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Part-Time Support Staff Benefits

Medical Insurance

Half-time administrators and support staff members can obtain medical coverage for themselves and their dependents at their own expense. If medical premiums are deducted from an employee's paycheck, the deduction is made with pre-tax dollars.

Dental Insurance

Half-time administrators and support staff members can obtain dental coverage for themselves and their dependents at their own expense. If dental premiums are deducted from an employee's paycheck, the deduction is made with pre-tax dollars.

Flexible Spending Accounts

Half-time administrators and support staff members 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.

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.

Retirement

Half-time support staff members are enrolled in the State Retirement and Pension System (SRPS) of Maryland. 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.

Blood Bank

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

Tuition Waiver

Half-time administrators and support staff members are eligible for tuition waivers for credit or community and continuing education courses offered by the college, up to a maximum of one credit or one community and continuing education course each session, semester or term. The employee must attend on his or her own time.

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

Half-time administrators and support staff members earn annual leave at a rate of 3.85 percent of the total hours worked per pay period during their first through fourth years of employment, 5.77 percent of total hours worked per pay period during the fifth through ninth years and 7.70 percent of total hours worked per pay period in the 10th and subsequent years.

Sick Leave

Half-time administrators and support staff members earn sick leave at a rate of 5.77 percent of the total hours worked per pay period not to exceed the full-time employee accrual rate.

Personal Leave

Half-time administrators and support staff members receive a proration of four personal days, prorated according to the employee's first day of employment, based on the employee's budgeted weekly hours.

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.

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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