The Santee School District Payroll Department is serviced by the team of Karen Lippert, Lorie Schmitz, and Jennifer Ashburn. Together they provide services, support, and assistance to school sites and departments district-wide. This department processes the payroll for over 1,000 employees and substitutes each month.
The Payroll Services Department serves as the liaison and reporting agent for: Federal and State Taxes Payment/Reporting; SUI (State Unemployment Insurance) Payment/Reporting; Affidavits/Petition for Lost or Overage Payroll Warrants; Wage Garnishments (IRS Levy, Franchise Tax Board, Child Support); Direct Deposit Processing (ACH); Distribution of Payroll Warrants and W2s; and Abatements for Worker's Compensation.
Lorie Schmitz  - General payroll issues and absence balance inquiries                                        
(619) 258-2322
Jen Ashburn - Timesheet questions, PeopleSoft Employee Self-Service (View paycheck)
(619) 258-2316 
Karen Lippert - Payroll and Retirement issues                               
(619) 258-2314                                   

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Karen Lippert
Payroll Specialist 
Business Hours:
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Important Information


If you have enrolled in the Delayed Net Pay (DNP) payroll option and are also are receiving a July paycheck for time worked, you will have 2 separate direct deposit amounts. For employees who have direct deposit, the DNP paychecks will be directly deposited and beginning July 2017 the DNP direct deposit payments will be separate from any other paycheck you receive for the same issue date.
Please aware that due to renovations at the District Office, the Payroll Department will be temporarily relocated to the Educational Resource Center (ERC), 9619 Cuyamaca Street, across the parking lot from the District Office.   The Payroll office will be closed to the public during the move on Friday, May 19, 2017 and will reopen in the ERC on Monday, May 22 and remain until Thursday, August 10.  You may continue to contact the Payroll Department via telephone and email during this time.
 For clarification regarding how sick leave and personal necessity leave is displayed on paychecks, please select the link below.
Effective July 2016 paychecks for disbursement of 10/12 pay will be directly deposited for all employees who currently have direct deposit set up for payroll.  No more picking up paychecks in July and August!



Understanding Your Retirement Benefit Options

Do you have questions about your retirement benefit options? In this upcoming webinar, learn the steps on how to run the retirement estimate calculator from your own my|CalPERS account, learn the difference between survivor and beneficiary and the different retirements benefit options available to you.

Date: Wednesday - July 12, 2017
Place: Online
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (PT)
Registration: Free

To register for the webinar from the CalPERS Education Center page, select the Member Education link and scroll down to Upcoming Events to select the webinar of your choice.

Member Education Bulletin

You are encouraged to subscribe to the CalPERS Member Education Bulletin to receive email notifications for future CalPERS educational events, including:

• Webinars
• Instructor-led classes in your area
• CalPERS Benefits Education Events


Please be aware that you can access your Annual Member Statements (AMS) are available by logging into your my|CalPERS account at The AMS will include your accumulated service, a breakdown of contributions and interest, name of employer(s), and retirement formula(s) .

Take advantage of free member events and training to learn about CalPERS benefits.  Please select the link below to view the list of webinar topics available as well as classes offered by CalPERS.
Beginning July 2011 the fee that the District must pay for each payroll warrant printed (non direct deposit) will increase from $.25 to $1.00.  If you are not currently enrolled in direct deposit please sign up today. There are numerous benefits for having Direct Deposit in addition to helping the District reduce expenses. These include:
  • Reduction in paper
  • Easy access to all paycheck data on a secure website
  • Quicker access to paycheck funds and data (direct deposits are made the night before paychecks are distributed)
  • Paycheck funds can be automatically deposited to more than one bank account
To enroll, please complete and submit the Direct Deposit Authorization form (located on the right side of this page) to the Payroll Department.  Please contact Karen or Lorie in the Payroll Department if you have any questions or concerns or if you need assistance getting started.
Last Modified on July 19, 2017