Faculty and Staff ORCA Card
All employees currently in a benefits eligible position at the university.
For fiscal year 2021-2022, the annual pass for faculty/staff is a one-time charge of $12.63. The cost will not be prorated if the pass is purchased after the beginning of the fiscal year (June). The cost may change in future fiscal years.
No refunds will be issued, including the annual fee or any additional ORCA products that have been added by a faculty/staff member.
The replacement fee for a lost card is $20. A defective card will be replaced at no cost.
No, the annual pass replaces the monthly bus pass and is a significant increase in benefits.
Yes, you can put additional ORCA products on your PLU ORCA card such as e-purse (dollar value) or a Washington State Ferries monthly pass. However, any unused products will not be refunded.
The ORCA system will record data each time a PLU ORCA Card is used. Data will include the date, time and location of the card when it is presented. The data is owned by the ORCA Agencies and is accessible to PLU.
The annual employee portion can be paid via payroll deduction. Replacement card fees cannot be paid via payroll deduction.
Yes, the employee will pay a small portion of the cost each year. The employee cost will most likely change each year.
No, the university is not able to sell ORCA cards to the general public.
Yes, the annual pass (June-May) comes preloaded on the ORCA cards offered by the university; therefore, to take advantage of the benefit it is necessary to get a PLU ORCA card.