Welcome to the McIntosh County Schools Finance and Payroll Department

The Finance and Payroll Department is located in the Central Office and is open from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM each business day.  Our objectives are to serve the school staff by being available to assist with payroll, purchasing, worker's compensation, and budget questions, and to serve the public through management of local, state and federal tax dollars.

Contacts

Tammy Franklin, Fiscal Officer

Phone: 912.437.8843

tfranklin@mcintosh.k12.ga.us

Shyrl C. Washington, Payroll Manager

Phone: 912.437.8832

swashington@mcintosh.k12.ga.us

Finance and Payroll Overview

MCINTOSH COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION

Injury Reporting Procedures

The McIntosh County Board of Education recognizes the importance of maintaining a safe and risk free working environment for our students and our staff. 

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Panel of Physicians GEWCT

This business operates under the Georgia Workers' Compensation Law.

Workers mush report all accidents immediately to the employer by advising the employer personally, an agent, representative, boss, supervisor, or foreman.  More

PAY PERIODS

McIntosh County Board of Education employees are paid in twelve monthly payments, with the pay date being the last working day of each month.  Most pay periods are set up on a 20 day basis

 

Certified staff new to teaching and/or to Georgia and new classified employees will be paid in thirteen monthly payments during their first year of employment.  Requests for pay advances may be considered only in cases of extreme medical emergencies and must be addressed directly to the Superintendent.

SICK LEAVE/PERSONAL LEAVE

The complete sick/personal leave policy of the McIntosh County Board of Education is contained in the Board Policy Manual. Copies of the manual can be viewed in each school office and media center and is available on the McIntosh County School website at www.mcintosh.k12.ga.us.  

 

Employees of the McIntosh County School System earn 1 1/4 days of sick/personal leave per pay period.  An employee on a 190 day contract will earn 12 1/2 days sick leave per year.  Of those sick days earned, three days personal leave per year are allowed.  An employee may annually carry over up to 45 days of sick leave.

 

If an employee uses more than the earned amount of sick leave during a pay period, a pay adjustment is made on the next payroll check.  Also, an employee using more than three days for personal leave will have his or her paycheck docked accordingly.

CREDIT UNION

Employees of the McIntosh County Board of Education are eligible to join the Marshland Credit Union.  A $5.00 membership fee is required.  The Marshland Credit Union is located at 3650 Community Road in Brunswick.   Employees must apply for membership directly with the credit union.  The credit union also offers the service of payroll deduction.

DIRECT DEPOSIT

Employees of the McIntosh County Board of Education can elect to have their net checks direct deposited to the Bank or Credit Union of their choice, by completing a direct deposit request form with attachments.

TEACHER RETIREMENT

Employees who are members of the Teacher Retirement System of Georgia contribute 6% of their earnings by payroll deduction.   The McIntosh County Board of Education contributes a matching percentage to TRS.  Public School Employees Retirement System (PSERS) new employees who first joined on or after July 1, 2012 will contribute $10.00 per month for nine months and employees employed prior to July 1, 2012 will contribute $4.00 per month for nine months.

ANNUITIES

Employees of the McIntosh County Board of Education are eligible to participate in tax sheltered annuities with the following companies:

American Fidelity Insurance

Equitable Insurance

VALIC Insurance

                         

Due to budget cuts, the McIntosh County Board of Education has suspended its voluntary VALIC Matching Plan for all school system employees.  Additional information regarding annuities is available through the Payroll Department at the Central Office, 200 Pine Street, Darien, Georgia.


INSURANCE

Medicare - The McIntosh County Board of Education does not withhold social security on certificated employees, but Medicare is withheld at the rate of 1.45%.

State Health Benefit Plan Insurance –Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia Inc., (BCBSGA), has been awarded the contract to provide health plan administration and medical management for the State Health Benefit Plan (SHBP). BCBSGA will coordinate closely with Express Scripts Inc., selected to administer pharmacy benefits, and Healthways Inc., selected to administer wellness programs and related incentives.

Members will choose from three levels of benefit coverage:

 

¨  HRA Gold                         ¨ HRA Silver                        ¨ HRA Bronze

 

Current Deduction rates for State Health Benefit Plans are:    (Updated 01/01/14)

                                              *You                  *Family

BCBS Gold Plan               $166.08              $539.84                                                                

BCBS Silver Plan             $108.64               $379.00

BCBS Bronze Plan           $  66.28              $260.40

 

 *Other Tiers Available

 

**An additional $80 will be added to the monthly premium if you or your covered dependents use Tobacco products.

           

The McIntosh County Board of Education pays matching portions on health insurance.

LIFE INSURANCE

Term life insurance through ShawHankins, LLC (CIGNA LIFE) is available to all employees - max. $200,000 on employee/10,000 on dependents.  Monthly premiums are $2.60 per $10,000 for the employee and an additional $2.50/5,000 or $3.15/$10,000 to include all dependents.

DISABILITY INSURANCE

Disability insurance through American Fidelity Assurance Company is available to all employees at time of hire and thereafter during open enrollment during the fall.

DENTAL AND VISION INSURANCE

You have the option of either joining or declining coverage with Ameritas Insurance Company.  If you sign the waiver form declining the insurance, the coverage will not be available again until the next open enrollment period and late entrant provision will apply.  Dental Premium ranges for Plan I - $30.52 to $95.48; and Plan II - $15.60 to $43.96; and $8.52 to 21.88 for Vision. 


SECTION 125 (CAFETERIA PLAN)

 The McIntosh County School System has a Section 125 program for its employees.  During the open enrollment period (October-November), enrollers will be in the school system to review the plan with employees.  At this time, information about the insurance products under the plan (dental, life, cancer, etc.) and an explanation of benefits is available. 

 

Employees' State Health Insurance comes under this pre-tax plan and it is not required that employees purchase additional insurance products.

 

The Section 125 program is completely voluntary, but IRS rules require that each employee elect whether or not to participate.  All new employees must meet with an enroller during the open enrollment period to state their choice.  For employees electing to participate in the Section 125 plan, deductions will begin at the end of the month.


WORKERS COMPENSATION

Employees of the McIntosh County School system are covered by workers compensation insurance for any work-related injury incurred during regular work hours.  Employees injured on the job must report the injury immediately at the work site so that an injury report form can be completed and processed.  Notices are posted at each work location indicating the panel of medical services available to treat worker comp injuries.  Workers Compensation filing procedures are posted on our web site.  For additional information, please contact Tammy Franklin at the Board Office.