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Employment at SXU

Summary of Benefits

Saint Xavier University is committed to providing employees with a comprehensive benefits package that meets the needs of both the individual and his/her family. Many of the benefits are flexible and offer choices to meet various benefit needs.

Health Care

Health Insurance

The University currently offers eligible faculty and staff members two PPO Plans: a Health Care Account (HCA) and a Health Savings Account (HSA) through Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Illinois.  Both PPO plans are consumer driven, high deductible health plans. There is a monthly employee contribution that varies by coverage option. Wellness prevention is covered at 100% (in Network) for both plans.

Dental Insurance

The University currently offers eligible faculty and staff members the option of two dental plans through Delta Dental Illinois. You will have the choice of PPO or DHMO plan designs.

Vision Insurance

The University currently offers eligible faculty and staff members the option of vision insurance through Vision Service Plan (VSP).

Life Insurance

The University currently provides eligible faculty and staff members group term life insurance for two times their annual base salary through Sun Life Financial. You may also purchase additional optional coverage with maximum benefit limits that include age restrictions.

Disability Benefits

Short Term Disability

The University currently provides eligible faculty and staff members Short Term Disability benefits through Sun Life Financial. This employer paid benefit offers a percentage of income continuation based on your years of service, up to maximum income and duration amounts.

Long Term Disability

The University currently provides eligible faculty and staff members Long Term Disability benefits through Sun Life Financial. This employer paid benefit offers 60 percent of your monthly base salary after a 90-day elimination period, up to maximum income and duration amounts.

Retirement

Retirement Benefits

The University currently offers eligible faculty and staff members retirement benefits through TIAA-Cref Financial Services or Fidelity Investments. You may contribute a portion of your salary into an individual retirement plan on a tax-deferred basis not to exceed the maximum exclusion allowance as defined by the Internal Revenue Service. The one year waiting period for a University match (of 50 percent) will be waived for all employees with existing retirement contracts and/or coming from another educational institution within three months.

Paid Time Off

Sick Leave

The University currently offers eligible staff members paid sick leave. Time is accrued based upon your regular and/or part-time schedule.

Vacation

The University currently offers eligible staff members paid vacation time.  Compensated vacations are an accrued benefit. An employee's first day of regular employment at the University shall be referred to as his/her employment anniversary.

Jury Duty

The University currently offers eligible staff members paid Jury Duty time to avoid any financial loss because of such service.

Bereavement

The University currently offers eligible staff members to take up to three work days with pay to attend bereavement services and take care of personal matters related to the death of an immediate family member. An immediate family member is considered: a parent, spouse, spouse's parent, child, spouse's child by a former marriage, grandparent, foster parent, brother or sister.  Pay for a bereavement leave will be made for actual time lost from work.

Flexible Spending Accounts

Flexible Spending Accounts

The University currently offers eligible faculty and staff members the option of participating in the dependent care and/or health care flexible spending account benefit program. You may elect to set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for out-of-pocket medical, dental, vision or dependent care expenses not covered by other benefit plans. Enrollment in the plan(s) cannot be revoked during the calendar year and excess contributions cannot be refunded. (Please note: if you are enrolled in a HSA, your Flexible Spending Account will be considered “Limited Purpose,” meaning you may only use these funds for dental and/or vision only.)

Other Benefits

Tuition

Tuition Waiver

The University currently offers eligible faculty and staff members a tuition waiver benefit program for up to two courses or six credit hours per regular semester, after completion of a 90-day probationary period. Spouses and children, who are considered to be dependent, based on the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), are eligible on the first day of the term following the employee’s one year anniversary. Part-time faculty and staff who work at least 1/2 time are also eligible, though benefits are prorated.

Tuition Exchange Program

The University currently offers children of Saint Xavier University employee’s, who are considered to be dependent under FASFA, three tuition exchange programs with other private colleges and universities. The three tuition exchange programs in which the University participates are:

  • Catholic College Cooperative Tuition Exchange (CCCTE)
  • Council of Independent Colleges Tuition Exchange Program (CIC-TEP)
  • The Tuition Exchange, Inc.

Credit Union

The University currently offers all faculty and staff members to join South Division Credit Union. They offer a variety of financial services. Applications and deduction forms are available in the Office of Human Resources.

Shannon Center Membership

The University currently offers eligible faculty, staff, students, trustees, Sisters of Mercy and current President's Club members free membership.

Employee Assistance Program

The University currently offers all faculty and staff members employee assistance.  This program is a confidential service offered through Metropolitan Family Services that provides support, counseling, referrals and resources for issues that impact your life. Metropolitan Family Services can help address concerns such as: 

  • Financial or legal
  • Child/Elder care
  • Work-life balance
  • Depression and stress
  • Alcohol and drug abuse

This summary is for discussion purposes only. Please contact Human Resources for detailed descriptions of the benefits