Other Benefits & Services

Arts, Performances, and Entertainment

Kittredge Gallery annually presents nine major shows featuring work from student and faculty artists as well as the art community at large. The School of Music is home to many excellent musical groups, including a jazz band, a symphony orchestra, a wind ensemble, and choirs, all of which present regular concerts. The Theatre Arts Department produces two major plays every year. Students also stage up to ten additional productions annually. Staff and faculty members often receive advance notice of these events and reduced rates for performances with admission charges. Scores of nationally known speakers and performers visit Puget Sound each year, and staff and faculty members often receive discounted admission prices.

We have a “Project MUSE” membership with the Tacoma Art Museum (TAM), which provides several benefits for Puget Sound faculty, staff, students, and student families: 

  • Free student, staff and faculty admission to the museum
  • Discounted individual student ($5) and faculty/staff (at Member rate) access to fee-based education programs
  • 20% membership discounts (at the $50 to $500 level) for faculty, staff, and student families
  • Access for students, staff and faculty to the Art Resource Center for academic research and projects

University of Puget Sound identification is required to take advantage of TAM benefits.

Athletic Events

All staff, faculty and members of their households are admitted without charge to general admission seating at any regularly-scheduled home athletic contest. A valid university identification card (issued by the Dining and Conference Services located in the Wheelock Student Center) must be presented at the gate. Children must be accompanied by parents to gain free admission.

Bookstore

Staff and faculty members receive a ten percent discount on all regularly priced general books purchased at the Bookstore. When shopping for software for your home computer, you may want to check the education pricing discount available to you through the Bookstore.

Cell Phone Discounts

 

Cell Phone and Mobile Device Reimbursement for Business Use

 

Dining and Conference Service

Staff and faculty members, as well as students, eat in the Diner located in the Wheelock Student Center. During the academic year, the Diner serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. During break periods, the Diner is open on an abbreviated schedule.

Direct Deposit

Your paychecks can be conveniently deposited directly to your bank or credit union checking and/or savings account. You will receive an electronic deposit receipt which lists earnings and deductions. 

Diversions Cafe

The Diversions Cafe offers an assortment of specialty beverages such as espresso drinks and teas.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

This benefit, contracted through Unum Life Balance, is available to all faculty and staff members, as well as their immediate family members, starting on date of hire. The EAP can help you find solutions for the everyday challenges of work and home as well as for more serious issues involving emotional and physical well-being. Some of the many services include:

  • Childcare and/or eldercare information and referrals
  • Personal relationship information
  • Health information and online tools
  • Legal consultations with licensed attorney
  • Financial planning assistance
  • Stress management
  • Career development
  • Identity theft services
  • Worldwide emergency travel assistance (reference number: 01.AA.UN.762490)

EAP services are completely confidential and can be accessed in several different ways:

  • Online access: You can receive information through the online library of downloadable materials and interactive tools by visiting the EAP website:
    www.lifebalance.net
    User ID: lifebalance
    Password: lifebalance
  • Telephone consultations: You can speak confidentially with a master's level consultant to clarify your needs, evaluate options and create an action plan. Toll-free telephone access is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at the following toll-free numbers:
    800.854.1446 (English)
    877.858.2147 (Spanish)
    800.999.3004 (TTY / TDD)
  • Face-to-face meeting: You can confer with a local consultant up to three times per issue for short-term problem resolution.

The services of Unum Life Balance are sponsored by the university as a part of the benefits available to faculty and staff members.

Emergency Ride Home

Are you afraid that leaving your car at home means you won't get home quickly if an emergency arises? Any day that you carpool, vanpool, ride the bus, bike or walk to work, you are eligible for a FREE taxi ride home if an emergency should arise.

Enhanced Benefits Group

This service will provide you significant discounts if you are looking to buy, sell, or refinance a home. This service is available to all faculty, staff, friends, and families.

University of Puget Sound Identification Card and Library Privileges

You may have your photograph taken for a University Puget Sound identification card issued by the Dining and Conference Services Office located in Wheelock Student Center. The identification card also serves as your library card to check out resources from Collins Memorial Library.

Intramural Sports Program

The Intramural Sports Program provides an opportunity for staff and faculty, students and alumni to participate in a wide variety of sports competitions and physical activities. The intramural staff encourages all staff members to become part of the intramural experience.

Recreational Facilities

Basketball, handball, racquetball, badminton, pickle ball, volleyball, tennis (indoor and outdoor), swimming, track, Cybex equipment and a weight room are available for staff and faculty members to use during published hours. A valid university identification card (issued by the Dining and Conference Services Office located in Wheelock Student Center) is required for admittance. Members of your household may also use the recreational facilities by presenting a Facilities Use Card (issued by the Department of Physical Education, Athletics, and Recreation) and a piece of personal identification. Children 15 years and under must be accompanied by and remain with parents and guardians while using the facilities.

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