- Health Insurance
- Life Insurance
- Short Term Disability
- Long-Term Disability Insurance
- Retirement Plan
- Flexible Spending Plan
- Employee Assistance Plan
- Sick Leave
- Professional Development
- Financial Aid
A Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) and a High Deductible Health plan are available through United Healthcare Medical Insurance. Dental and vision plans are also available. The school pays 90 percent of the individual employee’s premium, 90 percent of the employee’s portion of the employee/children premium, or 50 percent of a family or employee/partner premium for each eligible employee who purchases his/her insurance through the school’s plan.
Once a full-time employee (75 percent FTE or more) completes one year of continuous employment with the School, he or she will be eligible for short-term disability (“STD”) coverage. This will apply in the event he or she cannot work due to his or her serious illness or injury for absences up to three (3) months in any twelve-month period measured backward from the first day of coverage. After three (3) months of absence for medical reasons, the employee, if eligible, may apply for long-term disability benefits.
All employees can immediately begin contributing a portion of their salary to a retirement savings plan on a pre-tax or post-tax basis. After one year of employment, the School will make a 3 or 6 percent match to the eligible employee’s contribution of 3 or 6 percent of salary for a total of 6 or 12 percent. If the employee was contributing to a retirement savings plan immediately prior to employment at Garrison Forest School, the School’s match will start immediately. All employees at 50 percent or more full-time equivalency are eligible for the matching contribution by the School.
Employees are allowed seven days paid sick leave each year. Documentation of illness may be required. This benefit may not be carried over from year to year. There are certain circumstances in which an eligible employee is compensated for absences up to three months or until long-term disability goes into effect. Additional information is available in the Business Office.
Financial assistance with tuition and awards for curriculum development and summer sabbaticals may be available to full-time faculty. Awarding of this assistance is subject to availability of funds and relevance to the course work and the curriculum of the School. See the Professional Development page for more information.
Faculty members are provided laptop computers for use both on- and off-campus. This allows them to access the Internet, as well as to connect to their e-mail without the need to be on campus. Additionally, no-interest loans are available for computer purchases or upgrades through the Business Office.