Full-Time Building Engineers Benefits Summary
Schedule of full-time building engineers (IBEW) benefits
These summaries contain only general guidelines and information. If you have questions on eligibility or applicability of a benefit or policy, please refer to the current IBEW Contract and benefit documents and forms located on eNet and/or contact Human Resources-Benefits by calling 847-214-7988 or 847-214-7125.
The college offers two medical insurance plans: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois PPO and HMO Illinois. Both provide access to a cost-saving, mail-order prescription program and various discount programs. The college pays a portion of the premium for employee and dependent coverage.*
The college offers a dental plan through Delta Dental for employees and their families, with an option of selecting an HMO or PPO/Premier plan. The college pays a portion of the premium for employee and dependent coverage.*
Life and Long Term Disability Insurances
Group term employee life and accidental death and dismemberment policy at two times base annual salary or $100,000, whichever is greater, rounded up to the nearest thousand, is provided at no cost to the employee up to a maximum of $350,000. Eligible employees may apply for and, if approved, purchase: Additional Employee Life, Spouse Life, Dependent Life and Employee Long Term Disability Insurances.
Through the Blue Cross and Blue Shield medical plans, a no-cost vision discount program for exams, lenses and frames is available. Additional coverage can be purchased through ECC's voluntary vision provider, VSP.*
Flexible Spending Account
Eligible employees can set aside earnings on a pre-tax basis through payroll deduction to pay for qualified health expenses not covered by insurance and child/elder care expenses as prescribed by law.
The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) provides retirement, disability, death and survivors' benefits to eligible SURS participants and annuitants. ECC employees contribute a fixed percentage of gross earnings which is deposited into the employee's chose retirement plan. In addition, employees contribute a fixed percentage of earnings to fund a retiree health insurance plan.
Employees may elect to participate in a 403(b) tax-sheltered annuity plan and/or a 457(b) deferred compensation plan. Both plans allow employees to save for retirement by setting aside earnings on a pre-tax basis.
Time Off with Pay
ECC believes that employees should have generous opportunities to enjoy time away from work to help balance their lives. As such, full-time building engineers** will earn:
- Sick: 12 days per year
- Personal: Up to 4 days per year. For new employees, personal days are pro-rated based on their date of hire.
- 1-4 continuous years: 10 working days
- 5-9 continuous years: 15 working days
- Beginning with 10th year of continuous service: 20 working days
- Holidays: Full-time building engineers will also enjoy the following paid days off as well as days the college experiences unexpected closures (unless required to work):
- New Year's Day
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday
- President's Day
- Good Friday
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Veteran's Day
- Thanksgiving Day and the day after
- Christmas Eve
- Christmas Day
- New Year's Eve
Eligible employees may be reimbursed for pre-approved professional growth activities.**
Employees may be eligible to receive reimbursement of tuition for credit courses they, their spouse, or children age 25 or younger take at Elgin Community College in which they earn a grade of "C" or better.**
- Confidential Employee Assistance Program available 24/7.
- Be sure to ask about discounts provided to ECC employees when frequenting local businesses.
- See our Work-Life Balance information for other wellness benefits that may be available to you.
Please see rate sheet for details.
Please refer to the IBEW contract for details.