Other Benefits

Life and Long-Term Disability Insurance

North Central State College pays 100% of the Life and LTD insurance premium for all employees. The life insurance benefit is reduced by 50% at age 65. Policy amounts are based on employment status:
Employment Status: Full-Time
Life Policy Amounts: 2 times Base Annual Salary, rounded to the next higher $1,000, up to a maximum of $500,000

Life Insurance is provided by:
Medical Mutual

LTD Insurance is provided by:
Anthem Life Insurance Company

After missing 90 consecutive days, the employee would begin receiving 60% of salary to a maximum of $1,300 per month.

Questions related to Life and AD&D insurance should be directed to the Human Resources Office.

Flexible Spending Accounts

Flexible Spending is a benefit that lets employees set aside a certain amount of each paycheck into an account before paying income taxes. Then, during the year, employees can use these funds to pay for qualified expenses with untaxed dollars. Employees have two account options:
Health Care Account: $2,500 is maximum that can be contributed
Balance is available immediately
Dependent Care Account: $5,000 is maximum that can be contributed
Only amount deducted to date is available

Expenses that qualify include healthcare costs such as co-pays and doctor’s fees; over-the-counter drugs and prescriptions; dental and eyecare expenses; and daycare expenses for dependents. For more information go to: www.tasconline.com.

Generally, contributions not used during the plan year will be forfeited. The NC State plan allows for a carryover of a maximum of $500 to the next year with no risk of forfeiture at plan year end (12/31).

Account information is available at www.tasconline.com, opens in a new window

Customer Service: 800-422-4661

Sick, Vacation, Personal Time & Earned Time Off

Full-Time Faculty

SICK LEAVE

Accumulates at a rate of 1 1/4 days per month from first day of employment to a maximum of 210 days. College employees with ten (10) consecutive years or more of full-time service with the College are entitled to thirty percent (30%) of accrued unused sick leave, upon retirement from STRS/ARP, up to a maximum of forty-five (45) FTE workdays or three hundred sixty (360) work hours. Payment based on rate of pay at retirement.

VACATION

Time between classes

PERSONAL LEAVE

Full-time faculty who have been employed for at least 90 days may utilize up to 24 hours of personal leave in any fiscal year for matters of a personal nature. No compensation for unused days will be provided upon termination of employment, nor will these days accumulate. Personal days will be pro-rated based upon hire date as follows:

Hired between 7/1/xx and 9/30/xx : 24 hours
Hired between 10/1/xx and 12/31/xx : 16 hours
Hired between 1/1/xx and 3/31/xx: 8 hours
Hired between 4/1/xx and 6/30/xx: 0 hours

Full-Time Staff

SICK LEAVE

Accumulates at a rate of 1 1/4 days per month from first day of employment to a maximum of 210 days. College employees with ten (10) consecutive years or more of full-time service with the College are entitled to thirty percent (30%) of accrued unused sick leave, upon retirement from SERS/ARP, up to a maximum of forty-five (45) FTE workdays or three hundred sixty (360) work hours. Payment based on rate of pay at retirement.

VACATION

Vacation days are pro-rated and released bi-weekly beginning with the first day of employment. A maximum of 30 vacation days may be accumulated.

Administrators: (Allocated at the discretion of the President) : 24 days per year
Exempt: : 20 days per year
Non-Exempt: : 8 hours
: 10 days per year
15 days after 5 years
20 days after 10 years

PERSONAL LEAVE

Full-time employees who have been employed for at least 90 days may utilize up to 16 hours of personal leave in any fiscal year for matters of a personal nature. No compensation for unused days will be provided upon termination of employment, nor will these days accumulate. Personal days will be pro-rated based upon hire date as follows:

Hired between 7/1/xx and 11/30/xx : 16 hours
Hired between 12/1/xx and 3/15/xx : 8 hours
Hired between 3/16/xx and 6/30/xx : 0 hours

Part-Time Staff and Adjunct Faculty - Earned Time Off (ETO)

Part-Time Staff

Regular part-time employees who have been employed for one (1) continuous year will be eligible to receive Earned Time Off (ETO).  Must be scheduled to work a minimum of 20 hours/week but less than 30 hours/week.

Accrual Schedule

Per Hour Accrual : .011936
Yearly Max Accrual/Hours: 18 hrs.

ETO accrues while an employee is in active pay status, beginning one (1) continuous year from the first day of employment.  A maximum of 18 hours may be accumulated.

For additional information see policy 3357:13-16-702 Earned Time Off (ETO) for Part-Time Staff

Adjunct Faculty

Adjunct faculty teaching credit courses that have taught a minimum of two (2) semesters (within 2 consecutive academic years will receive one (1)) excused day per semester.  ETO may be used for any reason, including but not limited to, vacation, family needs, personal illness, appointments with healthcare providers, personal business, and bereavement.

