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HR Financial Services

The Human Resources Financial Services Department oversees Benefits, Internal Payroll and Leave Accounting for SCOE employees.

Please see below for HR Financial Services staff:

tmchenry [ahtsym] stancoe [dhotsym] org (Tara McHenry)                                    209-238-1602        Director II, HR Financial Services                  
cornelas [ahtsym] stancoe [dhotsym] org (Carmella Ornelas)                              209-238-1600      Administrative  Assistant I



Payroll staff administers SCOE’s payroll activities, including but not limited to the following:

  • Processing the payment of employee monthly salaries
  • Maintaining employee payroll records
  • Monthly supplemental payroll
  • 403b and 457b TSA plans
  • Eligible employees participate in a defined benefit plan through PERS or STRS
agonzalez [ahtsym] stancoe [dhotsym] org (Angie Gonzalez)
Internal Payroll Analyst
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lbava [ahtsym] stancoe [dhotsym] org (Lindsay Bava)
Internal Payroll Analyst


nruano [ahtsym] stancoe [dhotsym] org (Noemi Ruano)
Internal Payroll Analyst



The Stanislaus County Office of Education offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees and their eligible dependents. Plan designs and cost to the eligible employee vary based on employment classification. Any required employee contribution is made through automatic payroll deduction.

Eligible employees may also choose to participate in a Dependent Day Care or a Flexible Spending Account through our Section 125 plan.

chernandez [ahtsym] stancoe [dhotsym] org (Crystal Hernandez)
Benefits Specialist II


npace [ahtsym] stancoe [dhotsym] org (Nicole Pace)
Senior Benefits Specialist 


The Leave Accounting Department tracks and maintains the various types of leave for SCOE employees.

aabshier [ahtsym] stancoe [dhotsym] org (Aimee Abshier)
Leave Accounting Specialist II


nbettencourt [ahtsym] stancoe [dhotsym] org (Nicole Bettencourt)
Leave Accounting Specialist II



Contact Us

1100 H Street
Modesto, CA 95354


Key Contacts

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Tara McHenry

Director II, HR Financial Services

Frequently Asked Questions

What benefits does SCOE offer?

Benefits may include medical, dental, orthodontics, life insurance, vision, tax sheltered annuity,income protection and PERS or STRS contributions, depending on the classification of the position. (Benefits vary by bargaining unit.) Specific information regarding plans and fees will be provided once an offer of employment is made.

What retirement system is in effect for SCOE?

State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS) is available to Certificated staff. Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) is available to Classified staff.

I received a juror summons and have to report. What do I do now?
  • Notify the courthouse that you work for SCOE and should not receive payment for jury service.  If you have already received payment, please click here for instruction.
  • Once you are dismissed from Jury Duty, make sure to obtain the Certificate of Jury Service for verification and submit to Leave Accounting.
  • Contact Leave Accounting (238-1600) to see if you should return to work once being dismissed.
  • For more detail, click here .