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Benefits Summary

Retirement Plan

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.

Supplemental Plans

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 as well as other benefits through FBMC. For more information, please refer to FBMC’s reference booklet.

Long-Term Disability

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

Employee discounts are offered at the Wellness Center, Bookstore, and many campus programs and events. Full-time employees have free access to athletic events.

Tuition Waivers

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.