2016-2017 Faculty Handbook

Adjunct Instructors-Alternative to Social Security Deduction

The District Board of Trustees approved the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association - College Retirement Equities Fund (TIAA-CREF) Social Security Alternative Plan for adjunct instructors in the year 2000. This means that a mandatory deduction is made from the adjunct instructor's checks and remitted to TIAA-CREF in lieu of the normal Social Security deduction. The TIAA-CREF deduction is 7.5 percent and replaces the Social Security deduction. Medicare is still deducted from adjunct paychecks. This pre-tax deduction goes into a pre-tax 403B annuity program. All new adjuncts are required to complete the SSA 1945 form. The deduction code is RT on the pay stub.