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Benefits for Exempt Administrators

Approved by the Board of Trustees of Rockland Community College on April 18, 1996

Benefits for Exempt Administrators

Note: Benefits for non-exempt employees (faculty, staff, administrators) are cited in the Collective Bargaining Agreements between these individual groups and the Board of Trustees.

Health Benefits

Coverage begins as of the first of the month following the date of hire. Employees are eligible for individual or family coverage and can select from a PPO, the primary carrier, or alternatively one of the HMO’s offered by the County of Rockland.

Dental Benefits

Exempt Employees are eligible for individual or family coverage. No contribution is required. Coverage begins on the first of the month following the date of hire.

Long Term Disability Insurance

Long term disability insurance is provided after the Exempt Employee has completed 12 months of continuous service. There is no cost to the employee.

Pension Plan

Pension benefits are provided through TIAA-CREF (Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association - College Retirement Equities Fund) at a contribution rate of 3% by the employee and 8% by the College. Exempt employees are vested after 12 months of continuous service.

Paid Holidays

Exempt employees receive twelve paid holidays per calendar year.

Personal Leave

Four days per fiscal year, (September through August) granted at the start of employment; pro-rated for first year after a September 1 start date. Any unused time will be converted to sick time.

Sick Leave

  1. First year following Board of Trustees approval, Exempt Employees start with a bank of twenty four days; no accruals. Thereafter, two per month to a maximum of 200 days. Days accumulated over 200 will be lost. Upon separation of service for any reason, the College will pay the employee one day’s pay for each four days of accrued and unused sick leave.
  2. Sick leave accruals may be used by individuals who are unable to perform their duties because of personal accident or illness. The term “illness” shall include routine medical appointments and diagnostic tests for the purpose of monitoring the member’s general health or recurring medical condition.
  3. Employees may use up to 10 accrued sick leave days per year for family illness, but only after the employee has exhausted all accrued vacation and personal leave time.

Vacation

  1. First year following Board of Trustees approval, employee accrues two vacation days per month to a maximum of 24 days. Thereafter, accrue two days per month to a maximum of 50 days. Unused vacation days over 50 will be lost. The use of all vacation is subject to the approval of the employee’s supervisor.
  2. In the event of the separation of a member from College service, accumulated vacation credit shall be compensated for by cash payment to the employee or his/her beneficiary except that in the event of voluntary separation, notice of same must have been given to the College at least 20 work days in advance of separation of service or the employee shall suffer the loss of one day of accrued vacation payment for each day of the 20 day notice provision not given.

Maternity/Paternity

All except temporary and first year probationary employees shall be granted a leave of absence without pay and benefits, for a period not to exceed twelve months, following the birth or adoption of a child.

Bereavement Leave

Four work days in the event of death of a member of his/her "immediate family", which shall be defined as his/her spouse, child, stepchild, parent, parent-in-law, legal guardian, sibling or life partner. The employee is expected to notify his/her supervisor as soon as possible regarding such leave.

Court and Jury Attendance

Remit jury pay to College; no loss of pay or benefits. FMLA Eligible Exempt Employees shall receive the benefits provided by the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 ( FMLA ). Leave under the FMLA is unpaid. Employees may request additional “unpaid Leave” as above.

Mileage Allowance

In lieu of actual and necessary expenses, whenever use of personal vehicles for College business is authorized by the College the mileage allowance shall be that allowed by the Internal Revenue Service either by rule, regulation or code.

Performance Review

An annual performance review will be conducted on all Exempt Employees on or before August 15 by their supervisor.

Vision Plan

The Exempt Employee and his/her family will be provided with Vision Plan insurance at no cost to the employee.

Flexible Spending Plan

As available annually through P&A Administrative Services.

Retirement Benefits

  1. Appropriate Retirement Plan: Members shall become members of the New York State Teacher’s Retirement System, New York State Employees Retirement System, the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association - The College Retirement Equities Fund, or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP). Membership in any plan shall be on a non-contributory basis, except in accordance with law.
  2. Health Benefits for Retirees: The Employer agrees to pay 100% of the cost for the individual retiree and dependents for coverage which parallels the coverage and benefits of the Rockland County Government Employees Health Benefit program for individual retirees and dependents together with such benefits and changes in the County program as may occur.

Tuition Benefits

Employees, spouse and dependents are entitled to free tuition for all RCC credit courses; non credit courses free upon approval by supervisor to maintain certification or accreditation assuming space is available. Up to $1,000 per year for each employee to seek baccalaureate, masters or doctorate.

NOTES:

  • The definition of family in all instances includes life partners (domestic partnership) as defined by the County of Rockland.
  • Exempt employees who choose not to be covered by College insurance and/or retirement benefits, may be eligible for alternative benefits related to travel, technology or other related expenses contingent on a recommendation by the President and approval of Board of Trustees.
  • Moving Expenses: Vice Presidents may be eligible for moving expenses contingent on recommendation by the President and approval of Board of Trustees.
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