The Office of Human Resources affirms the importance of reason, open inquiry, living faith, and individual worth. As such, the Office of Human Resourcs philosphy establishes a clear and decisive link between the University, the faculty and staff of the University, and the surrounding community.
Office of Human Resources
Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with a disability unless the employer can demonstrate that doing so creates an undue hardship to the employer or poses a direct threat to the safety of the employee or others in the workplace. An accommodation may include a change to the work environment or to the way in which a job is usually performed.
The accommodation process involves an in-depth review of the job requirements and the limitations or performance problems the employee's disability creates to identify changes or modifications that will allow the employee to perform the essential duties of his or her job. If you may need to request a reasonable accommodation, you may submit a completed request form found below to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.
The accommodation process involves a review of the job requirements and the limitations or performance problems the employee's disability creates to identify changes or modifications that will allow the employee to perform the essential functions of their job, without causing undue hardship on the employer, or be unduly disruptive.
The University has an approved calendar-year holiday schedule of University holiday and closings.
Additional benefits are avaiable to faculty, administrators, hourly staff, and full time coaches of the University. Benefits include use of campus building and ammennities, discounts, event enterance, undergraduate education assistance, and more.
Tickets at Work
Tickets at Work provides University faculty and staff to exclusive savings on movie tickets, theme parks, hotels, tours, Broadway and Vegas shows, and more!
Dental and Vision Insurance
Humana is our Dental and Vision Care Provider.
Remember to use in-network providers in order receive the best pricing and discounts.
Digital Membership Card and App Instructions
The Basic Vision Plan is packaged with your dental coverage.
Employee Assistance Program
Employee Assistance Program-Impact SolutionsThe University of Mount Union is proud to make available to you the IMPACT Employee Assistance & Work/Life Program (EAP), offering confidential support for you, your spouse/partner, household members, dependents living in and away from home and parents & parents-in-law.
HSA and HFA Informations
Health Savings Account (HSA)
The University of Mount Union offers you the opportunity to pay for out-of-pocket health care expenses on a pre-tax basis through a health savings account. In order to participate in an HSA, you must participate in a high-deductible health plan (HDHP), such as the Silver HSA or the Bronze HSA plan.
Your per pay contribution to the HSA can be adjusted on a monthly basis, as long as you are still a participant of a HDHP. The monies you contribute to the HSA are yours to keep, even if your employment with the university terminates. While this section is a summary of the current provisions of this policy, the terms of the actual policy govern in the event of a conflict. (See your official document or the Office of Human Resources for details.)
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
The University of Mount Union offers you the opportunity to pay for uninsured medical expenses and costs of dependent day care on a pre-tax basis through flexible spending accounts.
Elections under these plans must be made during the annual Group Health plan open enrollment period, unless you experience a change in family status. Reimbursement from your account can only be made for eligible expenses incurred during the plan year and submitted within 90 days after the plan year ends on December 31, or within 90 days if your full-time employment terminates. While this section is a summary of the current provisions of this policy, the terms of the actual policy govern in the event of a conflict. (See your official document or the Office of Human Resources for details.)
Life and Medical Insurance
The University of Mount Union offers a Life Insurance benefit and voluntary life insurance, and a travel assistance prgram for all full-time employees.
Travel Assistance Plan and Description
AultCare is the University of Mount Union's medical provider.
MVR Information and Forms
In order to drive a University vehicle, you must complete a Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) check. The MVR is required annually.
- Motor Vehicle Record (MVR)/Background Check Request– You must print and complete this request form, have your supervisor or dean sign and provide an account number.
- Driver's Rights and Responsibilites– You must sign the Rights and Responsibilities form.
Once these two documents are provided to Human Resources, we will provide you with online instructions and a code to complete your MVR.
If this is the first time you have requested to drive a University vehicle, you are also required to complete an online Defensive Driving course. Access to the course will be emailed directly to you once the forms are received. The course needs to be completed once every three years.
There is a charge to complete an MVR, so only register if you will need to drive a University vehicle.
TIAA and Investing Information
To help employees prepare for retirement, the University of Mount Union offers a defined contribution retirement plan from TIAA. Newly hired full-time employees are eligible to receive a monthly contribution to their retirement plan after one full year of service. All employees are able to contribute their own funds to a retirement account with TIAA.
Remote or Flexible Work
In an effort to accommodate staff that need to flex their regular work hours or work remotely, the Flexible/Remote Work Request Form and Agreement has been established and is available to you.
Flexible or Remote Work Request and Agreement
Retirement and Retiree Information
Retirement Information (TIAA)
The University of Mount Union offers a defined contribution plan administered by Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association (TIAA).
