Employment Benefits

Clallam County PUD is proud to offer an excellent full range of employee benefits, which include:

PAID TIME OFF:  Employees earn PTO to use for vacation, personal appointments, bereavement leave and sick leave.  Employees accrue PTO at the rate of 20 days annually for the first five years, 25 days for years five through ten and thereafter the accrual increases yearly up through the 20th year with the District.

PAID HOLIDAYS:  Full-time employees receive nine (9) paid holidays per year and two (2) paid floating holidays.  Part-time employees receive pro-rated holidays depending on their schedule.

MEDICAL/DENTAL/VISION INSURANCE:   Our healthcare plan is very generous and provided at a low cost to employees and their families.  All regular, full-time and part-time employees and their eligible dependents are eligible for medical, dental and vision insurance from the first day of the month following hire date.  The District’s Premium Payment Plan 125 allows pre-tax benefits on employee medical premiums.

HRA/VEBA PROGRAM All regular, full-time and part-time employees participate in the HRA/VEBA (Health Reimbursement Arrangement/Voluntary Employees’ Beneficiary Association) program, with tax-free PUD and employee contributions deposited into individual employee accounts for eligible out-of-pocket healthcare costs and premiums and to save for retirement healthcare expenses and premiums.

LIFE, SHORT AND LONG TERM DISABILITYThe District provides regular, full time employees with Basic Life, Accidental Death and Dismemberment, Short Term and Long Term Disability benefits.  The life insurance benefit and accidental death and dismemberment benefit is equal to one times annual salary; short term disability benefits of 60% of weekly earnings; and long term disability benefits of 60% of monthly income loss (maximums, waiting periods, and other restrictions apply).  Additional term life insurance is available for employees and eligible dependents at employee’s own expense.

DEFERRED COMPENSATION PROGRAMSThe PUD offers a deferred compensation program that allows employees the option to invest in two different 457 investment plans to save for retirement on a tax deferred basis.

PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM (PERS)All eligible PUD employees are required to participate in the State of Washington’s PERS retirement program.  New employees select from the PERS Plan 2, a defined benefit program or from the PERS Plan 3, a combination of a defined benefit component and an employee-defined contribution benefit program.  For more information about Washington State’s PERS plans, you may visit the Department of Retirement Systems website at http://www.drs.wa.gov/member/systems/pers.

PUD EMPLOYEE ASSOCIATIONThis is a voluntary, nonprofit organization run by and for PUD employees.  Employees have the option of belonging by paying monthly dues to help support employees during times of bereavement and illness and to participate in outside activities including holiday parties and other events.

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMThis program provides confidential assessment and referral services to help employees during challenging times.

TUITION ASSISTANCEThe District provides an educational assistance program to help employees obtain education or training to increase their competence in present and/or future positions.

WELLNESS PROGRAMEmployees who participate in the Wellness Program receive partial reimbursement for eligible expenses such as wellness and fitness programs and selected aerobic fitness equipment and activities in an effort to reduce overall medical costs and promote good health and physical fitness for employees and their eligible dependents.

RELOCATION ASSISTANCEThe District provides relocation assistance for certain positions.

FREE PARKING & EASY COMMUTEGet away from the traffic problems and parking fees.  Parking is provided in a lot right next to PUD facilities and we don’t have long commutes on crowded freeways.  Clallam County has an affordable and convenient public transit system throughout the County.