Benefits Summary for Full-Time Faculty
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.
- New Year’s Day
- Martin Luther King’s Birthday
- President's Day
- Spring Holiday
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Columbus Day
- Veteran’s Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Day after Thanksgiving
- Christmas Day
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 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. The benefit is subject to some eligibility requirements and other parameters of the carrier’s policy.
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.
More information can be found at: www.surs.com.
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.
Each full-time teaching faculty member on a nine (9) month contract shall be granted twelve (12) days of sick leave at the beginning of each academic year. Faculty members on a nine (9) month contract who teach in the summer semester will be entitled to additional sick leave days. Please refer to the current Collective Bargaining Agreement for more details. Sick leave days may be accumulated but will not be reimbursed at termination or retirement.
Each full-time faculty member on a (9) month contract will be granted two (2) personal days per fiscal year. Personal leave will only be awarded with the prior approval of the employee’s supervisor. Personal leave days do not accumulate. Unused personal leave days will be added to sick leave time each July 1.
A faculty member will be granted up to five (5) day bereavement leave for the death in the family of an employee. Family is defined as parent, sister, brother, spouse, child, parent-in-law, or anyone regularly residing with an employee. One (1) day bereavement leave will be allowed for the death of a grandparent, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, uncle, aunt, grandchild, son-in-law or daughter-in-law, niece or nephew. When circumstances require additional time, the leave may be extended up to a maximum of an additional five (5) days with administrative approval. (Circumstances which would qualify for additional time are: distance to be traveled to funeral, necessity to be involved in funeral arrangements, and/or related arrangements.)
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.
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.