For additional information see policy 3357:13-16-703 Earned Time Off (ETO) for Adjunct Faculty

Holiday Schedule

2018 – 2019 Holiday Schedule
Holiday: Labor Day
Date(s): September 2, 2018
Holiday: Veteran's Day (Faculty Only)
Date(s): November 11, 2018
Holiday: Thanksgiving
Date(s): November 27,28, and 29, 2018
Holiday: Christmas (December 24, 2019 & December 25, 2019)
Date(s): College will be closed December 19, 2019 to January 1, 2020
Holiday: New Year's (December 31, 2019 & January 1)
Date(s): College will be closed December 19, 2019 to January 1, 2010
Holiday: Martin Luther King Day
Date(s): January 20, 2019
Holiday: Memorial Day
Date(s): May 25, 2019
Holiday: Independence Day
Date(s): July 4, 2019

Tuition Remission

FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES

  1. Eligible employees include full-time faculty and staff and their immediate family members, as defined below.
    Immediate family is defined as a spouse, or child under twenty-five (25) years of age who meets at least one of the following criteria:
    • Is the natural child of the College employee.
    • Is the legally adopted child of the College employee.
    • Is a stepchild of the College employee.
    • Is a foster child of the College employee living in the same household.
  2. For credit courses, the College will pay instructional, contact hour and general fees.  All other fees will be non-remitted.  Employees and/or immediate family members in a credit course(s) are entitled to the same enrollment consideration as any other student of the College.
  3. For non-credit courses, the College will pay instructional and general fees providing that space is available and that the non-credit/community service course(s) are adequately funded from sources other than tuition remission.
  4. It is expected that the employee will remain employed by the College for a minimum of 12 months after the completion of the course(s).  Otherwise the employee will be held financially responsible for the amount of tuition remission they and/or their dependent(s) received on a prorated basis.
  5. Employees shall schedule coursework outside regularly scheduled work hours.  Recognizing that this is not always possible (i.e.. limited course availability, last course to graduate, etc.), the supervisor may grant an employee time off during the workday to attend class while keeping the best interest of the program or department in mind.  Employees who are given this opportunity will account for their normal workweek hours during the same week, otherwise accrued time (vacation or personal time) shall be used.  Each employee’s case will be decided on an individual basis with final decision coming from the supervisor.
  6. Applicants must first apply for financial aid or be determined ineligible prior to tuition remission being applied.  Applicants receiving aid under any educational grant or aid program will receive bursar credit only for the amount of fees not paid by that program.
  7. All applicants must have approval to take a course(s) from their immediate Supervisor and/or the Human Resources Department.
  8. Applications for tuition remission must be received by Human Resources no later than the “last day to add a class.”  Applications submitted after this date will not be eligible for tuition remission.
  9. In order to maintain eligibility for tuition remission, each participant must maintain a grade point average of 2.0. The participant’s cumulative grade point average will be reviewed upon application for tuition remission to ensure this minimum is being met.  Following the first and second consecutive quarters during which the participant fails to meet minimum grade point average requirements, he/she shall receive warning letters.  Following the third consecutive quarter, tuition remission will be terminated.  The participant will not be granted further tuition remission until a 2.0 cumulative grade point average is achieved.  Courses that are failed or classified as a “withdrawal” may only be repeated once.
  10. An immediate family member of an employee who died while employed by the College shall continue to be eligible for tuition remission within the constraints of the program until degree completion (or until the amount of credit hours taken equals the amount of credits required for degree completion).
  11. An immediate family member of an employee who officially retires from the state retirement system and has 10 years of service credit at the College shall continue to be eligible for tuition remission within the constraints of the program until degree completion (or until the amount of credit hours taken equals the amount of credits required for degree completion).
  12. Failure to comply with any of the above provisions will result in the applicant paying all fees.

Tuition Remission application forms are available in the Human Resources office (Room 156 in Fallerius).

