Salary and Benefits
Topeka Public Schools provides its employees a competitive salary and benefits package. As well as an Employee Assistance Program that supplies a variety of counseling, other mental health services and reduced fee financial and legal services. Read below for more information about these benefits.
2020 Benefits Open Enrollment
August 1 - 18
As a reminder enrollment is mandatory. You can enroll in benefits in the following ways:
- Self-Enroll– login to the Employee Benefits portal at www.benefits-direct.com/tps501, click Enroll Now. Follow the directions for your User Name-first initial first name, first initial last name and last four of SSN (joe brown would be jb9087) -and Password – two digit month of birth, two digit day, and four digit year of birth (for example: Jan. 22, 1969, 01221969) Directions are on the Benefits Direct website as well.
- Schedule an appointment with Benefits Direct Call Center – login to the Employee Benefits portal at www.benefits-direct.com/tps501 and click Schedule an Appointment on the bar at the top of website, select Call Center Benefit Enrollment – select day and time, enter name-email- phone number, click Book Now. You will be able to enroll over the telephone.
Socially distanced computers will be set up at Quinton Heights (2331 SW Topeka Boulevard) to use for either the Self-Enroll option or along with your appointment with the Benefits Direct Call Center. To use a computer, you must make an appointment with Human Resources for Self-Enroll, and with Benefits Direct for the Call Center enrollment. To control the number of people in the building, walk-ins will not be allowed.
There are a couple of changes to our benefits from the last plan year:
- Health Insurance– There is a premium increase for this year.
- Permanent Term Life with Long-Term Care Insurance- changed carriers to Trustmark. Review the plan details before enrollment in this benefit.
Please refer to the Open Enrollment Flyer on the Topeka Public Schools website for times the computer lab is open and for additional information on Open Enrollment.