax.  These deductions are made automatically.  In addition, the employee may authorize voluntary deductions for health insurance, a tax-deferred annuity plan, and reimbursement accounts.  It is the policy of CCS not to make any salary deductions that are inconsistent with the requirements of federal or state wage/hour laws.

Pay Periods

Salaried staff are paid twice per month (semi-monthly / 24 checks annually) on the 15th and last working day of the month.

Hourly staff and work study are paid biweekly (26 checks annually).  When biweekly employees receive three paychecks within a calendar month, benefits are not deducted from the third pay of the month.

If the regular payday falls on a Saturday, Sunday or holiday, paychecks will be issued on the last workday before the regular payday.

Online access to pay information is available through WebAdvisor.

Salaries and Wages

Salaries and wages are reviewed annually, based on the administrative staff member’s performance and on salary policies established each year by the Board of Trustees.  Based on performance evaluations, the department director makes salary and wage recommendations.  These recommendations are submitted to the President who considers and approves them in consultation with the appropriate Dean or Vice President.  CCS is committed, within the constraints of its budget, to recognizing excellent administrative staff performance through salary adjustments.  Poor performance may be recognized through low or, if appropriate, no salary increases.  Final decisions concerning salaries and wages are at the discretion of the College.


Human Resources secures transcripts, references, credit and criminal checks as appropriate.  Pre-employment physicals may be required for certain positions.  Recommendations for employment are made by the hiring supervisor or search committee to the appropriate Dean, Vice President or President as necessary.  Offers of employment, including salary, are approved by the appropriate Dean, Director of Human Resources, Vice President or President.  Employment offers are presented to the candidate by Human Resources.  All candidates interviewed are contacted regarding the disposition of the selection process.

Employment offers are made in letter form.  Candidates will accept offers by signing and returning a copy of the letter of offer detailing position title, department, supervisor, salary and starting date to Human Resources.

New employees will report on their first day to the Office of Human Resources.  A new hire orientation is conducted by Human Resources and other appropriate offices.