Information and university updates about COVID-19 and CARES Act Funds.

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The University is committed to the health and wellbeing of its employees. The following benefits are available to benefit-eligible employees.

Group Health Insurance Plans

Medical, dental, and vision group insurance plans are available for employees and eligible dependents, starting the first day of employment. In addition, Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) are available for appropriate health care and dependent care expenses.

Life Insurance

USF provides its full-time and part-time employees with basic life insurance (AD & D: Accidental Death & Dismemberment insurance).

Retirement Plan

USF offers a generous 403(b) retirement account. Benefit-eligible employees can open the account upon hire and begin making pretax contributions. After a full year of employment, the university will match contributions up to 8% and give a 2% gift.

Paid Time Off

Paid time off is accrued based on years of service and position. It accumulates from year to year with a maximum accrual of 1 ½ times the benefit. Employees can begin using their time off after 90 days of employment.

Paid Holidays

In keeping with our Catholic values, the university is closed on the following holidays:

  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving and the following day
  • Seven days at Christmas time including Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

Mission Leave

The USF Mission Leave Policy encourages and supports employees to more fully embrace and embody the University of Saint Francis mission and values through engagement and service to the university, society and the Church. This policy allows employees to voluntarily participate, with pay, in university events and community service activities that occur during regularly scheduled work hours.

Tuition Benefit Program

  • 100% employee discount after 90 days of employment (undergraduate and graduate programs)
  • 100% discount for qualified family members of full-time employees after one year of employment (undergrad only)
  • Discount may be used at USF or other programs within the tuition exchange programs
  • Employee responsible for books, fees, and room & board