Greenville Technical College Employee Benefits Information

 

Annual Leave: Permanent, full-time staff earn annual leave at a rate of one and ¼ days for each month of continuous employment. Employees must work at least ½ of the workdays of the month to accrue leave earned for that month. After ten years of service, employees begin to earn bonus leave. A maximum of thirty (30) days annual leave may be taken in a calendar year and a maximum of forty-five (45) days annual leave may be carried over as of January 1.

Unclassified Faculty: Permanent full-time faculty will receive twenty-one (21) scheduled, inclusive of holidays, and two (2) unscheduled paid faculty non-work days each Academic year. Teaching and non-teaching faculty who work during the summer months may be eligible to receive up to five (5) additional paid faculty non-work days inclusive of holidays. Teaching & non-teaching faculty accrue bonus faculty non-work days each year based on years of service.

Sick Leave: Permanent, full-time faculty and staff earn sick leave at a rate of one and ¼ days for each month of continuous employment. Employees must work at least ½ of the workdays of the month to accrue leave earned for that month. A maximum of one hundred eighty (180) days sick leave may be carried over as of January 1.

Family Sick Leave: Employees may use up to 10 days family sick leave in the fiscal year to care for immediate family members. For the purposes of family sick leave "immediate family" means the employee's spouse and children and the following relations to the employee or the spouse of the employee: mother, father, brother, sister, grandparent, or legal guardian and grandchildren if the grandchild resides with the employee and the employee is the primary caretaker of the grandchild. The amount used will be deducted from your sick leave balance.

Family Death: Employees are allowed up to 3 consecutive days of leave with pay upon the death of immediate family members. For the purpose of family death, immediate family is defined as the spouse, great-grandparents, grandparents, parents, legal guardians, brothers, spouse of brothers, sisters, spouse of sisters, children, spouse of children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren of either the employee or the spouse. Employees requesting leave for family death must submit a statement to their supervisor stating the name and relationship of the deceased.

Court Leave: Employees summoned as a member of a jury panel or subpoenaed as a witness will be granted administrative leave with pay. The employee must provide a copy of the legal documentation requiring their presence in court.

Holidays: 
New Year's Day January 1st
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 3rd Monday in January
President's Day 3rd Monday in February
Confederate Memorial Day May 10th
National Memorial Day Last Monday in May
Independence Day July 4th
Labor Day 1st Monday in September
Veterans Day November 11th
Thanksgiving Day 4th Thursday in November
Day after Thanksgiving Day 4th Friday in November
Christmas Eve December 24th
Christmas Day December 25th
Day after Christmas Day December 26th

State Government Information - http://www.ohr.sc.gov/OHR/OHR-employee.phtm 

Insurance Information - https://www.peba.sc.gov/

The following health/dental/vision plans are available to employees and dependents:

Health Insurance Plans:

  • State Health Plan - Savings
  • State Health Plan - Standard

Dental Insurance Plans:

  • State Dental Plan
  • Dental Plus Plan

Note: The State Dental Plan is provided to the employee at no cost. Dependents may be covered by paying additional monthly premiums.

State Vision Plan:

  • The plan covers: comprehensive eye examinations, frames, lenses, and lens options, contact lens services and materials
  • Also includes a discount program.

Life Insurance:

  • Basic Life: $3K coverage provided at no cost to employees who are enrolled in one of the State's health plans.
  • After one year of service, if enrolled in one of the State Retirement System plans, beneficiaries would receive a lump sum payment equal to one year's salary if the employee is an active employee at the time of death.
  • Optional Term Life Insurance: At hire, employee may choose additional term life coverage up to three times their annual salary without evidence of medical insurability. The maximum coverage is $500K, which requires evidence of medical insurability. Premiums are based on the employee's age.
  • Dependent Life Insurance: At hire, employee may choose $10K or $20K Dependent Life/Spouse coverage. The maximum coverage for Dependent Life Spouse is 50% of the employee's optional life coverage or $100K, whichever is greater. Premiums for Dependent Life/Spouse are based on the employee's age. The employee may also choose Dependent Life/Children coverage - $15K for each child. The premium is $1.10/monthly, regardless of the number of children covered.

Long Term Disability Plans

Basic Long Term Disability - coverage provided at no cost to employees who are enrolled in one of the State's health plans.

  • Supplemental Long Term Disability - employee may choose an additional SLTD plan, which provides a higher level of coverage. Premiums are paid by employee.

MoneyPlu$ - the State's Flexible Benefits Program

These options save money on eligible medical and dependent care costs by enabling the employee to pay these expenses with income deducted from their salary before it is taxed:

  • Health, Dental and up to $50K optional life insurance premiums are paid on a pre-tax basis
  • Medical and Dependent Care Spending Accounts are available along with Health Savings Account (for subscribers to SHP/Savings Plan) - may be used to pay healthcare expenses.

Vision Care Program

Discount vision care services with participating ophthalmologists and optometrists are available to employees and their family members.

Retirement Information -   https://www.peba.sc.gov/

Participation in the state's retirement plan is mandatory for permanent employees and temporary employees with funds already on deposit with SCRS. Employee contribution rates are established by the SC General Assembly. Currently, employees contribute 8.66% of their gross salary. Contributions are deferred from federal and state income tax. Employer contribution rates are established by the SC Budget and Control Board.

The South Carolina Retirement System (SCRS) plans available to System Office employees include:

SC Retirement Plan (State Traditional Plan) - Defined Benefit Plan

When you retire, your annuity will be paid to you monthly, and will depend on your average final compensation and years of service. For employees hired BEFORE July 2012, you must have a minimum of 5 years of earned service to be eligible to receive a retirement annuity.  For employees hired AFTER July 2012, you must have a minimum of 8 years of earned service to be eligible to receive a retirement annuity

Contribution: 8% of pre-tax salary. These contributions will be placed in an interest bearing account in your name.

Optional Retirement Plan (ORP) - Defined Contribution Plan

Retirement income is based on contributions, investment choices and account balances.

Contribution: 8% of pre-tax salary. Your employer, Greenville Technical College, contributes five percent of your gross pay directly into your State ORP account. This contribution along with your contribution of 8.0 percent is deposited into your account with your chosen investment provider.

State Vendor Providers:

SC Deferred Compensation Program: www.southcarolinadcp.com

This is an optional investment program that state employees may choose to participate in. There are two payroll deductible plans available at this time - 401K and 457.