The University of Missouri-St. Louis prides itself on the scope and quality of the benefits provided to its employees. Every attempt is made to meet the essential needs of faculty and staff on a competitive basis while maintaining fiscal responsibilities.

  • Medical Insurance

    The University offers all regular full-time employees an option of two medical plans through Coventry Healthcare. Preventative services are covered at 100% for in-network prividers. Medical insurance is effective on the first day of employment.

  • Dental Insurance

    The University provides dental benefits through Delta Dental. Our plan covers 100% of reasonable and customary fees for preventative services and 80% of basic services beginning on the first day of employment.

  • Vision Insurance

    The University offers all regular full-time employees vision insurance through Vision Service Plan. Our plan covers eye exams after a copay of $10 and frames up to $140 after a copay of $25, effective on the first day of employment.

  • Life Insurance

    All regular full-time employees receive a life insurance policy equal to their annual salary free of charge. Supplemental insurance may be purchased. Dependent plans are available for spouse and children.

  • Paid Time Off

    All regular full-time staff accrue paid time off in the form of sick time, vacation time and personal days. Accruals for sick time and vacation time are based on status and years of service. Four personal days are given to staff each year on their anniversary.

  • Paid Holidays

    The University designates eight days per year as official University holidays: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the Friday following, and Christmas Day.

  • University Libraries

    University employees can check out books from any of the libraries on campus free of charge, Our libraries use Merlin/Mobius to request books that are not available in our library.

  • University Events

    University employees receive discounted tickets for University athletic events and performances on campus.

  • Fitness Center

    University employees may use the Mark Twain facility free of charge. The newly renovated fitness center features updated equipment and an indoor track.

  • Retirement

    The University offers a generous defined contribution/benefit hybrid plan to all employees in addition to a variety of voluntary supplemental retirement plans including 403b, 457b, and 401a plans.

  • Wellness & Counseling

    University Health, Wellness and Counseling Services provides services to students, faculty and staff from a holistic perspective with consideration given to the six dimensions of wellness.

  • Employee Learning

    Employees at the University have access to a wide array of training opportunities including more than 3,000 inline courses and various classroom training sessions on a variety of topics for both managers and individual contributors

  • Employee Discounts

    University employees are eligible for a wide array of employee discounts via our online affinity provider, PerkSpot. Employeees also receive discounts at the College of Optometry's Center for Eye Care and for the Metrolink.

  • Volunteer Program

    After completion of their probationary period, all benefits eligible staff are eligible to receive up to eight hours of paid time to volunteer. Eligible staff may take up to eight hours during their normal hours of operation to volunteer at a local not-for-profit.

  • Employee Recognition

    The University rewards employees through programs that recognize outstanding performance and longevity with the institution including Riverstars Employee of the Month, Chancellor's Award for Excellence, Service Awards Program and more.

  • Child Development

    The University's Child Development Center is a nationally accredited center providing child care for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old.