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At La Sierra University, we recognize that our employees are our most valuable asset and will be treated as such. We serve as a resource to the University in such areas as:  benefits, recruitment, compensation, record keeping, labor and employee relations, training, compliance with federal and state regulations, and policies and procedures.

We aim to be your employer of choice in Adventist education by encouraging and fostering an environment that supports, develops and maintains the well-being of La Sierra University employees.

Whether you are considering employment opportunities with La Sierra University, or are a current faculty or staff member, or retiree, we are delighted to serve you. Please contact us at (951) 785-2088 or hr@lasierra.edu.

Policies & Handbooks

The purpose of these policies is to create and maintain a safe and respectful environment for the entire University community and ensure compliance with applicable federal and state laws.

Forms

Benefits for Employees

At La Sierra University, we understand that benefits play an important role in the lives of our faculty and staff members and their families.

The following is a general outline of employee benefits. Some benefits may vary according to employment status. Contact the Human Resources Office for more information.

We provide an outstanding package of health and life benefits for employees, with coverage available for their families. We offer medical, dental and vision coverage, as well as basic and supplemental life, long term disability, and flexible spending accounts.

Health

Once you have completed your probationary period, you are eligible to participate in the Plan.

Summary of Benefits and Coverage:

  • What this Plan Covers: here.
  • What it Costs: here.
  • Health care plan Enrollment form: here.

Health Plan Links

  • Adventist Risk Management Link
  • Healthscope - On the login page, you will need to put Adventist Risk Management as the Company Name and then press enter. From there you can follow the directions to create a profile in the system.
  • To find a Doctor within the Aetna network

Health Service

Medical facility on campus.

Flexible Spending Accounts

This benefit allows you to set aside pre-tax dollars, reducing your taxable income, for non-reimbursable medical or dependent care expenses.

Accident Insurance

Accidental death and dismemberment insurance by payroll deductions.

Cancer Insurance

Offered through by payroll deductions.

Life Insurance Basic

Ing. - Cash payment to surviving spouse, children or to employee in the event of death. $100,000 for employee, $50,000 spouse, $5,000 dependents, $750 stillborn.

Life Insurance - Supplemental

Ing. - Additional life insurance by payroll deduction.

Long Term Disability (LTD)

Income provided during extended period of illness or injury.

Short Term Disability (STD)

Disability income provided for illness or injury. Two plans available: 

  • Voluntary Disability Insurance (VDI)
  • State Disability Insurance (SDI)

Defined Benefit Plan

For those with denominational service prior to January 1, 2000. Frozen as December 31, 1999.

Defined Contribution Plan

Employer Contribution of 5%. Employee has option to contribute as well with employer matching up to established limit.

Tax Sheltered Annuity

Savings set aside for retirement by pre-tax deduction.

Dependent Tuition Assistance

For eligible faculty and salaried employees, 35% day students; 70% dorm students of tuition and fees. SDA Institutions only. 100% at La Sierra University.

Free Tuition

For eligible faculty and salaried employees 16 units per year for employee; 16 units per year for spouse.
For eligible hourly employees 8 units per year for employee; 8 units per year for spouse.

Discount Tickets

Discounts for many Southern California attractions.

Credit Union

Membership to: La Loma Federal Credit Union.

Family Care & Medical Leave

After 12 months of employment, eligible up to 12 weeks off for the birth/adoption of child, care of a sick child, spouse, parent or personal illness.

For eligible salaried employees

YearsAmount
0 - 42 weeks per year
5 - 93 weeks per year
10+4 weeks per year

For eligible hourly employees:

Years
Accrual per hrMaximum Accrual
0 - 4.057693160
5 - 9.076924200
10+.096154240

Funeral Leave

Three to five days off with pay in the event of death in the immediate family.

Holidays

Nine scheduled days.

Housing Assistance

For eligible faculty and salaried employees, duplicate housing assistance, as well as housing assistance for purchase of home.

Moving Assistance

For eligible faculty and salaried employees, relocation and travel allowance for incoming employees.

Military/Reserve

Time off for military service.

Jury Duty

Up to 10 days (per calendar year) if called to serve.

