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Employee Benefits

Full-time Employees

Vacation (Staff Only):
Unless stated otherwise in the letter of employment, 12 vacation days are earned per year, accrued as earned with each pay date. Days of earned vacation may increase depending on years of service as listed in the employee handbook, to a maximum of 21 days per year. Up to 80 hours of accrued vacation may be carried into each new calendar year.

Sick Leave (Staff Only):
Employees earn 12 sick days per year, accrued as earned with each pay date. Unused sick leave will accumulate to be used to offset the waiting period for disability insurance payments. All sick leave is forfeited upon resignation, retirement, or other termination of employment.

Holidays (Staff/Faculty):
Husson University observes approximately 10 paid holidays per year: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, President's Day (taken the 1st day of spring break), Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day (some years replaced with a floating holiday), Columbus Day, Thanksgiving (2 days), and Christmas. Holiday benefits do not apply to part-time employees. The holiday schedule is subject to change each year.

Group Health and Dental Insurance and FSA (Staff/Faculty):
Husson University provides a choice of 3 health insurance plans through (HMO, PPO, and HSA-PPO) and provides a designated amount toward the cost. A group dental plan is available for all full-time employees. The dental plans are voluntary and paid for by the employee. Medical and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts are also available. These benefits, if elected, take effect on the first of the month following the employee's date of hire.

Life Insurance/AD&D (Staff/Faculty):
Husson University provides Basic Life/AD&D insurance coverage equal to two times the employee's annual gross salary to a maximum benefit of $500,000. There is no charge to the employee for this plan and coverage is effective on the first of the month following the employee’s date of hire. Additional Voluntary life insurance is available for purchase by the employee for themselves and their family members.

Disability Insurance (Staff/Faculty):
Short Term and Long Term Disability insurances are provided for each full-time employee at no cost to the employee and coverage is effective on the first of the month following the employee’s date of hire.

Voluntary Retirement Program (Staff/Faculty):
Husson University provides a 403(b) defined contribution plan with VALIC. Eligible employees may establish their 403(b) account(s) at any point during their employment with Husson; however, Husson University will begin employer contributions only after one continuous year of service and a minimum of 1,000 hours worked. Once the employee has established an account and has met the eligibility requirements, Husson University will contribute an amount equal to 2% of the employee's gross compensation whether or not the employee contributes; this amount is increased by 4% if the employee contributes 3% or more. The maximum employer contribution is 6%.

Tuition Exemption (Staff/Faculty):
After 1 year of employment, Full Time employees are eligible for a generous tuition waiver benefit for themselves and their eligible dependents.

Tuition Exchange Program (Staff/Faculty):
Husson University participates in the Council of Independent Colleges Tuition Exchange Program (CIC-TEP). After 1 year of employment, Full-time employees, their spouses, and their elegible dependents can apply for undergraduate tuition waivers from 380 participating institutions. 

Husson University complies with Federal and State mandated laws and taxes and is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.