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Step 5: Complete Benefit Forms


To review the various benefits offered including medical rates and plans, select the Faculty Benefits link. 

All benefits will be reviewed during your New Employee Orientation Meeting.  Book an appointment with our Benefits Specialist, Tracie Esparza, in order to enroll. Book an appointment here: New Hire Benefit Enrollment

New employees enrolling in benefits are reminded of the necessary information for completion of the following:

  • Medical Coverage – all family members (spouse and/or dependents) listed on the plans must have corresponding Social Security numbers and dates(s) of birth.  Also required, a copy of the marriage license and/or birth certificates for covered dependents.
  • Beneficiary information must include name, address, Social Security numbers(s) and dates(s) of birth.

Benefits will begin the 1st of the month after the hire date.



  • Flexible Spending Account Overview (33KB) - If enrolling in Flexible Spending Accounts, determine annual contributions for dependent/child care and/or health care accounts. 

Request Official Transcripts

Prior to your effective date of hire, request official transcripts from the school where you obtained your highest degree be sent to SVSU:

Saginaw Valley State University
Human Resources, Wickes 373
7400 Bay Road
University Center, MI 48710

An electronic transcript (directly from your school) can be sent to

Any faculty member who obtains a doctorate degree must contact their Dean’s office to process their Doctorate raise.  An official transcript must also be sent to Human Resources.  An electronic transcript (directly from your school) can be sent to

  • Faculty Contract 2020-2023 (3,861KB) Review the Sick Leave Units/Jury Duty/Personal Leave information within the faculty contract.
  • Faculty Association Dues (140KB) - Complete this form, choosing one of the three options regarding the collective bargaining agreement between Saginaw Valley State University and the Saginaw Valley State University Faculty Association.


Go To - Step 6: Review Annual Notices & Other SVSU Policies


Office of Human Resources
Wickes 373
Phone: (989) 964-4108 / Fax: (989) 964-7066

Employment & Hiring
Wickes 373
Phone: (989) 964-4108 / Fax: (989) 964-7066