Summer is almost upon us, bringing with it the annual influx of seasonally hired non-student temporary employees (NSTE). As a reminder, NSTE’s hired by WSU on a recurring seasonal basis may be eligible for PEBB employer-paid benefits.

HRS is made aware of seasonal NSTE appointments two ways.

  • Via the TEMPS System: Should an appointment be designated as “seasonal”, reflect a work period of 3-11 months, and be expected to average at least 20 hours per week, the NSTE will be offered benefits upon hire.
  • Via work pattern monitoring: If an NSTE worked for WSU last year, and has returned during the same or similar time frame, to perform the same or similar work, they’ll be offered benefits at the beginning of their second season.

In the event a department knows they will be rehiring a NSTE this year who also worked for them last spring/summer, please notify HRS, and be sure to mark “seasonal” when setting up the appointment.

A Frequently Asked Questions website is available at the HRS website. This site will also address how WSU views hourly employees who may be students during a portion of the year, and whether the PEBB seasonal benefits may be applicable to them.

Notification and questions can be directed to HRS at (509)335-4521, option 1, or hrs@wsu.edu. If you would like to discuss seasonal benefits eligibility, please let us know!