A. ELCA Board of Pensions Benefits
See the classification chart to determine if you qualify for this benefit. You may wish to see the Summary Plan description published by the Board of Pensions regarding this benefit.
B. Worker’s Compensation
The seminary carries Worker’s Compensation insurance as required by law. If you are injured at work you must report the accident to your supervisor immediately, and then to the payroll director. If you witness an accident, get help immediately, and report the accident to your supervisor and then to the Campus Services office.
C. Unemployment Compensation
Because the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is not covered by unemployment compensation insurance, should your employment be terminated, you are not eligible to collect unemployment insurance benefits.
D. Death Benefits
In the event of your death (except if you work part time on a temporary basis), salary shall be paid to your surviving spouse or estate through the month in which death occurs plus one additional month.
E. Staff Enrichment Committee
All employees are represented on the staff concerns committee. If you have a concern, please contact your representative.
F. Check Cashing
Check cashing privileges are provided by the business office. Daily limits are set by the business office.
G. Food Plan for Meals at the Cafeteria in the Campus Center
You may open a food plan account in the Business Office.
H. Library Privileges
You have full library privileges.
You may purchase books and other materials from the bookstore.
J. Enrolling as a Student
You will be permitted, with departmental approval, to enroll in seminary courses for credit at 50% of the normal tuition. The balance of the cost will be charged to your department. You must be admitted before becoming eligible. Contact the admissions office for more information.
K. Auditing Courses
Provided satisfactory arrangements regarding a working schedule can be reached with your supervisor, all employees not currently registered in a degree program may audit courses, with the professor’s permission, and by application through the admissions office, and may do so at no cost. This privilege is also available to spouses of staff members.
L. Lay School
You are eligible to attend lay school courses at no charge. You must register with the department of continuing education prior to attending any courses.
M. Day Care
The seminary-owned day care center, WEE CARE, is located on campus and is open for your use on an availability basis, at a reduced rate.
N. Staff Training and Development
The seminary encourages each department to plan and budget for professional and vocational training and development for staff members. These plans should be discussed at least annually at the time of the evaluation.