AFSCME (American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees) typically perform work in the clerical field, accounting, maintenance and trades, grounds keeping, custodial, and information technology.
ESU offers an excellent benefits package for AFSCME employees including health care, company paid life insurance, retirement benefits, and leave time.
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Health care benefits are overseen by PEBTF (Pennsylvania Employees Benefit Trust Fund).
Employees are eligible to enroll in health care coverage from their first day of employment. There is a 90 day waiting period to enroll in supplemental benefits (dental/vision/hearing) and/or to enroll dependents into eligible plans.
During the first 90 days of employment, employees can enroll in any of the following plans for single coverage only. Eligible dependents can be added to any plan on the 91st day of employment.
- PPO (Preferred Provider Organization)
- Choice PPO – Aetna
- Basic PPO – Highmark
- HMO (Health Maintenance Organization)
- Custom HMO – Aetna or Geisinger
Flu Shot Information
- Prescription Coverage
- During first 90 days, employee can opt to enroll, at an additional bi-weekly buy-up
- Single: $77.66
- Dependents: $192.66
Employees are eligible to enroll after 90 days of employment.
A major life event allows employee to make a change in health insurance, without having to wait for annual Open Enrollment. Major life events include marriage, divorce, birth, adoption, death, or loss of other coverage. The employee will need to provide proof of verification to Human Resources within 60 days of the major life event, in order to make a change.
There are two types of Flexible Spending Accounts: Healthcare FSA and Dependent Care FSA.
This benefit is a convenient way to set aside money on a pre-tax basis for eligible medical, dental, vision and dependent care expenses. Employees can sign up within 30 days of hire, or during open enrollment period. Once enrolled, the employee will be covered for one calendar year.
Detailed information, including lists of eligible and ineligible expenses can be found in the Flexible Spending Account Handbook.
ESU offers paid basic group life through MetLife for all permanent, full-time employees. Coverage amounts vary by employee group.
Voluntary Insurance programs are overseen by CIGNA. These benefits financially help families in case of an employee’s death, or if employee suffers a serious injury due to a covered accident. The following voluntary insurances offered are:
At no cost to employee:
- Basic Group Life Insurance – permanent employees are automatically enrolled
Employee pays bi-weekly premiums:
Retirement Plans are offered to ensure an employee begins to save and invest money for retirement. When an employee is first hired, it is required that they select a retirement plan. Once a decision has been made, the employee cannot change their plan.
The retirement plans offered to employees are:
If employee does not choose within 30 days of hire, they will automatically be enrolled in the SERS (A5 Hybrid) retirement plan.
Voluntary Retirement Plans
Employees are offered additional options to save and invest money with Voluntary Retirement Plans.
- Deferred Compensation – 457 (b) Plan
- Tax Sheltered Annuity (TSA) – 403(b) Plan
AFSCME employees are eligible for Annual Leave, Sick Leave, and Sick Family Leave. Leave time is accrued as follows.
- Up to 3 years of service: 4.24% of regular hours paid, 11 days per year
- 3-15 years of service: 7.32% of regular hours paid, 19 days per year
- Over 15 years of service: 9.24% of regular hours paid, 24 days per year
- 4.24% of regular hours paid, 11 days per year
Bereavement and Sick Family Leave
- Death of relative – 3-5 days, depending on relationship
- Sickness of immediate family – 5 days per calendar year
Leave used is deducted from sick leave balance.
FMLA allows employees who are eligible to take up to a 12 weeks of leave (with or without pay) with benefits for:
- the birth or adoption of a child,
- recovery from a qualifying medical illness,
- providing care for a seriously ill family member.
To request FMLA, the required two forms to be submitted to Human Resources are:
- FMLA – Request for FMLA/SPF Absence – (this form needs to be completed by the employee)
- and the applicable certification form, completed by the health care provider:
If an employee suffers a work related injury, Worker’s Compensation provides wage loss and medical benefits to employee.
- Report the injury
- When an employee suffers a work related injury, employee must report it to their supervisor.
- Fill out an Accident/Incident Report Form.
- Submit Accident/Incident Report form to HR
- The Accident/Incident Report Form needs to be submitted to Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP), who will provide employee with claim number. The HRBP will provide the workers compensation employee notification and workers compensation forms for you to review, sign and return.
- Seek Treatment
- If employee has not already gone to emergency room for treatment, HRBP will instruct employee to see one of the doctors from our Panel List of Physicians.
- Provide Doctors Note to HR
- The doctor will provide documentation to the employee, which must be submitted to HR. It is very important that the employee provides this documentation, to determine if the employee is okay to return to work, or needs to be placed on any type of restrictions.
A waiver of tuition to the fourteen State System universities is available to eligible employees and their dependents. Eligibility guidelines differ according to the employee’s collective bargaining agreement or non-represented status. Please review the Tuition Waiver policy for complete eligibility rules.
Complete the applicable forms for this benefit:
The SEAP program is free and confidential, offering personal support and guidance in a variety of issues, problems, and concerns that one deals with on a daily basis. The program can be beneficial to employees or their immediate families, providing services such as legal advice, drug and alcohol counseling, assistance with financial planning, stress management, depression, and many more.
The mission of the Healthy Campus 2020 program is to support campuses to improve and collaborate the health initiatives of faculty, staff, and students. The program criteria is focused on the following wellbeing categories: Emotional, Physical, Mental, Social, Occupational, Intellectual, Sexual, and Spiritual.
Throughout the year, the Healthy Campus 2020 Committee will be supporting offices, departments, and organizations in committing to the program, participating in their own health, and giving your wellbeing the attention it deserves. Take the Healthy Campus 2020 pledge and commit to your health!
Dining Meal Plan
A meal plan in which employees can enjoy meals at dining areas on campus, without having to pay upfront. Charges for meal plan are deducted bi-weekly from paycheck.
Employees must sign up for Dining Meal Plan every semester
Just bring your Employee ID and you can enjoy a variety of meals in areas such as Dansbury Commons, Center Court, or even Starbucks.
Take advantage of discounts offered to East Stroudsburg University employees, at select restaurants, bars, attractions and more.
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Please note that each savings program has its own restrictions. The discount provider imposes these restrictions. In some cases the discount providers limit discounts to only employees and their families. Information on how to redeem each discount can be retrieved via the vendor’s website or calling them directly. While the University has made an effort to check each offering, it does not warrant or endorse any goods or services provided by any business participating in the Employee Discount Program. It is your responsibility to careful check good and services offered.