Worcester State University
Human Resources & Benefits

Benefits & Deductions

If you are a regular full-time state employee, you are entitled to the benefits listed below. Part-time employees who regularly work more than 20 hours per week over a twelve-month period are entitled to these same benefits also; however, in some cases they may be proportional to the amount of time worked.

Employees hired on an "as needed basis," whose employment depends on availability of funds, as well as student employees are not entitled to benefits, but are subject to certain deductions (see starred * deductions below). Effective July 1, 2007, non-benefited employees are eligible to enroll in a health insurance plan through the Commonwealth's Health Connector. For information on this benefit, click on the link below.

Click on any of these items for further information on that particular benefit or deduction:


·        Insurance

·        Health Connector Information

·         Retirement

·         Holidays

·         Unions

·         Tuition Waiver

·         Discount Programs

·         Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP)

·         Health Care Spending Account (HCSA)

·         Tax Deferred Savings Plans (aka TSA's) and Deferred Compensation

·         Leaves

·         AFLAC Insurance (general information)

              AFLAC Short-Term Disability Insurance

·         Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

·         WIC Nutrition Program

·       Pension Reform--Section 60 

·          Section 60--Seminar Schedule


·         OBRA (Alternate Retirement)*

·         COMECC


Related Links
  Benefits Home
  State Board of Retirement
  Optional Retirement Program
  Group Insurance Commission
  Commonwealth Health Connector
  MetLife Dental & Vision
  Benefit Strategies (DCAP & HCSA)
  Deferred Compensation Plan (SMART Plan)

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