Staff Benefits

As an agency of State government, Glenville State University provides a wide variety of benefits to its employees. Some benefits are mandatory to both the university and employees, while some benefits are elective by employees. Some benefits are free to employees while some benefits require employee contributions.

Health Insurance

Current year details regarding plan options and monthly premium costs can be obtained by logging onto the PEIA web site or by contacting the GSU payroll department.


At least 12 days each year, but could be as high as 15-17, depending on special holidays granted by the Governor, e.g., Election Day, after Thanksgiving, etc.

Life Insurance

$10,000 free to employees, optional coverage up to $500,000 based on age and salary. Additional plans are available for spouse and child coverage.

Accidental Death Insurance

Optional employee or family plan of $25,000 to $100,000. For details contact the payroll department.

Retirement Plan

The university matches your 6 percent contribution (tax exempt dollars) towards TIAA/CREF or Teacher's Retirement System. Thus, 12 percent of your gross salary is working for your retirement income. New employees must join TIAA/CREF.

TIAA Total Disability Benefits Plan

Optional employees coverage that provides (1) monthly income and (2) payments of premiums to your TIAA/CREF retirement plan to participating employees who suffer total, long-term disabilities. The cost is adjusted according to individual salary on a yearly basis. Employees become eligible upon completion of the first year of employment.