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Sandy Turke 863-784-7419
Benefits Coordinator

South Florida State College offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees including:

CAFETERIA PLAN - FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT (full-time employees)

  • Medical Reimbursement
  • Dependent Care Reimbursement

PAID HOLIDAYS (full-time employees)

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Birthday
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
  • Such other days as specified in the college calendar approved annually by the Board of Trustees

INSURANCES (full-time employees)

College Paid:

Health - Florida Blue (a.k.a. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida)

  • Effective first day of month after date of hire
  • Choice of PPO or HRA plan
  • Dependent/family coverage payable through payroll deduction on a pre-tax basis
  • If an employee declines the college provided health insurance plan, and has other primary health insurance coverage; dental and vision plans are provided at no cost to the employee

Life – UNUM

  • Effective first day of month after date of hire
  • Term life equal to one year salary

Voluntary (paid by employee through payroll deduction):

Dental – Delta Dental

  • Payable on a pre-tax basis

Life, UNUM (Supplemental Term Insurance)

  • Within 30 days of hire date, eligible for a guaranteed issue of an amount equal to annual salary
  • Increased coverage available up to three times annual salary
  • Dependent insurance
  • Other life insurance programs available through approved vendors

Vision - VSP

  • Payable on a pre-tax basis

LEAVE ACCRUALS

  • Sick Leave – eligible for full-time employees
  • Vacation Leave – eligible for full-time, twelve month employees

RETIREMENT

  • Florida Retirement System (FRS)
    • Eligible for full-time, and part-time, long-term employees
    • 3% employee contribution required
  • State College Optional Retirement Plan (SCORP) - available to faculty, administrators and instructional supervisors
  • 403(b)/457 Tax Deferred Plans through approved providers 

TUITION WAIVER AND TUITION ASSISTANCE

  • Dependent Fee Waivers
  • Staff and Professional Development (SPD) Funding 

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Artist and Matinee Series Tickets – discount
    • 50% discount up to two tickets, as available
    • Eligible for full-time employees, and retirees who have a minimum of 10 years of continuous full-time employment
  • Employee Assistance Program (E.A.P.) administered through Aetna Resources for Living
  • Family Medical Leave (FMLA)
  • Prepaid Legal Plan and Identify Theft Plan administered through LegalShield
  • Sick Leave Pool
    • Eligible for full-time employees, after one year of full-time employment and with a minimum of 96 unused sick leave hours
  • Wellness Program

For any benefit questions, please contact:

Sandra L. Turke
Benefits Coordinator
South Florida State College
600 W. College Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825
863-784-7419 (direct line)

Human Resources Department
South Florida State College
600 West College Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825

To contact us:
Phone: 863-784-7132
Fax: 863-784-7497