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Benefits

Full time and qualifying part-time Tarleton employees enjoy the competitive benefits package offered through the Texas A&M University System.

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Included Benefits

Visit the Texas A&M University System Benefits Administration for booklets, forms, brochures, detailed information and links to insurance provider websites for the insurances listed above.

Reimbursement of Insurance Premium Deductions Prior to State Contribution Date

The State of Texas contributes to eligible employees’ insurance coverages as of the 1st day of the month following 60 days of employment in an eligible position. For those who elect coverage PRIOR to the first of the month after 60 days of employment, Tarleton State University will reimburse employees the State contribution towards health coverage during those first 60 days.

Summer Insurance for Faculty

Covered full-time faculty remain eligible for insurance coverage during the summer, non-working months, if returning to their full time position the following Fall. Detailed information is provided in April of each year.

Newly hired full time employees not eligible for the State contribution on September 1st, who are appointed to a 9-11 month (including 9+3) position, will have summer premiums for June, July and August withheld from your paycheck received in early June (May’s pay).

Full Time employees who are eligible for the State contribution on September 1st and are appointed to a 9-11 month (including 9+3) position will have 12 months of premiums prorated over 9 months. Twelve (12) months of premiums will be deducted and paid September-May (October-June paychecks).

Retirement Contributions

Employee contribution tax sheltered include:

  • Teacher Retirement System – 7.7% by employee; 6.8% by State of Texas
  • Optional Retirement Program – 6.65% by employee; 6.6% by State of Texas
  • Social Security Participation

Vacation Leave with Pay

Vacation is pro-rated if less than 100%, position must meet qualification criteria:

Vacation Leave Based on During Employment
Employment Time (Months) Hours Accrued (Monthly) Maximum Hours Carried-Over
0-24 8 180
25-60 9 244
61-120 10 268
121-180 11 292
181-240 13 340
241-300 15 388
301-360 17 436
361-420 19 484
421-999 21 532

Paid Holidays

Holiday is pro-rated if less than 100%, position must meet qualification criteria.

Paid Leave

Various types of paid and unpaid leaves are available, qualification criteria must be met.

Pay Day

FLSA Exempt Positions
FLSA Non-Exempt Positions
Longevity Pay
Hazardous Duty Pay

Basic coverage paid by State contribution for Employee only

$7500 term life insurance/$5000 accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D)

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)

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