The Lecturer title codes of 8017 and 8018 are counted as temporary hourly.
When your appointment is . . .
NSTE can become eligible for benefits:
- upon the initial appointment,
- based on the work pattern, or
- if they are a recurring seasonal employee.
See the Temporary/Seasonal Employee Benefits webpage for additional details/information.
Coverage starts . . .
For initial appointment eligibility: on the first day of the month following the date of employment, unless the appointment begins on the first working day of the month, in which case eligibility/benefits will begin on that date.
- If your appointment begins on January 13, 2020 – your benefits would begin the first of the month following the date of employment, therefore your benefits would begin on February 1, 2020.
- If your appointment begins on February 3, 2020 – this is the first working day of the month, therefore your benefits would begin on February 3, 2020.
For work pattern eligibility: on the first day of the seventh month if the employee is anticipated to work at least eight hours in the seventh month.
For seasonal employees: see the Temporary/Seasonal Employee Benefits webpage for additional details/information.
Coverage continues if . . .
The employee works eight or more hours of work per month.
If/when an employee does not work eight or more hours in a month, they will lose eligibility.
Note: Eight hour rule. HCA/PEBB states that if an employee is in paid status for eight hours a month, they are eligible for maintaining benefits. HRS/WSU must determine how that eight hours of pay is arrived at. Employees/departments cannot arbitrarily plug in eight hours of leave a month to maintain benefits – the use of leave must be in compliance with state and university leave rules.
Summer/Off-Season Benefit Eligibility:
Not applicable in most cases.
Employees on seasonal appointments for a nine month or more season are eligible for off-season benefits following each season worked.