LifeWorks NW benefits for Portland-area employees.

Additional Benefits

In addition to the benefits listed below, LifeWorks NW offers an Employee Assistance Program providing personal and professional assistance available to all family and household members; a flexible benefit account providing pre-tax contributions for premium contributions, dependent day care and health care reimbursement; mileage reimbursement and credit union membership. LifeWorks NW has connections with phone carriers to offer plans at a discounted rate to their employees, as well as, gym memberships, and movie tickets at a discounted rate.

Time Off

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 at the employee’s discretion for vacation, holidays (LifeWorks NW designated holidays), sick or other personal reasons. Full-time regular employees will accrue PTO according to the following schedule based on their employment anniversary date:

Hours/Month Hours/Year Number of 8 Hr Days/Yr
First Year 16.00 192.00 24
Second Year 19.34 232.00 29
Third Year 22.67 272.00 34
Tenth Year 26.00 312.00 39

Holidays: LifeWorks NW outpatient sites close to observe the following holidays. (It is expected that most employees will not work on designated holidays and therefore use PTO benefits.)

  • 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 3 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, benefit-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 upon the employees’ years of continuous service as shown in the schedule below:

Years of Continuous Service Leave Award Eligibility
Five but less than ten Up to three months
Ten 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%


All eligible employees hired before June 30, 2006 are 100% vested in the plan. All eligible employees hired after July 1, 2006 are subject to the following vesting schedule:

Years of Service Vested %
Less than 2 0%
2 – 3 25%
3 – 4 50%
4 – 5 75%
More than 5 100%

Health Care 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 $45 per month. Regular part-time employees (less than 40 hours/week) will need to check with Emily Hancock, Benefits Administrator, for more details. Employees may cover dependents and domestic partners at the premium cost.


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