Sick Leave

For eligible salaried employees 2 weeks per year.
For eligible hourly employees have an accrual of .01924 per hour worked.

Social Security

Deductions are paid into the United States Social Security Administration. (Ministers excluded).

Workers Compensation

Medical benefits and income provided during work related illness or injury.

Health Care Summary of changes for 2014

Information about tuition benefits.

Eligibility

1. Full-time faculty employees are eligible for no more than 6 units per term (quarter or summer session), no more than 2 classes per term, and no more than a maximum of 16 per year. Employees are also eligible to receive a 50% reduction for additional units.

2. Prior verification from the dean of the school in which a full-time faculty appointment is held is required.

3. Eligibility for this benefit is not cumulative or retroactive and applies only to the scholastic period being applied for.

4. A signed and completed form does not guarantee the ability to register for the class.

Specifications

1. This benefit applies to course work taken at La Sierra University.

2. Distance Learning courses, private lessons, laboratory courses, extension courses and other activity and studio courses are excluded. Charges for materials and field trips are paid by the enrollee.

3. The applicant must qualify scholastically for the work to be taken in any school and in any course in which admission is requested.

4. Admittance to a "limited enrollment" course is possible only if there is room after all regular tuition paying students have been accommodated.

5. If the number of regular tuition paying students does not justify offering a course, it will not be offered for the convenience of additional enrollees who are entitled to this tuition benefit. Also, the free tuition benefit may not be applicable if a low student/faculty ration exists in a particular course, and never if the student/faculty ration is 1:1.

6. If a class conflicts with an employee's work schedule, supervisory/chairman approval must be obtained and indicated.

Registration Classifications

1. Regular: A regular student is one who has satisfied all prerequisites and is registered for a standard curriculum leading to a degree or certificate. The regular student is subject to strict application of academic standards and policies.

2. Non-degree: A non-degree student is one who enrolls for selected courses for personal or professional purposes without application toward a degree. Consent for enrollment as a non-degree student is granted by the department with the endorsement of the school teaching the course.

3. Audit: Certain courses may be audited. Consent for enrollment as an auditor is granted by the department with the endorsement of the school teaching the course. An audit may not be converted to credit after the 14th day of the term

Eligibility

1. Spouse of faculty employees are eligible for no more than 6 units per term (quarter or summer session), no more than 2 classes per term, and no more than a maximum of 16 per year. They will also be eligible to receive 50% reduction for additional units after 4 years of La Sierra University employment.

2. Eligibility for this benefit is not cumulative or retroactive and applies only to the scholastic period being applied for.

Specifications

1. This benefit applies to course work taken at La Sierra University.

2. Distance Learning courses, private lessons, laboratory courses, extension courses and other activity and studio courses are excluded. Charges for materials and field trips are paid by the enrollee.

3. The applicant must qualify scholastically for the work to be taken in any school and in any course in which admission is requested.

4. Admittance to a "limited enrollment" course is possible only if there is room after all regular tuition paying students have been accommodated. Exemption does not apply to the spouse who is a full-time student.

5. If the number of regular tuition paying students does not justify offering a course, it will not be offered for the convenience of additional enrollees who are entitled to this tuition benefit. Also, the free tuition benefit may not be applicable if a low student/faculty ration exists in a particular course, and never if the student/faculty ration is 1:1.

Registration Classifications

1. Regular: A regular student is one who has satisfied all prerequisites and is registered for a standard curriculum leading to a degree or certificate. The regular student is subject to strict application of academic standards and policies.

2. Non-degree: A non-degree student is one who enrolls for selected courses for personal or professional purposes without application toward a degree. Consent for enrollment as a non-degree student is granted by the department with the endorsement of the school teaching the course.

3. Audit: Certain courses may be audited. Consent for enrollment as an auditor is granted by the department with the endorsement of the school teaching the course. An audit may not be converted to credit after the 14th day of the term.

Eligibility

1. Full-time hourly employees are eligible for no more than 6 units per term (quarter or summer session), no more than 2 classes per term, and no more than a maximum of 8 per year. Employees are also eligible to receive a 50% reduction for additional units to eight per year.

2. Prior approval from the supervisor is required.

3. To be eligible for this benefit, an employee must have worked a minimum average of 72 hours per pay period for the preceding 6 pay periods prior to registration day.

