Health Insurance selections for employees and eligible dependents are effective the first day of employment with UT System Administration. Employees may choose from a variety of plans including:
Want to know how much your out of pocket cost for benefits will be? See the benefits cost worksheet.
Want to know if you are eligible for Retiree Insurance? See Getting Ready to Retire
Life & Disability Insurance
Flexible Spending Accounts
Employees may use flexible spending accounts to direct a portion of pre-tax salary to pay for un-reimbursed medical and dependent care expenses.
Paid Time Off
- Sick Leave
- Full-Time Employees will earn sick leave beginning on the first day of state employment and on the first calendar day of each succeeding month of state employment. Sick leave time is accrued at the rate of eight hours for each month or fraction of a month of service.
- Part-Time Employees appointed to work a minimum of 20 hours per week (but less than full-time) for at least four and 1/2 months, are eligible for sick leave. Sick leave is earned in a proportion to the percentage of time appointed to work.
Eligible employees receive $20 per month for every two years of lifetime service credit, up to and including 42 years of service.
Part Time Employees
Employees appointed to work a minimum of 20 hours per week (but less than full-time) for at least four and 1/2 months are eligible for insurance. Leave is earned in proportion to the percentage of time appointed to work.
- Teacher Retirement System (TRS): All employees must contribute to TRS unless ORP is selected. This defined benefit plan provides retirement benefits to eligible UT System employees. Benefits are based on age, years of service, and final average salary at retirement. See the TRS Benefits Handbook for more information on this valuable benefit.
- Optional Retirement Program (ORP): The ORP may be chosen by certain employees in lieu of TRS based on the job they perform. This program is a defined contribution plan governed by Internal Revenue Code Section 403(b). Benefits are based on the performance of the investments selected and are controlled by the employee. You are vested after one year and one day of participation with a right to both employee and employer contributions.
There are significant differences between the ORP and TRS. Please see An Overview of TRS and ORP provided by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for a comprehensive review of these differences.
- UTSaver Tax Sheltered Annuities (TSA): Voluntary participation in this 403(b) plan allows employees to make tax deferred contributions to supplement their state retirement benefits.
- UTSaver Defered Compensation Plan (DCP): Voluntary participation in a 457(b) plan allows employees to make tax deferred contributions to supplement their state retirement benefits.
A confidential resource. Free of charge, to help our employees and their families resolve a variety of personal and family stresses:
- Emotional and/or psychological
- Anxiety & Depression
- Substance Abuse
- Grief & Loss
- Communication Problems
- Relationship & Family
- Relationship Violence
- Job Stress & Burnout
- Conflicts at Work
- Career Counseling
Health & Wellness Programs
UT System Administration understands the importance of maintaining a balance between our work and personal lives, therefore we provide programs and opportunities which promote health and well being!
- America on the Move
- CPR/First Aid Training Classes
- Department Safety Liaison Program
- Ergonomics Assessment
- Living Well Make It A Priority
- On-Site Employee Gym
- Safety Training Classes
- UT System Health Fair
- UT System Wellness Task Force and Departmental Wellness Champs
- Wellness Series Lunch & Learn Seminars
- Wellness Station (includes a scale, a body fat monitor, a blood pressure monitor, and information booklets about health and wellness)
- Capital Area Food Bank
- Christmas Bureau
- Coats for Kids
- State Employee Charitable Campaign
- Safe Place
- United to Serve
- UT Service & Civic Participation Program
Training and Development Opportunities
- Lunch & Learn Seminars
- Professional Development Opportunities
- Management & Leadership Development Program
- Tuition Assistance Program
Recognition and Work-Life Programs
- Employee Service Awards
- Presidential Volunteer Awards
Parking & Transportation
- Covered parking is available to employees for a nominal fee
- Ride Capital Metro busses free with your active UT System Administration identification card