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Employee Benefits

Employee Benefits

Summary of Fringe Benefits for Professionals with Fiscal 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.

Holidays and Vacations

  • Holidays
New Year's Day
Martin Luther King Day
Lincoln 's Birthday
Washington's Birthday
Good Friday
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Columbus Day
Election Day
Veteran's Day
Thanksgiving Day
Day after Thanksgiving
Christmas Day
  • Vacations

    15 to 23 days per year based on promotional level and hire date plus above holidays; maximum accumulation 40 days

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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