Location Downtown Campus, Room M326
1101 S. Yakima Ave., Tacoma
Tel: 253.680. 7181
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
Sheila White, PHR
Personnel Files, Reports, Contracts Human Resources Specialist
Diversity Officer, Staff Development Human Resources Generalist
Nerissa Del Rosario, MS, SPHR
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.
Listed below are retirement plans available for eligible employees:
- PERS - Public Employees Retirement Plan
- TRS - Washington State Teacher's Retirement
- TIAA - Teacher's Insurance Annuity Association/College Retirement Equities Fund
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.
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.
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.