The following is a brief description of the many benefits Marywood University offers to its employees. Whether you are a new employee or are considering a position at Marywood, please feel free to contact HR Benefits Manager, at 570-340-6053, if you have questions concerning any of these benefits.
Medical - For full-time employees, the University provides several different health insurance options under the flexible benefits plan. Full-time employees are eligible for health insurance coverage on the first 1st of the month following the first day of full time employment (i.e., date of hire April 2, eligible May 1). The type and level of coverage chosen will determine employee cost. Employees may waive health insurance coverage in writing and receive flex credits in lieu of coverage.
Group Term life Insurance - Full-time employees are eligible the first of the month after 60 days of service. The University pays the full premium for the option that provides coverage equal to 1 X base salary. Employees may opt to purchase other amounts. Spouse/Dependent insurance is also available. The employee pays the full premium for spouse/dependent insurance.
Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance - Full-time employees are eligible the first of the month after 60 days of service. The University pays the full premium for the option that provides coverage equal to 1 X base salary. Employees may opt to purchase other amounts.
Long-Term Disability - Full-time employees are eligible for long-term disability insurance the first of the month after 60 days of service. The University pays the full premium for the option that provides 60% of the monthly wage base less benefits due from other sources, such as Social Security (up to a monthly benefit maximum of $7,000). There are also other levels of coverage available to full-time employees.
Dental Insurance - Full-time employees are eligible the first of the month after 90 days of service. The University pays the full premium for the employee's basic coverage. The level of coverage chosen will determine employee cost. Insurance may be purchased for spouse/dependent children.
Vision Insurance - Full-time employees are eligible the first of the month after 90 days of service. The University pays the full premium for the employee's coverage. Insurance may be purchased for spouse/dependent children.
Flexible Spending Accounts - Employees may allocate pre-tax money to cover anticipated medical and/or dependent care expenses. The maximum for Medical Spending Accounts is $2,500/year and for Dependent Care Spending Accounts the maximum is $5,000/year.
All regular, full and part-time employees whose annual schedule is twelve months are eligible for vacation benefits. The number of days to which employees are entitled varies by employee classification and by length of service.
All regular full-time and part-time employees who have successfully completed the introductory period are entitled to time off for personal illness or illness of an immediate family member. Time off is based upon employee length of service at the University.
All regular full and part-time employees who have successfully completed the introductory period are entitled to two personal days each fiscal year.
Regular full-time and regular part-time employees are granted time off with pay for the following special circumstances, whenever these occurrences coincide with normal workdays. In addition to the days listed below, the President of the University will determine the number of days that the University will be closed between Christmas Eve and New Year's Day. These days will be announced at the beginning of the academic year and may vary depending on University needs. See the Personnel Handbook for additional details.
|Death in immediate family||3 days per occurrence|
|Death in extended family||2 days per occurrence|
|Military duty||2 weeks for maneuvers|
|Jury duty||as required|
|Snow days||2 days used in winter conditions|
|Emergency Community Service
(Red Cross, firefighting, disaster relief etc.)
10 days per fiscal year
The following holidays and holy days are observed by Marywood University: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, Immaculate Conception (Dec. 8), Christmas Eve, Christmas Day. Full-time and regular part-time employees are paid for any holiday which falls on their regularly scheduled workday.
Marywood University offers full-time employees various options to purchase short-term disability, auto or home insurance through payroll deduction.
Marywood University provides an EAP for full-time employees which includes crisis intervention, telephone assessment and counseling, referral services and follow-up care. Employees may call a confidential 800 number 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for help with personal problems, including drug and alcohol, financial, gambling, marital problems, etc. All calls are handled by licensed and/or certified professionals. The University pays the full cost of this benefit.
Regular full-time and regular part-time employees are eligible to participate in the University's retirement plan after completing 90 days of service to the University. Employees may elect to participate with either Fidelity Investments or TIAA-CREF. Details are available in HR.
Regular full-time employees may receive 100% remission of tuition charges for themselves. Pro-Rata faculty and part-time non-faculty employees, scheduled to work at least 630 hours per year, which is usually a half-time appointment on a nine-month annual schedule, are eligible for 50% remission of tuition for themselves immediately upon employment. Spouses and dependent children under age 25 are eligible for benefits as well; see HR for full details.
Regular full-time employees are entitled to a discount of 10% on select merchandise at the Bookstore.
The Fricchione Child Development Center is open to the children of Marywood's staff, faculty and students, as well as children of employees from Our Lady of Peace Residence and St. Joseph's Center. A cost reduction is granted to full-time employees whose dependent children are enrolled at the Fricchione Child Development Center and/or Tony Domiano Early Childhood Center. Contact the appropriate center for details and costs.
University Sponsored Events - Discounts or reduced rates are offered with I.D. card.
Recreational Facilities - All regular full-time employees may use the health and recreational facilities without charge. Discounts are available for family members and part-time employees. Facilities include the gym, swimming pool, saunas, weight rooms and racquetball courts.
Employees are encouraged to take advantage of the services available in the Marywood University Library. Borrowing privileges are available. Contact the library for details.
Employees are entitled to free parking on a first-come, first-served basis in designated parking lots.
Marywood University will make available to all regular full-time employees an interest-free loan of 75% of the purchase price of a personal computer, not to exceed $2,000, according to certain policies.
Complete postal services are available in the Post Office according to the listed hours.
Direct Deposit - Direct deposit and payroll deductions to savings accounts are available. Vacation and Christmas clubs are also available.
Credit Union - Employees can open accounts for themselves and any blood relatives at Penn East Federal Credit Union. Payroll deduction is available.
All lay employees are covered by Worker's Compensation Insurance. If it is necessary to seek medical attention, employees must use Marywood's physician's panel during the first 90 days after the injury/accident.
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