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Full-time Employee Benefits Quick Facts


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Medical – PEEHIP Health Insurance (BC/BS or Viva Health HMO)

  • Monthly out-of-pocket cost is $30 for single coverage, $207 for family without spouse coverage, $282 for employee + spouse coverage, $307 for family with spouse coverage (includes spousal surcharge).
    Effective October 1, 2015:
    Tobacco Premium Wellness Premium
    Member $ 50 Member $ 50
    Spouse $ 50 Spouse $ 50
  • Convenient payroll deduction for optional employee paid supplemental insurance (Hospital Indemnity, Vision, Dental, Cancer, Disability, Accidental Death and Dismemberment, Voluntary Group Life, etc.)

Retirement – Teachers Retirement Savings (TRS)

Employer contribution rate for Tier 1 employees for retirement is 12.59% of gross earnings (Employee contribution 7.5% of gross earnings). Tier 2 employee’s employer contribution rate for retirement is 11.57% of gross earnings (Employee contribution 6.2% of gross earnings)

  • Tier 1 employees – members with any service on or prior to January 1, 2013
  • Tier 2 employees – members hired on or after January 1, 2013

Paid leaves

  • Sixteen (16) paid holidays per year
  • Four and ½ day work week (40 hours) with limited choice of work schedule (limited choice of start time and lunch time)
  • Twelve (12) sick leave days per year
  • Annual leave for staff as follows:
    • 0-4 years 1.00 day per month (8 hours)
    • 5-9 years 1.25 days per month (10 hours)
    • 10-14 years 1.50 days per month (12 hours)
    • 15-19 years 1.75 days per month (14 hours)
    • 20-above 2.00 days per month (16 hours)
  • Five (5) personal days leave per year for full-time Faculty (Faculty do not receive annual leave)
  • Two (2) personal days per year for staff
  • Employer pays insurance allocation ($800 per month) while on unpaid Family Medical Leave. You pay out-of pocket ($30/mo. for single coverage, $207/mo. for family coverage without spouse, $307/mo. for family coverage with spouse)
  • Twelve (12) to twenty four (24) days of annual leave per year for staff, depending on years of service
  • Paid military leave (168 hours per year)
  • Paid administrative leave for jury duty or court summons
  • Prorated annual leave for H-schedule (20 hours but less than 40 hours per week) employees

Employee Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance Program for full-time employees

  • 1/3 tuition waiver after one year of employment
  • 2/3 tuition waiver after two years
  • Full tuition waiver after three years

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The EAP provides confidential assessment and short-term, professional counseling services for personal problems that interfere with everyday living.  The College’s service provider is American Behavioral and can be reached at 800.925.5327.  For more information, visit American Behavioral SSCC EAP.


  • Paid job-related Professional Development Training
  • Paid registration, expenses, and travel to selected conferences, workshops, and seminars

Other Benefits

  • Paid memberships in selected job-related professional associations
  • Free parking
  • Overtime pay or compensatory time off for non-exempt employees at 1 ½ times the normal rate for hours worked over 40
  • Convenient direct deposit of pay and emailed pay statements