Benefits Information for New Employees

Benefits refer to products, services, and/or entitlements made available to benefits-eligible employees at Marshall University. We offer a variety of benefits to employees according to employment type such as health and life insurance, retirement, dental, vision, disability, savings, education, etc.

Benefits comprise a generous portion of the salary package for eligible employees and are provided by the University and the State of West Virginia. Benefits are available to “full-time employees” which is defined as working a minimum of nine months of a twelve-month period or at least 1,040 hours (.53 Full-Time Equivalent [FTE]) per year on a continuing basis. Non-tenure track faculty who are hired in a full-time position but who work as a temporary for one academic year or one semester are considered full-time for purposes of this policy. Human Resource Services assists newly arriving, benefits-eligible employees with benefits enrollment through small group sessions. Hiring departments will register their new faculty and staff members in a session which will be confirmed by HR Services.

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Benefits offered to Marshall University Employees

  • Optional Benefits
    • Optional benefits are offered through Mountaineer Flexible Benefits. These benefits include dental, vision, disability, savings, legal, etc.
  • Life Insurance
    • Marshall University offers three life insurance options through MetLife, third-party administrator under PEIA; Basic Life, Optional Life, and Dependent Life.
  • Retirement
    • Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association (TIAA) is the retirement option for new Marshall University Employees.
  • Educational Benefits
    • Marshall University provides tuition benefits to regular employees and their dependent children. Regular employees who have completed their initial probationary period are eligible to apply for tuition waivers and financial assistance.
  • Employee Leave
    • Employees are given two leave benefits, Annual Leave and Sick Leave. Other leave options available to employees are:
      • Holidays
      • Catastrophic Leave
      • Funeral Leave
      • Military Leave-Paid
      • Military Leave-Unpaid
      • Jury Leave
      • Family and Medical Leave
      • Medical Leave of Absence without Pay
      • Personal Leave of Absence without Pay
      • Parental Leave
  • Health & Wellness Programs
    • Build a relationship with your doctor and improve your health.
      • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
      • PEIA Health & Wellness Tools
      • Health Care Decision Support
      • myHealth
      • Consumer Reports Resources
      • Guroo
      • PEIA Comprehensive Care Partnership (CCP) Programs

Office of the Obmuds

Marshall University’s Office of the Ombuds helps faculty and staff navigate processes and/or conflicts experienced  in the work environment.  Contact or schedule an appointment at:

Memorial Student Center BW14
(Walk-Ins Welcome)

Contact Us

207 Old Main
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755
304-696-6455 (Main)
304-696-6844 (Fax)
Departmental Contacts