Administrative Professional Benefits

Regular Full-Time Employees are eligible to receive a variety of benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, Retirement, and more. Learn about your options below. 

Glossary of Health Coverage and Medical Terms (89KB)

Rates & Plan Comparisons

Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Medical Plans

Blue Cross Blue Shield Member Portal

A variety of information and resources are available through the Blue Cross Blue Shield member portal.  For employees with BCBS benefits, visit the portal at

Dental & Vision

Retirement - Financial Planning

The following are summaries of the Defined Contribution 403(b) and Supplemental plans:

Administrative Professional and Support Staff may retire at the end of the academic year in which they attain age fifty-five (55). 

Vacation & Sick Leave

The following vacation policy applies to Administrative Professional staff:

Vacation for AP Holding Regular Positions 2.2-1

The following sick leave policy applies to Administrative Professional staff:

Sick Leave for AP Holding Regular Position 2.1-1

Additional Employee Benefits

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) allow you to pay for certain out-of-pocket health care and dependent daycare expenses with pre-tax dollars. Your contributions are subtracted from your paycheck before federal, state, and FICA taxes are calculated on your pay, so you save monthly on taxes.

Contributions for FSAs do not reduce your pay for purposes of determining your life insurance, long-term disability or retirement benefits provided by the University.

There are two types of FSAs. You may participate in either or both; however, you cannot enroll in the Health Care FSA if you are enrolled in a Health Savings Account (HSA) Medical Plan.

  1. Health Care FSA - covers health care expenses for you and your eligible dependents
  2. Dependent Care FSA - covers eligible dependent day care expenses

For more information please review the Flexible Spending Account Overview (33KB) .

Saginaw Valley State University offers a faculty and staff personal computer purchase program which assists eligible employees in purchasing computer systems for personal use and ownership. The program covers a basic computer system (e.g., computer CPU, monitor, printer, keyboard, scanner and applicable software). The program includes vendor educational discounts and University-assisted financing. 

Travel Assistance is offered for Administrative Professional, Support Staff, and Faculty. If traveling for business or pleasure and a medical emergency occurs, one phone call through UNUM provides worldwide emergency travel assistance to help locate hospitals, prescription replacement assistant, passport replacement, etc. To learn more – download the attachment below: 

UNUM Travel Assistance (370KB)

Our Employee Assistance Program Work/Life Balance through UNUM is available to all benefit-eligible employees, their spouses or domestic partners, dependent children, parents and parents-in-law. The EAP is designed to help employees and their families lead happier and more productive lives at home and at work. Resources available online or unlimited phone support with a representative is confidential and available 24/7. In-person allows for 3 visits at no cost to you or your family with a Licensed Professional Counselor. Employees and their families have access to Licensed Professional Counselors who can help with:

  • Stress, depression, anxiety
  • Relationship issues, divorce
  • Job stress, work conflicts
  • Family and parenting problems
  • Anger, grief and loss
  • And more

Other Specialists who can help with:

  • Childcare
  • Eldercare
  • Legal questions
  • Identity theft
  • Financial Services, debt management, credit report issues
  • Even reducing your medical/dental bills!
  • And more

The following employee groups are eligible for tuition waiver benefits:

  • full-time administrative professionals, support staff & faculty
  • benefit eligible part-time employees 
  • SVSU retirees
  • Aramark & Barnes & Noble full-time employees working at SVSU

Qualified employees are eligible to receive 50-75% of their SVSU tuition waived.  In addition, spouses and eligible children of full-time employees, benefit eligible part-time employees and SVSU retirees’ may receive a 50% tuition waiver. 

The waiver/scholarship covers only tuition, course-related fees and listeners permits but does not extend to study abroad, books, late registration or other related fees.  For additional details please refer to Employee Tuition Waiver Authorization 2.10-1.

Adjunct Faculty and Nursing Clinical Instructors are eligible for a 50% tuition waiver/reimbursement.  Please refer to the forms for eligibility details and instructions:


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Phone: (989) 964-4108 / Fax: (989) 964-7066