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Benefits by Job Type

This reference guide provides an overview of the benefits available to Purdue employees, based on their staff classification.

For complete information and descriptive details regarding Tuition Fee Reductions, contact the Bursar Department. For all other issues, contact Human Resources.

Numbers throughout this document that appear in parentheses link to additional information in the "Notes Regarding Eligibility" section of this document.


Faculty: Tenured, Tenure Research Track and Clinical/Professional (2)
INSURANCE:
Health Coverage & Vision YES (Dependents optional)
Term Life & Accidental Death/Dismemberment YES
Short Term Disability NO
Long Term Disability Automatic upon hire
Flexible Spending Accounts Optional
Voluntary Benefits (dental, universal life, home/auto, etc.) Yes
RETIREMENT:
Plans Defined Contribution Plan & 401(a) Mandatory Plan immediately
Social Security (7) YES
LEAVES:
Sick Leave w/Pay YES
Military Leave w/Pay 15 work days per calendar year
Vacation YES (fiscal year only)
Family and Medical Leave (8) YES
Bereavement Leave YES
OTHER:
Paid Holidays YES
Staff Fee Reduction YES (9)
Children Fee Reduction (10)
(Full-time)
YES
Spouse/Children Fee Reduction (10)
(Part-time)
YES
Athletic Tickets, Rec. Sports Center, Entertainment YES-Staff Rate

Visiting Faculty (1)
INSURANCE:
Health Coverage & Vision YES -Employed full-time for six months or longer (Dependents optional)
Term Life & Accidental Death/Dismemberment YES- Employed full-time for six months or longer
Short Term Disability NO
Long Term Disability Automatic upon hire
Flexible Spending Accounts Optional for full-time employees
Voluntary Benefits (dental, universal life, home/auto, etc.) Yes
RETIREMENT:
Plans NO (5)
Social Security (7) YES
LEAVES:
Sick Leave w/Pay YES
Military Leave w/Pay 15 work days per calendar year
Vacation YES (fiscal year only)
Family and Medical Leave (8) YES
Bereavement Leave YES- Full-Time
OTHER:
Paid Holidays YES
Staff Fee Reduction YES (9)
Children Fee Reduction (10)
(Full-time)
YES
Spouse/Children Fee Reduction (10)
(Part-time)
YES
Athletic Tickets, Rec. Sports Center, Entertainment YES- Staff Rate

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Management Professional (2)
INSURANCE:
Health Coverage & Vision YES (Dependents optional)
Term Life & Accidental Death/Dismemberment YES
Short Term Disability NO
Long Term Disability Automatic upon hire
Flexible Spending Accounts Optional
Voluntary Benefits (dental, universal life, home/auto, etc.) Yes
RETIREMENT:
Plans Defined Contribution Plan and 401(a) Mandatory Plan immediately
Social Security (7) YES
LEAVES:
Sick Leave w/Pay YES
Military Leave w/Pay 15 work days per calendar year
Vacation YES
Family and Medical Leave (8) YES
Bereavement Leave YES
OTHER:
Paid Holidays YES
Staff Fee Reduction YES (9)
Children Fee Reduction (10)
(Full-time)
YES
Spouse/Children Fee Reduction (10)
(Part-time)
YES
Athletic Tickets, Rec. Sports Center, Entertainment YES- Staff Rate

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Post Doctoral Research Assoc./Assistant or Veterinary Interns (12)
INSURANCE:
Health Coverage & Vision YES -Employed full-time, for five (5) months or longer (Dependents optional)
Term Life & Accidental Death/Dismemberment YES- Employed full-time, for five (5) months or longer
Short Term Disability NO
Long Term Disability Automatic upon hire
Personal Accident Insurance Optional
Flexible Spending Accounts Optional
Voluntary Benefits (dental, universal life, home/auto, etc.) Yes
RETIREMENT:
Plans None
Social Security (7) YES
LEAVES:
Sick Leave w/Pay YES
Military Leave w/Pay 15 work days per calendar year
Vacation YES
Family and Medical Leave (8) YES
Bereavement Leave YES-Full-time at least one semester
OTHER:
Paid Holidays YES
Staff Fee Reduction YES (9)
Children Fee Reduction (10)
(Full-time)
YES
Spouse/Children Fee Reduction (10)
(Part-time)
YES
Athletic Tickets, Rec. Sports Center, Entertainment YES- Staff Rate

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Administrative Professional, Extension Educator, and Continuing Lecturers (2)
INSURANCE:
Health Coverage & Vision YES (Dependents optional)
Term Life & Accidental Death/Dismemberment YES
Short Term Disability NO
Long Term Disability Automatic upon hire
Flexible Spending Accounts Optional
Voluntary Benefits (dental, universal life, home/auto, etc.) Yes
RETIREMENT:
Plans Defined Contribution Plan after three years (5) and 401(a) Mandatory Plan immediately
Social Security (7) YES
LEAVES:
Sick Leave w/Pay YES
Military Leave w/Pay 15 work days per calendar year
Vacation YES
Family and Medical Leave (8) YES
Bereavement Leave YES
OTHER:
Paid Holidays YES
Staff Fee Reduction YES (9)
Children Fee Reduction (10)
(Full-time)
YES
Spouse/Children Fee Reduction (10)
(Part-time)
YES
Athletic Tickets, Rec. Sports Center, Entertainment YES- Staff Rate

