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Part-Time Administrative Benefits Summary

The information provided here contains general guidelines and information. If you have questions on the eligibility or applicability of a benefit or policy, please refer to the administrative procedures and benefit documents and forms on or contact the Human Resources (HR) Department.

Medical Insurance

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

Dental and 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.

Retirement Plans Documents and Forms

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 administrative employees will accrue paid time off (PTO) as follows*:

Rate of accrual per hour worked based on years of service.
  Years of Service
0-1 1-2 2-3 3-4 4-5 5-19 19+
Rate 0.0602 0.0643 0.0683 0.0723 0.0763 0.0803 0.1004
Paid time off will be accrued each pay period based on hours worked.

Holidays: Part-time administrative employees (working half-time or more on a regular basis) will be paid for the following holidays as well as days the college experiences unexpected closures if the day occurs on a day scheduled to work (unless required to work):

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • President’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day and the day after
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day

Professional Development

Eligible employees may be reimbursed for pre-approved professional growth activities.

Professional Development Documents and Forms

Tuition Reimbursement

Eligible employees may receive reimbursement of tuition for credit courses they, their spouse, or children age twenty-five (25) or younger take at Elgin Community College, earning a grade of "C" or better.*

Tuition Reimbursement Procedure

Additional Benefits

  • Confidential Employee Assistance Program available 24/7.
  • Be sure to ask about discounts provided to ECC employees when frequenting local businesses.

Please refer to the Administrative Procedures available on