Holidays: 12 paid holidays per year. Upon employment with the Authority for one year, employees receive a floating holiday, which may be taken, with prior approval, at any time during the year.
Vacation: For all full-time employees, vacation leave is accrued as follows
Months of Active Service
Accrual Rate per Pay Period
1 - 48
49 - 108
109 - 168
169 - 228
Part-time employees accrue vacation on a pro-rated basis.
Sick Leave: For all full-time employees, sick leave is accrued at the rate of 3.70 hours per bi-weekly pay period for a total of 96.20 hours per year. Part-time employees accrue sick leave on a pro-rated basis.
Health Insurance: WESA provides medical, dental (full time employees only), and vision insurance to all employees and eligible dependents. Benefits become effective on the first of the month following a 30-day waiting period, and the Authority contributes 90% of the premium cost of such insurance.
Life Insurance: WESA provides Life insurance to full-time employees at two (2) times the employee’s annual base salary. Dependents are insured at $1,000 each. Additional life insurance is available at reduced rates to employees and their dependents.
Retirement: Retirement is provided under the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) and is based on a 2.7% at age 55 formula for Classic Members and 2% at 62 for New Members. Death benefits are included. Classic Members contribute 8% toward their retirement and New Members contribute 6.75% toward their retirement. The definition of Classic or New is assigned by PERS, according to their predetermined criteria.
Deferred Compensation: Deferred compensation is available on a voluntary basis to WESA employees. Contributions are made before taxes through payroll deduction. Employees can contribute up to a maximum of $18,000 per year. WESA does not contribute to these plans.
Flexible Spending Accounts:
Employees have the option to set aside pre-tax money from their paycheck to pay for un-reimbursed medical expenses or dependent care expenses.
Workers’ Compensation: Employees with on-the-job injuries or illnesses are eligible for Workers’ Compensation benefits. Salary continuance is arranged through the WESA Human Resources department, with employees permitted to use a combination of accrued sick leave and their workers’ compensation benefits.
State Disability: Each employee contributes up to a maximum of $635.34 per year to insure disability coverage in the event of a non-work related injury or illness.
Long Term Disability: Long-term disability insurance is provided to all full-time employees.
Additional Benefits Available Include: 9/80 work schedule, Direct Deposit, Employee Assistance Program, Educational Assistance, Certification Reimbursement Program, Certification and Degree Bonus Programs, and two credit unions.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY: WESA applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, the presence of a non-job related disability, or any other legally protected status.