4. Eligibility for this benefit is not cumulative or retroactive and applies only to the scholastic period being applied for.

5. A signed and completed form does not guarantee the ability to register for the class.

Specifications

1. This benefit applies to course work taken at La Sierra University.

2. Distance Learning courses, private lessons, laboratory courses, extension courses and other activity and studio courses are excluded. Charges for materials and field trips are paid by the enrollee.

3. The applicant must qualify scholastically for the work to be taken in any school and in any course in which admission is requested.

4. Admittance to a "limited enrollment" course is possible only if there is room after all regular tuition paying students have been accommodated.

5. If the number of regular tuition paying students does not justify offering a course, it will not be offered for the convenience of additional enrollees who are entitled to this tuition benefit. Also, the free tuition benefit may not be applicable if a low student/faculty ration exists in a particular course, and never if the student/faculty ration is 1:1.

6. If a class conflicts with an employee's work schedule, supervisory/chairman approval must be obtained and indicated.

Registration Classifications

1. Regular: A regular student is one who has satisfied all prerequisites and is registered for a standard curriculum leading to a degree or certificate. The regular student is subject to strict application of academic standards and policies.

2. Non-degree: A non-degree student is one who enrolls for selected courses for personal or professional purposes without application toward a degree. Consent for enrollment as a non-degree student is granted by the department with the endorsement of the school teaching the course.

3. Audit: Certain courses may be audited. Consent for enrollment as an auditor is granted by the department with the endorsement of the school teaching the course. An audit may not be converted to credit after the 14th day of the term.

Eligibility

1. Spouses of Full-time hourly employees are eligible for no more than 6 units per term (quarter or summer session), no more than 2 classes per term, and no more than a maximum of 8 per year. Spouses are also eligible to receive a 50% reduction for additional units to eight per year after the employee has 4 years of La Sierra University employment.

2. Eligibility for this benefit is not cumulative or retroactive and applies only to the scholastic period being applied for.

3. To be eligible for this benefit, the employee must have worked a minimum average of 72 hours per pay period for the proceeding 6 pay periods prior to registration day.

Specifications

1. This benefit applies to course work taken at La Sierra University.

2. Distance Learning courses, private lessons, laboratory courses, extension courses and other activity and studio courses are excluded. Charges for materials and field trips are paid by the enrollee.

3. The applicant must qualify scholastically for the work to be taken in any school and in any course in which admission is requested.

4. Admittance to a "limited enrollment" course is possible only if there is room after all regular tuition paying students have been accommodated. Exemption does not apply to the spouse who is a full-time student.

5. If the number of regular tuition paying students does not justify offering a course, it will not be offered for the convenience of additional enrollees who are entitled to this tuition benefit. Also, the free tuition benefit may not be applicable if a low student/faculty ration exists in a particular course, and never if the student/faculty ration is 1:1.

Registration Classifications

1. Regular: A regular student is one who has satisfied all prerequisites and is registered for a standard curriculum leading to a degree or certificate. The regular student is subject to strict application of academic standards and policies.

2. Non-degree: A non-degree student is one who enrolls for selected courses for personal or professional purposes without application toward a degree. Consent for enrollment as a non-degree student is granted by the department with the endorsement of the school teaching the course.

3. Audit: Certain courses may be audited. Consent for enrollment as an auditor is granted by the department with the endorsement of the school teaching the course. An audit may not be converted to credit after the 14th day of the term.

Resources

  • Applicant Tracking
    This link takes you to the supervisor login page of our application website. This is where you will create and update job posts, review your applicants, update application statuses, and fill your job opening.

Student Wage Scale

Documents required for LSU student employment 
Forms of identification needed for any job on campus.

Student employment (Frequently Asked Questions)
Frequently asked questions concerning employment on campus.

Meet our Staff

Nirma Carrera
Senior HR Analyst
ncarrera@lasierra.edu
Desiree Noah
Senior HR Analyst/Student Employment Coordinator
dfnoah@lasierra.edu
Zachary Cruz
HR Analyst
zcruz@lasierra.edu
Howard Hood
Payroll Specialist
hhood@lasierra.edu