Compensation and Benefits

This section of the manual includes the policies relating to salary administration and benefits. Due to the amount of control and reporting that is required in administering compensation and benefits, it is necessary to use specific terminology as defined by insured contracts, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regulations, and Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) guidelines. In addition, it is necessary to identify benefit eligibility by employee groups so that participation and plan limits may be monitored for compliance purposes.

The university acknowledges that the marketplace from which it recruits and competes for talent recognizes position and seniority as a factor in determining benefits. However, use of seniority for calculating benefits is not a reflection of the organization's respect for the contribution from all employees.

Therefore, for ease of comprehension and administration, the following terminology will apply in this section of the manual.

Benefits Categories

  Full-Time Part-Time Temporary
Faculty 0 0 Not Applicable (N/A)
Executive Staff 1 1 N/A
Senior Staff 1 1 N/A
Exempt Staff 2 2 N/A
Non-Exempt Staff 3 3 N/A
Student N/A N/A N/A

IV. Compensation and Benefits Contents

  1. Compensation Philosophy
  2. Overtime
    1. Overtime Procedure
  3. Staff Salary Plan
    1. Staff Salary Changes, other than Performance Management Procedure
  4. Health and Welfare Coverage
  5. Retirement Planning
  6. Vacation Days
  7. Educational Advantages
    1. Tuition Benefits Procedure
  8. Absence and Leaves for Personal Medical, Family Medical, Parenting, and Family Military Servicemember Reasons Under the Family and Medical Leave Act
    1. Administering Leaves for Personal Medical, Family Medical, Parenting, and Family Military Service member Reasons Under the Family and Medical Leave Act
  9. Sick Days During Absence for Personal Medical, Family Medical, and Parenting Reasons (faculty and senior staff, benefits categories 0,1)
  10. Sick Days During Absence for Personal Medical, Family Medical, and Parenting Reasons (exempt and nonexempt staff, benefits categories 2,3)
  11. Other Leaves of Absence
    1. Other Leaves of Absence Procedure
  12. Campus Amenities
  13. Adoption Leave
  14. Paid Parental Leave
  15. Employee Vacation Bank