Good Morning,

I have been informed by SBCTC that there is an issue with the Time Admin process.  This process pushes the timesheets from the employee to the supervisor each night and when the payroll staff runs the process during the day.  If you are not seeing your employees timesheets, even though the say they have submitted them, please be patient and keep checking. 

I will notify you, as soon as I know that the Time Admin Process has been corrected.

Delene Bryant
Payroll Manager
HR & Employee Relations

Important information about Washington State Long Term Care called WA Cares

Greetings Staff~

See the message below from Delene Bryant in Payroll.

Important information about Washington State Long Term Care called WA Cares:

All Employees:

Below is detailed information on what you need to know about WA Cares; LTC also known as  Long Term Care (this is NOT LTD: Long Term Disability).  Deductions will resume in July 2023:

How it works

  • The WA Cares Fund is a new program that gives working Washingtonians access to long-term care coverage when they need it. WA Cares is designed to help you live independently in your home as long as possible. Benefits can be used for a wide range of services like in-home care, paying a family caregiver, home safety modifications, home-delivered meals, transportation and more.
  • WA Cares is self-funded by worker contributions and investment earnings on those contributions. Working Washingtonians earn $36,500 in lifetime long-term care insurance coverage (adjusted annually for inflation) by contributing 0.58% of their wages in premiums during their working years.
  • You will only contribute to WA Cares Fund while you’re working. Once you retire or if you leave the workforce temporarily, contributions stop.
  • Workers begin contributing to WA Cares on July 1, 2023. The typical (median) earner will contribute about $24/month. You can estimate your own contribution using a calculator on the WA Cares Fund website.

Private insurance exemptions

  • Under current law, these exemptions are permanent and if you have received an approved exemption, you will not be able to enroll in WA Cares.
  • If you previously applied for a private insurance exemption and received an approval letter from the Employment Security Department (ESD), your exemption is still valid. You do not need to reapply for an exemption, but you should make sure your employer has your exemption letter on file.

Please submit your exemption letter to payroll@shoreline.edu

If you can’t find your exemption letter, you can download a copy from the Secure Access Washington account you used to apply for the exemption.

New exemption categories As of Jan. 1, 2023, you can apply for an exemption from WA Cares if any of the following applies:

• You live outside of Washington.

• You are the spouse or registered domestic partner of an active-duty service member of the U.S. armed forces.

• You have a non-immigrant work visa.

• You are a veteran with a 70% service-connected disability rating or higher.

These exemptions will be available on an ongoing basis. You will qualify for these exemptions only as long as these circumstances apply. If you no longer qualify for your exemption, you will be required to notify ESD and your employer within 90 days. Exception: Veterans with a 70% service-connected disability rating or higher will receive a permanent exemption.

Additional resources

In January, WA Cares hosted a webinar on WA Cares Basics: What Workers Need to Know. Watch the recording on YouTube.

You can also find more information on the program’s website:

To stay up to date on WA Cares news and events, subscribe to the program’s mailing list.

Delene Bryant
Payroll Manager
HR & Employee Relations

Shoreline Community College welcomes new Executive Director of Communications and Marketing

(Shoreline, Wash., March 14, 2023) – Shoreline Community College (Shoreline) is thrilled to announce the hiring of Cat Chiappa as the new Director of Communications and Marketing. Drawing from a diverse background in the arts and education rooted in creative storytelling, she is eager to lead the college’s efforts to enhance its reputation and outreach to the community.

“I look forward to working with faculty, staff and students to share the rich diversity of stories Shoreline has to offer,” said Chiappa. “I believe in dreams that are bright and bold, joyful learning and the enduring power of story to change perspective and inspire audiences worldwide.”

In her new role, Chiappa will oversee all aspects of the college’s communications and marketing, including media relations, social media, web content and advertising. She will also work closely with

the college’s leadership to develop and implement strategies that support student recruitment and retention, fundraising and community engagement.

Originally from the East Coast, Chiappa brings experience in both formal and informal educational settings. Prior to earning a Master of Arts in teaching at George Washington University, she began her career in enrollment management. She later served as adjunct faculty working with new students at the University of Maryland University College. From there, Chiappa spent over a decade at the Monterey Bay Aquarium developing a wide range of programming to educate the public about the ocean and communicate consistent conservation messaging. Her work there as Manager of Public Programs helped drive attendance and engagement.

Since arriving in the Seattle area in the fall of 2019, Chiappa has been building her own company, Cat

Chiappa Creative, where she has worked with clients, including the Seattle Aquarium, the Seattle Children’s Museum, Launch Learning and Aligned Yoga. Her work combines of stunning visuals and a compelling narrative to create lifestyle and documentary photography, filmmaking, and brand strategy for businesses, non-profits and families, helping them discover and share their untold stories.

Outside of work, Chiappa enjoys adventure days with her family, traveling to far-off places, singing and performing onstage, crafting and creating art, voraciously reading a wide range of books and taking pictures. She currently lives in Shoreline with her husband Joe and their daughter Isla, son Theo and Olaf, their Australian Shepherd.

Chiappa will start her new role at Shoreline on March 20, 2023.

Shoreline Community College selects Gary Hunter as the New Head Coach for the Men’s Soccer Team

Shoreline Community College has hired Gary Hunter as the new men’s soccer coach. Coach Hunter holds a master’s degree in sports administration from Grambling State University and has many years of coaching experience. Coach Hunter has held the head coaching position at the community college level, high school level, and was an assistant coach at the division one level. Please join me as we welcome Coach Hunter to the Phin family!    

Photo of Gary Hunter

New Faculty Positions Available!

Come join our fantastic faculty!

Please share with your professional connections as well and have a great day!


Aleksa Overby

Human Resources Consultant

Office of Human Resources & Employee Relations

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