Working At Skagit PUD

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Compensation and Benefits

Skagit PUD offers a generous and competitive compensation and benefits package that includes the following:

  • Annual cost-of-living increases.

  • Market-based salary and wage scales that are evaluated regularly.

  • Regular performance evaluations.

  • Merit-based incentive program (for non-represented employees).

  • Retirement: Public Employees Retirement System 2 or 3 options available.

  • Deferred Compensation: Offered on a voluntary basis. Plan options include the Washington State Department of Retirement Services or Empower.

  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance: Skagit PUD pays 100% of the premiums for employees and dependents (no premium cost sharing) and no deductibles.
  • Paid Time Off: May be taken as accrued and is earned as follows (per years of completed service):
    • 0-4 years = 168 hours
    • 5-10 years = 208 hours
    • 11-19 years = 248 hours
    • 20-24 years = 288 hours
    • 25+ years = 304 hours
  • Paid Holidays: 11 scheduled holidays annually, and two floating holidays per year after three months of service, which must be taken during the calendar year.

  • Short-Term Disability: Premium is paid by the PUD. Benefits are 70% of salary up to a maximum of six months if employees cannot work due to illness or injury (a voluntary plan that substitutes for WA State Paid Family and Medical Leave).

  • Life and AD&D Insurance: Skagit PUD provides base life insurance; additional amounts can be purchased under term group rates.

  • Additional benefits include:
    • Retiree Medical Insurance
    • AFLAC (voluntary)
    • Occupational Disability coverage
    • Long-Term Disability
    • Teamsters Pension (for represented employees)
    • Paid family leave (through WA State PFML)
    • Alternative work schedules (depending upon position)