OLYMPIC EDUCATIONAL SERVICE DISTRICT 114
UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION INSURANCE POOL COOPERATIVE
Effective January 1, 1978, school districts became responsible for financing the unemployment benefits for their eligible employees. In order to provide for group insurance and claims control, a cooperative was formed as a separate legal entity in accordance with Chapter 39.34.030 RCW. Olympic ESD 114 is responsible to administer the cooperative on behalf of the member districts.
A cooperative advisory board consisting of the superintendent or designee of each member district was created. The purpose of the board is to monitor the performance of the cooperative agreement, insure the cooperative is operated according to the By-Laws, and provide advice on matters relating to this agreement to Olympic ESD 114. The Board approves the rate of assessment.
The rate of assessment for each calendar year is based on prior year actual cost, by district, expressed as a percentage of taxable wages. The cooperative has contracted with Employers Unity to provide for claims management services.
The member districts are:
Olympic Educational Service District 114
Cape Flattery School District 401
Crescent School District 313
Port Angeles School District 121
Quillayute Valley School District 402
Sequim School District 323
Brinnon School District 46
Chimacum School District 49
Port Townsend School District 50
Queets-Clearwater School District 20
Quilcene School District 48
Bremerton School District 100
Central Kitsap School District 401
North Kitsap School District 400
North Mason School District 403
Bainbridge Island School District 303
The Cooperative Advisory Board elects an Executive Advisory Committee who is responsible for establishing the by-laws of the cooperative, annually reviewing the pool reserve ratio, handling disputes, claims or grievances and other duties as may be assigned by the Cooperative Advisory Board.
The members of the Executive Advisory Committee are:
Paula Bailey North Mason
Kandy Ritter Cape Flattery
Monica Hunsaker Central Kitsap