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BTC Human Resources page. This is the overview of the department and the services that we offer

Current Job Openings link

Current Job Openings

Are you interested in working for BTC? Here are employment listings and directions for applying

Benefits link


Benefits info. and links to various websites

Bellingham Area link

Bellingham Area

Bellingham is at the center of a uniquely picturesque area offering a rich variety of recreational, cultural, educational and economic activities.

Bellingham Area link

HR Information

BTC Bargaining units and contract dates

Faculty and Staff link

Faculty and Staff

Meet the HR Staff. Links to Staff directory and Staff Login are below

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More detailed Benefits info. and links to various websites

Sick Leave Law

Initiative Measure No. 1433 (1-1433) was passed by Washington State voters on November 8, 2016 and was written into Chapter 49.46 RCW Minimum Wage Requirements and Labor Standards. In addition to increasing the minimum wage, it requires Bellingham Technical College to provide hourly and student employees with paid sick leave. This law does not apply to employees who are ineligible for overtime such as Professional Staff employees, Administrators and Faculty (including Adjunct Faculty),

    Minimum Wage Increase

    Washington State's minimum wage increased from $11.50 to $12.00 per hour on January 1, 2019 and will increase to $13.50 per hour on January 1, 2020


    Here are some Questions and Answers to this new law.

    Information and updates will be posted on the BTC internet and intranet Human Resources Department Sites. You may also email the Human Resources Office at

PEBB - Public Employees Benefit Board

The State of Washington, through the PEBB Program, provides insurance coverage to eligible state and higher-education employees, retirees, and their dependents.


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Life in Bellingham

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BTC is positioned in the heart of Bellingham, perfectly placed for sunset views over Bellingham Bay and just a quick drive to downtown’s many restaurants, shops and breweries. The area is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, with dozens of parks, miles of trails for hiking and biking, lakes and rivers for kayaking and boating, and Mt. Baker at our doorstep for skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing. Bellingham has a thriving small-business community that makes for a vibrant atmosphere downtown and in the nearby Fairhaven Historical District. Local farmers, artists, crafters and chefs share their wares at the Farmers Market most Saturdays.

The city and surrounding Whatcom County have nurtured a healthy mix of small businesses and large manufacturers, including refineries, boat-builders, aerospace companies and more. With Western Washington University, Whatcom Community College, and Northwest Indian College also calling Bellingham home, higher education has a strong presence in the community.

Bellingham routinely takes top spots on best-of lists, scoring high marks for bicycle-friendliness, outdoor recreation, safety, and just being a generally great place to live and do business for its approximately 82,000 residents. With Vancouver, B.C., just an hour to the north and Seattle 85 miles to the south, Bellingham has the ideal mix of small-city feel with big-city access.

Bellingham Links

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Contract Info

BEA - Bellingham Eduation Association

  • Bellingham Educational Association (BEA) – Bellingham Technical College (2019-2022)
  • Category: Higher Education
  • Bargaining unit members: 134
  • Collective bargaining agreement: BEA Collective bargaining agreement - PDF
  • Biennium: 19-21
  • Agreement status: Funded

BEST - Bellingham Educational Support Team


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Meet the Human Resources staff

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Executive Director of Human Resources

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Tami Willett

Interim Executive Director of Human Resources

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Robin Johnson

Human Resources Coordinator

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Peg Rees-Putnam

Human Resources Assistant