JSU Benefits

403-B Plan Administered by TIAA Employee Assistance Program
Life Insurance Tuition Assistance
Long-Term Disability Insurance Classroom Attendance

403-B Plan Administered by TIAA. The University offers a retirement annuity plan with TIAA. The plan is pre-taxed and consists of Regular Annuity (RA) and Supplemental Retirement Annuity (SRA).

  • RA: The University will match an employee's contributions with TIAA at 3%, 4%, or 5%, only after two years of full-time employment. However, if an employee is coming from another Higher Education Institution without a break in employment, the employee may be eligible for immediate matching. Documentation verifying continuous employment and prior participation in a TIAA plan is required. If an employee chooses not to contribute to this plan, the University will contribute 1% of the employee's salary to this plan on behalf of the employee.
  • SRA: Employees may participate in the Supplemental Retirement Annuity upon employment or anytime thereafter. Contributions to the SRA will not be matched by the University. 

Life Insurance. JSU provides Basic Group Term Life Insurance for all full-time employees in an amount equal to two times the annual salary, not to exceed $300,000. Accidental Death and Dismemberment coverage is also offered at two times an employee's annual salary, not to exceed $300,000. For more information concerning the Basic Group Life Insurance, please visit: JSU Group Life Insurance. The University affords employees the option to purchase additional life insurance coverage up to three (3) times their annual salary. Additionally, dependent life insurance is available at one flat rate for a spouse and/or any number of dependents. Please use this link: JSU Supplemental Life Insurance 

Long-Term Disability Insurance. JSU offers employees disability insurance coverage after one year of employment at no cost if approved. This plan is administrated by Boston Mutual and pays 60% of Monthly Earnings to a Maximum Gross Monthly Benefit of $5,000.00 per month subject to reduction by deductible sources of income or Disability Earnings. Benefits will begin at the beginning of the month following six months from the date of disability and will continue until age 65, no longer considered disabled, or separation from the University. Use this link to access additional information: Disability Insurance

Employee Assistance Program. The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a confidential, voluntary, professional counseling and referral service designed provide employees and their qualified dependents with no-cost professional support to work through personal challenges that may interfere with work/life balance. As a benefit, the mission of this program is to enhance the quality of life for JSU employees and improve personal effectiveness. JSU works with an external employee assistance provider staffed with licensed professionals. Appointments can be arranged at the convenience of the employee. For more information or to get contact information visit: (Employee Benefits Summary)

Tuition Assistance (Policy #1:03:02). After one year of full-time employment, JSU employees and their dependents are allowed to participate in the Tuition Assistance Program. Dependents are defined as the spouse, unmarried children and/or stepchildren, up to age 26. Children of deceased employees who died while in service to JSU and had held a full-time regular position for at least one year, or who died while receiving retirement benefits or disability retirement benefits may receive tuition assistance up to age 26. Temporary or part time employees are not eligible for tuition assistance. Eligible employees are allowed to audit one course each semester free of charge, however, dependents of employees must pay usual JSU audit fees. Tuition assistance does not apply to auditing classes. This benefit will be in the form of remission and will not be paid in cash or refunded in the case of withdrawal. For more detailed information, contact the Department of Human Resources. 

Class Attendance. While the primary purpose of each employee is to carry out his or her assigned tasks and to be available for work during normal working hours, JSU also recognizes the importance of each employee being able to further his/her education. In order to make it possible for employees to further their education, the following class attendance guidelines have been established. An employee may take one (1) course per semester not to exceed five (5) semester hours during the regular workday if all the following conditions are met: 

  • class attendance must not interfere with the work of the office or the work of any other office 
  • the employee’s supervisor must approve class attendance 
  • any time missed must be made up by: o working beyond the regular working hours, or 
  • charging the absence to annual leave 

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