The Employee Benefits Department operates under the Director of Benefits, and the Deputy Superintendent for Operational Support & Chief Financial Officer. Employee Benefits strives to meet the goals set forth by our Board of Trustees and Superintendent through prudent stewardship of its financial resources in order to support student success.

Mission Statement

The health and well-being of our employees is a primary concern of Galena Park Independent School District. The mission of the Employee Benefits Department is to provide competitive benefits and services to our employees with courtesy, dignity, and respect while maintaining confidentiality.

Upcoming Wellness Events

All wellness events are listed on the First Class Conferences as well as in our Employee Benefits Quarterly Newsletter.

-January 17, 2018-Lunch and Learn: H&R Block-Disaster Recovery and Taxes

-February 21, 2018, Mobile Physicals will be at GPISD. Each year employees are entitled to 1 free physical under their TRS ActiveCare Plans. This is a great way to get your physical and not miss time from work or spend time waiting in a doctor's office. This is available FREE to TRS ActiveCare 1HD, and TRS ActiveCare 2 plans members; registration is required. A notice will be placed on the First Class conferences when registration is open. This is open to GPISD employees on the above plans only, and is being offered through The Methodist.

-February 23, 2018, Lunch and Learn: Merrill Lynch-Credit Scores and Credit Reporting

 

Using Your Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

Qualified medical expenses are those incurred by the following persons.

1. You and your legal spouse.

2. All dependents you claim on your tax return.

3. Any person you could have claimed as a dependent on your return except that:

a. The person filed a joint return,

b. The person had gross income of $4,050 or more,

                                    or

c. You, or your spouse if filing jointly, could be claimed as a dependent on someone else's 2017 return.

4. Your child under age 27 at the end of your tax year.

 

*A Flexible Spending Account is a Use or Lose Account. The funds you do not use by the end of the plan year are forfeited.

*You may NOT have a FSA and an HSA at the same time at GPISD.