Supplemental Benefits Programs
Because we understand the necessity to manage life events and want to support you in sustaining a healthy lifestyle, the University offers generous time off benefits. Staff should explore the links for details on holiday, vacation time and sick day benefits. Faculty can review this information on the Faculty Handbook website.
Leave of Absence
Medical/FMLA Leave of Absence is available for employees for reason of illness or injury (serious health condition) for self or family member. Leaves due to birth or adoption in compliance with the provisions of the New Jersey Family Leave Act and the Federal Family & Medical Leave Act are described in the policy.
Personal Leave of Absence is defined as an approved unpaid absence from work for personal reasons. Maximum length of the leave is thirty (30) days within a rolling twelve (12) month period and may be taken intermittently. Personal leave is discretionary on the part of the Department of Human Resources in consultation with the employee's department and may be used for awaiting a long term disability claim for serious illness or Americans with Disabilities Act
Academic Leave of Absence is defined as an approved unpaid absence from work to pursue a field of study at an accredited college, university or other educational institution. Academic leave may not exceed a total of six (6) months within a rolling twelve (12) month period. It may be taken intermittently. Academic leaves are approved by the Department of Human Resources in consultation with the employee's department.
Military Leave of Absence - Employees are eligible for paid leave for military training whenever they are required to perform active duty "field training.” Normally, military leave is for a two-week period, however, in some cases, longer or multiple leaves do occur and can be authorized. Maximum time allowed shall not exceed five (5) years total. Leave for attending military school does not qualify for military leave pay. Any questions regarding eligibility should be directed to your Human Resources Generalist.
For additional information, please contact your Campus HR Office.
Staff please refer to Medical/FMLA Leave of Absence, Leave of Absence for Personal, Academic, Military for detailed information. Faculty please refer to the Faculty Handbook for Leave of Absence information.
Employee Educational Assistance (EEA) Program
Providing the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for each employee to meet and exceed the requirements and expectations of his or her position and to support his or her personal and career development goals.
Our Employee Educational Assistance Program philosophy and policy by focusing on these principals:
- Creating a strategic business tool that supports talent management as a critical human resources investment to attract and retain the best and brightest employees
- Integrating training and education as a vital part of total employee development
- Preparing for future talent needs and understanding the value of educational assistance in upcoming talent shortages
- Providing an educational planning resource for our employees
- At least one (1) year of employment as a regular full or part-time employee
- Employees should work a minimum of twenty (20) or more hours a week and are in a active pay status (i.e., eligible to receive a paycheck). Temporary, Per Diem employees are not eligible. The following titles are not eligible: e.g. students, PGY's, post doctoral fellows, fellows, faculty.
- Employees must pass courses with an equivalent of a Grade "C" or better or "Pass" in a situation of a (pass/fail) grading system
Course Work Eligible for Reimbursement
The course of study must meet one of the criteria set forth below:
- Relates to an employee's current position, i.e., enhances the performance of current job
- Prepares a staff member for realistic career advancement within the University
- Necessary to acquire or maintain a professional licensure or certification
Additionally the course of study should meet one of the following criteria:
- Is a core or elective requirement toward a degree;
- Is a continuing education unit;
- Is a special non-college course, distance learning, seminar, conference or program sponsored by an accredited college, university or professional organization.
Refer to the current Tuition Assistance Program Policy (pending update) for detailed information.
Employee Assistance Program
In our continued effort in striving to support a productive and performance driven state workplace by accommodating the balance between work and life responsibilities, UMDNJ has instituted an Employee Assistance Program. Listed below are key points regarding this service:
- Comprehensive counseling and referral service provided by University Behavioral HealthCare (UBHC)
- No cost to University employees and family members
- Sources of help for those experiencing stress, job problems, emotional or family difficulties, etc.
- Contacts between employees/family members and the counseling service are strictly confidential
- 24-hour service is available for crisis and emergency contact, call:
1-800-327-3678 OR contact the following campus numbers
(all calls are confidential):
Times of Operation
8:30 am to 5 pm
8:30 am to 5 pm
9 am to 5 pm
Refer to policy for details or visit the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) website.
Staff Leave Donation Program
The Staff Leave Donation Program was designed in response to the spirit of caring within our University. This is evidenced by the practice of some employees voluntarily donating their accrued paid time to co-workers experiencing a life threatening or catastrophic illness, or to those who must care for a family member. We applaud these acts of kindness and encourage you to review the Staff Leave Donation policy for the details of this program – it's to your benefit!
Refer to policy and administrative guide for details.
Employee Wellness Program
The University's Worksite Wellness Program is designed to help you improve the quality of your worklife by providing the resources you need to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Our Wellness website has links to many internal and external resources and describes the Wellness Program which is sponsored by the School of Health Related Professions in collaboration with Human Resources.
Visit the HR Worksite Wellness Program website for more information.
For your convenience, we have two (2) pharmacies that you can utilize in filling your prescriptions. Locations are as follows:
DOC Ground Floor
University Doctor's Pavilion Suite 1900
National Bond and Trust can assist you with purchasing Savings Bonds using a payroll deduction plan. Visit www.nbtco.com or contact 1-800-321-8024 or
To provide medical, time loss, permanent disability and survivors benefits to faculty and staff injured while in the employ of UMDNJ, to ensure rehabilitation back to meaningful employment at the earliest possible date and to ensure that these obligations are fulfilled in a cost efficient and responsible fashion.
Workers' Compensation Program - Policy