MC

Mississippi College

Benefits Overview

Insurance

MC offers health, dental, vision, life, long-term disability, long term care, and cancer insurance options for full-time employees.

Retirement

Upon employment, the University contributes 7% of employee’s salary to our Defined Contribution (DC) Retirement Plan with TIAA-CREF.  This contribution is not a reduction in bi-weekly salary.

Leave

Annual Leave

All regular non-faculty employees who are employed for at least 28 hours per week are eligible to accrue annual leave. Employees who normally work 37.5 hours per week may accrue annual leave at the rate of 3 hours bi-weekly to a maximum accrual of 78 hours.

Sick Leave

Sick leave is accumulated at the rate of 3.46 hours bi-weekly with a maximum accrual of 487.5 hours for employees who normally work 37.5 hours per week

Holidays

During the year the administrative offices observe the following holidays: Thanksgiving, one week during the Christmas holiday period (the exact period is announced well in advance by the President’s Council), New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Friday of the week of spring holidays, Easter Holiday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day, a total of 14.5 days.

Educational Assistance

For Employees

Full-time non-faculty employees that have been employed at least six months are eligible for educational assistance for coursework taken Mississippi College. An annual amount of educational assistance up to the IRS limit ($5,250 in 2011) is available to qualified employees. The employee pays the miscellaneous fees related to the course and is responsible for required books.

For Employee Dependents and Spouses

The University offers full-time tuition remission to dependents (spouses and children) of full-time faculty and staff. This benefit is for tuition only and applies only to work taken for credit toward a baccalaureate degree at Mississippi College.

Athletic Activites

Full-time faculty, staff, and their immediate families are admitted free of charge to on-campus athletic activities by showing his/her Mississippi College identification card.

Baptist Healthplex

The Baptist Healthplex at Mississippi College is a 72,000 square foot facility which includes a walking and running track, aerobic studio, strength training and weight machines, stair climbers, treadmills, ski and rowing machines, racquetball courts, indoor swimming and therapy pools, basketball and volleyball courts, locker rooms, dry sauna and steam rooms.  Full-time employees are eligible for membership at a discounted rate of $25/month.