Home Office
Compensation & Benefits


In addition to your competitive salary, we offer the following benefits:

  • A generous PTO package, including major holidays, the week between Christmas and New Year's, the week of July 4, 18 flexible PTO days
  • A comprehensive benefits package, which includes medical, dental, vision, and long-term disability insurance
  • State retirement system with generous employer contributions
  • Access to Impact’s Employee Assistance Program, which offers a suite of services including free counseling sessions
  • Participation in various professional development opportunities with Impact’s partner organizations
  • Flexible work from home schedule

Time Off

In addition to your competitive salary, we offer a generous paid time off package:

Paid Holidays

  • Martin Luther King Day
  • President Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July week
  • Labor Day
  • Veteran's Day
  • Wednesday before Thanksgiving
  • Friday after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year's Day
  • Org-closure: Week between Christmas and New Year'
  • Paid Time Off: 1 Week in July 
  • 18 Paid Personal Days
  • 3 Weeks Paid Parental Leave
  • 3 Paid Bereavement Days
  • 5 Paid July Duty Days

Paid Time Off

  • 15 Personal Days 
  • 3 Sick Days 
  • 3 Weeks Paid Parental Leave 
  • 3 Paid Bereavement Days 
  • 5 Paid Jury Duty Days 

Medical Benefits

Health benefits are available to full-time Home Office Employees (hourly employees working 32+ hours a week). Employees may choose to opt into health coverage, which includes medical, dental, and vision. All are provided; there is no way to select only part of this. Impact Public School and the employee contribute to the premium cost for coverage.


  • Medical: Kaiser Permanente Washington Access PPO VisitsPlus Gold LX 
  • Vision: VSP Vision Service Signature Plan A 
  • Dental: Kaiser Permanente Delta Dental PPO 
  • Life: MetLife


  • Kaiser will send you an insurance card. You can find doctors here and request a new card,
  • VSP will not send cards. When you go to the doctor, give them your birth date and the last four of your social status. Find a doctor here.
  • Delta Dental will send an insurance card. You can find doctors here and reach out to customer service to get a replacement card. You can also register for MySmile and download a card to print


  • Your spouse 
  • Domestic partner (except for high-deductible plan) (Affidavit of Domestic Partnership required) 
  • Dependent children under age 26 (unmarried and tax dependents of the subscriber)
  • Disabled children may be eligible, regardless of age, if approved by the insurance organization

You may enroll your family when you are first hired. Their coverage will begin when your coverage begins. If you do not enroll eligible dependents at the time of hire, you have only two options available to you to obtain coverage. They are: 

  • Annual Renewal, which is September of each year, or 
  • Qualifying Events, examples of which include marriage/divorce, birth or adoption of a child, spouse’s new coverage or loss of coverage through their employer, and others

Department of Retirement Services (DRS)

As a public employee in Washington, you’re eligible for retirement benefits administered by the Department of Retirement Services (DRS).

There is a secondary retirement plan called the Deferred Compensation Plan (DCP) that we also highly recommend! The DCP is a special type of savings program that helps you invest for the retirement lifestyle you want to achieve—a lifestyle that might be hard to reach with just your pension and Social Security. This is not a requirement and you may opt in and out at any time.

Non instructional staff

If you are hired into an eligible non instructional school based position, you are a member of School Employee Retirement System (SERS). A school based position is anyone who is not in a teaching position and is employed by a public school as school support staff. 

There are two plans to choose from: 

SERS Plan 2 (pension only)

  • Employee contribution rate: 7.76% 
  • Employer contribution rate: 10.93% 

SERS Plan 3 (pension and investment)

  • Employee contribution rate: Between 5%-15% 
  • Employer contribution rate: 10.93% 

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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.

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

Medical Benefits FAQ

Employees may choose to opt into health coverage, which includes medical, dental, and vision. All are provided; there is no way to select only part of this.


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

Payroll FAQ

If you start before the 16th of the month, you will receive your first paycheck close to or on the last business day of the month. If you start after the 16th of the month, you will receive your first paycheck close to or on the last business day of the next month. All payments will be made through direct deposit. Your first or last check will be prorated in months of partial employment (in other words, if you begin working for IPS after the first day of the month or end your employment with IPS prior to the last day of the month).

Paid Time Off FAQ

Time off is when an employee is given permission to take time off from work using their general time off allotment. The time that’s taken is typically paid. On rare occasions, employees will take unpaid time off. No more than 5 unpaid days may be taken per year. 

Human resources is not involved in the approval of general time off requests. Requests are approved at the discretion of the employee's direct supervisor. 

Employees should enter a leave request in ADP after discussing the leave with their supervisor. Supervisors are responsible for ensuring that the leave request is entered into ADP and then approving the request. 

General time off allotment:

  • Sick 
  • Personal 
  • Vacation 
  • Bereavement
  • Jury Duty 
  • Unpaid, extended LWOP
  • Reoccurring medical appointments  (will require a medical note/ release form)

For a variety of reasons, certain days may not be taken as paid time off and all school-based employees are strongly encouraged to be at work. These days include the days immediately before/after a holiday, professional development days, NWEA/SBAC testing days, and the first and last month of school. Approval of time off during blackout periods is at the discretion of supervisors.