Employees working in part-time* classified positions on a regular or temporary basis are eligible for benefits as described below.
*Excludes part-time athletic coaches, Specialized Professional Services (SPS) employees, and student employees.
Part-Time Benefits Summary
Part-time employees who work 75% of a full-timer’s load can become eligible for medical insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM). Three plans are available and provide a comprehensive variety of coverages and alternatives to meet the needs of all employee situations. The three BCBSM plans are administered through the Western Michigan Health Insurance Pool (The Pool) and provide access to the national network of providers available through Blue Cross.
Employees who enroll in medical coverage will have access to a wealth of tools and resources available on the BCBSM.com portal. Telemedicine is also available to enrollees through Blue Cross Online Visits. With online visits, doctors are available 24/7 for those sore throats and stuffy noses that come at the most inconvenient times. For questions that don't require a visit, the 24-hour Nurse Line is there with answers.
Other great programs are available at no cost to medical enrollees. 2nd.MD provides access to second opinion medical experts from around the country. Livongo, Omada, and Virta provide support, supplies, and resources for members with diabetes and obesity-related chronic conditions.
Visit the Medical Insurance webpage to learn more.
For part-time employees who have completed their waiting period, LCC provides two comprehensive dental plans through ADN Administrators. Enrollees can obtain services from any dentist or specialist within the ADN network to receive the largest discounts but have the option to visit any provider outside of the plan’s network too. ADN utilizes the ADN Dental Network as well as the DenteMax network to create the most inclusive network possible.
Visit the Dental Insurance webpage to learn more.
For part-time employees who have completed their waiting period, LCC provides a comprehensive vision benefit through Superior Vision. This flexible and easy-to-use plan will help enrollees access the care they need through thousands of independent and retail providers in the Superior National network. Shopping for glasses and contacts has never been easier with Superior’s online in-network providers. Superior even offers services for hearing care.
Visit the Vision Insurance webpage to learn more.
Employees have access to purchase supplemental Accident, Critical Illness, Hospital, and Life Insurance plans through AFLAC. Premiums are paid by employees directly to AFLAC and are not available for LCC's payroll deduction.
Visit the AFLAC webpage to learn more.
Michigan Public School Employees' Retirement System (MPSERS)
The Michigan Public School Employees' Retirement System (MPSERS) provides a choice between Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution Plans. Employees contribute between 0% and 13% in addition to LCC contributions towards retirement, based on plan choice.
Visit the Retirement webpage to learn more about MPSERS and retirement.
Tax Sheltered Annuities
Tax sheltered annuities allow employees to make voluntary, pre-tax contributions through payroll deduction to a 457(b) or a 403(b) retirement investment plan. Employees may enroll and participate in the tax sheltered annuity program at any time.
Visit the Tax Sheltered Annuities webpage to learn more about tax sheltered annuities and LCC's investment company options.
The College is closed for the following holidays:
- New Year's Day
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- The day following Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
- Two additional days, the day before Christmas and the day before New Year's Day when Christmas Day and New Year's Day fall on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday
Part-time salaried administrators will not lose pay from their regular wages when the College is closed for College-recognized holidays. They will also not lose pay for the time the College is closed between Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
Part-time support employees who are required to work on College-recognized holidays will be compensated at 1.5 times their regular hourly pay rate. Employees may also use Paid Time Off (PTO) to receive pay for scheduled days not worked due to these holidays up to specified limits.
Visit the Holiday Calendar webpage for the current schedule.
Visit the Human Resources Labor Relations webpage to learn more about each contract's Holiday pay provisions.
Paid Leave Time
Depending on the position type and associated union contract, part-time employees earn a variety of paid leave time.
Visit the Human Resources Labor Relations webpage to learn more details about each union contract's leave time provisions.
