In support of the university’s mission, USF recognizes that faculty, staff and the organization benefit when employees are better equipped to meet the competing demands of work, family and everyday life, and that the university has a role to play in helping the USF community achieve greater balance.
The university provides a $4,000 reimbursement for adoption fees, per family, per adopted child. Contact the Human Resources benefits team at 415-422-2442 for more information.
The university subsidizes Clipper Direct purchases for full-time faculty and staff who do not have a university parking permit. If you enroll in Clipper Direct and contribute at least $5 per month via a pre-tax payroll deduction, and you do not have a university parking permit, the university will contribute $65 per month to your Clipper Direct account.
For more information, see page 18 of the 2013 Benefits Guide.
USF’s Childcare Subsidy Program is designed to recognize the university’s distributed campus model, and that our employees live in a wide range of locations across the Bay Area. As such, it provides employees with the flexibility to choose a childcare provider at a location that suits their family’s needs, and provides a subsidy amount to contribute to the costs of that childcare.
For more information, see page 10 of the 2013 Benefits Guide.
The Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (DCFSA) is a maximum annual benefit of $5,000 per household for employees who pay for childcare or eldercare while they are at work, looking for work or attending school full time. It can help to cover expenses such as childcare for children under 13, adult dependent daycare, dependent daycare centers and preschool expenses.
For more information, see page 9 of the 2013 Benefits Guide.
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP), offered through CONCERN, [link to www.concern-eap.com] provides confidential and professional assistance to eligible faculty and staff, dependents, and/or others living in the household, for personal matters such as: self-improvement, child and elder care needs, relationships, workplace issues, emotional/mental health, legal consultations, and other concerns of daily living.
For more information, see page 19 of the 2013 Benefits Guide.
Employees can access state of the art health, wellness and fitness facilities at the Koret Health and Recreation Center. Facilities include an Olympic size indoor swimming pool, basketball courts, volleyball courts, racquetball court, weight room, exercise and swimming classes, aerobics/dance room, martial arts room, and two levels of cardiovascular equipment. Faculty and staff can also take yoga classes or relax with a personalized massage.
For more information see page 21 of the 2013 Benefits Guide or go to http://www.usfca.edu/Koret.
The university has two lactation rooms at our main San Francisco campus, available for faculty and staff. Please contact Human Resources on 415-422-2431 to access the lactation room schedule or for more information.
USF supports new biological and adoptive parents in a number of ways. The New Parenting Package includes information regarding parental leave options, parental support and all applicable claims processes.
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Paid Family Sick Leave
Faculty and staff are eligible to use 72 hours of their accrued sick leave per year to care for members of their immediate family.
Paid Family Leave
Paid Family Leave (PFL) insurance provides up to six weeks of benefits (after a 7-day waiting period) for faculty and staff who need to take time off to care for a seriously ill child, spouse, parent, or registered domestic partner, or to bond with a new child. PFL pays 60% of your weekly salary up to a weekly maximum set by the state. You may be eligible to use accrued sick time up to 72 hours depending on your employment status to make up the difference. After that time, the difference is paid from your accrued vacation time, if applicable, or you may take further leave unpaid.
Full-time faculty and staff may enjoy the benefits of tuition remission for themselves, their spouse/registered domestic partner or Grandfathered LDA or IRS dependent children. Limitations may apply for certain graduate programs.
Please see page 14 of the 2013 Benefits Guide or your union contract for details.
The university’s HealthyUSF initiative is comprised of a wide variety of programs designed to support the health and well-being of faculty and staff at USF. These include:
- USF sponsored health plans
Anthem Blue Cross members can access the 360° Health Program for support, resources and tools to live healthier lives. For more information, log onto your member record at www.anthem.com/ca
Kaiser members can access Healthy Lifestyle Programs
with online coaching, receive special rates on complimentary care services, or sign up for special classes.
WellCall provides one-on-one confidential coaching with a professional health coach. See www.mywellcall.com
or call 888-493 to learn more.
GoUSF sponsors a number of running and walking events through the year. For information about the next race and training schedules visit the HR Benefits webpage
or send an email to email@example.com
Green ‘choice plus’ stickers on items in university vending machines indicate healthy snack options.
25% discount to full-time USF faculty and staff. For more information see page 20 of the 2013 Benefits Guide
For more information about USF wellness programs see page 20 of the 2013 Benefits Guide.