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Employment at SXU

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.


Summary of Employee Benefits

Health Care

The University currently offers eligible faculty and staff members three PPO Plans and one HMO Plan: two Health Care Accounts (HCA), Health Savings Account (HSA) and HMO through Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Illinois. All 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 percent (in Network) for both plans.

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.

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

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

Disability Benefits

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

The University currently provides eligible faculty and staff members Long Term Disability benefits through Guardian. This employer paid benefit offers 60 percent of your monthly base salary after 90 days of a disability, up to maximum income and duration amounts.

Paid Time Off

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

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.

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

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.

Retirement

The University currently offers eligible faculty and staff members retirement benefits through TIAA-Cref Financial Services. 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 University will match 50% plus an additional 1% for faculty and 25% plus an additional .5% for staff. The one-year waiting period for a University match will be waived for all employees with existing retirement contracts and for those coming from another educational institution within three months.

Other Benefits

Tuition Waiver

Saint Xavier 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 FAFSA, three tuition exchange programs with other private colleges and universities. The three tuition exchange programs in which the University participates are:

The University currently offers all faculty and staff members to join Northwest Community Credit Union. They offer a variety of financial services. Applications and deduction forms are available in the Office of Human Resources or at the SXU branch of the NWCCU next to the Graham School of Management.

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

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

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

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Office of Human Resources Purpose Statement

The Office of Human Resources serves in a manner consistent with the Mercy values and the Saint Xavier University mission. The Human Resources team excels in service, compassion and respect for all employees and welcomes and values diversity, in all its forms. The Human Resources staff pledges to support staff and faculty in their vital role of meeting the University commitment to students and provides creative solutions, proactive planning and problem solving to current, future and retired employees.

Diversity

Grounded in Catholic identity, mission, and heritage, Saint Xavier University is committed to serving a diverse learning community in conjunction with our core values. The University belongs to all in its community, regardless of race, color, ethnicity, creed, religion, gender, gender identity, abilities, age, sexual orientations, nationality, or immigration status. Faculty, staff, and students are engaged in creating a climate of purposeful inclusion by cultivating equity literacy and providing opportunities for meaningful connections and service among diverse people, ideas, and perspectives, in search of truth and the common good. Learn more about Saint Xavier University's Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Mission

Saint Xavier University affirms its position as a Catholic institution, inspired by the heritage of the Sisters of Mercy, and asserts its rights to employ persons who subscribe to the mission, vision and core values of the University. Learn more about Saint Xavier University's Mission.

Statement of Equal Opportunity

Saint Xavier University will make all decisions regarding recruitment, hiring, promotions and all other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on grounds of race, color, creed, sex, religion, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status or other factors that cannot be lawfully the basis for an employment decision. Hiring decisions will be based on the bona fide occupational qualifications of each applicant. The University is committed to diversity and encourages applications from individuals with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences.