Intercity Transit offers its employees an excellent comprehensive benefits package, pension plan, educational benefits, state-of-the-art technology and much more. The bargaining and non-bargaining benefits packages differ slightly. Depending on your employment status, you could be eligible for the benefits below. (The provisions of this benefit summary do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.)
We provide comprehensive medical and dental insurance coverage for employees and eligible dependents (spouse or significant other and children) through the State of Washington Health Care Authority (HCA). Employees and Intercity Transit pay a monthly premium contribution depending upon the plan chosen.
Intercity Transit provides $35,000 life insurance coverage and $5,000 accidental death and dismemberment insurance coverage for each regular employee. Additional life insurance coverage can be purchased by the employee through payroll deduction.
$50 - $240 per month long-term disability insurance is provided to employees through the State of Washington Health Care Authority (subject to eligibility rules and applicable waiting periods) paid by Intercity Transit. Optional long-term disability insurance coverage available to employees through payroll deduction paid in full by the employee.
Washington State Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS)
Employees are covered under PERS I, PERS II and PERS III of the Washington State Retirement System. Employee and Employer contributions are required at start of employment.
Deferred Compensation Plans (401K and 457)
Intercity Transit offers three deferred compensation plans. Intercity Transit will match up to 6.2% of employee contributions. Employee contributions are not subject to federal income tax until withdrawn. Plans are subject to Internal Revenue Service rules and regulations.
Vacation Leave, Sick Leave, and Observed and Floating Holiday Leave
Employees accrue 12 to 25 vacation days per year depending upon date of eligibility and length of service. The maximum accrual limit is 360 hours.
Employees accrue 12 days of sick leave per year depending upon date of eligibility. The maximum accrual limit is 960 hours.
Employees receive 11 paid holidays (6 observed/5 floating) per year depending upon date of eligibility.
Employees hired on or after April 1, 1986, contribute 1.45 percent of their gross monthly earnings for hospital insurance (Medicare) tax. We match the employee contribution. IMPORTANT NOTE: Intercity Transit employees do not contribute to Social Security.
Worker's Compensation Insurance
Employees are covered under the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries Industrial Insurance Program for job-related accidents, illness and disease.
Employees are paid bi-weekly (every other Friday). There are 26 pay periods per year. Payroll payments are deposited directly into employee's bank accounts.
Employee Assistance Program
Intercity Transit provides an Employee Assistance Program for all employees. Initial assessment and referral services are provided at no cost to the employee.
Job-Related Travel and Educational Opportunities
We pay expenses for authorized job-related travel, transportation, meals, lodging, and other related expenses. We also pay expenses for approved job-related training and course work (college tuition and books, workshops, seminars) paid by the Employer.
Employee Transportation Program
Intercity Transit encourages its employees to use transportation alternatives to single occupant vehicle travel (driving alone to and from work). To support ridesharing and other alternatives to driving alone, Intercity Transit provides assistance to employees in using transportation alternatives.