Human Resources

Summary of Benefits for Full-Time Physical Plant Employees


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 years
Four (4) weeks after ten years
Five (5) weeks after twenty years


No waiting period. Ten (10) 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.

Sick time

Sick leave is accrued at the rate of one day for each calendar month worked. Total days 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.

Group Life Insurance

You are eligible on the first of the month following your date of employment. Value is two times your annual salary.

Health Insurance

Beginning January 1, 2017 Clark will offer eligible faculty and staff a choice of four health plans with one provider, Harvard Pilgrim.  The University will contribute $441.50 per month toward any individual plan; or $1006.00 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, 2017 to December 31, 2017 is listed below depending on the plan and coverage you select.


Plan Individual Family
Harvard Pilgrim Focus Network $  88.50 $  372.00
Harvard Pilgrim HMO $ 249.06 $  792.23
Harvard Pilgrim Best Buy HMO $ 151.69 $  537.46
Harvard Pilgrim PPO $ 377.03 $1120.54


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. Rates are effective January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017.  The monthly cost to you is:


  Individual Family
Dental Blue  $57.36 $152.02


Disability Insurance

You are eligible on the first of the month following your date of employment. Benefit will pay 60% of your covered monthly salary to a limit of $10,000 per month in benefits 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).

University Retirement Plan – 403(b) Defined Contribution Plan

Vendor choices: TIAA/CREF 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 and must contribute 5% of your salary. There is a 2-year wait before you are eligible for the University's 10% contribution to this plan. 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 may be 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.

Tuition Program (benefits below apply to those hired after June 1, 1996)

1. School of Professional Studies

Employee: Effective the semester following employment, the employee may take two undergraduate 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)

Employee: 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, pending acceptance through the admissions process. 

3. Undergraduate Tuition for Dependent Children Matriculating Toward a Degree

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

Automobile/Homeowners Insurance

Auto and/or homeowners insurance is available through the Knight-Dik Insurance Agency. A 6-10% group discount is provided if you select automatic payroll deduction. Please call Knight-Dik directly (508-753-6353) for details.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The EAP enables Clark employees and their family members to obtain, at no cost to the employee, confidential assessment and referral services for issues such as child care, elder care, legal matters, alcoholism, drug abuse, stress, emotional problems, marital and family conflicts, financial concerns, and much more. This is a totally confidential service. Clark's EAP provider is e4Health.  Call direct:  1-800-828-6025

Discount Movie Tickets


Showcase Theaters and Regal Theater tickets are available.  Tickets may be purchased in the Human Resources Office either by cash or check payable to Clark University. Please be prepared to show your employee Clark ID card when purchasing tickets.


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 $2500 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.

Please contact the Human Resources Office is you have questions about benefits, 508-793-7294 or