Competitive benefits package
Unity College offers a competitive benefits package for its full-time faculty and staff. Below is a summary of our benefits which is intended for recruitment purposes only. Employees should rely on the employee handbook and summary plan descriptions for specifics. For more detailed information, please contact the Human Resources Office.
Unity College recognizes 15 holidays which are listed below. Employees are eligible immediately upon hire for both full-time and part-time employees. Holidays falling on a Saturday will normally be observed on the previous Friday and holidays falling on a Sunday will normally be observed on Monday.
- New Year’s Day – January 1, 2019
- Martin Luther King Day – January 21, 2019
- Spring Break – March 18, 2019
- Memorial Day – May 27, 2019
- Independence Day
- Fall Break
- Thanksgiving Day
- Day after Thanksgiving
- Winter Closure: December 24 – December 31
Paid Time Off (PTO)
Regular, full-time staff, and staff that are scheduled to work a minimum of 24 hours per week with a minimum of 1200 hours per year, are eligible to accrue PTO hours. PTO begins to accrue from the first day you meet eligibility requirements (DOH). Non-exempt staff begin accruing PTO at a rate of 6.16 hours biweekly if they work 40 hours/week annually up to 160 hours per year. Exempt staff begin accruing PTO at a rate of 7.70 hours biweekly if they work 40 hours/week annually up to 200 hours per year. Faculty are subject to the PPP which follow the academic calendar with regard to time off and details Faculty sick leave program.
All full-time regular employees (30+ hours) are eligible for the following group insurance benefits. Coverages are effective the first day of the month following 30 days of employment unless otherwise noted.
Our current plan is sponsored by CIGNA and uses its physician network. Options include PPO in network and PPO out of network and HSA. Vision coverage is also available under Cigna. Coverage is available in 4 tiers: employee, employee plus spouse, employee plus child (ren) and family. Unity College contributes to the premium cost and offers the option of your portion of the premium to be deducted on a pretax basis. Coverage is available for Domestic Partners.
Our current plan is sponsored by Lincoln and uses its physician network. Coverage is for preventative care at 100%, basic restorative at 80%, and major restorative at 50% after calendar year deductible. Our plan also offers some orthodontic coverage for children. Unity College contributes to the premium cost and offers the option of your portion of the premium to be deducted on a pretax basis. Coverage is available for Domestic Partners.
A voluntary benefit fully paid for by you. This program will provide income replacement at 60% of your pay should be unable to work due to illness or injury unrelated to your job for up to 11 weeks.
Long -Term Disability
Paid for by Unity College, this program will provide income replacement at 60% of your pay should you be unable to work due to illness or injury unrelated to your job and is designed to cover you after your short-term benefits expire.
Section 125 Flexible Spending Accounts
Allows employees to set up accounts to use pretax dollars to pay for medical and dental expenses not covered by their plans as well as for dependent care expenses.
Paid for by Unity College, the plan offers $20,000 in life coverage with additional benefits available for claims resulting from accidents.
Supplemental Life Insurance
Additional life insurance for the employee up to $300,000. Employee may also insure the life of the spouse or domestic partner for up to the same as the employee amount and/or insure each eligible child for up to $10,000.
After one year of employment, employees are eligible for the following:
- At Unity College: Up to two courses per semester for the employee with full tuition waiver available for enrolling dependents. Dependents include spouses and children who are tax Dependents.
- At Other Member College of the Council for Independent Colleges (CIC): This benefit is for dependents of employees including spouses and children who are tax dependents and includes full tuition coverage from participating institutions subject to CIC rules.
Unity College sponsors a 403b defined contribution plan and we offer the TIAA fund family for your investment choices. Unity College matches your 3% employee contribution with 6% immediately upon hire. Employees may contribute on a tax deferred basis within the limits allowed by law.