Part-Time Administrative Staff Benefits

Part-time administrative staff are defined as working fewer than 30 hours per week for up to 50 weeks per year.  Part-time staff are eligible for the following limited number of benefit programs.

Tax Sheltered Annuity Plan (403b) – employees receive a 3% contribution from the College to their tax sheltered annuity plan.  Employees can contribute pre-tax from their paycheck up to the maximum allowed by the Internal Revenue Service.

Paid Time Off (PTO) – Part-time employees who work at least 10 hours a week accrue 1 PTO day per month worked.  Employees may carry over up to 1 PTO day per month worked each year.  The PTO days that accrue are the same length as the employee’s workday.  For example, employees who work four hours a day will accrue one four-hour PTO day each month.

Tuition Remission – Employees are eligible for a part-time tuition waiver.  Part-time administrative staff must be regularly scheduled for a minimum of 20 hours per week and are eligible for up to a half-time tuition waiver.

Pre-Paid Legal

The College provides two voluntary benefit plans for employees.  The Family Legal Plan provides for services such as creating a will, traffic violations, home purchase, civil suits, document review, and attorney consultations.  Identity Theft Shield provides for Credit Report Analysis and Monitoring, Identity Theft Restoration, and protection against crimes and unauthorized credit use in your name.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The College provides access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), which is currently through an outside organization called Ulliance.  Ulliance provides confidential assistance to employees and family members to help resolve any concerns that may affect the employee’s personal or work life.  Services are provided for such concerns as family and children problems, marital and relationship conflicts, stress or other emotional difficulties, grief and loss issues, and alcohol or other drug use.  Ulliance also provides assistance with legal issues, financial concerns, elder care referrals, and child care resources.  Ulliance’s role is to guide the employee and family members in finding whatever type of assistance is needed, either by providing that service directly, or connecting with an organization that can help.  Ulliance is an outside vendor under contract to the College.  The College pays for the services of Ulliance, up to limits set forth in its agreement with Ulliance.  However, individuals providing services for Ulliance do not work for the College, and the College disclaims any liability related to the provision of services by Ulliance or any other EAP provider with whom the College may contract.

Unemployment Insurance

This insurance provides a continuation of a certain portion of your salary in the event you lose your job through no cause of your own.  If your employment is terminated, you may be eligible to receive unemployment compensation from the state. If it is your choice to leave CCS, generally you will not be eligible for benefits.  If your termination was the choice of CCS, you may be entitled to receive unemployment benefits, depending on the circumstances.

Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment

Full-time employees are eligible to participate in the group life insurance plan on the first of the month following thirty days employment.  CCS pays 100% of the premium.  The amount of the insurance is two times the employees’ annual salary, rounded to the next highest thousand.  The same amount of coverage is applied to accidental death and dismemberment coverage.  Employees have optional supplemental life insurance and dependent life insurance plans available.

Liability Insurance / Errors and Omissions

CCS carries insurance that covers employees if they are sued as a result of actions taken within the scope of their duties at CCS.  This insurance provides for the cost of legal defense as well as financial settlements.  The total amount of coverage per claim is $5,000,000.  The aggregate coverage for a single year is also $5,000,000. 

Scope of duties for an administrative staff member would include anything reasonably expected in the course of their administrative duties and any assigned tasks by CCS.  This coverage includes defense costs as well.  This coverage would not apply in those cases where an employee has actually committed an unlawful act, as such acts are generally not insurable.

Workers Compensation

Workers compensation insurance is designed to cover all occupational injuries and illnesses.  It is paid by the College and is effective from your first day of work.  Workers compensation insurance provides benefits that may apply as a result of a work-related illness or injury.  These benefit payments may cover expenses incurred for medical care, replacement of a portion of your income lost as a result of disability, and lump-sum payments to beneficiaries in case of death.

If you are injured while you are at work, or become ill as a result of your job, you must report this to your supervisor immediately.  In all cases of work related injury or illness, no matter how minor, an Accident/Injury Report form must be completed and forwarded to the Office of Human Resources.  This record-keeping is required by OSHA and MIOSHA.

Long-Term Disability

CCS employees are eligible for a long-term disability income plan through a third party insurer after one year of employment. CCS’s long-term disability plan is an income protection plan for eligible employees and does not guarantee a job, or any particular job, following an absence.  Full-time employees who are unable to work as the result of an accident or illness are eligible for a maximum of 60% of their regular salary, up to a maximum of $15,000 per month, when integrated with other benefits.  You will remain eligible for benefits for as long as you are disabled, up to age 65.  This plan has a twenty six-week qualification period, a portion of which may be covered by CCS’s short-term disability income plan.