The Payroll & Benefits Office pays Faculty, Staff and Student Employees on a semi-monthly payroll schedule of the 10th and 25th of each month.

We administer benefits and retirement to all eligible employees, as well as providing benefits orientations for new/newly eligible employees.

Please contact us if you have payroll or benefits questions.

Urgent Warning - email phishing attempt

An email message went out recently that looks like it was sent from TIAA-CREF with the subject: “Important Information from TIAA-CREF”. This message is definitely an email phishing attempt. Please delete the message immediately if you received it. This particular message is well crafted to look like an official company email.  The malicious site asks users for Date of Birth, SSN, and Email login information. Remember that you can hover your mouse pointer over a link to see the actual website address that will open should you choose to click on it.  You can also link to TIAA-CREF safely though our Retirement Benefits page.

If you clicked on the link provided and supplied your personal information please contact the Help Desk immediately as your account may be compromised. The Help Desk can be reached via phone at 360-867-6627 or via email at

Payroll Announcements

Get ready to file your tax return and FAFSA by selecting electronic W-2 now for the fastest access to your W-2 Wage and Tax Statement.

Get ready for summer!  Don't worry about having to track down your last paycheck when you've already moved for the summer.  Make sure you get your pay in the fastest, easiest way possible by signing up for Direct Deposit now.  Don't wait too late - Sign up by June 4th!

Benefits Announcements

Your Annual DRS Retirement Statement for School Year 2013-2014 is Now Available Online at

We encourage you to use Defined Benefit Access to review your annual statement which shows your service credit and defined benefit contributions.  Note: This is for DRS accounts only not for TIAA-CREF.

To view your annual retirement statement:

  • Go to
  • Login if you're a current user; or
  • Follow the simple instructions to sign up.

If you have questions about Defined Benefit Access or do not have access to the internet, please contact DRS at 360-664-7000, or toll free at 1-800-547-6657. You may also e-mail DRS at