Employee Benefits & Payroll

Are you a WCJC employee? Prepare for your financial future by exploring our employee benefits. Learn more about the benefits we offer, payroll essentials, compensation, retirement, and more important factors that can help enrich your personal and professional life.

Important Payroll and Benefits Information

The Office of Payroll and Benefits is responsible for the orientation and implementation of benefits and payroll distribution to WCJC employees. Any inquiries about the process of payroll or employee deductions may be referred to the Payroll and Benefits Department at payroll@wcjc.edu.

Payroll Timesheet Deadlines

Timesheets must be submitted to the Payroll and Benefits Office on or before the 5th of the month. Maintenance timecards are due on the Monday prior to the Friday payroll disbursement.

Payroll Run Dates

Full-time faculty, administrative staff, and support staff are paid on a 12-month pay schedule. The payroll will be distributed on the last college work day of the month. Part-time employees and College Work-Study Students are paid on the 15th of each month. If a pay date falls on a weekend, the payroll is distributed on the Friday before the weekend. Adjunct faculty are paid over four pays per semester on the last college work day of the month.

Payroll and Benefits Forms

  • Direct Deposit Payroll Authorization
  • Full-Time Timesheet
  • Part-Time Timesheet
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Americans with Disabilities
Full-time employees timesheets and part-time employees timesheets can be accessed on the Intranet, the W-4, the FMLA and the direct deposit forms can be requested from the Payroll and Benefits Office.

Staff Compensation Information

Texas Government Code Section 659.026 (b)   Information

  1. Wharton County Junior College employed 338  full time personnel during 2023.

  2. The College received state appropriations of  $9,347,651 for fiscal 2023 and $9,347,651 for fiscal  2022.

  3.  Equation of Experience for Faculty and Administrative Staff outlines the college’s compensation of executive staff. The Director of Human Resources determines the compensation with Vice President or Presidential approval.  https://pol.tasb.org/Policy/Download/1212?filename=DEA(LOCAL).html&title=COMPENSATION%20AND%20BENEFITS&subtitle=SALARIES%20AND%20WAGES

  4. The college has had Directors and Deans receive PPAs (supplements) in the past.

  5. A market average for similar executive staff in the private and public sectors is unknown.

  6. The average compensation paid to employees who are not executive staff is $50,761..

  7. The percentage increase in compensation of executive staff for each fiscal year of five preceding fiscal years is as follows: FY23 1.43%  FY22 0.00% FY21 0.0% FY 20 12.27%  FY19 1.34% FY18 1.30%  FY17 1.99% FY16 1.34%  FY 15 1.36%  and FY14 2.79%

Retirement Information

Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS)

Optional Retirement Program (ORP)

WCJC Approved ORP Companies

  • American Express Financial
  • American Funds / Aspire  / MG Funds / Edward Jones
  • Chase-Zurich / Protective Life 
  • Equitable Life / AXA
  • Fidelity Investments
  • ING / VOYA / Northern Life Insurance Company
  • Lincoln National Life Insurance Company
  • MetLife Resources
  • USAA Life Insurance Company
  • Corebridge Financial (formerly VALIC/AIG)

Tax Sheltered Annuities

Same as above WCJC Approved ORP Companies

Social Security

  • Mandatory participation for full-time employees
  • Optional participation for part-time employees
  • Health Insurance - HealthSelect of Texas and Consumer Directed HealthSelect
  • Dental Insurance - State of Texas Dental Choice Plan and DeltaCare 
  • Vision Benefits - State of Texas Vision
  • Optional Term Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
  • Dependent Term Life Insurance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - TexFlex Health Care and Dependent Care 
  • Health Savings Account - Consumer Directed HealthSelect