Office of Human Resources

Mission
The mission of the Office of Human Resources is to serve as a resource to the Guilford College community in their efforts to recruit and retain qualified employees who best perform, or support teaching and service. We provide information that promotes legal and ethical relationships between the College and its employees. We are also responsible for managing and administering employee benefits, employment issues and concerns, employee rights, employee records, compliance with laws and regulations, workers compensation, equal opportunity and payroll activities.

 

Benefits

Benefit    Who Pays When Benefits are Effective What you Receive
Family Medical Leave Guilford College (consists of health insurance continuation)
After at least one year of employment at Guilford College
Unpaid leave of absence with health insurance continued for the birth, adoption, or foster placement of a child or for the serious health condition of the employee, the employee’s parent, child, or spouse.
Dental Insurance  Guilford College and employee
Effective 30 days after employment with completed application
Provides diagnostic, preventive, basic, major, and orthodontic services.
Health Insurance Guilford College and employee
Effective 30 days after employment with completed application
Provides group hospital, surgical and medical protection.
Life Insurance  Guilford College pays for basic policy, employee pays for additional
Effective 30 days after employment with completed application
Guilford College provides for a basic term policy. Employees may purchase additional term life insurance for themselves, spouses, or dependents at group rates.
Vision Plan Employee through payroll deduction
Effective 30 days after employment with completed application Reduced rates for vision exams, glasses, and contact lenses.
Flexible Spending Account/Premium Conversion Employee through salary reduction
Upon employment  Must enroll within 30 days of employment, annual enrollment thereafter. Allows employees to pay for health care and dependent expenses with pre-tax dollars.
Retirement TIAA/CREF Shared contributions based on salary. After 12 months: employee 1%, Guilford College 6%/ After 48 months: employee 1%, Guilford College 11%
After one year of employment
Defined contribution plan features immediate vesting and allocation choices. Annuity amount determined by dollars contributed, earnings and age at retirement.
Supplemental Retirement Annuity Employee through payroll deduction
Upon employment
All contributed dollars are tax sheltered. Annuity amount determined by dollars contributed, earnings and age at retirement.
Short Term Total Disability Guilford College  After one year of employment
Provides income of 80% of your monthly wage base.
Long Term Total Disability Guilford College
After one year of employment
Provides income of 60% of your monthly wage base not to exceed $7,500 per month after 6 months of continuous disability, minus other disability payments.
Social Security Employee and Guilford College each pay 7.65% of salary
Upon employment
Retirement benefits at age 65, reduced benefits at 62. Life income for total permanent disability. Lump sum payment on death. Monthly income for qualified survivors. Medical benefits for those 65 or older.
Workers Compensation Guilford College
Upon employment  Compensation for job-related injury or death. Provides medical expense coverage for job-related injury or illness. Partial salary payment if work time lost exceeds 7days.
Jury Duty Guilford College
Upon employment
Paid time for jury service.
Educational Opportunities
Remission
Employee: fees, books, materials

After 30 days of employment up to 3 years

After 30 days of employment up to 3 years 

Tuition remission for one class per semester.

 

Tuition remission for two classes per semester.