Benefited Employees

Medical Insurance – a PPO plan. In network co-pay: $15 for office visits, $25 specialists visits and urgent care; $15/$25/$35 for pharmacy; $75 for emergency. Most other services are covered at 90 percent. Out of network: covered at 80 percent with a calendar year deductible of $200 for individual, $600 for family.

Dental Insurance – 100 percent coverage for diagnostic and preventive care, other services covered at 80 percent and 50 percent, a calendar year deductible of $50, $100 for family.

Premium cost for medical and dental insurance per semi-monthly paychecks are determined based on your enrollment elections.*

* Part-time employees are required to work at least 20 hours per week to be eligible for benefits.

Individual Spending Account Plan – Based on Section 125 of the Internal Revenue Code, allows the employee to establish a Flexible Spending account to pay for eligible unreimbursed medical expenses and/or dependent care expenses on a before-tax basis.

Life, Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance – Provided at no cost to the employee. Coverage is three times the annual salary. Coverage amounts beyond $50,000 are subject to taxes based on IRS regulations.

Disability Insurance – Provided at no cost to the employee. Coverage is 60 percent of the monthly salary to a maximum of $5000 per month after 30 days of disability.

Retirement Plan is through TIAA-CREF. Employees are eligible after meeting the hour requirements and one year of employment. Employer base contribution is 3 percent of the gross salary. Employer contribution is increased 1 percent for each percent employee contributes, up to a maximum employer contribution of 8 percent. The plan is a 403b tax deferred annuity.

Tuition Benefit – After one year, the employee and /or their spouse may take up to six credit hours per semester tuition free. Dependent children also qualify for tuition remission or exchange. The tuition benefit is not available for part-time benefited employees.

Long Term Care – Employees are eligible to participate in the long-term care plan offered by MetLife. This cost is paid for by the employee or participating individual. The plan is available for immediate family members and domestic partners.

Emeriti Plan – Retiree medical saving account. Employees are eligible for the university’s contribution after completing one year of service and obtaining age 35. Volunteer participation is allowed after completing one year of service and obtaining age 21, however the University will not contribute until age 35. Volunteer contributions are paid on an after-tax basis.  All funds are management through Fidelity investments.

Paydays

Salaried and hourly staff employees are paid semi-monthly on the 15th and the last business day of the month. All faculty and adjunct faculty are also paid semi-monthly on the 15th and the last business day of the month. Any exceptions to the standard semi-monthly pay schedule will be communicated to the employee.

When the pay date falls on a weekend or university holiday, payday will be the preceding business day.

Direct deposit – Deposit of paychecks is available to any ACH financial institution. Participation is encouraged for all employees. Direct deposit allows employees to view pay advices online.

Summary of Leave Benefits

The following applies to Full Time 12 Month Faculty employees:

Vacation Leave – earn two days of vacation for each month of continuous employment.

Personal Days – eligible for two days per contract year.

Holidays – 11 paid days per year.

The following applies to Staff employees:

Full Time Employees

Vacation Leave – first year of employment earn a half(1/2) day per month, second year of employment earn one day per month, after five years earn one and a half (1.5) days per month.

Personal Days – eligible for two days per calendar year – one day the first year if hired before July and none are granted if hired after July for that first year.

Medical Leave – earn one day per month to a maximum of 60 days accumulation.

Holidays – 11 paid days per year.

Part Time Employees

Vacation and Medical Leave – Part time employees earn leave time at the rates stated above, based on the number of hours worked in a day. Example: one day sick leave earned equals four hours (20 hour week, 4 hour day). No personal days allowed.

Holidays – paid if the holiday falls on a regularly scheduled workday. The number of hours paid is based on the number of hours normally worked in a day.