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Clerical Service (2)
INSURANCE:
Health Coverage & Vision YES (Dependents optional)
Term Life & Accidental Death/Dismemberment YES
Short Term Disability YES- optional after one year of service (4)
Long Term Disability Automatic upon hire
Flexible Spending Accounts Optional
Voluntary Benefits (dental, universal life, home/auto, etc.) Yes
RETIREMENT:
Plans Defined Benefit Plan
Social Security (7) YES
LEAVES:
Sick Leave w/Pay YES
Military Leave w/Pay 15 work days per calendar year
Vacation YES
Family and Medical Leave (8) YES
Bereavement Leave YES
OTHER:
Paid Holidays YES
Staff Fee Reduction YES (9)
Children Fee Reduction (10)
(Full-time)
YES
Spouse/Children Fee Reduction (10)
(Part-time)
YES
Athletic Tickets, Rec. Sports Center, Entertainment YES- Staff Rate

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Operations and Technical Assistant (2)
INSURANCE:
Health Coverage & Vision YES (Dependents optional)
Term Life & Accidental Death/Dismemberment YES
Short Term Disability NO
Long Term Disability Automatic upon hire
Flexible Spending Accounts Optional
Voluntary Benefits (dental, universal life, home/auto, etc.) Yes
RETIREMENT:
Plans Defined Benefit Plan (PERF)
Social Security (7) YES
LEAVES:
Sick Leave w/Pay YES (follows A/P levels)
Military Leave w/Pay 15 work days per calendar year
Vacation YES
Family and Medical Leave (8) YES
Bereavement Leave YES
OTHER:
Paid Holidays YES
Staff Fee Reduction YES (9)
Children Fee Reduction (10)
(Full-time)
YES
Spouse/Children Fee Reduction (10)
(Part-time)
YES
Athletic Tickets, Rec. Sports Center, Entertainment YES- Staff Rate

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Graduate Teaching or Research Assistants and Graduate Administrative Staff 
INSURANCE:
Health Coverage & Vision YES if 1/2 time or more, eligible for grad staff medical plan (11)
Term Life & Accidental Death/Dismemberment NO (3)
Short Term Disability NO
Long Term Disability NO
Flexible Spending Accounts NO
Voluntary Benefits (dental, universal life, home/auto, etc.) Yes
RETIREMENT:
Plans NONE
Social Security (7) NO
LEAVES:
Sick Leave w/Pay YES-two weeks within a twelve month period
Military Leave w/Pay 15 work days per calendar year
Vacation YES (fiscal year only)
Family and Medical Leave (8) YES
Bereavement Leave YES
OTHER:
Paid Holidays YES
Staff Fee Reduction YES
Spouse Fee Reduction (10) NO
Children Fee Reduction (10) NO
Athletic Tickets, Rec. Sports Center, Entertainment YES- Staff Rate

Notes Regarding Eligibility

1. Visiting faculty appointments are defined as employment for a period of less than 24 months. To be eligible for insurance programs, visiting faculty must be employed full-time for either the spring or fall semester.

2. Faculty and staff must be employed at least half-time for more than 12 months to be eligible for benefits. Research faculty appointments must be employed for at least one semester (academic) or five months (fiscal) to be eligible for benefits.

3. Graduate student staff and graduate administrative and professional staff in West Lafayette are eligible for graduate student accident insurance.

4. Short term disability is offered only during annual open enrollment. Clerical and service staff members with one year or more of service are eligible to participate.

5. Employees who have vested, employer-funded contracts from previous Higher Education employment are eligible for immediate Defined Contribution Plan participation.

6. Cooperative Extension Service agents participate in Defined Contribution Plan if hired after 1/1/84. Employee who have vested, employer-funded contracts from previous Higher Education employment are eligible for immediate Defined Contribution Plan participation.

7. Non-resident aliens on an F-1 or J-1 visa may be exempt from Social Security. Contact the Payroll Department.

8. You are eligible for FMLA leave if you have been employed by the University for at least 12 months, consecutively or non-consecutively, and have worked at least 1,250 hours during the 12-month period preceding the date FMLA leave commences.

9. Purdue employees who are eligible for benefits may take a maximum of seven credit hours per semester (four Summer credit hours). Refer to Executive Memorandum C-7. Purdue Staff must be employed half-time at the start of the semester and be expected to work more than a year. Staff must work at least six weeks into the semester to be eligible for tuition fee reductions.

10. Refer to Executive Memorandum C-7 for specific eligibility requirements.

11. Teaching Research and Administrative appointments (except Residence Hall Counselors) at the West Lafayette campus, who are appointed half-time or more are eligible for subsidized graduate staff medical benefits.

12.Post Doc Fellowships are eligible in Health coverage and vision only.