4.14 Employee Benefits and Programs

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I. Regulation

Full-time employees are eligible to enroll or otherwise participate in the employee benefits and programs from the first day of full-time employment.

II. General Information

A. Information about the following benefits may be obtained from the Human Resources Department:

1. Health and life insurance
2. Dental insurance
3. Vision insurance
4. Disability insurance
5. Worker's compensation
6. Retirement plan
7. Tax deferred salary reduction plans
8. Flexible spending account for medical and dependent care expenses
9. Long-term Care insurance

B. Tuition Exemption for Employees

Employees are encouraged to take advantage of the many courses available at Central Piedmont Community College for their professional and personal development. Full-time employees are eligible to enroll in one curriculum course per semester without payment of tuition, including any co-requisite lab or activity fees, pending the availability of funding. Employees will be notified at the time of registration if College funds are not available to support tuition and fees. The employee must pay for books and any other special fees (optional student insurance, forensics fee, and GED testing fee) associated with a course for which tuition has been waived. An employee may take a course during his/her regular workday only with the prior written approval of his/her immediate administrator. Such approval is not required for a course taken during the lunch hour.

Employees may take "self-supporting" classes only if space is available. Registration for self-supporting classes requires special procedures. Requests should be made in writing using the appropriate form and submitted to the program coordinator/chair at least one week prior to the class start date. The program coordinator/chair will notify the employee at least 24 hours before the class begins if space is available.

C. Parking

The College has designated parking areas to be used without cost by employees on a first-come, first-serve basis. Such lots are intended to accommodate the parking needs of employees only and are not to be used by employees' friends or families. A detailed explanation of parking regulations is contained in Policy 6.04.

D. Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The EAP is designed to help employees who may need assistance in dealing with personal or job-related problems. Participation is voluntary and strict confidentiality is enforced. A supervisor may refer employees, if necessary, for improvement in job performance or the workplace.

E. Holidays

Full-time employees receive approximately 13 or 14 paid holidays each fiscal year.

F. Sick Leave

Full-time employees earn sick leave at the rate of 8 hours per month worked. A full explanation of the sick leave benefit is found in Policy 4.17.

G. Vacation Leave

Full-time employees earn vacation leave as outlined in Policy 4.16

H. The College provides professional training opportunities to all employees for improvement in job performance, personal development, wellness, and leadership. See Policy 4.29 for professional development standards.

Changes approved by Cabinet on February 14, 2006; March 17, 2009; July 18, 2011
Approved by Board of Trustees on May 5, 2004, effective July 1, 2004