Welcome to the Office of Benefits and Retirement Services Webpage

 

Welcome to all New PWCS Employees!

Visit Alex to learn about your Benefits

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Log in to PWCS Employee Self Service when you are ready to Enroll in Benefits! 

Visit the COVID-19 Resources page for assistance with concerns and questions.

Visit the CDC COVID-19 website for the latest information.


November is Retirement Month

The Office of Benefits and Retirement Services is happy to announce that November is Retirement Education Month! Three consecutive weeks in November, the Office of Benefits and Retirement Services will be hosting virtual information webinars to prepare you for retirement. Select one, two or all three!  For more information about each session, click below. To register, click the link for each session. Registered attendees will receive a confirmation email with the details to join the webinar. 

Are you Ready to Retire? November 3rd @ 5 p.m.

If you are within five (5) years of retiring, you may wish to attend! The program guides you through important retirement decisions (such as when to retire and selecting a benefit payout option). Other topics include using myVRS and benefits after retirement.

To attend this seminar register with this form. 

PWCS – Health, ROP and Leave! November 10th @ 5 p.m.

This presentation will review benefits available to PWCS retirees. Are you able to enroll in retiree health? What exactly is ROP (Retirement Opportunity Program)? What happens to my leave? In addition, Lincoln Financial will offer you options on how to maintain your 403b and 457 plans.

To attend this seminar, register with this form

Moving to Medicare November 17th @ 5 p.m.

In these challenging times, it is important to make sure you’re receiving all possible health benefits. Please join us to learn about Medicare and your Medicare plan options so you can make the right choices for you. Topics covered will include what Medicare covers, how and when to enroll, how much does Medicare cost, what plans are available to you, what to do if you plan to keep working, and much more…

To attend this seminar, register with this form

Lincoln Financial Assistance

Need to speak with a Lincoln Financial Retirement Consultant? Click the link below to schedule a virtual appointment with your Lincoln RC 

Virtual Lincoln RC Appointment Scheduler

Find the name of the Lincoln RC assigned to your work location


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Announcements

Visit Alex To Learn About Your Benefits

Click Here To Visit PWCS Alex Home Page For The Interactive Benefits Information And Orientation Site

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Alex will take you on a journey through all of the PWCS benefits options and help you to choose the best benefits to meet your own individual needs. Alex covers health, dental and vision insurances, flexible spending account options and explains the Virginia Retirement System and our supplemental retirement plans with Lincoln Financial. You do not enroll through Alex. Upon completion, Alex will direct you to the PWCS Employee Self Service Page (ESS) to complete your enrollment!

Want to learn more about all of your PWCS Benefits?

PWCS Benefits Guide CoverOur PWCS Benefits Guide can answer most all of your questions.

Click here to check out all of the benefits available to PWCS employees (PDF).

 

New VRS Member Guide

A new publication, the VRS Member Guide, (PDF) is now available online!

This easy-reference booklet briefly describes each VRS plan, principal benefits and how to contact VRS. The guide:

  • Explains VRS plan information in simple terms with action steps members can take now:

  • Guides members to find plan resources online.

  • Provides a timeline for acting on other benefits, like purchasing prior service and signing up for optional group life insurance, if eligible.

For more information about the Virginia Retirement System, visit the VRS website and log in to your MyVRS account!

 

Kelly Leadership Center Fitness Facility Now Open!

Re-Registration Required

Hours of Operation: Beginning June 14, 2021

  • Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m.– 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, 8 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • The Edward L. Kelly Leadership Center doors are locked at 6 p.m. each evening unless there is an after-hours meeting scheduled.
  • The KLCFF is not accessible when the KLC Building is closed.

Interested in increasing your personal wellness? Want to improve how you feel every day?

The PWCS KLC Fitness Facility, located in the Edward L. Kelly Leadership Center, supports the Division-wide initiative to promote employee wellness. The KLCFF is available for use only by those PWCS employees who are eligible to receive benefits; no dependents are allowed. The KLCFF has the capacity to hold no more than 20 employees* at a time.

*During Pandemic, no more than 4 employees are allowed at a time.

All full and part-time benefit eligible employees (ROP/Sub/Temp employees are NOT eligible) wishing to have access to the KLCFF are required to register for membership. Visit the PWCS Benefits Intranet page for re-registration information.  After reading The Participation Agreement, The Rules and The Pandemic Rules (see link to your left) you will see the link to the Eligibility Request Form. 

Please contact Tracy Ketch, Executive Secretary for the Office of Benefits and Retirement Services, via email or 703-791-8568  with any questions.

Tuition Reimbursement Program - New Electronic Submission Process

Taking a Summer Semester class?  Planning a Fall Semester Class?

The PWCS Tuition Reimbursement Program may be able to help you! We are now using an electronic submission process for requests. 

Visit and Log In to the PWCS Records site. From the left navigation, click on Available Forms.  Select the correct form for your reimbursement type and follow the instructions to submit your request online. 

Key points to remember to make sure you receive the correct reimbursement:

  • You must submit your request at the beginning of your class, as soon after registration as possible. Requests will not be accepted for courses that have already ended.
  • Your course must be taken at an accredited university for university credits to be eligible.
  • Courses ending  July 1 2021 - June 30, 2022, will fall under the 2021-22 fiscal year.
  • You must submit the Electronic Form from PWCS Records as soon after registration as possible. 
  • You must be a current active PWCS employee at the time of your class.
  • You must be a current active PWCS employee when you take a test.
  • You must submit your request BEFORE your course ends.

Please visit the PWCS Tuition Reimbursement Page for information on the program.

For any questions regarding the PWCS Tuition Reimbursement Program, please contact Jill Argueta at arguetjd@pwcs.edu.

 

Employee Assistance Program - ComPsych

Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) understands the  demands and pressures associated with balancing work and personal life can be overwhelming. PWCS wants to be certain our employees are provided with the best possible support and services. ComPsych provides an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and work/life balance services for our employees and their immediate family members. Visit the PWCS Benefits Intranet page for the EAP brochures in both English and Spanish.

We all need a support network from time to time. Your GuidanceResources program can help sort it out.  The program is provided free of charge and offers someone to talk to and resources to consult whenever and wherever you need them, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Call us today for confidential help.
844-880-6915
TDD: 800-697-0353 

Register on the Guidance Resources website using Web ID PWCS. You can download the Guidance Resources app by visiting iTunes or your Google Play store.

Employee Discount Program

PWCS is proud to partner with Perkspot to offer discounts to our employees.  Search for offers for everyday purchases, major purchases, travel, dining, movie tickets and much more! Sign up for email alerts for special offers, too.

Visit the PWCS Perkspot page to register and start saving today!