School-Based Employee Benefits

At IPS, we ask a lot of our teachers, which is why we give so much in return. In addition to your competitive salary, we offer the following benefits:

  • Generous paid time off package:  winter break, spring break, summer break, and wellness Fridays;
  • Up to $10,500 in financial support to enroll in a certification preparation program with CityU
  • Special 15% discount on tuition for teacher certification programs at CityU
  • Medical, dental, vision, long-term disability insurances
  • Retirement account with employer contributions
  • Free mental health support + more through our employee assistance program
  • Growth pathways: lead teachers often pursue promotion to grade level team lead

Home Office Employee Benefits

Impact’s competitive benefits make us stand out as an employer. Home office employees:

  • Receive a generous PTO package, including major holidays, the week between Christmas and New Years, the week of July 4th, 18 flexible PTO days
  • Have a comprehensive benefits package, which includes medical, dental, vision, and long-term disability insurance
  • Are part of the state’s retirement system, with generous employer contributions
  • Can access Impact’s Employee Assistance Program, which offers a suite of services including free counseling sessions
  • Can participate in various professional development opportunities with Impact’s partner organizations
  • Flexible working schedule - click here to learn more

Retirement Account Info

In general, you are automatically a member of the School Employee Retirement System (SERS) or Teacher Retirement System (TRS) if you are hired into an eligible position. 

Enrollment in your specific SERS or TRS plan (Plan 2 or Plan 3) depends on additional conditions, including your hire date and the plan you chose at the time you first went to work for a DRS-covered employer.

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If you have yet to set up an online account for the Department of Retirement Services, click below!

As a member or retiree in any DRS pension plan, you can securely access your retirement account online. And it takes just a few minutes to activate your account.

Employed members use online accounts to:

  • View account information
  • Update beneficiaries
  • Send secure messages to DRS
  • Review service credit balance
  • Estimate your retirement benefit
  • Retire online

Retired members use online accounts to:

  • Update your address information
  • Get copies of 1099-Rs
  • Send secure messages to DRS
  • Track your return-to-work hours
  • Sign up for direct deposit

If you are in DCP or Plan 3, you have two ways to access your investment account

Employee Assistance Program

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides you, your spouse or domestic partner, and children up to age 26, coaching and problem solving services that are free, convenient, and confidential with a licensed behavioral health provider. Receive up to three sessions with a qualified clinical expert, and access a range of online resources.

The EAP helps with a variety of family, relationship, emotional, behavioral, mental health, and substance abuse concerns, including:

  • Anxiety/Depression/Other Concerns
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Couples/Relationships/Parenting
  • Crisis Support
  • Alcohol/Drug/Other Addictions
  • Grief and Loss
  • Work Conflict
  • Domestic Violence

In addition, First Choice EAP provides the following work-life resources:

  • Legal and Financial
  • Childcare and Elder care
  • Identity Theft
  • Home Ownership

You can access the EAP 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call 800-777-4114 or login below using the username: impactps


  • View your medical, dental, and vision coverage information
  • Download your statement of insurance
  • View your employer-paid basic life and basic AD&D insurance information (employees only)
  • Reduce or decline employee-paid long-term disability insurance
  • View your premium surcharge attestations
  • Make changes to your tobacco use premium surcharge attestation (if applicable)
  • Make changes based on qualifying events specified in SEBB Program rules