Part-time salaried administrators accrue Paid Time Off (PTO) at a rate of 5% of scheduled hours. The PTO accrual amount is increased depending upon the number of full years of service the employee has with the College per AFT contract guidelines. These hours are front-loaded at the beginning of each fiscal year. When an employee is hired into or leaves the position mid-year, these amounts are prorated based upon the number of months that will be worked in the remainder of the fiscal year. Accrued PTO may be used for absences for vacation, illness, holiday, personal, or other needs as scheduled with the employee’s supervisor.
In addition to the time listed above, part-time administrators who apply for and are approved for leave under the Family Medical Leave Act will be eligible for up to 2 weeks of paid time per year to cover time not worked related to the approved family medical leave.
Part-time faculty accrue Sick time at a rate of 4% for each clock hour of service or 8% for each contact hour of service. Sick time can be used for such things as employee health issues, care of a family member, and up to one day per academic year for personal reasons. Employees who work at least a total of 75% of a full-time load in the previous academic year will also receive 20 hours of personal leave.
Part-time support staff accrue Paid Time Off (PTO) at a rate of 5% for each hour paid. The PTO accrual amount is increased depending upon the number of years of service the employee has with the union per PTCTU contract guidelines. Accrued PTO may be used for absences for vacation, illness, holiday, personal, or other needs as scheduled with the employee’s supervisor. Employees who work at least 1,000 hours in the previous fiscal year will also receive an additional 40 hours of PTO at the beginning of the fiscal year for use to cover pay for holiday closings.
Emergency Leave Banks
Most part-time employees have access to leave time in excess of their personal bank for critical or emergent needs per applicable union contract guidelines.
Visit the Human Resources Labor Relations webpage to learn more details about each union contract's Leave Bank provisions.
Leaves of Absence
Jury Duty Leave
Part-time employees will not lose pay from their regular wages when obligated to serve as a juror in court per applicable union contract guidelines.
Visit the Human Resources Labor Relations webpage to learn more details about each union contract's Jury Duty Leave provisions.
Part-time employees will receive up to one week of paid leave when there is a death in an employee’s immediate family per applicable union contract guidelines.
Visit the Human Resources Labor Relations webpage to learn more details about each union contract's Bereavement Leave provisions.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
All LCC employees and their household family members have access to free, confidential professional assistance and referral services through our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) administered through HMSA. Services offered include, but are not limited to, Work-Life Counseling, Financial & Legal Consultations, and a dedicated Toll Free Crisis Line.
Visit the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) webpage to learn more.
All LCC employees have access to state of the art fitness facilities on Main Campus and West Campus at no cost.
Visit the Fitness Center webpage to learn more.
Other Employee Wellness Benefits
Visit the Employee Wellness webpage to explore more great resources to support mental, emotional, and physical wellness.
Part-time employees can accrue Tuition Waiver credits each semester to take courses at LCC, tuition free. Employees with earned credits may request the waiver to be applied to credit and/or non-credit courses. Eligible dependents are able to utilize earned credits once applicable union contract stipulations are met.
Visit the LCC Tuition Waiver webpage to learn more.
Siena Heights University
Partnered through LCC's University Center, Siena Heights University offers LCC employees an $80 per credit hour tuition discount for both their bachelor's and master's degree courses.
Visit the Education Benefits webpage to learn more.
Being an LCC employee provides you with a lot of perks such as discounts on car insurance, cell phone plans, mortgages, tuition, shopping, and much more!
Visit the Employee Perks webpage to learn more.
LCC employees receive parking at no expense in employee-designated lots on all campuses.
Visit the LCC Parking webpage to learn more.
Other Position-Specific Benefits
Professional Publications & Organizations
Part-time faculty with an Associate Continuing Contract may be reimbursed up to $50 per year for subscriptions to professional or technical publications or for membership in professional organizations related to College work.
Visit the Human Resources Labor Relations webpage to learn more details about MAHE Professional Publications and Organizations provisions.
Benefits Enrollment & Changes
When and how can I enroll in and make changes to my eligible benefits?
Contact your HR Benefits Team at LCC-HR-Benefits@star.lcc.edu