Benefits Summary

Paid Time Off (PTO)

New full-time regular employees will earn Paid Time Off with their first full pay period. This time may be used for vacation, sick or other personal reasons. Full-time regular employees will accrue PTO according to the following schedule based on their employment anniversary date:

Annual PTO Accrual (Rolling Cap) Accrual Per Pay Period (26 pay periods in one year)
First Year 128 4.92
Second Year 168 6.46
Third Year 208 8.00
Tenth Year + 248 9.54


LifeWorks NW outpatient sites close to observe the following holidays. These eight paid holidays are provided to all benefited employees.

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Memorial Day
  • July 4th
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day After Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Extended Illness Bank (EIB)

Full-time regular employees will accrue 4.67 hours/month, which will be put into the Extended Illness Bank. When an employee has been ill for three consecutive days they may access their EIB for time available beginning on the fourth day of absence. An employee who has been hospitalized or is eligible for Family Leave may access time from their EIB immediately.

Unpaid Personal Leave

LifeWorks NW unpaid personal leave policy allows regular, benefits-eligible employees (with a minimum of five years of service) to take time off for personal needs and interests in excess of that which is available from their Paid Time Off benefit, with management approval. The amount of unpaid personal leave an employee is eligible to request is based on the employees’ years of continuous service, as shown in the schedule below:

Years of Continuous Service Leave Award Eligibility
Five but less than 10 Up to three months
10 or more Up to six months


As an employee of LifeWorks NW you will be eligible to participate in a 403(b) Tax Sheltered Mutual Fund. When benefited employees have been with LifeWorks NW for over a year, they are eligible for LifeWorks NW’s contributions based on a percentage of regular salary, as shown below:

Years of Service Contribution
Less than 1 0%
1 - 2 2%
2 - 3 3%
3 - 4 4%
4 - 9 5%
10 - 14 7.5%
15 or more 10%


Effective 1/1/2022, employees are fully vested in employer match funds when hired. As employer match contributions don’t begin until their second year of employment, employees are 100% vested on $0 of employer match contributions for their first year of employment and after that they are 100% vested on any employer match funds that they receive.

Insurance Coverage

LifeWorks NW offers regular full-time employees (40 hours/week) coverage for medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance for an employee contribution of $75 per month.

LifeWorks NW offers pro-rated benefits for part-time employees (20-39 hours/week). Employees may elect coverage for dependents and domestic partners at the premium cost.

Additional Benefits

In addition to the benefits listed above, we are pleased to offer:

  • Possible no-cost supervision for licensure (clinical staff)
  • Employee Assistance Program providing personal and professional assistance available to all family and household members
  • Pet insurance
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Credit union membership
  • Discounted rates with phone carriers
  • Flexible benefit account providing pre-tax contributions for premium contributions dependent day care and health care reimbursement
  • Access to the Columbia Sportswear Employee Store
  • Movie tickets at a discounted rate
  • Free online clinical and non-clinical trainings
  • Free classroom trainings
  • Free diversity trainings

For further questions, contact Human Resources at