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