Staff Holiday Schedule
Fiscal Year 2015
July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015
|Holiday||Date(s) Observed||Day(s) Observed|
|Independence Day||July 4, 2014||Friday|
|Labor Day||September 1, 2014||Monday|
|Thanksgiving||November 27 & 28, 2014||Thursday and Friday|
|Winter Holiday Break||*December 25, 2014 – January 2, 2015||Thursday – Friday
(Return to work: Monday, January 5, 2015)
|Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day||January 19, 2015||Monday|
|Spring Break||March 11 - 13, 2015||Wednesday - Friday|
|Memorial Day||May 25, 2015||Monday|
* University policy defines the Winter Holiday Break as “Christmas and New Year’s Day (plus all work days in between).” The addition of Friday, January 2, 2015 is an “extra” holiday for fiscal year 2015 that is not part of the university’s standard holiday schedule.
For more information on available benefits download your copy of the KSU benefits guide for 2014-2015. The guide contains information on health, dental, disability, life insurance, retirement plans, and flexible spending accounts.
Medical / Health Insurance
New Employee Enrollment Information
Employee Assistance Programs
Sick Leave Bank
The sick leave bank did not receive sufficient donations to operate for the 2014-2015 fiscal year. The bank will again be offered during the next open enrollment period.
Worldwide Emergency Travel
Annual Leave – The University grants vacation leave with full pay to full-time, non-faculty employees. The leave policy applies to all non-academic KSU employees, however, it does not supersede the contractual obligations of any individual. The following schedule of vacation leave allowances applies to executive, administrative, managerial, and professional employees:
- 0-5 years of continuous service: Fifteen (15) days of vacation leave with a carry-over allowance of thirty-five (35) days.
- 6-14 years of continuous service: Twenty (20) days of vacation leave with a carry-over allowance of thirty-five (35) days.
- 15 or more years of continuous service: Twenty-five (25) days per year of vacation leave with a carry-over allowance of forty (40) days.
The following schedule of vacation leave allowances applies to clerical, service maintenance, technical and scientific employees:
- 0-3 years of continuous service: Ten (10) days of vacation leave with a carry-over allowance of thirty-five (35) days.
- 4-9 years of continuous service: Fifteen (15) days of vacation leave with a carry-over allowance of thirty-five (35) days.
- 10-14 years of continuous service: Twenty (20) days per year of vacation leave with a carry-over allowance of thirty-five (35) days.
- 15 or more years of continuous service: Twenty-five (25) days per year of vacation
- Credit Unions
- Flexible Benefits – FEBCO
- Holiday Pay
- Sick Leave
- Tuition Waiver Plan
- Employee Application for Tuition Waiver – Statewide: For employees only-not dependents.
- Employee Application for Tuition Waiver: For employees and/or dependents attending KSU.
- United Healthcare: United Healthcare is an operating division of United Health Group, the largest single health carrier in the United States.
- KY Deferred Compensation: Kentucky Public Employees’ Deferred Compensation Authority (KDC) is authorized under the Kentucky Revised Statutes (18A.230 – 18A.275) to provide administration of tax-deferred supplemental retirement plans for all state, public school and university employees, and employees of local political subdivisions that have elected to participate.
- Kentucky Teachers Retirement System: KTRS is a defined benefit retirement plan for benefited positions that requires certification of a 4-year college degree and does not allow experience to substitute for the college degree. Benefited employees by law must participate in a retirement plan. KTRS eligible employees must participate in either KTRS or an Optional Retirement Plan and have 30 days to enroll after starting employment.
- Kentucky Retirement System: KERS is a defined benefit retirement plan for benefited positions at KSU that do not require certification or a 4-year college degree or allow experience to substitute for a college degree. Or if you work a combined 100 hours or more per month with two different employers and both employers participate with KERS. Retirement must be deducted from both employers. Benefited employees must participate by law and have 30 days to enroll after starting employment. Benefited employees are employees who are scheduled to work an average of 100 or more hours of work per month over twelve consecutive months.
- Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association – College Retirement Equities Fund: TIAA-CREF is a nonprofit organization that provides investment and insurance services for those working in education, medicine, culture and research. TIAA-CREF has a history that dates back to the late Andrew Carnegie, whose Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching created the initial organization in order to service the pension needs of professors.
- The Variable Annuity Life Insurance Company: Valic, a subsidiary of American International Group, is an insurance corporation that specializes in tax-qualified retirement plans, supplemental tax-deferred and after-tax investments.
- United States Social Security Administration: The United States Social Security Administration is an independent agency of the United States federal government that administers Social Security, a social insurance program consisting of retirement, disability, and survivors’ benefits. To qualify for these benefits, most American workers pay Social Security taxes on their earnings; future benefits are based on the employees’ contributions.