Full-time, 12-month non-instructional employees initially earn
12 days per year and 20 days per year after four years
employment. Vacation is initially accrued at one day per month.
are able to use vacation time after six months employment.
non-instructional employees working under 9-11 month contracts
are given four personal days in lieu of vacation that may be
used as soon as they are granted.
Personal and Professional Days - Faculty Only
Full-time faculty members are given five personal days and five
professional days an academic year. These days do not
Full-time faculty members and full-time non-instructional
employees working under 9-11 month contracts are given ten days
of sick leave per academic year. All other full-time employees
accrue sick leave at the rate of one day per month of employment
(12 days per year). For all employees, at the end of any fiscal
year in which at least 30 days of sick leave have been accrued,
a full 90 days of sick leave will be granted. Sick leave may be
used once it has been accrued. A sick leave bank is available
for employees suffering serious medical problems without enough
sick leave to provide coverage.
The college observes 12 official holidays per year, and is
normally closed for 9 working days during the Christmas/New
Years holiday period with all working days being paid. Full-time
non-instructional staff are entitled to take two additional days
off with pay during spring break.
Employees are required to participate in the
Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS). Currently
a 4% salary deduction is required and after
July 1, 2009, a 6% deduction will be required for all new hires with the state
providing a match. Employee contributions are not lost when
leaving employment before full vesting. Previous military and
public teaching service may be purchased or applied to pension
account. KPERS also includes life insurance coverage equal to
approximately 1 1/2 times their annual salary, and the employee
can purchase more at a very reasonable cost.
Employees may voluntarily setup a 403B (like 401K) retirement
savings account using our qualified plan and have their
contributions deducted from their pay on a before taxes basis.
LCC offers a Security Flex 125 program that includes medical
reimbursement, disability income insurance, group life insurance
and a cancer policy.
Employees and their dependents may attend credit classes at LCC
with no tuition or miscellaneous fees charged. All staff have
access to the book loan program as well.
Health & Life Insurance
Insurance is offered under the State of Kansas Health Insurance
Plan. Under this plan you have a choice of four different
providers. Blue Cross & Blue Shield BCBS, Preferred Health
Systems, (PPO) Coventry and UMR (United Healthcare Company). All
providers offer services for in network and out of network and
Plans A, B & C with the exception of BCBS which offers Plans A &
B. Coverage starts on the first of the month following 60 days
employment. Three levels of coverage for dependents are
available under all four plans. The rates vary depending on the
plan selected and the income level of the employee. The college
pays 95% of the cost of a single plan and an additional 55% for
plans that include dependent coverage.
Highlights of current medical coverage:
All plans have no lifetime maximum, no deductibles, prescription
coverage and two levels of optional vision coverage.
Highlights of life insurance coverage:
provides a $15,000 life insurance policy, through Lafayette
Life, on each benefit eligible employee.
Highlights of current dental coverage:
under both health insurance plans listed above.
for oral exams, cleaning and X-rays. Regular fillings, root
canals, oral surgery, treatment of gum disease are covered at
60%. Other services such as bridges, crowns and dentures are
covered at 50%. Orthodontics is available but has a $1,000
lifetime maximum per person.
A $35 per
year deductible is charged for the more expensive treatments and
the plan has a $1,700 per person yearly maximum benefit.
of current vision optional coverage through Superior Vision. Two
plans are offered, basic and enhanced.