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Human Resources

Benefits for Employeees

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.


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

Summary of Benefits and Coverage:

  • What this Plan Covers & What it Costs may be found here.
  • Full plan document may be found here.
  • Cost sheet for dependents may be found here.
  • Health care forms may be found here.

Health Plan Links

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) or 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.

Other Benefits

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:

Years Amount
0 - 4 2 weeks per year
5 - 9 3 weeks per year
10+ 4 weeks per year

For eligible hourly employees:

Accrual per hr Maximum Accrual
0 - 4 .057693 160
5 - 9 .076924 200
10+ .096154 240

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

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.

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.

Contact Us

4500 Riverwalk Parkway
Riverside CA, 92515

Phone: 951.785.2088
Fax: 951.785.2087


Office Location:

Administration Building
Room 220

Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday 
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m

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