Welcome to Payroll

The Payroll Department is a division of the Accounting Department of Alief Independent School District.  Our mission is the process the district's semi-monthly payroll in an efficient and effective manner.  We welcome any questions employees may have about their paycheck.

Fica Alternative Plan

Alief ISD does not deduct for Social Security from employee's paychecks.  Therefore, Alief must provide an alternative program for those employees not eligible for Teacher Retirement System.  This program was mandated by the government January 1, 1992 and is currently under a third party administrator.  Deferred compensation will be invested in the following manner: 100 percent to a group fixed annuity policy with JEM Resource Partners.  

The deduction is 7.5% of gross pay and is non-taxable. 

If you have questions regarding this plan, please contact Risk Management 281-498-8110.

Medicare Tax Information

Employees hired by Alief ISD after March 31, 1986 are required by the IRS to contribute 1.45 percent of their gross Medicare taxable pay to the Medicare program operated by the Social Security Administration.

Teachers Retirement Plan

The Teacher Retirement System of Texas requires Alief ISD and other public school districts to withhold 8.25 percent, effective September 1, 2023 (previously 8.0%) from all TRS eligible employee's paychecks.  

Teacher Retirement System will provide all employees an annual statement of deposits from September 1 - August 31 each year.

Employees who plan to retire should submit TRS 7 form to the Payroll department for processing.  

Additional inquiries should be addressed to:

Teacher Retirement System of Texas

1000 Red River Street

Austin, Texas 78701


Contacting Payroll

Deborah Guinn
Payroll Reporting Coordinator
Email Deborah Guinn
281-498-8110, extension 29175

Bri Daniels
Payroll Supervisor | Accountant
Email Bri Daniels
281-498-8110, extension 29178

Rhonda Grate-Heath
Payroll Specialist
Email Rhonda Grate-Heath
281-498-8110, extension 29176

Jaime Espinoza Ramos     
Payroll Specialist
Email Jaime Espinoza Ramos
281-498-8110, extension 29177


Direct Deposit is administered by Risk Management x 29150.