NYSCC Regular Salaried Staff
- Health Insurance ~ The New York State Health Insurance Program
If effective date of hire is the 1st -15th, coverage is effective the 1st of following month. If effective date of hire is the 16th-end of month, coverage is effective the 1st of the month after following month.
- The Empire Plan (can live/work in all counties in NY)
- Blue Choice (must live/work in Livingston, Monroe, or Ontario County)
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western NY (must live/work in Allegany, Cattaraugus, or Chautauqua County)
- HMO Blue (must live/work in Ontario or Steuben County)
- Independent Health (must live/work in Allegany, Cattaraugus, or Chautauqua County)
- MVP Health Care (must live/work in Livingston, Monroe, or Steuben County)
- Dental Insurance ~ Emblem Health
Dental coverage is effective the 1st of the month following six full months of employment at no cost to the employee.
- Vision Insurance ~ EyeMed
Vision coverage is available the 1st of the month following hire; premiums are the responsibility of the employee.
- Holidays/Personal Day
The University designates 12 paid holidays, plus one floating holiday and personal day per year.
Regular, full-time employees accrue hours per pay-period for a total of 20 days per anniversary year (maximum 20 days). After a 3-month probationary period, employees are allowed to use available accrued time. A maximum payout of 5 days will be paid upon termination of employment with the University and/or moving to a position that does not have a vacation provision.
- Sick Days
Regular, full-time employees accrue hours per pay-period for a total of 21 days per year (maximum 200 days). Sick days are accrued and available immediately after accruing with no waiting period.
- Retirement Plan ~ Mandatory for all full-time, professional employees working at least 3 months
- Optional Retirement Program (ORP) ~ Defined Contribution Plan
Employees joining the ORP for the first time will contribute 3%-6% of their annual salary (depending on salary). After 366 days of employment, the State will contribute 8% of the employee’s annual salary; including the amount earned during the first 366 days vesting period. After seven years of employment, the State contribution will increase to 10%. This is administered through TIAA. Vesting happens after one year.
- Employees' Retirement System (ERS) ~ Defined Benefit Plan
The employee will contribute 3%-6% of his/her annual salary (depending on salary); vested after 5 years employment.
- Optional Retirement Program (ORP) ~ Defined Contribution Plan
- 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 employee, spouse or dependent children. Premiums for Contributory Life are paid by the employee.
- Accident Insurance ~ Sun Life
This is optional insurance for employee 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 1st of month following hire at no cost to employee.
- Paid Family Leave ~ Sun Life
Full-time employees are covered after 26 weeks of employment, part-time employees are covered after 175 days of employment. This leave provides paid time off to bond with a newly born, adopted, or fostered child, to care for a family member with a serious health condition, or assist loved ones when a family member is deployed abroad on active military duty. This leave provides a 12 week maximum benefit at 67% of weekly wages, up to the New York State Average Weekly Wage. Employees are responsible for the cost of the premium.
- 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.
- Tuition Exchange
Alfred University participates in TE, Inc., a partnership of 450 colleges which may grant 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 Resources
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-free basis.
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.
Employees are paid every other Friday on a two week lagged payroll. Depending on your start date within a pay-period, you may have to wait up to 5 weeks before receiving your first full paycheck. Bi-weekly timesheets are due in BannerWeb by the next Wednesday after a pay-period ends.
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.