Part-Time Staff Benefits

Medical Insurance: Part-time staff scheduled to work 25 hours per week are eligible to purchase individual HMO health insurance after 90 days of employment. The employee will incur 50% of the cost of the individual health plan.

Retirement:Part-time staff are required by state law to join the State Universities Retirement System (SURS). Employees contribute eight percent of gross pay to SURS. Part-time staff vest their retirement account after five years’ credited service. In the event of separation from employment before vesting, the employee contributions may be withdrawn.

Tuition Waivers:The College will waive tuition for a total of up to 24 credits for part-time staff in 25 hours per week part time positions and up to 18 credits for part-time staff scheduled in 20 hours per week part time positions.  Waivers apply to Oakton credit-courses and are eligible for employees, their spouse and children, per fiscal year.

Deferred Compensation Plans: The College offers 403(b) and 457 tax-deferred annuity plans.

Observed Paid Holidays:

  • Labor Day (First Monday in September)
  • Veteran's Day (November 11)
  • Thanksgiving (the Fourth Thursday-Friday in November)
  • the day of Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year's Eve
  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King's Birthday (Third Monday in January)
  • President's Day (Third Monday in February)
  • Memorial Day (Last Monday in May)
  • Independence Day (July 4)

Sick Days: Sick days are accrued on a bi-weekly basis based on annual hours worked.

Vacation: Vacation days are accrued on a bi-weekly basis based on annual hours worked.

Four-Day Summer Work Week: The College adopts a four-day summer work week beginning with the Friday following Memorial Day and continuing until the Friday of the week preceding the beginning of the academic year.

Early Childhood Centers:  Discounted rate for employees.  Click here to find out more about tuition rates.