Benefits of Employment
Aside from the benefits specific to working at the University Police you will be eligible to the benefits all USF employees enjoy. To view a full list of benefits please visit the Human Resource's Benefits Web Page. Here are some of the USF Benefits you would be eligible for:
- Educational Assistance Programs for Employees - USF offers several employee educational assistance programs at reduced costs. For employees appointed to an established position who have completed 6 months of USF service, and who are expected to remain employed through the final exam date will be reimbursed up to 4 credit hours of classes. The employee must have completed the 6 months of employment prior to registration period.
- Insurance - There are a variety of insurance benefits available to USF employees, including accidental death and dismemberment, dental, health, life, and supplemental insurance.
- Leave Benefits - USF provides many leave-related benefits including, but not limited to leave accruals, sick leave pool, donation of sick leave, and holidays.
- Credit Union - Employees are eligible to join the USF Federal Credit Union which is located on the Tampa Campus. Available services include share drafts, direct deposit of pay warrants, payroll deductions for savings and loan payments, safety deposit boxes, ATM service, etc. Payroll deduction through the Credit Union is available for USF employees in the Sarasota area. Contact the credit unions directly for additional information.
- Discounts - Your USF Staff ID opens up a world or opportunities. Just present your staff ID to your campus Human Resources or Personnel Office for a discount package containing cards offering discounts for a variety of goods and services in the community. The types and availability of discounts may vary from time to time. The following is only a sample of the discount programs that are available: Busch Gardens, Cypress Gardens, Disney World and EPCOT Center, Sea World, Universal Studios, and other various attractions and business discounts. Contact Human Resources for a complete list of current discount packages.
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP) - The University of South Florida is pleased to provide an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) that offers a comprehensive suite of services to help you live a better, healthier life. The new program will be offered through Magellan Health Services and will include services such as qualified child and elder care referrals, adoption information and resources, legal consultation, financial services consultation, family and relationship issues, work/life balance, stress management, health and wellness, grief and loss, depression and anxiety, alcohol or drug concerns, and dealing with conflict or violence. These services are free of charge to all full and part-time benefit-eligible employees, post-doctoral scholars and their spouses, domestic partners, dependents and others in their household. When you, a family member, or partner need help dealing with a situation that's troubling you, call 1-800-327-8705 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to speak with a trained, caring professional or log on to www.magellanhealth.com/member for a plethora of work/life resources.
- Recreation Center - Campus Recreation offers a health club on the Tampa campus. Annual membership fees are considerably less than those required by private health clubs.
In addition to the benefits listed above Law Enforcement Officer also receive the following benefits:
- LAW ENFORCEMENT INCENTIVE PAY: Upon being certified by Florida Criminal Justice Standards, University Police Officers become eligible for additional monthly salary of up to $130 based upon completed higher education and/or career development courses.
- UNIFORM MAINTENANCE ALLOWANCE: This allowance provides an additional $525 annually for shoes and uniform cleaning.
- EQUIPMENT ISSUED: All uniforms and equipment will be supplied, with the exception of shoes.
- OTHER BENEFITS: (Noncontributory) Public Safety Officers Benefits Act provides a $150,000 life insurance policy. Special Risk Retirement allows officers to retire after 25 years of continuous creditable service regardless of age. The State of Florida provides a $50,000 Death/Disability policy. Workers' Compensation Program available for work-related Injury.