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Employee Benefits

Employee Benefits

Summary of Fringe Benefits for Teaching Professionals with Academic Year Obligation

Note: Much of this information is a summary of data provided in the current collective bargaining agreement. In case of any misinterpretation, the agreement will prevail.

Leaves of Absence

•  Sick Leave

1¾ days per month accrued; maximum accumulation 225 days. Applicable when illness of employee or immediate family (defined as grandparent, parent, sibling, spouse, child or grandchild, mother-In-law, father-in-law, or an individual who serves In the same relationship) prevents employee from performing duties inclusive of overload teaching.

•  Sick Leave Donation Program

Available for members who have exhausted their sick leave per Article 11.2.B.

•  Bereavement Leave

Not to exceed 4 days for death of immediate family member; not to exceed 2 days for brother-in-law or sister-in-law.

•  Personal Leave

One day per year chargeable against accumulated sick leave for urgent personal business. Unused personal leave shall accumulate to a maximum of two (2) days of personal leave per year.

•  Jury Duty

Time off with full pay.

Health Insurance


  • Excellus Traditional Medical / Surgical Plan
    • OR Excellus Blue PPO Option H
  • Delta Dental Plan
  • MaxorPlus Prescription Plan
    CONTRIBUTION : 0% or 20% of gross premium depending on hire date

Flex Plan

•  Excellus Benefits Services Flexible Spending Program

Retirement Health Insurance

•  Health Insurance Benefit per Board of Trustees Policy Number 3.24.

Other Benefits

•  Retirement Plans

Choice of:

  • N.Y.S. Teachers' Retirement System
  • N.Y.S. Employees' Retirement System
  • Teachers' Insurance Annuity Association/College Retirement Equities Fund (TIAA-CREF)
    CONTRIBUTION: 3% for new members

•  Contractual Retirement Benefit

Provided to a limited number of retirees each year based on rank or grade, years of service and seniority.

•  Before 2009

Benefit of $36,000 payable to an approved 403B retirement account.

•  Starting in 2009

Conversion of unused sick time to health insurance. Maximum benefit of $36,000.

•  Tuition Waivers

At Other SUNY Institutions:

Various amounts in accordance with SUNY policies.

At Mohawk Valley Community College:

Employees, dependents, spouses, and individuals serving in the same relationship as an employee's spouse are entitled to waivers as defined in Article 2.6.

•  MVCC Professional Association Benefits Trust Fund

Administered by Fund Trustees appointed by the Association. All unit employees are eligible for benefits after 6 months of employment. Plans are provided through two NYSUT-endorsed companies, Davis Vision and UnumProvident. Five benefits are provided:

  • family vision plan
  • life insurance
  • accidental death and dismemberment coverage
  • long-term disability insurance
  • travel assistance plan.

•  Direct Deposit

Employees have the option of payroll checks being deposited directly into their accounts. Pay stubs are mailed to the home address as confirmation of deposit.

•  Payroll Deduction

Optional to the following:

  • Approved Retirement Accounts
  • NYSUT Benefits
  • MVCC Foundation
  • United Way
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