Sierra Vista Campus
Student Union/1000 Building
Fax: (520) 515-3622
Click on the fiscal year to view salary schedules:
Administrative Support/ Classified
|Accrual begins on date of hire. Can use as accrued after 90 days||No cost to employee.||
|Eligible on date of hire.||No cost to employee.||1 day per month (4 hours per pay period).|
|Personal Leave||Accrual begins on date of hire. Can use as accrued after 30 days.||No cost to employee.||
Non-Faculty: 8 hours earned per fiscal year for personal leave to be used in the fiscal year it is accrued.
Faculty: 16 hours of personal leave per fiscal year.
|Family Medical Leave
|Eligible after 12 months continuous employment. Employee must have worked a minimum of 1250 hours for Cochise College prior to the qualifying event.||Health insurance premium for employee is paid by the College for 90 days. Other optional benefits (except disability) paid by employee during FMLA.||Up to 12 weeks for qualifying event of employee or family member.|
|Bereavement Leave||Eligible on date of hire.||No cost to employee.||Up to 4 consecutive days at any one time for immediate family members.|
|Military Leave||Eligible on date of hire.||No cost to employee.||National Guard granted 30 days leave in any 2-year period. When called for active duty, employee will be granted unpaid leave. Military orders must be provided upon return from leave.|
|Holidays||Eligible on date of hire.||No cost to employee.||Nineteen days per year (NOTE: Faculty have those days which fall within the academic calendar.)|
|Jury Duty||Eligible on date of hire.||No cost to employee.||Employee shall be excused from work with pay (minus any amount paid by the court for days served) while serving on jury duty according to provisions of Board Policy.|
|Court Appearance||Eligible on date of hire.||No cost to employee.||An employee will be excused with pay for a court appearance on behalf of Cochise College. Annual/personal leave must be used for court appearances in private litigation.|
Cochise Combined Trust for Employees/ Dependents
|First day of month after board approval.||Premium for employee paid by employer. Premium for dependents paid by employee:
Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO) Plan (Monthly Premium)
Family $560.27High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP)
|See medical benefit materials for detailed coverage available.|
|First day of month after board approval.||Premium for employee paid by employer. Premium for dependents paid by employee ($48.29 per month for family coverage).||See dental benefit materials for detailed coverage available.|
|Group Term Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance||First day of month after board approval.||No cost to employee.||2x annual salary.|
|Optional Group Term and Standard Life Insurance||First day of month after board approval.||Paid by employee. Premium amount is based on age of employee and level of coverage selected.||Employee may purchase additional amounts of term life insurance for self, spouse and child(ren).|
|First day of month after board approval.||Premium cost is dependent upon salary level of employee. No cost to employee.||After 60 calendar days of disability, benefit is 66% of base monthly pay. Benefit available only after all paid sick leave is exhausted (18 weeks coverage).|
|First day of month after board approval.||0.12% of gross pay. Mandatory contribution matched by the college.||After 180 calendar days of disability.|
|Arizona State Retirement System||All employees are enrolled on date of hire.||Employee contributes 11.35% of gross earnings. Mandatory contribution matched by the College.||Defined benefit pension. Determined by years of service and earnings.|
Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act
|Eligible on date of hire under current guidelines as described under COBRA.||Paid by qualified beneficiary.||Continue medical, dental and/or vision coverage for a maximum of 18 months.|
|Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account Ameriben||First date after board approval.||Minimum contribution: $100-$2500 for married filing separate returns.
Maximum contribution: $100-$5000 for single, married filing jointly, or head of household tax returns.
|Employees may have funds deducted from their paycheck on a pretax basis to cover out of pocket expenses related to dependent care. Call Human Resources for more information.|
|Medical Reimbursement Flexible Spending Account (Not available to employees enrolled in the High Deductible Health Plan) Ameriben||First date after board approval.||Minimum contribution: $100
Maximum contribution: $2,550Flex debit card is available for $1.50 a month.
|Employees may make contributions from their paycheck on a pretax basis to cover out of pocket eligible expenses (i.e. deductibles, coinsurance, copayments, etc.) related to medical, dental, vision, or other health related expenses for the employee and/or their eligible dependents. Call Human Resources for more information.|
|Health Savings Account (Available to only employees enrolled in the High Deductible Health Plan)
|First date after board approval.||Employer monthly contribution of $40.40 for employee only in High Deductible Health Plan.
Maximum annual employee contribution
|Optional Vision Insurance
|First day of month after board approval.||Paid by employee. (Monthly Premium)
Employee only $ 6.40
Child(ren) $12.80 Family $18.62
|Employees may elect for this insurance on a self pay basis by payroll deduction. The college does not contribute to this benefit. See benefit materials for detailed coverage available.|
|Sick Leave Payout||Employees hired on or after 7/1/2014 payout is available according to schedule. Employees hired before 7/1/2014, employee must be at least 55 years of age or have met the necessary points for full retirement with the Arizona State Retirement System, and have completed a minimum of 10 years of benefited service with the College.||No cost to employee.||See Cochise College Sick Leave Policy for detailed payout schedule.|
|Annual Leave Payout||Minimum of 2-weeks’ notice||No cost to employee.||Employee paid unused accrued leave up to a maximum of 180 hours|
|Workers Compensation||Eligible on date of hire.||No cost to employee.||Follows state law related to workers compensation injuries.|
|Tax Sheltered Annuity (403B) and Deferred Compensation Plan (457)||Eligible on date of hire.||Employee may divert portion of salary to TSA. Amount limited by the IRS, age and years of service.||Benefit determined by growth of annuity fund. Becomes taxable upon withdrawal.|
|Employee with seven or more consecutive years of service.||No cost to employee.||Receive pay for 2/3 the annual salary for one or 2 semesters in academic year.|
|Faculty Professional Growth||Eligible on date of hire.||Additional coursework/
|Salary increase equivalent to 1 grade per 15 approved units.|
|Tuition Exemption for Cochise College Courses||Eligible on date of hire.||Appropriate registration and lab fees based on enrollment in specific courses.||Employee may receive up to 2 for credit courses per semester. Spouse and dependents 25 years of age and younger receive an unlimited amount of units per semester for enrollment in Cochise College courses only. See Cochise College Tuition Exemption policy for detailed information.|
300,400, graduate level classes
|Regular Full-time employees educational plan must be reviewed with HR Vice-President before starting program.||Limited to max of 6 units per semester and 6 units per summer will be reimbursed up to 4 times college tuition rate not to exceed 80% of annual tuition. Fees, books and travel may not be reimbursed.|
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