The Western Massachusetts Training Consortium has made a commitment as an organization to change how we approach our organizational mission, vision, and values. One of our commitments was to revisit our mission statement and move from identifying as a multi-cultural organization to a social-justice organization that is committed to anti-racism. Our work here as an organization is to work toward addressing systems of oppression as we seek to undo the harms that they have caused.

As part of this commitment, we offer the following benefits to employees.

Relief/Per Diem

ALL employees, including relief/per diem, qualify for:
  • 403 (b) – Participation in a 403 (b) to all employees on first day.
  • Employee Assistance Program – Services provided by Total Care EAP to all employees and their household family members upon hire.
  • Growth & Opportunity Scholarship – A fund to support employees pursuing qualifying education programs.
Benefits specifically for relief/per diem employees:
  • Earned Sick Time – Accrual earnings.

Part-Time

ALL benefits for relief employees, PLUS:
  • Personal Leave – Replaces earned sick time, with accrual earnings each week. Includes vacation, personal time, sick time, family illness, bereavement, and military leave.
  • 12 Paid Holidays – Eligible part-time employees (minimum 20 hours regularly assigned hours per week) on a pro-rated basis.

Full-Time (30+ regularly assigned hours)

ALL benefits for relief and part-time employees, PLUS:
  • Health Insurance (Health New England) – on the first of the month following 60 days from their date of hire (or attainment of 30 regularly assigned hours per week).
  • Health Reimbursed Account (HRA) Health Equity – Employer covers part of the deductible for health insurance coverage. $2,000 covered for individual plan, $4,000 for family plan.
  • Dental Insurance (Delta Dental) – on the first of the month following 60 days from their date of hire (or attainment of 30 regularly assigned hours per week).
  • Tuition Remission Program – Funded by a contract with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to provide human services. Must be employed for at least six months to qualify.
Benefits covered in full by the Consortium after 90 days of full-time status:
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Dependent Care Spending Account
  • Life Insurance
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability

Additional benefits include: Cell phone/internet plan contribution, paycheck direct deposit, and electronic paystubs.

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