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About This Policy

Effective Date: November 1986
Last Updated: May 2008
Responsible University Office: Human Resources
Responsible University Administrator: Chief Inclusion and Human Resources Officer

Policy Contact:

Human Resources


  1. Social Security
    All employees are covered by the old age and survivors feature as well as Medicare. The University matches the legally required employee contribution. Every employee must contribute by payroll deduction to Social Security while employed. 
  2. Worker's Compensation
    The University pays full cost of Worker's Compensation as required by New York State Law. This insurance provides benefits to employees sustaining work-connected injuries or occupational illness. 
  3. Non-Occupational Disability Benefits
    Permanent, seasonal, and part-time employees are provided at University cost weekly benefits to replace, in part, earnings lost because of accident or sickness resulting from causes not related to their jobs.
    Other temporary employees (those working more than twenty-five days per year) receive benefits in accordance with the New York State Disability Law, but no wage payment will be made by the University. Faculty members are not covered under New York State Disability Law. 
  4. Unemployment Insurance
    All employees are covered under the New York State Unemployment Insurance Law. Eligibility for unemployment benefits requires that former employees are unemployed through no fault of their own, are ready, willing and able to work, but cannot find work.

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Revised November 1986

Revised September 1993

Revised May 2008

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