Yakima Valley Libraries is committed to taking care of our valued staff. We offer an environment that promotes a healthy atmosphere and a generous benefits package.


    Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage

    Our health insurance plans are paid by Yakima Valley Libraries for all employees working 32 or more hours per week. Employees may also purchase benefits for dependents and domestic partners.


    Retirement Savings

    Employees working 20 hours per week or more are automatically enrolled in the Washington State Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS). Both YVL and employees contribute toward PERS retirement benefits.


    457 Deferred Compensation Plan

    Employees working 20 hours per week or more are eligible to participate in the voluntary tax-deferred compensation plan. You can supplement any other retirement benefits you may have by setting aside pre-tax dollars in this retirement savings account. Currently, there are over 30 investment funds and fund portfolios to choose from.


    Life, Long Term Disability and Accidental Death Insurance

    All full-time employees qualify for the group term life insurance benefit equal to two times their annual salary.


    Employee Assistance Program

    The employer-sponsored program is a confidential counseling assessment and referral service. The EAP offers employees and their families personal and professional counseling, legal and financial consultation services, and more.


    Paid Time Off

    Full-time employees receive 10 to 30 days of vacation per year, based on years of service. Full-time employees earn up to 8 hours of sick time per month. Employees working 20-29 hours per month receive pro-rated vacation and sick leave. Yakima Valley Libraries also offers 10 paid holidays and 2 floating holidays per year.


    Flexible and Daycare Spending Accounts

    Employees working 32 hours or more can set aside a portion of their salary on a pre-tax basis to pay for up to $2,500 in family medical expenses and up to $5,000 in child care needs.