Employee Benefits and Compensation
Medical, Dental, Life Insurance, and Flexible Spending Accounts
With a wide variety of choices available, RCC offers a comprehensive package to protect the health and welfare of you and your family. Many choices are available for your health and welfare coverage. The Group Insurance Commission (GIC) administers health insurance for eligible state employees, retirees, and their dependents and survivors. An employee may enroll in GIC health insurance if the employee is on the state payroll and the employee's regular work schedule is at least 50% of full-time hours. Available plans include the Commonwealth Indemnity Plan, Fallon Community Health Plan, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Health New England, Neighborhood Health Plan and Tufts Navigator Health Plan. The Commonwealth contributes the largest portion of the premium; the employee contributes the balance through payroll deductions. Coverage begins on the first of the month following 60 days of employment.
Dental insurance is offered to all eligible employees. The cost, waiting period and insurance carrier vary based on the employee’s work group.
The Commonwealth provides $5,000 of Basic Life Insurance for all active eligible state employees and retirees who have health coverage. Optional life insurance is also available, to a maximum of eight times the employee’s salary. The premium cost is based on the employee’s age and salary.
Flexible Spending Accounts
The GIC’s Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), administered by Benefits Strategies, help you save money on out-of-pocket health care costs and/or dependent care expenses. By participating in an FSA, you will reduce your gross income and save on both federal and state taxes.
Long Term Disability
Long Term Disability Insurance is an income replacement program providing tax-free benefit of up to 55%of the eligible employee’s gross monthly salary if an illness or injury renders him or her unable to work longer than 90 days. The premium cost is based on the employee’s age and salary.
State Retirement Plans
Each pay period, 9% of the employee’s salary (plus an additional 2% of any earnings over $30,000) will be deducted from his or her pay and contributed to the State Employees Retirement System. Each year, employees will receive a statement from the Massachusetts State Board of Retirement showing the contributions, interest earned and balance in their account. State employees do not contribute to social security retirement. Employees may not access these funds until they retire or leave the Commonwealth of Massachusetts employment. Eligible employees may enroll in an Optional Retirement Program as an alternative to the State Employees Retirement System.
The College observes eleven (11) paid legal holidays in a calendar year.
The Tuition Remission Program provides tuition remission benefits for full-time employees, their spouses and dependent children at Massachusetts public college and universities. New full-time employees are eligible for tuition remission six months after their date of employment. Details regarding this program are available from the Human Resources Department.
How to find out about Employment Opportunities
Click here for available positions or visit the RCC Human Resources Office, in the Administration Building (Building 2), 3rd Floor, for a complete listing. Be a part of unlocking the potential of countless numbers of students, serving our community and our future. Come join us at RCC!
Roxbury Community College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity organization and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, national origin, or gender identity in its education programs or employment pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 151B and 151C, Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972; Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Americans with Disabilities Act, and regulations promulgated thereunder, 34 C.F.R. Part 100 (Title VI), Part 106 (Title IX) and Part 104 (Section 504). All inquiries concerning application of the above should be directed to the College's Affirmative Action Officer, College's Coordinator of Title IX or Section 504 Coordinator. Contact: Affirmative Action Officer & Title IX Coordinator at 617-541-5386, Administration Building Room 313. Coordinator Disability Services (Section 504) 617-427-0060 ext. 5006, Building #3, Room 207.
Human Resources Web Site: Please visit the “Human Resources Mission” page for additional information.