Benefits – Other
East Central College is partnered with New Directions to provide employees additional resources for personal needs. Employees and family members have up to 6 counseling sessions available per issue. More information here.
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 or a recognized post-secondary certificate or non-degree credential.
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).
Paid parental leave is a benefit that allows up to four (4) weeks of paid time off for eligible full-time employees. Other leave may be combined with this policy to obtain up to twelve (12) weeks of leave in accordance with Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) guidelines.
College employees receive up to three consecutive working days of leave with pay will be granted to regular, full-time employees upon the death of a family member.
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 (b) 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 (b) plans visit TSA.