Full-Time Support Staff Benefits Summary
Schedule of full-time support staff (SSECCA) benefits
The information provided here contains general guidelines and information. If you have questions on eligibility or applicability of a benefit or policy, please refer to the current SSECCA Contract and benefit documents and forms located on eNet and/or contact Human Resources-Benefits by calling 847-214-7988 or 847-214-7125.
These 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 retirement plan you choose. 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 support staff** employees will earn:
- Sick: 12 days per year.
- Personal: Up to 4 days per year. For new employees personal days are pro-rated base on date of hire.
- Non-exempt employees:
- 1 – 3 years: 10 Days
- 4 – 9 years: 15 Days
- Beginning with the 10th year: 20 Days
- Exempt employees:
- 1 – 5 years: 15 Days
- 6 – 11 years: 20 Days
- 12 – 13 years: 21 Days
- 14 – 15 years: 22 Days
- 16 – 17 years: 23 Days
- 18 – 19 years: 24 Days
- 20+ years: 25 Days
- Non-exempt employees:
- Holidays: Full-time support staff employees 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. Day
- President’s Day
- Spring Break (5 days per academic year)
- Memorial Day
- Summer Schedule (allowing for Fridays off)
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day and the day after
- Christmas Eve
- Christmas Day
- Winter Break (business days from December 26 through December 31)
Each fiscal year, eligible employees have the opportunity to use funds (up to $2,200) for pre-approved professional growth and development activities and purchases on a first-come, first-served basis.**
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.
Please see benefit rate chart for details.
Please refer to the SSECCA contract - PDF for details.