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CSESAP Frequently Asked Questions

CSESAP Frequently Asked Questions

Qualified Related Questions

Qualified Related Questions

Who is eligible to enroll in the Classified School Employee Summer Assistance Program (CSESAP)?

To qualify to participate in CSESAP you must meet the following three qualifications to be eligible.
  1. Classified EGUSD employees hired in a permanent position for at least one year as of the election date of March 1, 2024.
  2. Be employed in a regular assignment with 240 workdays or less scheduled (11 months) out of a 12-month period.
    1. Employees who, in their permanent assignment, have workdays scheduled in each of the 12 calendar months, will not be eligible to participate–even if they are 11 month employees. There must be a minimum of one full calendar month of unpaid days to be eligible for the program. In other words, if you are on a calendar that is 240 workdays or fewer, you qualify. (see examples below)
Example 1: An employee’s regular assignment during the school year begins on August 15 and ends on June 20. The employee would meet the eligibility criteria in EC Section 45500(d)(3) because the employee’s regular assignment is for 11 months during the school year.
Example 2: An employee’s regular assignment during the school year begins on July 10 and ends on June 15. The employee would not meet the eligibility criteria in EC Section 45500(d)(3) because the employee’s regular assignment includes workdays in all 12 months of the calendar year.
  1. Have regular annual pay that is sixty-two thousand four hundred dollars ($62,400) or less for an entire school year at the time of enrollment. 

Can I work during the summer and still qualify for the CSESAP?

Yes! As long as the employee’s work during the summer session is not part of the classified employee’s regular assignment.

Does a vacation payout count as a month worked?

No. Vacation payouts do not count as time worked. However, vacation days taken throughout the school year do count as time worked.

What if I am not sure how many days and/or months are in my work calendar?

  • Please refer to your salary notification.
Payroll Related Questions

Payroll Related Questions

When will deductions occur?

  • Deductions are taken from each regular paycheck starting with the August payroll through May for the 2023-24 school year. 

How will I receive my funds during the summer break?

  • Employees can opt to receive money in one lump sum or have it distributed in two payments over the summer break.  The available check issue dates will be in June 2024, and July 2024.

I am currently set up to receive 12 paychecks; how does this impact my ability to participate in the CSESAP?

  • If you participate in the CSESAP, withholdings occur from your pay which further reduces your monthly net pay. 
Application Process Questions

Application Process Questions

What is the cutoff to decide to participate?

  • Eligible classified employees who wish to participate in the program must complete and sign the election form no later than 5:00pm March 1, 2023. 

  • Due to the volume of work related to this program, paper applications will not be accepted.  

How much can I withhold from my paycheck each month?

  • You can have up to 10% of your total monthly pay withheld. However, you must select a dollar amount on the election form. We cannot accept percentages. 

How does the matching fund work?

  • The state will provide matching funds up to one dollar ($1) for each dollar withheld from participating classified employees’ monthly paychecks. This amount may be prorated if the funds appropriated for the program are insufficient to fully fund the match. The California Department of Education (CDE) will notify the District by May 1st of each fiscal year in which funds are appropriated, of the estimated amount of state match funds that a participating classified employee can expect to receive.

Where can I find my Employee ID Number?

  • You can find your employee number on your paycheck stub.

How do I fill out the form to participate?

  • The form was available from February 1, 2023 through March 1, 2023. The application is now closed. 

Will I get a confirmation after I submit my election form?

  • Yes.  Once staff has an opportunity to review your election form, you will receive an email confirmation of the receipt of your enrollment and any adjustments to your election amount (if required).  
Changes and/or Withdrawal Questions

Changes and/or Withdrawal Questions

Can you change your election amount at any time?

  • You have until August 29, 2023 if at a year-round site or September 20, 2023 if at a Modified Traditional or Traditional site.
  • You are not able to increase your election after the March 1st submission date.   
For more FAQs, please visit the CSESAP Website's FAQ page