Human Resources

Summary of Benefits for Full-Time Physical Plant Employees

HEALTH INSURANCE

 

Clark University offers eligible employees four health plans with one provider, Harvard Pilgrim.  The University will contribute $460.00 per month toward any individual plan; or $1048.00 per month toward any family plan.  You are eligible on the first of the month following your date of employment.  Your cost per month effective January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018 is listed below depending on the plan and coverage you select.   

 

Plan

Individual

Family

 

 

 

Harvard Pilgrim Focus Network

$ 92.26

$  387.87

Harvard Pilgrim HMO

$259.56

$  825.78

Harvard Pilgrim Best Buy HMO

$158.12

 $  560.29

Harvard Pilgrim PPO

$392.92

$1,167.86

 

Plan descriptions are available in the Office of Human Resources.

 

DENTAL INSURANCE

 

You are eligible on the first of the month following your date of employment.  Your cost per month effective January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018 is listed below:

 

                                                                            Individual                     Family                                      

                                                                                                                                                                               

             Blue Cross Blue Shield                                           $57.36                       $152.02    

                                                                                                                                                              

UNIVERSITY RETIREMENT PLAN –  403(b) Defined Contribution Plan

Vendor choices:  TIAA or Fidelity

 

This is a voluntary tax-deferred retirement plan.  You are eligible to participate if your position is approved for 1,000 or more hours/year and you actually work at least 1,000 hours/year.  You may join the first of any month.  There is a 2-year wait before you are eligible for the University’s 10% contribution to this plan; you must contribute 5% to receive the University contribution.  However, if you have previously worked in a regular position (not as a student or a temporary worker) at another higher educational institution, the time you worked at this predecessor employer may be counted toward Clark’s 2-year wait.  Documentation on the dates of employment from the previous employer is required.  If you wish to contribute more than 5% of your salary, you may enroll in Clark’s Supplemental Tax-Deferred Retirement Plan (SRA).  Detailed information is available in the HR Office.

GROUP LIFE INSURANCE

 

You are eligible on the first of the month following your date of employment.  The value is two times your annual base salary, rounded to the next highest thousand.

 

LONG-TERM DISABILITY INSURANCE

 

You are eligible on the first of the month following your date of employment.  Benefit will pay 60% of your covered monthly base salary if you are totally disabled for a continuous period of six months or longer (less any amount received from Social Security or Worker's Compensation).  The University assumes the cost of this benefit.  In addition, if already enrolled in the University retirement plan at the time of disability, a 15% contribution will be made to your retirement plan while you are collecting disability income (up to age 65).

   

VACATION

 

Vacation allowance is computed as of May 31st annually and awarded on June 1st and may not be carried forward one year to another.  

 

      • Two (2) weeks after one year
      • Three (3) weeks after five year
      • Four (4) weeks after ten years
      • Five (5) weeks after twenty years 

HOLIDAYS

 

No waiting period, eleven (11) per year as specified by the University.  Two are floating holidays, which may be taken during the fiscal year (after successful completion of your introductory period), or they will be forfeited.

Eleven (11) per year as specified by the University with no waiting period. New employees earn an additional floating holiday after three months of employment.  A floating holiday must be taken during the fiscal year, or it will be forfeited.

 

 

SICK TIME

 

Sick leave is accrued at the rate of one day for each calendar month worked.  Total days are not to exceed sixty-five (65).  You may use two sick days per fiscal year for personal business that can not be conducted during non-working hours.  The "personal days" must be approved by your supervisor.

 

 FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS (FSA)

 

The University provides at no cost to you the opportunity for you to set aside a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to be used to pay for qualified health care and/or dependent care expenses.  A debit card with the annual amount you elect will be provided.  You may set aside $100 to $2650 for the health care account and/or $100 to $5000 for the dependent care account thus lowering your taxable income.  See the Office of Human Resources for a complete plan description and enrollment forms.   New employees have until the first of the month following their date of hire to elect this benefit or may wait until the annual open enrollment period.

 

TUITION PROGRAM (benefits below apply to those hired after June 1, 1996)

 

1.  SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES/SUMMER AND EVENING DIVISION

Staff Member:  Effective the semester following employment, the employee may take two undergraduate courses per semester in the Summer and Evening Division, or one graduate course per semester in the School of Professional Studies, full tuition waived. Spouse/Child:   In addition, after one year of employment, either your spouse or one child may take one undergraduate or one graduate course per semester with Clark paying $500 toward tuition.

 

2.  GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT (GSOM)

Staff Member:  Effective the semester following employment, the employee may take two (2) courses per semester, pending acceptance through the GSOM admissions process.   Spouse/Child:  After one year of full-time employment either your spouse or one child may take one course per semester with a $1,000 waiver ($500 waiver for 7-week course), pending acceptance through the admissions process.

 

3.  UNDERGRADUATE TUITION FOR DEPENDENT CHILDREN

After three years of full-time employment, your dependent children under age 24 who are matriculating toward an undergraduate degree, may attend the University’s day undergraduate college (pending acceptance through the admissions process) or School of Professional Studies/Summer and Evening Division full or part-time with tuition cost waived for up to 36 courses or an earned degree, whichever comes first.

 

Please contact the Office of Human Resources if you have questions about benefits, 508-793-7294 or HR@clarku.eduThe University retains the right to modify or discontinue any of these benefits at any time, with or without individual notice.