Benefits for Eligible Employees
Alvin Community College provides comprehensive, competitive, and affordable benefit programs to meet the needs of our employees. The College offers a variety of health insurances, retirement, optional retirement plans, generous paid leave and holidays, wellness leave, an employee assistance program, and more.
Our state insurance benefits are provided by the Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS). ACC covers 100% of the cost for full-time, benefits-eligible employees for the following:
- Long-term disability
- Life insurance at 2x annual base salary
Optional benefits available include vision, dependent life, short-term disability, accidental death and dismemberment, and life insurance up to 4x annual base salary.
Part-time employees working 30 hours per week for 4.5 months are offered medical insurance at no cost. Part-time employees working 20-29 hours per week for 4.5 months are offered medical coverage at a cost of 50% of the premiums.
ACC does not participate in the Social Security System. All employees are required to participate in a qualified retirement plan in lieu of the Social Security System. Any employee hired after April 1986 is also required to contribute 1.45 percent monthly in the Medicare portion of the Social Security System.
The TRS retirement plan is a defined benefit plan. This means that the amount of your retirement benefit is determined using a formula established by Texas law and not on how much you have contributed to TRS. Once you begin service retirement under the rules of the plan, you are eligible to receive a monthly benefit for life.
The Optional Retirement Program (ORP) is a defined contribution plan available only to certain eligible positions. ORP-eligible employees may elect to participate in the ORP as an alternative to the Teacher Retirement System (TRS).
In addition to TRS or ORP, all full-time and part-time employees are eligible to participate in the Optional Tax Deferred Annuity Program, known as ‘TDAs’ or ‘voluntary retirement accounts.’ 403(b) Tax Deferred Annuity Plans and/or 457 Deferred Compensation Plans are available.
- 72 hours of vacation leave annually for staff
- 120 hours of sick leave annually for staff and faculty
- 16 hours of personal business leave for staff and faculty
- 4 weeks approximately of paid holiday time which includes Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Winter Break (approximately 2 weeks), MLK, Jr. Day, the week of Spring Break, Spring Holiday, Memorial Day, and Independence Day.
- 1.5 hours per week of Wellness Leave
ACC also offers a 4-day work week in the summer with offices closed on Fridays.
Working some hours remotely may be an option for some positions if the position and employee are eligible.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
ACC provides an Employee Assistance Program at no cost to all full-time, benefits-eligible employees and their dependents. Employees can access confidential and free counseling and consultative services for all types of life concerns, including legal, financial, work-related, and work/life services.
Tuition Reimbursement and Scholarships
To assist employees with pursuing their educational goals, ACC offers a tuition reimbursement program for some eligible positions and scholarships are available through the ACC Foundation.
Onsite Fitness Center
The ACC Fitness Center is onsite and free to staff and faculty.
ACC offers a Child Development Laboratory School onsite at an affordable price. The Lab School operates on the ACC calendar and as a full day, full year program for children 18 months to 5 years.