Part-Time Support Staff Benefits Summary

Schedule of Part-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 on and/or contact Human Resources-Benefits by calling 847-214-7988 or 847-214-7125.

Medical Insurance

The Health Insurance Marketplace can help employees evaluate coverage options, including eligibility and cost. Visit for information.

Dental / Vision Insurance

Delta Dental offers special pricing on individual dental insurance policies to ECC employees.

VSP Direct offers individual vision insurance policies to ECC employees.

Retirement Plans

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 chosen 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 employees should have generous opportunities to enjoy time away from work to help balance their lives. As such, part-time SSECCA employees will accrue paid time off (PTO) as follows*:

  • 0 to 1 year of continuous, completed service: 0.0402 per hr worked.
  • 2 to 3 years of continuous, completed service: 0.0442 per hr worked.
  • 4 to 5 years of continuous, completed service: 0.0482 per hr worked.
  • 6 to 7 years of continuous, completed service: 0.0522 per hr worked.
  • 8 to 9 years of continuous, completed service: 0.0562 per hr worked.
  • 10+ years of continuous, completed service: 0.0602 per hr worked.

Professional Development

Each fiscal year, eligible employees have the opportunity to use funds (up to $1,100) for pre-approved professional growth and development activities and purchases. Funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis.*

Tuition Reimbursement

Employees will earn .0204 credit hours per actual hours worked per pay period. These credits may be used to seek reimbursement of tuition for credit courses they, their spouse, or children age twenty-five (25) or younger take at Elgin Community College in which they earn a grade of "C" or better.*

Additional Benefits

  • 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 refer to the SSECCA Contract (English) - PDF or SSECCA Contract (Spanish) - PDF for details.