Direct Deposit of Payroll

Funds are transferred via ACH from the University bank account to a designated account or accounts, checking or savings, in a financial institution designated by the participating employee.  

Educational Assistance

After one year of continuous employment, eligible employees may officially enroll in University courses for credit or audit without having to pay applicable tuition and fees.  Law School Courses excluded.  Download PDF of WUPRPM Regulations and Procedures (opens in new window)

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

New Directions Behavioral Health Contact: 800-624-5544 or visit online at:

Program overview for individual and family services.

Employee Wellness Program

Promotes a culture of wellness by facilitating a supportive environment that encourages university faculty and staff to initiate and manitain behaviors that enhance their total health.  Washburn Employee Wellness

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) & Health Savings Account

Employee may set aside money tax-free to help pay for expenses not covered by medical insurance, and/or dependent care services that are necessary to enable employee to work. Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts

Health Insurance

Dental 2019

Medical 2019

Vision 2019

Health Services

Employees may visit the University Health Services for minor illnesses at no fee for visit.


10 or more days of paid holidays each year as designated by the Board of Regents.   E. Benefits and Regulattions PDF Page 2

Lactation Rooms

Campus Locations:

  • Morgan Hall, Room 207 (For employee access to Morgan Hall after 7 p.m. please contact WUPD at 670-1153)
  • Petro/School of Nursing, Room 205 (Available during office hours, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
  • Washburn Tech Campus (please contact Human Resources to coordinate)

Life Insurance

Long-Term Disability Insurance

Provider is Principal. LTD Benefit Summary PDF


Employees are provided free parking on campus.

Personal Leave


Retirement Plan - Basic

University contributes an amount equal to 10% of gross contractual base salary.  No mandatory employee contribution for employees with annual contractual salary less than $70,000. First entry date after completing one year waiting period, or upon employment if employee holds valid contract from a basic retirement program from another institution of higher education.

Provider is Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association/College Retirement Equities Fund (TIAA).  Monthly retirement benefit based on total accumulation and age.  Four year vesting period.  To learn more, please contact HR.

Retirement Plan - Voluntary

Providers are Voya, Security Benefit, and TIAA.  Employee may contribute up to maximum allowable under IRS guidelines on a tax-deferred basis.  Immediate vesting. To learn more, please contact HR.

Shared Leave

Eligible employee is provided up to 30 days paid leave of absence in a fiscal year from a shared leave pool.  Pool is created by donations of leave from employees participating in Shared Leave program.  Subject E. Benefits PDF P6

Short-Term Disability Insurance

Provider is Principal. Short-Term Disability Policy PDF

Sick Leave 

Sick Leave program.  Subject E. Benefits Page 6

Social Security

Retirement benefits, disability benefits, medical benefits.  Visit

Unemployment Compensation

Coverage provides for unemployment insurance for employees who become and remain unemployed through no fault of their own.

Workers' Compensation

All employees are provided protection under the Workers' Compensation Act.  Compensation for medical services may be paid for on-the-job accidents.  Compensation for time the employee is unable to work may be paid after a 7 day waiting period.  If the employee is unable to return for 21 consecutive days or more, compensation will be paid for the 7 day waiting period.

GET IN TOUCH WITH Human Resources

Human Resources
Morgan Hall, Room 118
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

Phone & Email

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