With a robust State benefits package, the University of South Carolina is well-positioned
to offer you comprehensive coverage that will satisfy your personal preferences and
provide for your family needs.
Your job is probably what initially attracted you to the university. The professional
fulfillment of your career, paired with strong benefits, allows the University of South Carolina to retain talented and dedicated employees.
One of the first steps in properly reviewing and selecting your benefits is to determine
Insurance Eligibility To qualify for full insurance benefits you must be employed in a full-time equivalent
(FTE) position and scheduled to work at least 20 hours per week, or a temporary or
research grant or time-limited (RG/TL) position and scheduled to work at least 30
hours per week. If you are employed in a RG/TL position and scheduled to work 20 hours
or more, you may be eligible for insurance, if this benefit is funded by the grant.
Retirement Eligibility The South Carolina Public Employee Benefits Authority (PEBA) administers two types
of primary retirement plans. If you are employed in a FTE, a temporary, or a RG/TL
position that offers retirement benefits, you are eligible to participate in one of
these plans regardless of the number of hours you are scheduled to work. FTE employees
are required to participate, but temporary and RG/TL employees have the option to
opt out as long as they meet specific requirements. All FTE, temporary and RG/TL employees
are also eligible to participate in other tax-sheltered annuity products such as 401(k),
457(b) and 403(b) plans.
In addition to a competitive insurance and retirement package, we are also able to
make additional resources available. These resources protect you if you are injured,
allow you to take personal time off work and encourage you to be proactive through
wellness programming. We also offer a wide range of family-friendly privileges and
unique discount opportunities that help you maintain an essential work-life balance.