Faculty & Staff Information
More detailed information is available in the Employee Handbook.
Paid Time Off Policy
Manchester University offers comprehensive paid-time-off benefits in support of the total employee: mind, body and spirit. Staff members are encouraged to take their paid holidays and vacation time. Note: Hourly Assistant Coaches do not qualify for paid time off.
Manchester University provides regular full-time employees 12 paid holidays annually; nine are fixed and three are floating. Additionally, each full-time staff member may earn one floating wellness holiday after participating in pre-approved, wellness-related activities.
Official Manchester University holidays are as follows:
Full-time, regular staff members are eligible immediately for holiday pay upon hire. Part-time staff who work a minimum of 1,040 hours per year, (average 20 hours per week) are eligible for holiday pay on a prorated basis if the holiday falls on a regularly schedule work day. Floating holidays are also prorated.
Paid Vacation Time
Paid vacation time is provided for full-time and part-time staff members, as well as 12-month faculty. Vacation time may be used following the new hire 90-day orientation period. Vacation time accumulates each pay period at 1/24 of the annual rates outlined below on the ninth and 24th of each month.
Regular full-time non-exempt staff (usually hourly) who work 40 hours per week for 12 months per year are granted vacation according to the following schedule:
Regular full-time salaried exempt staff, and faculty scheduled to work 12 months per year, are granted vacation according to the following schedule:
Nine- and 10-month Faculty Members
Paid Sick Time
Manchester University provides paid sick time to all regular full-time employees. Sick time is granted on September 1 of each year. All full-time, 12-month employees are granted 80 hours of sick time per year with nine- and 10- month employees prorated accordingly. Sick time is cumulative to a maximum of 90 days or 720 hours.
Paid sick time may be taken for the following reasons: Personal illness or injury that prohibits the employee from performing the required duties of the job; contagious disease that would constitute a health danger to others; illness or injury in the employee's immediate family (spouse, children, step-children, legally adopted children, siblings, parents, and spouse's parents) that requires the employee's care; and medical/dental appointments for the employee or the employee's parents or children that cannot be scheduled outside of normal work hours.
Full-time employees are eligible to participate in the University's retirement program through TIAA-CREF following a two-year waiting period. Prior employment with a 501(c)3 or educational organization within the past 10 years will be counted toward satisfying the waiting period.
Supplemental Retirement Account
Employees may establish their own supplemental retirement account (SRA).
The University provides multiple health insurance plans from which employees may choose.
Health Savings Account (HSA)
Flexible Spending Accounts (IRS Section 125)
Voluntary flexible spending accounts allow employees to set aside pre-tax income dollars to pay for various medical, dental and dependent care expenses. To participate, new hires MUST enroll within 30 days of employment or at the next open enrollment period (typically December of each year).
Short-term Disability Coverage (STD)
The University provides STD coverage to all full-time employees, following six months of continuous service.
Long-term Disability Insurance (LTD)
The University provides long-term disability insurance benefits to full-time employees under the age of 65.
Domestic Partner Benefits
Manchester University provides certain benefits to its employees' domestic partners and their children who meet eligibility criteria. Please consult the Employee Handbook for details.
Employee Assistance Program
All full-time and part-time employees and their immediate family members are eligible to participate in the employee assistance program (EAP) provided through the Bowen Center.
For more information, contact the Office of Human Resources at ext. 5288.