Phased Retirement for Faculty
Phased Retirement Program for Faculty and Application
Retiree Insurance Information
For employees that have worked at the institution for 20 years and have obtained age 65, the University offers a retiree insurance program. The employee is required to have been covered under the active employee health insurance program on their retirement date in order to be eligible for the retiree insurance program. If a spouse is also covered under the active employee health insurance program, the spouse is also eligible to participate in the retiree insurance program. You must be enrolled in Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B to enroll
- Mount Union provides a $50 monthly subsidy per covered individual, directly to the provider, for the retiree insurance program you select.
- Insurance providers include PrimeTime Health Plan through AultCare, and United Healthcare through AARP.
- Plan options include 2 Advantage Plans and 3 Supplemental Plans.
Staff Benevolent Fund
Purpose: The Mount Union Staff Benevolent Fund is established to assist University staff with financial assistance to aid them in meeting a financial crisis or hardship. The financial assistance is short-term in nature and will normally be given in the form of a taxable cash benefit.
Who is eligible: All hourly staff of the University of Mount Union who have been employed a minimum of one year.
How to apply: Staff members are required to submit the Staff Benevolent Fund Application which identifies the emergency situation and submit appropriate documentation to verify need to the Office of Human Resources.
Applicants are encouraged to submit with their application all information they feel may be necessary to thoroughly evaluate their request.
Staff Benevolent Fund Committee Membership: A review committee, appointed by President's Council, will review all requests. Members of the committee must sign a confidentiality agreement.
Review Process: The Staff Benevolent Fund Committee will determine whether the situation, as outlined on the application, meets the requirements to be considered an emergency situation or financial hardship and determine how much assistance will be provided from the Fund. If the committee requests additional information, the staff member has three days to provide the additional documentation in order for continued consideration.
Timeline: Every effort will be made to review requests as soon as possible, given the urgency of the staff member's need. In most cases, a decision will be reached within three working days of the committee receiving all necessary information.
Once a determination on the request has been made, the staff member will be notified by phone, with written notification to follow. If the employee is awarded a distribution from the fund, a check made out to the employee will come from the Payroll Office within 2-3 days. Every attempt will be made to process checks as quickly as possible and represent a one-time payment. The Fund will be charged the amount of the employee's distribution plus the required payroll taxes.
Acceptable Emergency Situations: Applications to the Fund must have a documented emergency situation that has caused a financial hardship. Applicants must have exhausted all other means of obtaining financial assistance for the situation.
The following examples are types of emergencies or destitute situations the committee will consider:
- Following a Disaster- If the eligible staff member has immediate need due to devastating circumstances as a result of a disaster (fire, flood, tornado or other natural disaster).
- Medical/Dental Care- Funds may be allocated to eligible staff as a result of extended illness, medical bills and care, or incidental expenses resulting from an illness or emergency situation
- Vehicle/Repair Expenses- Funds will be limited to repairs necessary for eligible staff to travel to and from work.
- Death in the Immediate Family- The fund can be used for emergency use in the event of death of an immediate family member. An immediate family is defined as: spouse, domestic partner (as established through University policy), child, parent, sibling, grandparent, grandchild, father-in-law, mother-in-law, current stepparent or stepchild.
- Miscellaneous- Funds may be allocated to cover other needs that do not fall under areas listed above, such as: basic utilities (electricity, gas, water, and sewer) if notices for termination of service are received.
Not Acceptable: The following are examples of circumstances or events that will not be considered emergencies and are therefore ineligible for funding assistance:
- Finance a leave of absence or vacation
- Moving expenses
- Finance a marriage, divorce, child support, or adoptions
- Pay income taxes or related penalties and interest
- Debt consolidation/Attorney fees
- Loans, bankruptcy (foreclosures)
- Telephone (to include cell phone or internet service)
- Cable television
- Payment of creditors (i.e. credit cards, non-sufficient funds, etc.)
Are there any limits to the amounts that can be requested: Applicants will be awarded no more than the documented amount needed, up to a maximum limit of $250 per calendar year (the maximum amount may be increased given extreme extenuating circumstances). Distributions from the fund cannot exceed the available fund balance.
How you can contribute to the fund: The Staff Benevolent Fund has no requirement for the repayment of financial awards. Donations to the Fund are welcome and can be made through the Office of University Advancement or payroll deduction.
Volunteers on Campus
If you will have an individual volunteering for your department, below is the process and paperwork that needs completed BEFORE they begin volunteering. Do not forget to include in the paperwork the period of time in which the individual will be volunteering.
- All volunteers must complete a background screening, volunteer application/agreement and volunteer policy packet annually
- Notify Human Resources (HR) of the potential volunteer.
- HR will send the potential volunteer the instructions to complete a successful background screening, and motor vehicle record screening (MVR) if necessary, prior to start date.
- Once HR receives successful background screening results, and MVR if necessary, HR will notify the volunteer supervisor of the results and send the volunteer application/agreement and volunteer policy packet to the volunteer and supervisor.
- The volunteer supervisor must sign off and send all paperwork to Human Resources (HR). Paperwork can be sent electronically.
Volunteer Application and Agreement