Human Resources

Employee Benefits

Bank Street College provides a comprehensive benefits package that enables eligible employees to create a program suited to their own needs and for those in their family.

Depending on eligibility, the College offers healthcare coverage, dental coverage, flexible spending accounts, pre-tax transit and parking expenses, retirement benefits, tuition programs, Bank Street school discounts, an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), AFLAC, Municipal Credit Union, and more. Please contact the Human Resources Office for more information.

  • Insurance

    Staff appointed on a minimum load of 2.5 days per week (50%) or greater shall be eligible for health and dental insurance. The effective date for newly eligible employees is the first of the month following employment.

    Bank Street Health Plan Summary (pdf)

    UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus Low EPO (pdf)

    UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus High EPO (pdf)

    UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus PPO (pdf)

    Guardian PPO Benefit Plan (pdf)

    United Health Care Vision Benefit Summary (pdf)

    2022 Contribution Rates (pdf)

    Health Benefit Summary Plan Description (pdf)

    Long Term Disability Insurance

    Long-Term Disability Insurance is provided for eligible staff members on appointment of 50 percent or more at the College’s expense. All eligible staff members are covered after six months of service. Long-Term Disability Insurance provides a monthly income benefit, commencing after six consecutive months of total disability, of 60 percent of covered monthly salary up to $12,000 maximum.

  • Tuition Waiver

    Teaching Staff

    From the Employee Handbook and union contract: Assistant teachers shall have the right to enroll in four (4) free courses per academic year (September to August annually) provided that registration by staff members seeking to use their tuition allowance in courses beyond the first course that semester is limited to space available after completion of registration by all other students.

    You must be an active and current employee of 50% load or more to receive tuition benefits or use a banked course. If you sign up for more than four free courses regardless of the number of credits, you will be responsible for the additional tuition payment. Students are responsible for paying any registration and materials fees. Students are responsible for full payment in the event that this form is not submitted timely. Requests must be submitted before the course begins. Assistant teachers may not roll over or bank courses.

    Non Teaching Staff

    All professional staff members who are appointed at 50% work load or greater shall have the right to enroll in two (2) free courses (not to exceed 12 credits) in the Graduate School or the Division of Continuing Education per academic year (September 1 through August 31). More than two (2) free courses are not permitted even if the total number of credits is below twelve (12) credits. Students are responsible for paying any registration and materials fees. Students are responsible for full payment in the event that this form is not submitted timely. Requests must be submitted before the course begins.

    You must be an active and current employee to receive tuition benefits or use a banked course. Professional staff members may roll over one course for up to six months. Please use the following link to apply.

    Tuition Waiver Form Application Link

  • Time Off

    Bank Street College of Education employees time off depends on length and classification of employment.

    Time off may include:

  • Employee Assistance Program

    The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a confidential counseling and referral service available for free to all employees and their household members.

    From support for personal problems, to free legal assistance, to help finding a pet sitter, the EAP assists employees with issues small and large. Counselors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

  • Retirement

    For new employees, participation in the retirement plan for benefit-eligible employees on appointment of 50 percent or more is mandatory after one year of service. The College contributes 6.25 percent of the staff member’s regular monthly salary to the plan and the staff member must contribute 5 percent of their monthly salary.

    New employees who have a TIAA plan from a prior employer can participate in the mandatory plan from the first month of employment.

    Staff may elect to voluntarily contribute to Bank Street College’s Supplemental Retirement Annuity. You may begin to contribute to this tax-deferred plan before the one-year waiting period.

    Updating Your Contributions in Oracle

    You may update your TIAA/Retirement contributions by accessing Oracle. Log into the Bank Street website and go to Faculty and Staff Resources. Then, under Applications, click on “Oracle HCM,” click on “Company Single Sign-On,” and you will be on the landing page of Oracle.

    1. Click on the house icon on the upper right of the page
    2. You will see your dashboard
    3. Click on “Benefits”
    4. Click on “Report a Life Event”
    5. Select the life event “Change Commuter Benefit/TIAA Retirement”
    6. Enter the date of the event (today’s date)
    7. Click on “Continue” at the top
    8. Click on “Continue” again
    9. Click on “Accept” on the authorization page
    10. Click on “Edit” next to retirement and change as you wish. Enter the per pay amount you’d like withheld (ex. monthly or biweekly depending on  your pay)
    11. Click on “Continue” at the top
    12. Click on “Submit”
  • Summary Annual Report