The following benefits are sponsored by PPS and are not part of the Trust Benefit Plans. For more information regarding these plans, refer to www.pps.net/Page/927 or contact (503) 916-2000.
The EAP offers confidential counseling up to 5 face-to-face free counseling sessions for each issue you face. Counseling assists with a variety of issues, including family, relationships, work stress, anxiety, coping with the stress of a physical illness and other challenges you face on a daily basis. EAP benefits are good for all household members.
Licensed counselors are available on a 24-hour basis to assist with any crisis you and/or family members may be experiencing.
- Go to the EAP (Reliant Behavioral Health) website
- Enter group code: oebb in the box on the left and click My Benefits
- Click on Activate Account (use the email address you will remember)
- Enter the required information and select Register
Portland Public Schools offers an excellent way for you to set aside more of your income in a retirement account to supplement your Social Security and PERS/OPSRP retirement benefits. Any contributions you make reduce your taxable income now, and allow you to save money with pre-tax dollars. Of course, you'll pay taxes when you withdraw those savings after you retire, but it may be reasonable to expect that by then you will be in a lower tax bracket. ALL PORTLAND PUBLIC SCHOOLS EMPLOYEES ARE ELIGIBLE TO CONTRIBUTE TO A 403(b) ACCOUNT.
You are spending the money anyway, why not have it be tax-free?
Portland Public Schools provides a benefit plan that allows you to use tax-free dollars for HEALTHCARE and/or CHILDCARE.
Your FSA enrollment form is due 31 days from the date of employment, or during each November open enrollment period.