The college provides the opportunity for full-time employees to participate in a benefit plan which allows the employee to tax shelter income by redirecting pre-tax income to pay eligible benefit items normally paid with after-tax dollars.
Employees are encouraged to enroll in courses through East Central College using the employee tuition waiver. Tuition waiver benefits are also extended to the immediate family for full-time employees. See Board Policies and Procedures 5.24 for further information.
Full-time employees and members of the immediate family may receive waiver of tuition for classes taken at Central Methodist University. See CMU Policies and Procedures for details.
Educational assistance benefits are provided to full-time employees. Courses must be taken at a regionally accredited college or university and must be applied toward a higher degree than the current highest degree of the employee. Exceptions may be made. Degree related coursework will be reimbursed in accordance with Board Policy 5.24 up to an amount equal to 100% of the applicable undergraduate or graduate educational fee (tuition) at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. For further information on Tuition Reimbursement, see Board Policies and Procedures 5.24.
If you are eligible for health coverage from your employer, but are unable to afford the premiums, some States have premium assistance programs that can help pay for coverage. These States use funds from their Medicaid or CHIP programs to help people who are eligible for employer-sponsored health coverage, but need assistance in paying their health premiums.
The College provides two plans to full-time employees, base plan, and a qualified high-deductible plan with health savings account. Each plan also gives employees the choice between two networks. The premium for each full-time employee is paid by the college. The employee may add spouse and/or children at an additional cost. With the qualified high-deductible plan (HSA) employees are given a specific amount to put into the HSA or toward spouse/dependant coverage. Prescription coverage is included under the base and qualified high-deductible plans. For more information about health insurance coverage, visit Anthem.
All full-time employees are insured with a $50,000 life insurance policy. Additional life insurance can be purchased by employees.
The College will pay the premium for a salary continuance program. This plan assures full-time employees, who become disabled because of an injury or illness, a continuous income equal to no greater than 2/3 of the employee’s monthly salary less any other payments (retirement, social security, etc.). Maximum is $6,000 per month.
Full-time Faculty, Administrative/Professional Staff and Support Staff employees will receive 5 days, or 40 hours, of Personal Leave per year on July 1 of each fiscal year. Full-time Faculty, Administrative/Professional Staff and Support staff employees hired after July 1 of each fiscal year will receive prorated Personal Leave effective the first of the month following the date of hire as follows:
- July – September: 100% or 5 days/40 hours
- October – December: 75% or 3.75 days/30 hours
- January – March: 50% or 2.5 days/20 hours
- April – June: 25% or 1.25 days/10 hours
Personal Leave is to be used at the discretion of the employee, subject to supervisory approval. Personal Leave that is unused as of June 30 th of each fiscal year will be transferred to the employees Earned Sick Leave account if the employee has not already met the maximum sick leave accrual.
Full-time Administrative/Professional Staff and Support Staff employees will accumulate Sick Leave monthly, at the rate of 16 days, or 10.67 hours per month.
Full-time Faculty will accumulate Sick Leave monthly during the nine-month contract, at the rate of 16 days per year, or 14.22 hours per month, September through May.
All Full-time Administrative/Professional Staff and Support Staff employees are eligible for three weeks (15 days or 120 hours, at the rate of 10 hours per month) paid vacation annually. After five years of continuous full-time employment with the College, the annual vacation time will be four weeks (20 days or 160 hours, at the rate of 13.33 hours per month). Maximum vacation accrual is nine weeks (45 days or 360 hours).
All full-time employees are enrolled in the Public School and Education Employee Retirement Systems of Missouri (PSRS/PEERS) which provide service retirement, disability, and survivor benefits to nearly 130,000 active members and over 65,000 retired Missouri public school teachers, school employees, and their families. Faculty/Administrative/ Professional Staff employees are members of PSRS. Effective July 1, 2011, retirement is 14.5% contribution by the employee with matching contribution by the college into the Public School Retirement System (PSRS). Employees who are members of PSRS do not pay social security, only Medicare.
Support Staff employees are members of PEERS. Effective July 1, 2011, retirement is 6.86% employee contribution with matching contribution by the college into the Public Education Employee Retirement System (PEERS).
403b and 457 Plans – Tax sheltered annuities are available to employees from the following companies: American Funds Service, AXA Equitable, Metropolitan Life, TIAA-CREF, and VALIC. For additional information on the 403b and 457 plans visit MidAmerica
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