Business Services/Payroll

Welcome to the Business Services/Payroll Page. Here you will find valuable information and pertinent forms relating to Business Services, Payroll, and Benefits. Don't see what you are looking for? Please feel free to contact us with any questions. 


Please make sure that you have leave available before you take it! To check your leave, go to your employee access in Qmlativ. Click on "Time Off Balances" and look at the Total Ending Balance column. Please note: Payroll is always a month behind, so it is important that you keep track of your leave for the current month and add it to the Total Ending Balances to have the most up-to-date numbers. If you do not have any leave, you need to put unpaid when you enter your leave in Frontline. 

Sick Leave - Sick leave is available when employees are unable to work due to a health condition regardless of whether the condition related to physical or mental health. Such leave is also available for medical appointments or treatment. Consistent with state law, an employee may also use their sick leave to care for: (a) their child with a health condition that requires treatment or supervision; or (b) the employee’s spouse, domestic partner, parent, parent-in-law, or grandparent who has a serious health condition or an emergency condition. In addition, emergency leave may be available due to the serious illness of other members of the immediate family (please refer to your CBA).

If you have a situation where you will be out for an extended period of time please contact your Leave Coordinator (Rhonda Grissom), so she can guide you on the steps you need to take.

Personal Leave - Personal Leave is for personal matters which cannot be taken care of outside the workday. Please check your CBA for when a Leave of Absence Form is required to take personal leave. Most common reasons for needing a Leave of Absence Form is taking a certain amount of personal leave at once or if personal leave is going to extend a holiday. 

Vacation Days - Please refer to your CBA


Bereavement Leave - Regular employees shall be allowed a maximum of five (5) working days’ leave with pay to attend the funeral or make funeral arrangements for the funeral for a member of the employee’s immediate family. The immediate family is defined as: parent, stepparent, spouse, child, stepchild, sibling, grandparents, grandchild, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, uncle, aunt, niece, or nephew. One (1) day shall be allowed to attend the funeral of another relative or close friend. When extended travel is necessary to attend a funeral outside of Washington, the employee may submit a written request to their immediate supervisor asking for permission to take the days needed without pay (may use accrued personal/vacation leave) for the purpose of traveling to/from the funeral. It is at your supervisor’s discretion whether to grant the request. To have your leave approved, please fill out an Absence Benefit Claim Form For eligibility or further information regarding bereavement leave contact your Leave Coordinator (Rhonda Grissom) in Human Resources. Check your CBA for any special instructions on Bereavement Leave. 

Military Leave - Click here for specifics for Military Leave.

Maternity Leave - Click here for specifics on Maternity Leave.

Jury Duty - Please make sure to either print out an attendance sheet from the court website or ask the court clerk for one before you leave for the day. Give this attendance form to your Office Manager so that she can attach it to the leave sheet.


We are partnered with Modern Health who provides 8 counseling and 8 coaching sessions free of charge to Franklin Pierce employees. For more information see the FAQ link below. To register click on the above picture. 

Modern Health FAQ's


Business Services is comprised of the Payroll and Business Office. Please contact us with any of your Payroll, Benefit, or Finance questions. 

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315 129th St. S Tacoma, WA 98444
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