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Leave & Absences

Health

  • Holidays - HCC has a total of 23 paid holidays for full-time employees.
  • Vacation Time - Based upon the years of services as a full-time, benefits eligible employee has:

    Tier

    Years of Service

    Accured
    Hours Per Pay Period

    Total
    Vacation Leave Hours Earned

    1

    0 - 4

    3.334

    80

    2

    5 - 19

    5.000

    120

    3

    20 +

    6.667

    120

  • Sick Time - Four (4) hours per pay period is earned with a maximum accumulation of 680 hours for eligible, full-time employees.
  • Family Medical Leave - HCC provides up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave to eligible employees for family or medical reasons.

Eligible HCC employees and their eligible dependents are offered Health coverage by the Texas Employees Group Benefit Program through the Employees Retirement
System of Texas (ERS).  HealthSelect of Texas includes a comprehensive prescription drug program administered by Caremark and $5,000 basic term life insurance.

Health Details


Dental

TexFlex

Welfare

You and your eligible dependents can enroll in one of these dental plans:

  1. State of Texas Dental Choice PlanSM (PPO) administered by HumanaDental.
  2. HumanaDental DHMO administered by HumanaDental.
  3. State of Texas Dental Discount PlanSM administered by Careington.

Dental Details

TexFlex is a Flexible Spending Account that allows pre-tax dollars deducted via payroll to be utilized for out of pocket expenses. You can contribute to a healthcare and/or day care account.

TexFlex Details

  • Dependent Term Life Insurance - Life insurance coverage available for eligible dependents which pays $5,000 in the event of your dependent’s death.
  • Optional Life Insurance - Optional Term Life Insurance provides insurance coverage up to four times your annual salary (maximum of $400,000).
  • Short & Long-Term Disability - Short-Term Disability will pay up to 66 percent of your monthly insured salary if illness or injury prevents you from working. Benefits can be paid up to five months. Eligibility for payments require you to be certified disabled by a physician. 

    Long-Term Disability will pay up to 60 percent of your monthly insured salary if illness or injury prevents you from working. Length of benefits payments depends on your age at the onset of the disability.

Retirement

Teacher Retirement System
HCC full-time benefit eligible employees participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. TRS is a defined benefit retirement plan that will provide a lifetime annuity based on your earnings, tenure of service and age. The employee and employer contribution varies each year depending on Texas Legislature approvals.

TRS Details

Optional Retirement Program
Faculty members and certain other employees are eligible to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan in lieu of TRS participation. ORP is a defined contribution plan with individual accounts and benefits are based on employee and employer contributions along with investment earnings.

ORP Details

TSA 403(b) Plan
The 403(b) is a tax advantaged retirement savings plan that allows employee salary deferrals pretaxed and funds grow tax-deferred until funds are withdrawn. Tax sheltered annuities and mutual funds are available for investment opportunities. Maximum allowable contribution is $18,000 per calendar year under age 50 and $24,000 over age 50.

403(b) Plan Details

Texa$aver 457 Plan
The 457 Plan is a tax advantaged retirement savings plan that allows employee salary deferrals pre-taxed and funds grow tax-deferred until funds are withdrawn. The 457 plan provision provides no 10 percent penalty before the age of 59 ½. Maximum allowable contribution is $18,000 per calendar year under age 50 and $24,000 over age 50.

457 Plan Details