AAUP Represented Faculty Benefits Summary
Paid Holidays: Full-time, 12-month faculty are eligible for six holidays and six seasonal bonus days per year. Academic year faculty follow academic calendar.
Sick Leave: Up to six (6) weeks at full salary per fiscal year.
Annual Leave Accumulation (per fiscal year): Twelve month faculty: 1-5 years of service, 15 days; 6-10 years of service, 20 days; 11 or more years of service, 25 days. Maximum accumulation is 150 percent of accrual
Short-Term Disability: Eligible faculty who have used six weeks of sick leave will be paid at 75% of base annual salary for up to six months. Sick leave bank may be available to bring salary to full pay. Faculty who accumulate annual leave will use accumulated and unused annual leave to make up the difference between STD and full salary.
Long-Term Disability: One year waiting period. After 6 months of disability, pays up to 60% of basic annual salary less social security, retirement, workers’ compensation, etc. Premiums currently paid by University.
Family Care Leave: Twelve month faculty may use up to forty (40) hours of Family Care Leave at 100% of base wages and forty (40) hours at 75% of base wages with accumulated and unused annual leave to be used to make up the difference per fiscal year. Academic year faculty may use sixty (60) hours of Family Care Leave.
Personal Leave Days: Twenty-four (24) hours of paid personal leave will be granted to each twelve month faculty member and eighteen (18) hours of paid personal leave will be granted to each faculty member assigned to work forty-hour work weeks totaling fifteen hundred sixty (1,560) hours per year (3/4 time) on July 1 of each year.
Hospitalization/Medical: Hospital, Medical and Prescription Drug Program – Preferred Provider Organization (PPO). Coverage effective on date of hire. Cost dependent on claims experience. $50 individual deductible/$100 family deductible; $10 Office co-pay/$50 ER co-pay. Effective 1/1/03 drug co-pays: $5 generic/$10 brand name at NMU Health Center; $10 generic/$20 brand name at participating pharmacy/mail order. Benefit year is January 1 to December 31.
Dental Coverage: The University will pay the full cost of a single dental plan for participating faculty who complete the necessary enrollment forms. Effective September 2007, the University will pay the full cost of a two-person dental plan. Dependent coverage may be purchased. Benefit year is January 1 to December 31.
Optical Coverage: Effective 1/1/2004, the University will pay the full cost of a family optical plan for all full-time faculty who complete the necessary enrollment forms. Benefit year is July 1 to June 30.
Life Insurance with Accidental Death and Dismemberment: One times annual salary rounded to next $1,000 paid by University with immediate coverage. Options of 1/2, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 times annual salary and dependent coverage ($20,000 spouse; $10,000 children) may be purchased by faculty. Faculty coverage includes a double indemnity clause in case of Accidental Death and Dismemberment. Maximum of $500,000.
Retirement: Effective 01/01/01, University contribution to TIAA-CREF is 15.64% of salary paid.
Designated Individuals: Faculty may designate an individual in lieu of a spouse for the purposes of Funeral Leave, Family Care Leave, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Leave, and Recreation Memberships.
Household Member Program Benefits (HMP): Under the HMP, a full-time faculty member who does not already enroll a spouse in the health care plan may enroll one adult individual for benefit coverage if certain criteria are met. Additional information is available in the AAUP Master Agreement or by contacting the Human Resources Department.
Tuition Scholarship Program: Faculty, spouses and dependent children may take classes with no credit hour limit. In the event of death, surviving spouse and dependent children may continue in the program until completion. NMU will abide by State and Federal laws regarding the taxability of benefits.
Flexible Spending Accounts: Money may be deducted from salary on a before-tax basis to fund child care and/or for un-reimbursed medical, dental, and optical expenses. Subject to IRS regulations.
Recreation Membership: Single Physical Education Recreation Facility membership or Walking Pass free (value reported on W-2 form). Family membership available at reduced rate through payroll deduction.
Bookstore Discount: 20% on books; 10% on other items. Does not include sale items or caps and gowns.
Jury Duty: Full pay for regularly scheduled hours of work missed less what court pays.
Funeral Leave: Five days, three days, or one day of paid funeral leave. Please refer to the Master Agreement for specifics.
Social Security Benefits: Mandatory University and employee contribution. Monthly benefits at retirement or in case of total disability.
Military Reserve and National Guard Duty: The employer will abide by Federal and State laws pertaining to the leave of absence, rehire, and status after rehire or leave of absence of employees who are members of either the National Guard or a unit of the United States Reserve Forces.
Workers' Compensation: Employees who are granted Workers’ Compensation will be paid the difference between regular salary and payments received under provision of the Act for up to six (6) consecutive months after which they may apply for long-term disability benefits, if eligible.
Parking: Faculty, when completing necessary forms, receive one (1) free parking decal and the option of pre-tax payroll deduction for any additional parking decal fees.
Library: Access to University library.
Tax-Deferred 403(b) Plans and 457(b) Plans: Available through payroll deduction. Contact Human Resources for more information at 227-2470.
Banking, Credit Unions: Electronic funds transfer available.
These are summaries of benefits available and are subject to change. Union contracts, personnel policies, master benefit policies and the rules of insurance providers and administrators control the benefits available. If you have questions about benefits, consult your current union agreement or contact the Human Resources Department at 227-2470.