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College of Western Idaho (CWI) offers a competitive benefits package! 

Idaho Office of Group Insurance

Benefits At a Glance


As a benefit eligible employee of CWI, you will have the opportunity to participate in a retirement plan. In addition to your contribution, the College offers generous contributions to your retirement plan. The plan assigned will be dependent upon employment classification.

Hourly Employees – participate in the Public Employee’s Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI)

Salary Employees – participate in the Optional Retirement Plan*

  • Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America (TIAA)
  • The Variable Annuity Life Insurance Company (Corebridge)

*Exceptions may apply for employees vested in PERSI.

PERSI Retiree Information

If you are a retired PERSI member and are currently receiving PERSI retirement benefits, please contact PERSI to determine how employment at CWI may impact your retirement benefits.

PERSI Answer Center

If you do become employed with CWI, please contact CWI’s Human Resources Department at or 208.562.3287 before you start work.