Northwest Carpenters Vacation Plan

Hourly Contributions 

Your Vacation Plan contributions are made through a payroll deduction process. Your employer deducts $1.00 (Washington participants) or $1.50 (Oregon participants) from your hourly wage for each compensable hour as required by the collective bargaining agreement. Your contributions are then processed by your employer, Northwest Carpenters Trusts, and Qualstar as follows:

  • At the end of each month, your employer computes the total number of hours you worked for that month and then forwards the appropriate contributions to Northwest Carpenters Trusts. These contributions are due at Northwest Carpenters Trusts by the 15th of the month following the month you worked.
  • When Northwest Carpenters Trusts receives your contributions, your contributions are electronically transferred to your account at Qualstar Credit Union on the first Wednesday following receipt of your contributions.
  • Qualstar processes your contributions and then posts them to your account. These contributions are generally available to you on the evening of the transfer to Qualstar or on the following morning.

If your contributions are not available after this processing cycle, or if there is a discrepancy in the contribution amount, please contact Northwest Carpenters Trusts. Northwest Carpenters Trusts will help you resolve any employer reporting issues.

Your account balance at Qualstar is the sum of all hourly contributions received from Northwest Carpenters Trusts plus any dividends posted to your account by Qualstar. Dividends are posted to your account monthly.

Last Updated: 04/20/2023