Welcome to Pierce College’s Human Resources department. Here you’ll find information on the benefits package offered to our employees and upcoming events.

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Deena Forsythe, PHR
Director of Human Resources

Holly Gorski, SPHR
Vice President for Human Resources

What's New

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Information regarding upcoming events, important news, and updates. Get details about new hire benefit orientations, open enrollment lab sessions, and retirement onsite counseling.

Health Insurance Information

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Information on our medical/dental, long-term disability, life insurance, and Flexible Spending and Dependent Care Assistance Program plans.

Retirement Benefit Plans

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Information on the retirement plans Pierce College offers, along with optional retirement savings plans.

Adjunct Faculty Benefit Information

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Information on the criteria for health insurance and retirement benefit eligibility, maintaining eligibility, and stacking workload hours. There’s also information on sick leave.

Preparing for Retirement

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Information about the process and steps to follow to ensure a smooth transition to retirement.

Preparing for a Leave of Absence

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Information regarding leaves (military, medical, family care and more) and how to apply.

Life Events

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Major life events—such as birth or adoption of a child, marriage, retirement, loss of other coverage—may enable you to make changes to your health care plans and add or drop eligible dependents from coverage.

Workplace Accommodations

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Learn how to request workplace accommodations. Contact Human Resources and/or visit the Workplace Accommodations page for more information.

Employee Assistance Program

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The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) helps WA State Government employees and their adult family members resolve personal or work-related problems. Using your EAP does not cost you anything.

Additional Benefits and Perks

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You might be surprised by the additional benefits and perks that come your way as a Pierce College employee. Learn more about what's available to you.