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Office of Human Resources - Benefits Information
Unit Professionals
Subject to applicable waiting periods and other plan provisions, full-time Unit Professionals receive the following benefits:

Health and Basic Life Insurance– pre-tax premium deductions
Employees hired after July 1, 2003, pay 25% of their monthly premium. Employees hired before July 1, 2003 pay 20% of their monthly health and basic life insurance premium.  All plans include prescription drug benefit.  The Commonwealth offers $5,000.00 mandatory Basic Life Insurance.

Optional Life Insurance

New employees may apply for optional life insurance up to 8x your salary without the need for a medical review. If not enrolled at time of new hire, employee must wait one year from date first eligible before enrolling. Current employees may apply for optional life insurance up to 8x your salary subject to a medical review at anytime during the year.

Dental Plan

MetLife Dental, family or individual, plan available at no cost to employee, cost is covered through Union dues. Available to employee on the first calendar day of the first calendar month following 6 full months of continuous service.

Long Term Disability
New employees may enroll in LTD, without providing evidence of good health, within 10 days of hire.  Current employees can apply for LTD coverage at any time during the year, an evidence of insurability for insurance approval must be provided to enter the Plan.

State Retirement Plan - SERS
Defined benefit plan- State Employees Retirement System. Employee contributes 9% of pay (plus additional 2% of any earnings over $30,000). Vesting is 10 years after credible service. Deductions begin with first paycheck.

Tax Sheltered Annuity 403(b)

Employee can make pre-tax contributions to a 403(b) plan that may help reduce current taxes while you save for retirement. Please contact Human Resources for a complete list of approved vendors.

Dependent and Health Care Reimbursement

Annual Enrollment November- December for January 1st effective date

Dependent Care
– Active state employees who have employment-related expenses for a dependent child under the age of 13 and/or a disabled adult dependent is eligible for DCAP.  Program allows participant to contribute up to $5,000 per family annually on a pre-tax basis as a payroll deduction

Health Care Reimbursement
– Through this benefit, active employees can pay for non-covered health-related expenses on a pre-tax basis.  Employees may contribute up to $5,000 annually on a pre-tax basis as a payroll deduction.

State Tuition Waiver
After six months of continuous service, 100% tuition waiver available to full-time employee, spouse and dependents for state-supported courses at any Massachusetts Community or State College or University. A 50% fee waiver shall apply for spouse and dependents for any regular day program offered at any College in the Community College System.

Direct Deposit

Required of all employees – state mandated; employee can have multiple accounts/banks. Effective after first payroll.


Thirteen paid holidays annually, see Human Resources for complete listing.


All professional staff members who work a twelve (12) month year shall be entitled to an annual vacation leave of one hundred sixty five (165) hours or twenty two (22) days. Accruals increase based on years of service (accruals are pro-rated for employees who work less than 12 months). Part time employees, half time or more shall accumulate at the same proportion as employee's service bears to full time service.

Personal Days

3 days credited, for existing employees, every January. 3 days will be pro-rated for new hires, hired 01/01-03/31 22.50 hours, hired 04/01-06/30 15 hours, 07/01-09/30 7.5 hours, after 10/01 0 hours. Must be used by December 31st.

Sick Leave

Will accrue .057692 hours per hour of employment, 1 ¼ days per month/112.5 hours (15 days) of sick time annually, sick leave not used in any year may be accumulated.

Sick Bank

If on an approved leave of absence, may access Sick Bank by requesting in writing to the President of the College, once sick leave is exhausted.  Automatic 7.5 hours assigned to sick bank unless Payroll is notified by 10/30.  New hires must notify Payroll within 10 days of hire if they wish to participate in Sick Bank

Family and Medical Leave Act

FMLA entitles employees to take up to 12 weeks unpaid, job protected leave during a 12 month period for specified family and medical reasons. While on an approved unpaid FMLA employees may utilize sick and personal accrued time, as detailed in the MCCC/MTA Collective Bargaining Agreement. All leave plans are run concurrently run.

:  This information is meant as a summary only and is subject to change.  More detailed information can be found in the MCCC/MTA Collective Bargaining Agreement or in benefit plan brochures, or by speaking with a member of Massasoit Human Resources
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