NYSCC Temporary Faculty

  • 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

    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.

  • Retirement Plan ~ One of the choices; Mandatory for all full-time, professional employees working at least 3 months; If working less than 1000 hours, ERS is the only choice and is optional
    • 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/CREF. 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); vest after 5 years employment.
  • Supplemental Retirement Plan

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

  • Short-term Disability Insurance ~ CIGNA INA Life Insurance Company of New York

    Temporary, full-time employees, regularly working a minimum of 30 hours per week, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. Depending on your start date within a pay-period, you may have to wait up to 5 weeks before receiving your first full paycheck. A one-year faculty appointment has obligations to the University that 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 1st will be your effective date of hire for benefits. An adjunct (one semester) appointment is paid using the beginning and ending class dates of the semester as the timeframe for being paid but will also experience the lag.

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 2/7/2019