Faculty Benefits Summary

  • Sick leave - Faculty members accrue 90 hours per academic year. The total accrual will be credited to faculty at the beginning of the contract term. A maximum of 16 hours per year sick leave may be granted to regular faculty for personal reasons. With the exception of limited-contract faculty, a maximum of 160 hours per year sick leave may be granted to employees for absence due to illness or injury of a dependent or family member.
  • Sabbatical leave - May be granted to regular faculty at any time after completion of at least six consecutive full-time, full-year contracts. Sabbatical leave must have the approval of the president.
  • Group health insurance - Employees may select coverage in the Employee Flexible Benefit Plan sponsored by the State Board for Colleges and Occupational Education.
  • Group dental insurance - Employees may choose to participate in the Dental Insurance Plan. Two dental plans are available.
  • Group life insurance - Each eligible employee is required to have a minimum term-life insurance benefit. Under the Basic Term Life Insurance Plan, the employee is required to elect a minimum of $50,000 or the amount of their annual salary, whichever is greater. The maximum election is three times the basic annual salary, up to a maximum of $300,000. Supplemental life insurance plans are available. Dependent life is available without enrollment in family medical or dental plans.
  • Vision services plan (VSP) - Participation in the VSP is voluntary. Employees choosing to participate in the plan can use the services of a VSP member doctor or may choose to see a non-member doctor. Benefit schedules will vary based on your choice.
  • Travel accident insurance - Employees are covered under this plan if they are full time and actively working. There is no cost to the employee for this benefit. If the employee has an accident while traveling for business, this program provides benefit payments to the employee or the employee's beneficiary.
  • Long-term disability - All benefit-eligible, active permanent employees who work a an average of 30 or more hours per week are covered under this plan. Benefits become available after the employee has been totally disabled for 60 days, or at the end of their accumulated sick leave, whichever is greater. This benefit is fully paid by the SBCCOE Trust on behalf of the employee.
  • Flexible spending accounts - Allows employee to pay health expenses and/or dependent day care expenses with pre-tax dollars. Taxable income is reduced by the amount of anticipated expenses set aside in reimbursement accounts.
  • Retirement -  The Colorado Community College System does not participate in Social Security. Participation in the Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) is mandatory. Related benefits information is available from PERA'S website.

  • Deferred compensation plans - Voluntary participation enables the employee to supplement retirement income by making tax-deferred contributions to one of the following plans: PERA 457, PERA 401(k), TIAA, METLIFE and VALIC.