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Benefits

Below, view benefits for the three employee groups on campus: administration and staff; faculty; and physical plant staff.

Employee Benefits

Clark University offers four health plans with one provider, Harvard Pilgrim.  The University will contribute $472.00 per month toward any individual plan; or $1076.00 per month toward any family plan.  Eligibility starts on the first of the month following the hire date of employment.  Employee cost per month effective January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 is listed below depending on the plan and coverage selected.

Plan Individual Family
Harvard Pilgrim Focus Network $ 94.10 $397.23
Harvard Pilgrim HMO $261.85 $836.31
Harvard Pilgrim Best Buy HMO $160.14  $570.11
Harvard Pilgrim PPO $395.57 $1,179.30

Plan descriptions are available in the Office of Human Resources.

Eligibility on the first of the month following the hire date of employment.  Employee cost per month effective January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 is listed below:

Plan Individual Cost Family Cost
Blue Cross Blue Shield $54.09 $146.35

The University provides (at no cost to the employee) the opportunity to set aside a portion of their salary on a pre-tax basis to be used to pay for qualified health care and/or dependent care expenses. A debit card with the annual amount elected will be provided. Employees may set aside $100 to $2650 for the health care account and/or $100 to $5000 for the dependent care accounts thus lowering your taxable income. See the Office of Human Resources for a complete plan description and enrollment forms. New employees have until the first of the month following their date of hire to elect this benefit or may wait until the annual open enrollment period.

This is a voluntary tax-deferred retirement plan. Employees may join the first of any month and must contribute 5% of their salary. There is a 2-year wait before employees are eligible for the University’s 10% contribution to this plan. However, the mandatory two year waiting period for new employees to enroll in Clark University’s retirement plan is waived for those with two years of continuous service in a non-student, benefit eligible, position at any institution of higher education. Documentation on the dates of employment from the previous employer is required. To contribute more than 5% of the salary, employees may enroll in Clark’s Supplemental Tax-Deferred Retirement Plan (SRA). Detailed information is available in the HR Office.

The University assumes the cost of this benefit to employees. Eligibility begins on the first of the month following the hire date on employment. The value is two times the base annual salary, rounded to the next highest thousand.

This benefit is provided at no cost to the employee. Employees are eligible on the first of the month following the hire date of employment. This benefit will pay 60% of the employee’s monthly base salary if the employee is totally disabled for a continuous period of six months or longer (less any amount received from Social Security or Worker’s Compensation). If the employee is participating in the University’s retirement plan at the time of total disability, an additional 15% will be contributed by the University to the retirement plan while the employee is collecting disability income (up to age 65).

  1. SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES/SUMMER AND EVENING DIVISION
    Staff Member: Effective the semester following employment, the employee may take two undergraduate courses per semester in the Summer and Evening Division, or one graduate course per semester in the School of Professional Studies, full tuition waived. Spouse/Child: In addition, after one year of employment, either the spouse or one child may take one undergraduate or one graduate course per semester with Clark paying $500 toward tuition.
  2. SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT (SOM)
    Staff Member:
    Effective the semester following employment, the employee may take two (2) courses per semester, pending acceptance through the SOM admissions process.
    Spouse/Child: After one year of full-time employment either the spouse or one child may take one course per semester with a $1,000 waiver ($500 waiver for 7-week course), pending acceptance through the admissions process.
  3. UNDERGRADUATE TUITION FOR DEPENDENT CHILDREN
    After three years of full-time employment, the employees dependent children under age 24 who are matriculating toward an undergraduate degree, may attend the University’s day undergraduate college (pending acceptance through the admissions process) or School of Professional Studies/Summer and Evening Division full or part-time with tuition cost waived for up to 36 courses or an earned degree, whichever comes first.

Administration & Staff Paid Time Off

  • Employees working in 12 month positions earn 20 days per fiscal year.
  • Employees working in 11 month positions earn 18 days per fiscal year.
  • Employees working in 10 month positions earn 16.5 days per fiscal year.
  • Employees working in 9 month positions earn 15 days per fiscal year.

Vacation time is earned on a monthly basis.  New employees are eligible to take their earned vacation time (in consultation with their supervisor) after completion of a satisfactory 6-month introductory review.  As of July 1st each year, the maximum annual number of days earned that year may be carried over (20 days for 12 month positions; 18 days for 11 month positions, etc.).  Any additional days remaining will be forfeited.

Eleven (11) per year as specified by the University with no waiting period. New employees earn an additional floating holiday after three months of employment. A floating holiday must be taken during the fiscal year, or it will be forfeited.

Sick leave is accrued at the rate of one (1) day for each calendar month worked; total days not to exceed sixty-five (65). Employees may use two (2) sick days per year for personal business. The “personal days” must be approved by your supervisor.

Facilities Management Paid Time Off

Vacation allowance is computed as of May 31st annually and awarded on June 1st and may not be carried forward one year to another.

  • Two (2) weeks after one year
  • Three (3) weeks after five year
  • Four (4) weeks after ten years
  • Five (5) weeks after twenty years

Eleven (11) per year as specified by the University with no waiting period. New employees earn an additional floating holiday after three months of employment. A floating holiday must be taken during the fiscal year, or it will be forfeited.

Sick leave is accrued at the rate of one (1) day for each calendar month worked; total days not to exceed sixty-five (65). Employees may use two (2) sick days per year for personal business. The “personal days” must be approved by your supervisor.

Faculty Benefits

Full time Tenure Track Faculty members may be granted a pre-tenure sabbatical leave after completing 6 semesters (generally three years) of full-time service on the Clark faculty at the rank of Assistant Professor or higher. If approved, a pre-tenure sabbatical is generally for one semester only at full pay.

Full time Tenured Faculty members may be granted a post-tenure sabbatical based on the following formula: (1) every semester of full time service at Clark at the rank of Assistant Professor or higher counts as one unit of sabbatical eligibility; (2) a faculty member who has accrued 6 units of sabbatical eligibility (generally 3 years) may be granted a one semester sabbatical leave at 80% salary and benefits; (3) or a faculty member who has accrued 12 units of sabbatical eligibility (generally 6 years) may be granted a sabbatical for either one semester at full pay, or two semesters at 80% salary and benefits.

Please contact the Office of Human Resources is you have questions about benefits, 1-508-793-7294 or HR@clarku.edu. The University retains the right to modify or discontinue any of these benefits at any time, with or without individual notice.

Contact Information

Office of Human Resources

Office Location
  • Shaich Family Alumni and Student Engagement Center 4th Floor,
    939 Main Street,
    Worcester MA 01610
  • 1-508-793-7294 Human Resources
  • 1-508-793-7438 Payroll
  • 1-508-793-8809 Fax