Why Work at Manchester?

Understanding Your Full-Time Benefits at MU

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Discounts

AT&T - 15% off cell and data plans
Pizza Hut - 10% off meal
Hardee's - 10% off meal
Subway - 10% off meal
Bussick Orthodontic - 5% off new orthodontic treatment
The Reserve - 5% off rental fees
MU Campus Store - 20% off full price apparel
Donald Ross Golf Club - Joint green fee membership
Sycamore Golf Club - Joint green fee membership
Apple - Discounts vary
YMCA - 10% off membership
Container Store - Discounts vary
Dollar Tree - 10% off products
North Manchester Aquatic and Fitness Center - 20% off membership rate
Chartwells - Discounted meal plans and meals
GM Educator Discount - Discounts vary
Lifemart through ADP - Discounts vary


Domestic Partner Benefits


Manchester University provides certain benefits to its employees' domestic partners and their children who meet eligibility criteria. Please consult the Employee Handbook for details.

Employee Assistance Program

All full-time and part-time employees and their immediate family members are eligible to participate in the employee assistance program (EAP) provided through the Bowen Center.

 

  • Each family member is eligible to receive five prepaid sessions of outpatient counseling per year at one of the 11 Bowen Center locations.
  • The service is completely private and confidential.
  • The University pays 100 percent of the premium.
In addition, all full-time and part-time employees and their immediate family members are eligible to participate in the employee assistance program (EAP) provided through Symetra.
  • Each family is eligible to receive three prepaid sessions of outpatient counseling per year with a Symetra provider.
  • The service is completely private and confidential.
  • The University pays 100 percent of the premium.

Flexible Spending Accounts (IRS Section 125)

Voluntary flexible spending accounts allow employees to set aside pre-tax income dollars to pay for various medical, dental and dependent care expenses. To participate, new hires MUST enroll within 30 days of employment or at the next open enrollment period (typically November of each year).


Health Insurance


The University offers a consumer driven high deductible health plan.

 

  • New hires are eligible for coverage the first day of the month following their hire date.
  • New hires must enroll within 30 days of employment or during the next open enrollment period (typically in November of each year).

Through UnitedHealthcare, UMR and HealthSCOPE Benefits creates and publishes the Machine-Readable Files on behalf of Manchester University. 

To link to the Machine-Readable Files, please click on the URL provided:  transparency-in-coverage.uhc.com


Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment


The University provides basic life and ADD insurance coverage for all employees. 

 


Long-term Disability Insurance (LTD)


The University provides long-term disability insurance benefits to full-time employees under the age of 65.

 

  • The plan will provide disabled employees 60 percent of their monthly salary not to exceed $10,000 per month.
  • The University pays 100 percent of the premium, however, employees will be taxed on the premium.

Paid Time Off Policy

Paid time off (PTO) is awarded on January 1. Employees hired mid-year will receive a pro-rated amount as determined by their hire dates.

 

0-9 years of service

10+ years of service

 

Annual Award (Hours)

Annual Award (8-hour Days)

Annual Award (Hours)

Annual Award (8-hour Days)

Full-time, 12-month staff and faculty

224.00

28

264.00

33

Full-time, 10-month staff

186.67

23

224.00

28

Full-time, 9-month staff

168.00

21

204.00

25.5

Part-time staff

132.24

16

132.24

16

9- and 10-month faculty

60.00

7.5

60.00

7.5

 

Nine- and 10-month faculty members receive paid time off automatically during periods when classes are not in session. Faculty will be expected to use PTO for their own or a dependent’s illness, doctor appointments or other “sick” related events.

Paid Holidays

Manchester University provides regular full-time employees 9 paid holidays annually. Additionally, each full-time staff member and 12-month faculty members may earn one floating wellness holiday after participating in pre-approved, wellness-related activities.

Official Manchester University holidays are as follows:

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Thanksgiving and the day after
  • Christmas Holiday- Christmas Eve through New Year's Eve
  • Wellness Day (after earning and with supervisor's approval)

Eligibility
Employees are eligible immediately for holiday pay upon hire. Part-time staff who work a minimum of 1,040 hours per year (average 20 hours per week) are eligible for holiday pay on a prorated basis. Floating holidays are also prorated.

 


Prescription Drug Benefits


Prescription drug benefits are provided as part of the health insurance coverage.

 


Retirement Plan


Full-time employees are eligible to participate in the University's retirement program through TIAA following a one-year waiting period.
  • The University contributes five percent of gross annual earnings; seven percent after employee completes five years of service; no employee match required.
  • Employees choose investment vehicles.
  • University contributions are fully vested immediately.

Short-term Disability Coverage (STD)


The University provides STD coverage to all full-time employees, following six months of continuous service.
  • The plan will provide disabled employees 60 percent of their salary up to $5,000 for up to 26 weeks per incident.
  • Benefits begin following the seventh day of disability.

Supplemental Retirement Account


Employees may establish their own supplemental retirement account (SRA).
  • Voluntary employee contributions may be made on a tax-deferred basis or post-tax in a ROTH account.
  • Employees can begin participation the first of the month following the date of hire.

Tuition Remission Program

  • Full-time employees, their spouses, and children under age 24 are eligible for full tuition remission at the beginning of the semester following the start of full-time work by the employee, providing other qualifying criteria have been satisfied.
  • Part-time, 12-month employees (scheduled for between 20-30 hours per week), their spouses, and children under age 24 are eligible for one-half tuition remission at the beginning of the semester following the start of part-time work by the employee, providing other qualifying criteria have been satisfied.
  • Employees who are scheduled to work less than 20 hours per week are not eligible for this benefit.
  • Please see the Employee Handbook for details.

Golf Membership Opportunity


All employees are eligible for a discounted golf membership at the Sycamore Golf Club. Family members may be added for a fee.

Vision Plan


Basic vision coverage is provided as part of the health insurance coverage.

Voluntary Group Dental Plan


The University makes available voluntary group dental insurance.

Voluntary Group Term Life Insurance


Employees may choose to purchase additional group term life insurance coverage for themselves and their dependents, if eligible.

PERC Membership


All employees receive a no-charge family membership to the Physical Education and Recreation Center (PERC), which features racquetball, exercise and weight room, arena, etc.

Other Benefits

  • Financial support for professional meetings
  • Discounted meals at Sodexo in Haist Commons
  • Complimentary tickets to Public Program Series, athletic events and more
  • No-cost parking on campus with employee parking permit
  • Direct deposit of payroll check
For more information, contact the Office of Human Resources at ext. 5288.

The Benefit of Benefits

People choose to work at Manchester University for many reasons, and there are even more reasons why they stay for a career. Employees of Manchester apply their talents in a vibrant educational environment committed to faith, service and learning. There's an excitement that comes with being part of a lively academic community, surrounded by people whose ideas are helping to shape tomorrow's views and news.