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Benefit Enrollment/Change Information for People First and Non-People First Benefits

USF is a great place to work - you'll find wonderful opportunities, a top-tier University and, in addition to everything else, our employees enjoy first class benefits.  A summary of Employee Benefits is below. For details and links for Employee Benefits, browse our menu on the right. 

Health Insurance Programs
Group insurance plans are offered with a significant employer contribution. Employee contributions are payroll deducted on a pre-tax basis.  Health insurance coverage is provided by the State of Florida Group Health Insurance Program.  Family or single coverage is available from a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) or Health Maintenance Organization (HMO).

Other Insurances
Supplemental insurances include Group Term Life, Permanent Life, Long-Term Disability, Dental, Cancer, Long Term Care, Hospital Insurance and Accident Insurance.

Retirement Programs
USF offers employer funded defined benefit and defined contribution retirement plans.  Depending on the retirement plan chosen the vesting period will be immediate, 1 year, or 8 years.

Reimbursement Accounts
Set aside money on a pre-tax basis for uncovered medical expenses (including deductions and co-pays), medical reimbursements and dependent day care. 

Deferred Compensation (457)
The State of Florida offers a deferred compensation plan which allows employees to save a specified amount from their paycheck and postpone payment of taxes.

Tax Sheltered Annuities (403b) 
Participation is offered via pre-tax payroll deduction.

Educational Tuition Program
USF offers  eligible employees tuition assistance for up to 6 credit hours per semester.

Employees enjoy nine paid holidays and two floating holidays each calendar year. Support staff are granted an additional personal holiday each fiscal year.

Leave  Employees accrue generous leave benefits, including vacation and sick leave.  Paid administrative leave is granted for various reasons including jury duty and death of a family member.

Sick Leave Pool 
Pool members who experience short-term illnesses or off-the-job injuries are eligible to draw sick pool hours after their own leave is exhausted.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 
A free, confidential service designed to assist employees with personal, family or workplace issues.

Florida Prepaid College Program 
Contributions may be made via payroll deduction to pay future college tuition at qualifying schools at today's rates. 

Child Care
Three professionally staffed and  educationally centered on-site child care centers at  competitive rates.  All three are NAEYC accredited.

Credit Union
Employees are eligible to join the USF Federal Credit Union and enjoy all associated benefits.

Direct Deposit
Enjoy the convenience and peace of mind of electronically deposited payroll funds into an account of your choice.  Payday is every other Friday.

Campus Recreation Center
A state-of-the-art fitness facility available at a nominal membership fee payable via payroll deduction.

Special Discount Programs
Special discounts for USF employees and family members for a variety of goods and services including well known vacation spots. 

Our “unBULLievable” employees are making a difference every day for our students, colleagues, business partners and community that equates to real success. 

Join us today … grow with us tomorrow … and build a successful and satisfying future.


State of Florida Benefits


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