PART-TIME FACULTY (ADJUNCTS)

  1. Eligible employees include adjunct faculty as well as their immediate family members, as defined below.  Tuition remission for adjunct faculty and their immediate family members will be based upon the value of one (1) credit hour of tuition remission for every two (2) credit hours taught (rounded down).Example:  Adjunct faculty member who teaches 7 credit hours in a term would receive 3 hours of tuition remission waiver (7/2=3.5, rounded down to 3).Immediate family is defined as a spouse, or child under twenty-five (25) years of age who meets at least one of the following criteria:
    1. Is the natural child of the College employee.
    2. Is the legally adopted child of the College employee.
    3. Is a stepchild of the College employee.
    4. Is a foster child of the College employee living in the same household.
  2. Tuition remission waiver is valid for the academic term following the term it is earned with the exception of the Spring term.  Tuition remission earned in Spring may be applied to either Summer or Fall terms or split between the two.
  3. Applies to credit courses only.  Employees and/or immediate family members are entitled to the same enrollment consideration as any other student of the College.
  4. Applicants must first apply for financial aid or be determined ineligible prior to tuition remission being applied.  Applicants receiving aid under any educational grant or aid program may apply tuition remission only for the amount of fees not paid by that program.  No refunds will be made when the value of the tuition remission exceeds the balance owed.
  5. All applicants must have approval to take a course(s) from their Dean/Chair and the Human Resources Department.
  6. Applications for tuition remission must be received by Human Resources no later than the “last day to add a class.”  Applications received after this date will not be eligible for tuition remission.
  7. Failure to comply with any of the above provisions will result in the applicant paying all fees.

Tuition Remission application forms are available in the Human Resources office (Room 156 in Fallerius).

PART-TIME STAFF

(A) Eligible employees include part-time staff that works less than 30 hours per week.  Part-time staff must have completed 12 months of continuous employment with North Central State College in order to be eligible.  The College will waive specified fees (see below) up to 2 classes per term for the staff member.

(B) After 2 years of continuous employment the College will waive specified fees (see below) for 2 classes per term for the staff member or immediate family combined.  Immediate family member is defined as a spouse or child under twenty-five (25) years of age who meets at least one of the following criteria:

(1) Is the natural child of the College employee.

(2) Is the legally adopted child of the College employee.

(3) Is a stepchild of the College employee.

(4) Is a foster child of the College employee living in the same household.

(C) For credit courses, the College will pay instructional, contact hour and general fees.  All other fees will be non-remitted.  Employees and/or immediate family members in a credit course(s) are entitled to the same enrollment consideration as any other student of the College.

(D) For non-credit courses, the College will pay instructional and general fees providing that space is available and that the non-credit/community services course(s) are adequately funded from sources other than tuition remission.

(E) Employees shall schedule coursework outside regularly scheduled work hours.

(F) Applicants must first apply for financial aid or be determined ineligible prior to tuition remission being applied.  Applicants receiving aid under any educational grant or aid program will receive bursar credit only for the amount of fees not paid by that program.

(G) All applicants must have approval to take a course(s) from their immediate Supervisor and/or the Human Resources Department.

(H) Applications for tuition remission must be received by Human Resources no later than the “last day to add a class.”  Applicants received after this date will not be eligible for tuition remission.

(I) In order to maintain eligibility for tuition remission, each participant must maintain a grade point average of 2.0.  The participant’s cumulative grade point average will be reviewed upon application for tuition remission to ensure this minimum is being met.  Following the first and second consecutive semesters during which the participant fails to meet minimum grade point average requirements, he/she shall receive warning letters.  Following the third consecutive semester, tuition remission will be terminated.  The participant will not be granted further tuition remission until a 2.0 cumulative grade point average is achieved.  Courses that are failed or classified as a “withdrawal” may only be repeated once.

(J) Failure to comply with any of the above provisions will result in the applicant paying all fees.

Tuition Remission application forms are available in the Human Resources Office (Room 156 in Fallerius)

Tax Deferred Annuity Programs

The Payroll Department will payroll deduct qualified tax deferred annuity programs for employees of the College who elect to participate in a plan. Listed below are the qualified plans available to employees at this time and contact information. Employees must contact the representative directly to enroll in a plan. Questions related to payroll deductions should be directed to Human Resources (419-755-4701).

TDI REPRESENTATIVES

TYPE

COMPANY : 403b
REPRESENTATIVE : AIG Valic
ADDRESS : Joel Seckel, ChFC
PHONE: 57 E. High St. Mt. Gilead, OH 43338
: 419-560-0984 (cell)
COMPANY : 403b
REPRESENTATIVE : Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
ADDRESS : John Miefert
PHONE: 18 N. Walnut St. Mansfield, OH 44904
: 419-524-2229
COMPANY : 457
REPRESENTATIVE : Ohio Public Employees Deferred Compensation
ADDRESS : Customer Services
PHONE: www.ohio457.org
: 1-877-OHIO-457 (toll free)
COMPANY : 457
REPRESENTATIVE : AIG Valic
ADDRESS : Joel Seckel, ChFC
PHONE: 57 E. High St. Mt. Gilead, OH 43338
: 419-560-0984 (cell)