Johnson & Wales University’s employee benefits package includes insurance, paid time off, 401(k) and more.* We understand that the choices you make when selecting your benefits are important to you, so we devote many of our resources toward developing a competitive, comprehensive package.
401(k) Retirement Plan A defined contribution retirement plan where JWU will contribute up to 10% of an employee’s pay: 6% fixed employer contribution plus a 4% matching contribution.
Dental Insurance Offered in conjunction with the university group health insurance plan to employees and their dependents, including spouses, same-sex domestic partners and dependent children, JWU employees can choose between various dental insurance options with varying levels of coverage.
Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (DCFSA) This program provides a tax-savings option for those who incur dependent care expenses. Employees can use a pre-tax payroll deduction to set aside funds to pay for dependent care expenses.
Long-term Disability Insurance Employees are provided with group Long Term Disability Insurance (LTD), which is fully funded by the university. The insurance plan provides employees with loss of income protection if they become disabled, and the amount paid is based on the employee’s monthly earnings prior to the disability and provides up to 60% income replacement with a maximum benefit of $6000 monthly.
Short-term Disability Insurance Employees working in states where there is not a state-run disability program have the option to enroll in an employee-paid, individual short-term disability program. JWU's plan provides loss of income protection if employee becomes disabled. The benefit varies based on the employee’s individual choice in the plan.
Educational Assistance Programs JWU provides a range of programs to encourage employees to enhance their existing skills and/or education. The university's educational assistance programs include
Employee Assistance Program This program provides the opportunity to obtain a referral and access professional and confidential counseling services for help in dealing with issues that may be causing difficulties at home or at work. It also provides referrals for child care, elder care, financial and legal services.
Fitness Center AccessJWU employees have access to all university fitness centers.
Health Insurance Offered under a university group plan to employees and their dependents (including spouses, same-sex domestic partners and dependent children) JWU's health insurance plan fully or partially covers office visits, medical/surgical care, hospitalization and prescription drugs. The university funds the majority of health insurance costs with some contributions required of employees.
Library Access JWU employees have access to the university library.
Life Insurance Fully funded by the university, JWU's group term life insurance amounts are calculated based on the employee’s pay and are two times an employee’s annual earned compensation or two times base compensation, whichever is greater.
Parking JWU provides free parking for employees.
Paid Time Off and Vacation JWU employees are granted vacation based upon years of service:
3 mos–1 year: 1 week
1–4 years: 2 weeks
5–14 years: 3 weeks
15+ years: 4 weeks
JWU designates and observes a certain number of days as paid holidays each year, and includes holiday shutdown over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.
Sick/Personal Time This covers absences from work for reasons including sickness, injury or other unavoidable personal situations. The number of sick days is determined based on employment status.
Summer Work Schedule The adjusted summer schedule includes an early release on Friday afternoon during the summer months. Equivalent paid time off is given to employees whose department is unable to participate in the Friday early release program.
* Please note: participation in any benefit program is subject to meeting eligibility criteria. The university reserves the right to modify, amend, or terminate its benefit programs as they apply to all current and former employees.