Staff Holiday Schedule

Fiscal Year 2018

July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018

HolidayDate(s) ObservedDay(s) Observed
Independence DayJuly 3-4, 2017Monday and Tuesday
Labor DaySeptember 4, 2017Monday
Columbus DayOctober 9, 2017Monday
Veterans DayNovember 11, 2017Friday
ThanksgivingNovember 22 (1/2 day) - 24, 2017Wednesday - Friday
Winter BreakDecember 18-29, 2017Monday - Friday
New Year's DayJanuary 1, 2018Monday
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. DayJanuary 15, 2018Monday
President's DayFebruary 19, 2018Monday
Spring BreakMarch 12 - 16, 2018Monday - Friday
Good FridayMarch 30, 2018Friday
Memorial DayMay 28, 2018Monday

Benefits Available

Please contact the Office of Human Resources for more information (502) 597-6667.

Employee Assistance Program


Contacts for Insurance Providers

Medical
Anthem BCBS
1.888.650.4047
www.anthem.com

Pharmacy
Express Scripts
1.866.216.4540

Dental
DELTAL DENTAL OF KY
800.955.2030
www.deltadentalky.com

Vision
Anthem Blue Vision
1.888.650.4047
www.anthem.com

Group Life and AD&D
Guardian
800.541.7846
www.guardiananytime.com

Short Term Disability
Guardian
800.541.7846
www.guardiananytime.com

Long Term Disability
Guardian
800.541.7846
www.guardiananytime.com

Flexible Spending Account
Stanley, Hunt, Rhine and Dupree
800.930.2441
www.shdr.com

Employee Assistant Program
Guardian
800.386.7055
www.ibhworklife.com

Other Benefits

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

Useful Links:

  • 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.