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Tarleton Benefits Package Summary

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Basic coverage paid by State contribution for Employee only:  $7500 term life insurance/$5000 accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D)

Health insurance plans start at $10/month for "Employee Only" coverage. Affordable plans for spouse, children, and family plans available. For more information see Benefits

Optional coverage’s for Employees and Dependents: medical insurance (PPO), dental (PPO & HMO) , vision, additional AD&D, term life insurance,  and long-term disability income protection (employee only)

Tax Saver Plans (IRS Section 125 flexible benefit spending accounts)

Workers’ Compensation  insurance


Birthday Leave: one paid day off during fiscal year (pro-rated if less than 100%).  Must be employed 6 months prior to birthday. Vacation leave with pay (pro-rated if less than 100%, position must meet qualification criteria): 

Family and Medical Leave:  12 weeks (qualification criteria must be met)

Sick leave with pay:  accrue 8 hours per month (pro-rated if less than 100%)

Vacation: Full-Time employees begin accruing 8 hours of vacation leave per month. Accruals increase as state service time increases.


Hazardous duty pay (for law enforcement personnel only):  $10 per month per year of service, up to a maximum monthly payment of $300

Longevity pay (full-time staff employees only):  $20 per month for every two years of service, up to forty-two years of service, with a maximum monthly payment of $420

Paid Holidays:     13 to 15 paid holidays each year.

Pay Day:  first work day of each month


Retirement Contributions (employee contribution tax sheltered):
Teacher Retirement System – 7.2% by employee; 6.8% by State of Texas
Optional Retirement Program – 6.65% by employee; 6.6% by State of Texas

Social Security participation

Texas Deferred Compensation and Supplemental Retirement Annuity

Alcohol/drug free workplace as provided by Federal and State law; all employees are strictly prohibited from being under the influence of unlawful use/selling/possession or abuse of an illicit drug or other controlled substance during working hours

Tobacco: NO TOBACCO PRODUCTS may be used in any Tarleton building or vehicle and smoking outside, on the grounds, is restricted to designated areas only.


Contact Information

Faculty & Retirees

Hollie Trussell

Staff & Retirees

Lori Barnes

Graduate Assistants & Student Employees

Mary Chenault

   Kandace Stone