Benefits and Compensation Department

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Benefits are important to employees and make up a significant portion of an employee's "total compensation package." To ensure that employees are knowledgeable about their benefit package, the Benefits and Compensation Department conducts new employee orientations and seminars throughout the year. Enrollment materials are processed by the staff and payroll deductions are put in place.

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Critical Function

The critical function of the Benefits and Compensation Department is to provide new employees with an overview of benefits, and to process and maintain enrollments in the following benefits:
  • Health Insurance
  • Supplemental Insurances
  • Virginia Retirement
  • Tax-Deferred Annuity (TDA)
  • Flexible Benefits Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Provide retirement estimates.
  • Process VRS retirement forms
  • Enroll retirees in the Retirement Opportunity Program (ROP)

2018 ACA Notice (PDF)

Contacts

Director and Administrative Staff

Joseph Makolandra
Director, Benefits & Compensation Department
MakolaJ@pwcs.edu
703-791-8568

Elisa Pickette
Supervisor, Benefits & Compensation Department
PicketE@pwcs.edu
703-791-8780

Eunice Bourque
Supervisor of Compensation & Classification
bourqueb@pwcs.edu
703-791-8767

Kathy Snow
Administrative Coordinator, Time & Leave
SnowKR@pwcs.edu
571-402-3880

Kendra Johnson
Administrative Coordinator, ADA
JohnsoK3@pwcs.edu
703-791-8514

John Bresnahan
Coordinator, HR Data and Program Evaluation
BresnaJ@pwcs.edu
703-791-8770

Cherie McGee
Administrative Coordinator, Compensation and Classification
McGeeC@pwcs.edu
703-791-8778

Ann Holt
Executive Secretary
HoltAM@pwcs.edu
703-791-8568

Benefits Department Fax: 703-791-8906

Health Insurances, COBRA and Flexible Spending Benefits

Carrie Kelley-Reich
Benefits Specialist
KelleyCL@pwcs.edu
571-374-6954

Lincoln Financial 403b & 457, VRS Hybrid Plan, Tuition Reimbursement and ROP

Jill Argueta
Benefits Specialist
ArguetJD@pwcs.edu
703-791-8927

Virginia Retirement System & PWCS Retirement processes and Retiree Health Benefits

Kristin Brittigan
Retirement Specialist
703-791-8772
BrittiKA@pwcs.edu

Leave

Last names that Start with A-G

Anita Sweeney
Leave Specialist
703-791-7203
sweeneam@pwcs.edu

Last names that Start with H-O

Debra Esguerra
Leave Specialist
703-791-7228
esguerdj@pwcs.edu

Last names that Start with P-Z

Evelyn Hernandez
Leave Specialist
703-791-8769
hernaney@pwcs.edu

Compensation

Lisa Figueroa
Certified Employee Compensation Specialist
FiguerLM@pwcs.edu
703-791-8022

April Glover
Classified Employee Compensation Specialist
gloveral@pwcs.edu
703-791-8766