Non-Stat Regular Faculty:

  • Health Insurance ~ Univera Health Care and OptumRx

    Health coverage is effective the 1st of the month following hire effective date; proof of dependents required.

    • Gold Plan - Co-Pay Plan
    • Silver Plan - Deductible/Co-Insurance Plan
  • Dental Insurance ~ MetLife

    Dental coverage is effective the 1st of the month following hire effective date; premiums are the responsibility of the employee.

  • Vision Insurance ~ EyeMed

    Vision coverage is effective the 1st of the month following hire effective date; premiums are the responsibility of the employee.

  • Holidays

    You generally will not be required to work during the natural breaks inherent to the academic calendar, subject to the approval of your departmental chairperson.

  • Sick Days

    Full-time employees accrue hours per pay-period for a total of 132 days per year (maximum 132 days). Sick days are accrued and available immediately after accruing with no waiting period.

  • Retirement Plan ~ 403B Plan TIAA

    A defined contribution plan is mandatory for all full-time employees scheduled to work at least 1000 hours per year. Alfred University contributes 7% of your base salary. Employees contribute 5% of their base salaries. Vesting is immediate.

  • Supplemental Retirement Plan

    Employees may also contribute pre-tax or post-tax dollars to a Supplemental Retirement Annuity to enhance their retirement savings.

  • Life Insurance ~ Sun Life

    The University provides $10,000 basic life and AD&D coverage at no cost to the employee (spouse-$5,000; children-$2,000). Contributory life insurance is also available for the employee, spouse, and/or dependent children. Premiums for Contributory Life are paid by the employee.

  • Accident Insurance ~ Sun Life

    This is optional insurance for employees and dependents; the cost is the responsibility of the employee.

  • Group Travel Insurance

    Travel Accident insurance covers employees traveling on University Business (not including commuting to or from work) at no cost to the employee.

  • Short-term Disability Insurance ~ Sun Life

    Regular, full-time employees can elect short-term disability coverage upon hire or during open enrollment. This insurance will provide you with 26 work weeks off from work should you become disabled. This benefit will provide 50% of weekly earnings ($1,500 maximum weekly benefit). Premiums are the responsibility of the employee.

  • Short-term Disability Insurance ~ State of New York

    Coverage begins after four consecutive weeks of service for full-time employees; after 25 regular work days for part-time employees. This insurance will provide you with 26 work weeks off from work should you become disabled. This benefit will provide 50% of weekly earnings ($170 maximum weekly benefit). There is no cost to the employee for this benefit.

  • Long-term Disability Insurance ~ Sun Life

    A benefit of 60% base pay if determined to be disabled. Effective on the 1st of the month following hire effective date; at no cost to employees.

  • Tuition Remission

    Employees, their spouses, and children are eligible for a tuition-free undergraduate education at Alfred University or the New York State College of Ceramics. Employees and their spouses are also eligible to take graduate level courses offered by Alfred University or the NYS College of Ceramics. Graduate courses are taxable per the IRS regulations. A tuition exchange program is also available, with some restrictions.

  • Tuition Exchange

    Alfred University participates in TE, Inc., a partnership of 450 colleges, which may grant undergraduate tuition scholarships to dependent children of regular full-time AU employees. TE Scholarships are competitive awards and therefore not guaranteed. Both AU and the receiving institution must approve scholarships. The University's credit balance within TE, Inc., years of full-time service of employee and prior family usage are the primary factors used in determining tuition exchange eligibility. The University TE Committee is responsible for administering the program and determining such eligibility. Approvals may change from one to four years. (SPECIAL NOTE: Tuition Exchange is not a guaranteed benefit.)

  • Flexible Spending Accounts ~ Benefit Resource

    Dependent Care and Medical Flex: These are flexible spending account programs that provide employees with the opportunity of paying for medical, child care, elder care, or other dependent care expenses on a tax-exempt basis.

  • Parking

    Parking of employee vehicles is free of charge. Employees must register vehicles with the Public Safety office. Registration with the appropriate permit displayed allows employees to park in designated areas. The University will not be held liable for parking tickets, expenses or losses associated with this benefit.

  • Identification Card

    Photos for Alfred University ID cards are taken in the Human Resources Office, Greene Hall. Use of some facilities, eligibility for a parking sticker or library card, and entrance to certain University activities requires such proof of identification.

  • Campus Recreational Facilities

    McLane Center houses a pool and a multi-purpose gymnasium, basketball, volleyball, tennis courts, etc. Facilities are available free of charge to Alfred University employees and dependents. The Fitness Center, also located in McLane Center, is available free for employees and their immediate families.

  • Use of Herrick and Scholes Libraries

    With the employee ID card, library privileges, including circulation and reference services, are available free of charge.

  • Email Address

    Employees are issued an email address free of charge upon orientation. Email is the official means of communication at Alfred University; therefore, all employees must use their Alfred University account.

  • Payroll

    Employees are paid every other Friday on a two week lagged payroll. Faculty obligations to the University normally extend from late August of one year through mid-May of the subsequent year, but your salary will be divided evenly over a 12-month period from August 15 through August 14. September 1 will be your effective date of eligibility for benefits. Depending on where in the pay-period that date is, you may have to wait up to 5 weeks before receiving a full check.

Please refer to the Human Resources Benefits Website for further clarification.

The University reserves the right to amend, delete or change the cost arrangements of any benefit plan, or part thereof, any time, at its sole discretion, and without prior notice to employees or retirees. In addition, the University offers no guarantee or warranty of benefits to employees or retirees.

Revised 02/10/22