Employee Benefits

ESD 112 offers a comprehensive benefits package, which includes insurance benefits, retirement, and generous paid leave. Click on the tabs below for information on the benefits available.


If you are employed in an eligible position you are part of the Washington State Retirement System. You will  have a choice to participate in Plan 2 or Plan 3.


PLAN 2 is a defined benefit plan. Your future benefits are funded by you and the ESD.


PLAN 3 has a dual benefit structure. ESD contributions finance a defined benefit contribution. Your contributions finance a defined contribution component. You choose how much you want to contribute - between 5% and 15% of your gross earnings. You also have the ability to manage where your contributions are invested.

Detailed information from the Washington State Department of Retirement and ICMA Retirement Corporation (ICMA-RC) will be provided to you upon hire.

Washington State Deferred Compensation Program

The Washington State Deferred Compensation Program (DCP) is a supplemental retirement savings program (an IRC Section 457 plan) that offers you the opportunity to invest money toward securing the retirement you envision. When you enroll in DCP, you decide how much you want deducted from each paycheck and where you want your money invested.

Insurance Benefits

Educational Service District 112 offers a comprehensive insurance benefits package which includes two options for medical/vision coverage (Regence BlueCross BlueShield or Kaiser Permanente), dental coverage, and employer paid term life, accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, and long term disability coverage.

You may also participate in other voluntary benefit plans. These include tax-sheltered annuities, Long Term Care Insurance, Short Term Disability Insurance, and Cancer Care Insurance.

You may view summary information about our insurance benefits on our Employee Benefits page. The username is ESD 112 and the password is 2014esd.

Section 125 Plans

ESD 112 offers two types of Section 125 Plans.  The Section 125 Flexible Benefit Program allows you to direct a part of your pay, on a pre-tax basis, into a special account that can be used to reimburse yourself for dependent day care expenses and/or unreimbursed medical expenses. The Section 125 Flexible Pay Plan for Medical Premiums allows ESD 112 to deduct your monthly premiums from your paycheck on a pre-tax basis.

Paid Leave

Sick Leave

Full-time employees receive 12 days of sick leave per year. If you are entering into employment with ESD 112 directly from another Washington school district, educational service district, or OSPI, you may be able to transfer your sick leave balance.


Most non-certificated employees working half-time or more are eligible to earn vacation leave based on the number of hours and months worked.


ESD 112 recognizes 12 holidays each year.