Downtown Campus, Room M326
1101 S. Yakima Ave., Tacoma
Tel: 253.680. 7181
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Receptionist Debbra Olson
Director of Human Resources Geof Kaufman
Employee Relations, Staff Wellness, ADA and Retirement Veta Paget
Recruitment and Public Records Request Sheila White
Personnel Files, Reports and Contracts Kelli Rice
Health Benefits, Staff Development, L&I and Leaves Vladimir Samoylenko
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-CREF - 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 School Employees 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, retirees and family members.
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.