Part-time Employee Benefits

Paid Time Off  (PTO)

Regular part-time support staff who work a minimum of 40 hours per pay period will earn PTO benefits after a 90-day waiting period. Part-time staff are defined as regular part-time support staff positions, not student workers, cadets, employees paid on a stipend, seasonal or short-term positions such as summer high school supervisors and clerks, writing sample specialists, etc. PTO hours are earned at a rate based on the employee’s years of continuous employment with the college.

State Universities Retirement System (SURS)

The college participates in SURS and all employees, except student workers and those employees that are considered temporary or intermittent, are required to contribute eight percent of their gross pay.*  This contribution is a pre-tax deduction. The employer contribution is paid by the state of Illinois. Employees that contribute to SURS do not contribute to the Federal Social Security Program (FICA). General information regarding SURS may be accessed toll free by calling 1-800-ASK SURS (275-7877) or visiting the SURS website.

*Employees hired as Campus Police Officers are subject to a higher SURS contribution.

Tax Sheltered Annuity Program (403B)

The college provides all employees the opportunity to participate in a Tax Sheltered Annuity Program. The college has pre-approved companies from which employees can choose a tax deferred investment plan. The college does not contribute to these accounts. 

Professional Development

Waubonsee’s Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) is an internal training department that serves all Waubonsee employees. The CTLT offers more than 300 free face-to-face training sessions each year on a wide variety of professional development topics. Along with group training, CTLT trainers are available to provide one-on-one assistance. In addition, the CTLT web page contains a large amount of job aids and tutorials that are available 24/7 online.

Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)

The college provides access to an EAP for employees and their eligible dependents. The BalanceWorks program, an integrated employee assistance and work/life program, provides the employee and eligible family members with access to free confidential assistance with everyday work and family issues as well as more challenging personal concerns. The BalanceWorks program includes:

  • Immediate connection to a counselor 24/7 
  • Legal consultation and referral 
  • Financial consultation and referral
  • Online resources  
  • Child and elder care resource/referral services  
  • A personal assistant to help with individual requests on a variety of topics or concerns

Tuition Reimbursement

Part-time support staff are eligible to receive tuition reimbursement for credit courses taken at Waubonsee Community College after two years of continuous employment at the college. Employees must be working a minimum of 20 hours per week to be eligible. Pre-approval by the administrative supervisor and appropriate vice president is required and the course(s) should be related to the employee's job duties and responsibilities. It is expected that courses will be taken outside the employee's work schedule. A grade of "C" or higher must be earned in order to receive reimbursement.

Direct Deposit

Waubonsee employees are encouraged to enroll in direct deposit and may divide their paycheck among multiple accounts.

The description above is a summary of the current benefit program offered and is not intended to be an all-inclusive statement or guarantee of benefits.