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Congratulations and Welcome to Western Nevada College. Below is a summary of the benefits you are entitled to in accordance with your employee classification The information provided is intended to help you understand our health insurance options, mandatory retirement plan and voluntary supplemental benefits.


WNC employees are offered an employee assistance program. The program is strictly voluntary and confidential, and can help you or any member of your immediate family with confidential assessment, problem identification, personal and work-related issues. EAP is accessible by telephone twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. For more information, brochures are available in the WNC Human Resources Office or visit their website GuidanceResources Online and enter our “Organization Web ID”: WNCEAP to find out how ComPsych can help.


 FICA Alternative Retirement Plan (FICA Alt) is in place of social security (6.2%) and Medicare (1.45%) are taxes on employee wages. Both the employee and the employer make a matching contribution. During Fall/Spring semesters, a student employee is FICA exempt if he/she:

  • Is enrolled in 6 credit hours as an undergraduate student (or one credit for final semester before graduation).
  • Is enrolled in 3 or more credits as a graduate or graduate special student (or one credit for final semester before graduation).
  • Has international student status

During the summer, a student employee is FICA exempt, if he/she:

  • Is enrolled in a minimum of one credit during the first or second summer term(s). Mini-term enrollment is not considered for the FICA
    • Has international student

A student employed concurrently in more than one student employment, casual labor, classified, or professional appointment is not exempt from FICA Alt. A student with multiple student employment positions (including Graduate Assistantships) is responsible for, along with their employers, coordinating the total hours to remain within limitations. A student with casual labor, classified and professional employment is subject to FICA Alt.


As an employee you may view your employment status, benefit elections, update your W4 tax elections, review your payslip, change your contact information and more all from the convenience of your computer or mobile device by logging into your Workday account. Upon hire, you will receive a MyWNC Anywhere username and password to access the program.

On-Campus Jobs are open to any WNC student currently enrolled in at least six credits. Students who have been awarded Work Study as part of their financial aid have priority for all on-campus positions.

What is Work Study? Work Study is a need-based financial aid employment program. If you demonstrate financial need as determined by the Financial Assistance Office, you may receive Work Study as part of your financial assistance award package. If you have not been awarded Work Study you can ask to be added to the waiting list in the Financial Assistance Office.

I have work study - how to I find a job? Please visit the jobs listed here on the On Campus Job Board. Contact the department or person listed to schedule an interview. Details on how to apply are included in each job posting.

WNC is guided by the principle that there shall be no difference in the treatment of persons because of race; color; national origin; religion; age; gender, including a pregnancy-related condition; gender identity or expression; sexual-orientation; protected veterans status; disability; or genetics; and that equal opportunity and access to facilities shall be available to all. Similarly, there shall be no difference in the treatment of persons who file charges of discrimination, participate in a discrimination proceeding, or otherwise oppose discrimination. It is our policy to comply fully with the non-discrimination provision of all state and federal regulations with regard to recruitment, admission, financial aid, activities, hiring, promotions, training, terminations, benefits
and compensation.