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Benefits Summary for Full-Time Correctional Education Staff


Employees are paid on the 15th and the last day of every month or on the last working day preceding a holiday or weekend. The payroll period ends on the 15th and the last day of the month.

Health/Dental Insurance

Richland Community College offers attractive and competitive health and dental insurance plans. Employee options for health insurance include a Traditional Indemnity plan and a High Deductible/Health Savings Account plan. Most plans include an employee-contribution component for individual coverage and for the family coverage options. The extent of coverage and carriers are determined by the Board of Trustees.

Life Insurance

Life insurance equal to twice the employee’s annual salary, to a maximum benefit of $350,000, is provided. The benefit is subject to some eligibility requirements and other parameters of the carrier’s policy. The premiums cost of Life Insurance is paid by the College.

Additional Life Insurance

Additional life insurance is available for purchase by the employee for themselves, their spouse, and children.

Long-Term Disability Insurance

LTD Insurance is provided for all full-time employees by Richland Community College. Benefits will be in effect 90 calendar days after the disability of the employee and remain in effect until the employee is released to return to work or receives a retirement annuity, whichever occurs first. Benefits will be paid at 66.67% of the employee’s annual salary.

Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance of an amount up to twice the employee’s annual salary, to a maximum benefit of $350,000, is provided. The benefit is subject to some eligibility requirements and the parameters of the carrier’s policy. The premiums cost of Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance is paid by the College.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

This program provides free, confidential, professional counseling to help employees and their family members resolve personal problems which may affect their health, personal well-being, or job performance. Employees and their immediate family members may receive up to six (6) sessions of problem assessment, consultation, and counseling at no cost to them.


All employees participate in the State Universities Retirement System and are governed by the rules and regulations set forth by the Board of Trustees of the State University Retirement System. Employees contribute 8% of their annual salary; employer contribution is dependent upon the plan chosen by the employee.

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Retirees Insurance

All full-time employees will contribute .5% of their gross salary towards this benefit that is provided through the State Universities Retirement System. The college will match this amount.

Credit Classes College Tuition

Richland Community College tuition will be waived for credit classes for all full-time employees and their immediate family defined as the employee’s spouse, party to a civil union, and the employee’s unmarried children (23 years of age and under).

Non-credit Classes College Tuition

Tuition for Richland Community College non-credit classes for full-time employees will be waived if all of the following conditions are met:

  • The course must be exclusively sponsored by Richland Community College.
  • Enrollment of paid students in the course must be sufficient to cover all costs.
  • Enrollment must not exceed maximum class size.
  • The employee will be required to pay for textbooks, handouts, or supplies associated with the courses which are not included in the course’s tuition.

Fitness Center

Fees associated with the use of the College’s Fitness Center will be waived for all full-time employees. The waiver does not extend to a full-time employee’s immediate family members.

Child Care Services

Licensed child care services are provided for the children of Richland Community College students, staff, and faculty. Additional information about the College’s child care services can be obtained by calling (217) 875-7211, ext. 319.

Vacation, Holidays and Sick Leave

These benefits are provided based upon Illinois Department of Corrections provisions.

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