Benefits for Research Foundation Employees

Contact: Susan Gasiorowski, Research Foundation Benefits Specialist
Office: Jacobsen Hall, Room 204
Phone: 315 464-4945
Email: gasioros@upstate.edu

Outstanding Benefits Package

In addition to our highly competitive salaries, the Research Foundation of SUNY's benefit package is among the best in the greater Central New York area. Some of the valuable benefits include:

  • A wide variety of health insurance options, with minimal cost sharing.
  • Excellent dental and vision benefits
  • Flexible Spending Account Program
  • Employer-paid life insurance benefit
  • Employer-paid long term disability
  • Outstanding retirement program
  • Retirement Savings Programs
  • Credit Union membership
  • Available day care
  • Onsite fitness facilities
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Payroll deducted College Savings Program
  • Discounts for auto and home insurance through Liberty Mutual.

Outstanding Time-off Benefits

Full-time exempt employees are eligible for the following:

  • 12 paid holidays each year.
  • 15 paid vacation days per year. The accrual rate increases with additional years of service up to a maximum of 21 days.
  • Generous sick leave allowance.
  • Up to six-month leave of absence for birth or adoption of a child.

Part-time exempt employees are eligible to observe any holiday that falls on a day they would otherwise work. Part-time employees accrue vacation and sick leave on a pro-rated basis according to their full-time employment percentage.

Full-time non-exempt employees are eligible for the following:

  • 12 paid holidays each year.
  • 13 paid vacation days per year. The accrual rate increases with additional years of service up to a maximum of 20 days.
  • Five paid personal leave days per year.
  • Generous sick leave allowance.
  • Up to six-month leave of absence for birth or adoption of a child.

Part-time non-exempt employees are eligible to observe any holiday that falls on a day they would otherwise work. Part-time employees accrue vacation and sick leave on a pro-rated basis according to their full-time employment percentage.

The Research Foundation of SUNY may terminate, suspend, withdraw, amend, or modify the plans described in this handbook, in whole or in part, at any time. As the plan administrator, it has the discretionary authority necessary to administer these plans in accordance with their terms. This includes the power to interpret the plans, to construe any missing or disputed terms, to answer all questions that arise under the plans, to determine the eligibility of any person to participate in and/or to receive benefits under the plans, and to determine the amount of benefits due for self-insured plans. These decisions shall be final, conclusive and binding; shall be given deference in a court of law; and shall not be overturned unless found to be arbitrary and capricious.