Service, literally, is our middle name. That means our employees are our greatest asset.
At ESD 112, our employees are our greatest asset, and thus we strive to maintain a work environment conducive to their needs and desires. To that end, our benefits are designed to meet the individual needs of our employees and their families. This comprehensive, flexible benefit package focuses on you and your family’s health and welfare, and your work/life balance.
We provide a professional yet family-friendly work environment. In addition to our standard package of benefits – retirement, medical, dental, and vision insurance at affordable premiums – we also offer a discount on child care at our 30 centers, tuition reimbursement, credit union membership, an employee assistance program, and much more!
Educational Service District 112 contributes toward health benefits costs for eligible employees and their dependents. Health benefits are available to employees regularly scheduled to work at least half-time (20 hours per week). Our benefit package includes a choice of medical plans, a dental plan, vision coverage, and employer paid term life insurance ($25,000 policy), accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, and long term disability coverage.
In addition, you may participate in other voluntary benefit plans on a self-pay basis. These include:
Section 125 Plans
ESD 112 also offers two types of Section 125 Plans. The Section 125 Flexible Benefit Program allows you to direct a part of your pay, on a pretax basis, into a special account that can be used to reimburse yourself for dependent day care expenses and/or unreimbursed medical expenses. The Section 125 Flexible Pay Plan for Medical Premiums allows ESD 112 to deduct your monthly premiums from your paycheck on a pre-tax basis.
Health Reimbursement Account
ESD 112 has adopted a Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) to reduce the impact of ever-increasing medical insurance premiums. The HRA program allows the ESD to purchase high deductible plans at a much lower cost. The ESD 112 HRA reimburses employees for deductible-eligible medical expenses between the employee’s $750 annual deductible and the maximum deductible of the plan selected by the employee.
If you are employed in an eligible position you will participate in the Washington State Retirement System. Individuals hired after July 1, 2007, have a choice to participate in Plan 2 or Plan 3.
- PLAN 2 is a defined benefit plan. Your future benefits are funded by you and the ESD. Employees in this plan are required to contribute a percentage of earnable compensation. This percentage is set by the Pension Funding Council, and is subject to change as necessary. Effective September 1, 2017, the employee contribution for SERS (school employees) is 7.27% and the contribution for TRS (teachers) is 7.06%.
- PLAN 3 has a dual benefit structure. Member contributions finance a defined contribution component, and employer contributions finance a defined benefit contribution.
The member financed, defined contribution component provides an investment program you may access after you separate from covered employment. The amount of retirement income generated by the defined contribution component depends on how much you contribute and the performance of your investments. You must choose how much you contribute, where your contributions are invested, and how and when you take payment. Your contribution will vary depending on the rate option you choose. Detailed information from the Washington State Department of Retirement will be provided to you upon hire. You may also access their website.
Tax Sheltered Annuity Plans
You may participate in one of our tax sheltered annuity plans. Also available is the Washington State Deferred Compensation Program (DCP).
Voluntary Employee Benefits Association (VEBA)
VEBA is a tax-free medical expense account funded by a 25% sick leave cash-out at retirement. It can be used by the retiree and eligible dependents to pay medical expenses after retirement.
Paid Time Off
Full-time employees receive 12 days of sick leave for illness or injury during each fiscal year (prorated for part-time employees). Sick leave may be used to care for a dependent family member, spouse, registered domestic partner, parent, parent-in-law, or grandparent as designated by Board Policy. Employees may use two days of sick leave per fiscal year for emergencies or personal leave. As an attendance incentive, ESD 112 provides an annual sick leave buy-out for employees who have accrued sick leave hours in excess of 480.
If you are entering into employment with ESD 112 directly from another Washington school district, educational service district, or OSPI, you may be able to transfer your sick leave balance from that former employer to ESD 112.
Most classified employees with an FTE of .500 or higher are eligible to earn vacation leave based on the number of hours and months worked. Depending on your position you will earn 12 or 15 days per year for your first five years of employment. Vacation accrual increases after five years of service and continues to increase to a maximum of 25 days.
ESD 112 recognizes 12 holidays during the fiscal year. Eligible classified employees are paid for the holiday if it falls on a regularly scheduled work day.
You may be granted up to three days bereavement leave for the loss of an immediate family member as designated by Board Policy.
Career Growth & Training
ESD 112 provides tuition reimbursement to regularly employed non-certificated employees working .50 FTE or above. Tuition reimbursement is limited to $400 each fiscal year for eligible employees, dependent on available funding. Courses must be job related or applicable toward a declared major in an undergraduate degree program.
ESD 112 Course Offerings
Professional and personal development opportunities for teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators, parents, and the community are available through ESD 112. Classes are offered on-site, online, and through videoconferencing. Training opportunities can also be customized for your school, district or group needs. Most classes can be taken for clock hours and/or credit. Check out our course offerings >
New Employee Orientation
This half-day event, hosted monthly, welcomes new staff and introduces them to the ESD and its diverse programs. Attendees receive information on the ESD structure and policies, safety training, and ESD benefits.
Support Staff Job-Alike Workgroup
Several times a year, Administrative Assistants, Secretaries and Office Assistants from across the ESD come together to pool resources and talents to encourage problem solving, streamline processes, and improve communication to support inter-agency collaboration, individual growth and unity.
Paraeducators have access to customized online training in many special education areas including autism, IEPs, and behavior management. Training is also available for paraeducators in reading, writing and math, and on Washington State Paraeducator Competencies. ETS test preparation books are also available for check-out.
Certification (Teacher, ESA, and Administrator)
An in-house certification specialist serves as a liaison to the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) to assist in the dissemination of pertinent information to prospective applicants.
Clock Hour Transcript System
ESD 112 maintains a clock hour transcript system to aid in tracking courses taken for Washington State clock hours. Transcripts are provided to ESD 112 employees (at no cost) on October 1 of each year to assist in salary placement of certificated staff members. Transcripts may also be requested at any time.
Discounts & More
Child Care Discount
A 25% discount up to a maximum of $415 per month is available to you at ESD 112 child care centers.
Discounts on Computer Purchases
Employee educational discounts are available for home computer purchases through Dell or Apple.
Payroll Direct Deposit
ESD 112 utilizes a “direct deposit” method of paying employees. Monthly pay can be direct deposited to almost any bank or credit union in Washington and Oregon. Employees are able to print paystubs out of our Employee Access system.
Credit Union Membership
Membership is offered to you through Inspirus Credit Union and iQ Credit Union.
ESD 112 employees may be eligible for student loan forgiveness, including PLUS loan forgiveness. A representative from the Horace Mann Educators Corporation will work with you to determine and track your eligibility. The ESD Human Resources department can help you schedule a meeting
Foodé Café is located in our Conference & Institute Center lobby and provides catering services, coffee drinks, pastries, sandwiches, soups, salads, and snack items.
Lunch Room & Outdoor Patio
Enjoy your lunch or visit with other staff members in our spacious employee lunch room. Refrigerators and microwaves are available for your use. Or on a sunny day, relax on our outdoor patio.
All new applicants will be directed to our NEOGOV Online Application system to apply for our open positions. For more information or questions on the system, review the following links:
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