Other Benefits

Ithaca College faculty and staff members and their eligible dependents have the opportunity to use many of the College's recreational facilities. Employees have access to the many services of the College library, the Campus Center, and the College bookstore (at which employees receive a 10% discount). Employees also receive blue parking tags, allowing them to park in convenient spaces on campus at no charge. An employee's ID card also serves as a bus pass for the TCAT system.

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Government Mandated BenefitsGovernment Mandated Benefits


Beginning with the first day of employment, eligible faculty and staff members are enrolled in and protected by the following programs, except where noted:


Social Security is a federal program of retirement, disability, survivor, and health-related benefits covering faculty and staff. You and Ithaca College make contributions to the Social Security system as mandated by the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA).


Income protection, medical, and survivor benefits are provided for job-related illness or injuries. The costs of this program are entirely covered by the College.


Faculty and staff who become unemployed through no fault of their own and are able and available to work, but are unsuccessful in finding employment, may be eligible to receive a weekly benefit. The costs of this program are entirely covered by the College.


Staff members (non-faculty) are covered by New York State Disability after four weeks of employment. Premiums for this coverage are paid by the College. This benefit provides for employees in the event of a non-job related injury or illness. The benefit provides fifty percent (50%) of a claimant's average weekly wage, but no more than the maximum benefit allowed (currently $170 per week - see WCL §204). In addition to the mandated benefit, the College offers a supplemental benefit that pays up to an additional $400 per week.

Benefits are paid for a maximum of 26 weeks of disability during 52 consecutive weeks (see WCL §205). For employed workers, there is a 7-day waiting period for which no benefits are paid. Benefit rights begin on the eighth consecutive day of disability (WCL §208).