Employee Benefits

Contact Us

Location Downtown Campus, Room M326
1101 S. Yakima Ave., Tacoma
Tel: 253.680. 7181
Fax: 253.680.7171

Office Hours Monday-Friday
7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Ethics Officer, Title IX/ADA Coordinator Director of Human Resources
Gary Nilsson, MBA

Recruitment, Public Records Request Human Resources Generalist
Chelsea Bassett, BA

Personnel Files, Reports, Contracts Human Resources Specialist
Kelli Rice

Human Resources Specialist/Administrative Assistant to Director of HR
Shai'Anne Luebbe, BA

Benefits, L&I, Leaves Human Resources Generalist
Vladimir Samoylenko, BA, PHR, SHRM-CP

Medical, Dental, Life and Disability Insurance

Bates offers an array of benefits to eligible employees and their family members. Visit the Washington state Health Care Authority to learn more.

Retirement Plans

Listed below are retirement plans available for eligible employees:

Employee Assistance Program

Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Fully Effective Employees, helps our employees and their family members resolve personal or work-related problems. Using your EAP does not cost you anything. Call 1.800.648.5834 for a username and password.

Credit Unions

As a Bates employee, you may join one of two credit unions: Washington School Employees Credit Union and Inspirus Credit Union. Both services include payroll direct deposit, automatic bill pay, savings and checking accounts, overdraft protection, personal lines of credit and low interest loans.

Washington Wellness

The goal of Washington Wellness is to make healthy choices easier for state employees and retirees. SmartHealth is a voluntary wellness program that rewards employees and retirees for making time to take simple steps to be your best. Eligible employees and retirees can qualify for a $125 incentive for participating in the wellness program.

Flexible Spending Account

The PEBB Program offers a medical flexible spending account (FSA) program that allows you to set aside money from each paycheck - before taxes - to pay for out-of-pocket health expenses. The FSA is only offered to PEBB benefits-eligible state and higher education employees.