Full-time employees are required to participate in a group retirement plan through Empower or TIAA. Employees must contribute 6% of their gross salary to their retirement accounts, and that is matched with a 6% contribution by the University.
Full-time and part-time employees may participate in 403(b) and/or 457(b) supplemental retirement plans through Empower and/or TIAA.
Medical and Life Insurance
Full-time employees may enroll in health and life insurance plans through the West Virginia Public Employees Insurance Agency (PEIA).
Please refer to PEIA’s Shopper’s Guide for more information.
Dental /Vision Insurance and Flexible Spending
Full-time employees may enroll in dental, vision and flexible spending accounts through FBMC. For more information please refer to FBMC’s reference booklet.
Long-term disability insurance is available to full-time employees through The Standard.
All full-time and part-time employees have the opportunity to enroll in Aflac policies at a special employee rate.
Annual and Sick Leave
Full-time staff and 12-month faculty accrue annual and sick leave. For more details, please refer to the Staff Handbook.
Full-time staff and 12-month faculty are paid for 13-14 holidays per year.
Annual Experience Increment Pay
Full-time employees with three or more years of service annually receive $60 for each full year of qualifying service paid in a lump sum in July.
Employee discounts are offered at the Wellness Center, Bookstore, and many campus programs and events. Full-time employees have free access to athletic events.
Full-time employees are eligible, after their first six months of employment, for tuition waivers for themselves and partial tuition waivers for their spouses and dependents.
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