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Full-Time Credit Faculty and CEWD Instructor Benefits

Medical Insurance

Full-time employees can obtain medical coverage that becomes effective the first of the month following the employee's date of hire. In addition to the dollar amount allocated by the college for individual coverage, the college pays a portion of the cost of husband/wife, parent/child(ren) or family coverage for employees who request coverage for their dependents. If a full-time employee waives his or her rights to medical coverage, proof of other insurance must be provided to the director of human resources.

Dental Insurance

Full-time employees can receive dental insurance effective the first of the month following the employee's date of hire. Coverage for a full-time employee's dependents is provided at the employee's option and expense unless the employee has insurance premium dollars remaining from the college's allocation.

Flexible Spending Accounts

Full-time employees can obtain a medical reimbursement account and/or a dependent care assistance account effective the first of the month following the employee's date of hire.
Employees do not need to enroll in the college's medical or dental plan to be eligible for flexible spending accounts.

Life Insurance

Full-time employees receive life insurance equal to one-and-a-half times the employee's annual salary, with a maximum benefit of $250,000.
Full-time employees can purchase additional life insurance for themselves with the dollars allocated by the college or a deduction from the employee's paycheck with pre-tax dollars. Full-time employees can purchase additional life insurance for their dependents with an after-tax deduction from the employee's paycheck.

Worker's Compensation

An employee in any type of position at the college is covered by worker's compensation insurance when he or she is involved in a work-related accident. Worker's compensation insurance covers medical care, rehabilitation and lost wages for employees or death benefits for the employee's dependents, according to the specific terms of the insurance policy.

Short-term Disability Insurance

Full-time employees who have been employed by the college for at least one year are eligible for short-term disability coverage for non-occupational injuries or illnesses, with coverage beginning after a 15-work day elimination period and ending 90 calendar days from the date of the injury or illness. Short-term disability benefits equal 60 percent of the employee's monthly salary, with a maximum benefit of $10,000 per month.

Long-term Disability Insurance

Full-time employees receive long-term disability coverage for non-occupational injuries or illnesses, with coverage beginning after an employee has used all accumulated sick leave or has been disabled for 90 calendar days, whichever occurs later. Long-term disability benefits equal two-thirds of the employee's monthly salary, with a maximum benefit of $10,000 per month.

Retirement

Full-time faculty members can enroll in the State Retirement and Pension System (SRPS) of Maryland, or the Maryland Optional Retirement Program (MORP) subject to approval by the Maryland Higher Education Commission. Seven percent of the employee's salary is deducted as a retirement contribution from each paycheck of all employees enrolled in the SRPS.

Supplemental Retirement Accounts

All employees who normally work 20 hours or more per week can make tax-deferred supplemental retirement contributions to any of the supplemental retirement funds offered by the college.

Tuition Waiver

Full-time employees and their family members are eligible for tuition waivers for credit and community and continuing education courses offered by the college. In the implementation of this policy, a family member is defined as the employee's spouse or unmarried child 25 years of age or younger.

Reimbursement for Undergraduate & Graduate Studies

Full-time employees are eligible for tuition reimbursement for satisfactory completion of undergraduate and graduate course work beyond the associate degree at regionally-accredited colleges and universities. Course work must be related to the employee’s current job or a job at the college that the employee hopes to obtain. If the vice president approves the course work as work-related or part of an approved professional development plan, there is no limit on the number of credit hours an employee can take per fiscal year. However, an employee is only eligible for tuition reimbursement for up to nine credit hours per fiscal year. Any credits taken in excess of the nine credit hours are reimbursed in subsequent fiscal years. An employee who leaves the college must repay the full amount of all reimbursements received within the two years preceding the termination date. The maximum reimbursement provided is equal to the current in-state tuition rate per credit hour at the University of Maryland College Park and is reduced by the amount received from funding sources such as veterans benefits, financial aid, grants and scholarships.

Blood Bank

The college pays the annual dues for all full- and part-time employees who wish to join the Blood Bank of Delmarva.

Credit Union

All full- and part-time employees and their immediate family members can participate in the State Employees Credit Union (SECU). The SECU's definition of immediate family member, which includes the employee's parents, spouse, natural, step, adopted and foster children, grandparents, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, parents of spouse, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, aunts and uncles, and nieces and nephews, is used in the implementation of this policy.

Annual Leave

Full-time faculty members who sign 12-month employment agreements earn annual leave at a rate of 20 days per year, but this leave cannot be taken when they are scheduled to teach classes. Full-time faculty members who sign 10-month employment agreements do not receive annual leave.

Sick Leave

Sick leave is earned on a prorated basis each pay period. Faculty members who sign 10-month employment agreements earn sick leave at a rate of 12.5 days per year. Full-time employees who sign 12-month employment agreements earn sick leave at a rate of 15 days per year.
Newly-hired employees who have been members of the Maryland State Retirement System at their last place of employment can transfer their accumulated sick leave to Wor-Wic if the time lapse between their previous employment and the college is less than four months and if a letter certifying the number of accumulated sick leave days is forwarded from the personnel office of the previous employer to the college within 60 days after the employee's starting date of employment. Sick leave transferred from other agencies has no cash value at the termination of employment at Wor-Wic.

Personal Leave

Full-time employees earn personal leave at a rate of four days, or 30 hours, per year, prorated according to the employee's first day of employment.

Bereavement

Full-time employees are entitled to four work days of bereavement leave to attend the funeral and/or attend to the affairs of the deceased in the event of the death of an immediate family member. In the implementation of this policy, an immediate family member is defined as a spouse, child, parent, parent-in-law, son- or daughter-in-law, brother, sister, grandparent, grandchild or any other relative living in the employee's household. One day of bereavement leave is granted to attend the funeral and/or attend to the affairs of the deceased in the event of the death of a relative not defined as an immediate family member.

Holiday

There are 16 official college holidays include Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, the Wednesday before Thanksgiving Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving and eight working days as a winter recess, which begins on or before Dec. 24 and includes Jan. 2 when Jan. 1 falls on a Sunday. Employees should consult the official calendar listing of holidays in the college catalog.

Military

Full- and part-time employees who are in the uniformed services can take accrued annual or personal leave, or leave without pay, to serve in the uniformed services.

Court Duty

A full-time employee who is called to serve on a jury or is subpoenaed as a court witness to testify in a proceeding to which the employee or a related party is not personally involved is granted special leave with pay for the period that he or she is required to be in court, plus any necessary time for travel.

Employee Assistance Program

Employees and their household members can access free, confidential assistance to help with family, personal or professional problems. Services are available 24 hours per day, seven days per week, by calling (800) 327-2251.

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