New Part-time Academic and Staff Employees

Benefits for Part-time (50 to 74 percent FTE) Employees

Retirement Plans

Base Retirement Plan

  • Academic and Professional Staff Employees
    IU Retirement Plan
    As an Academic or Professional staff employee, you are automatically enrolled in a base retirement plan, the IU Retirement Plan. IU contributes 10% of your base salary each pay period, and you choose how to invest those funds. New employees are subject to a 3-year cliff-vesting requirement to be eligible for the funds in the account. Funds are forfeited unless you attain three years of IU employment in a retirement-eligible position.
  • Part-time Non-Exempt Staff Employees
    IU Retirement & Savings Plan
    As a non-exempt staff employee, you are automatically enrolled in a base retirement plan, the IU Retirement & Savings Plan. IU contributes 10% of your base wages each pay period, and you choose how to invest those funds. New employees are subject to a 3-year cliff-vesting requirement to be eligible for the funds in the account. Funds are forfeited unless you attain three years of IU employment in a retirement-eligible position.

Supplemental Retirement Plans
IU Tax Deferred Account (TDA)
IU 457(b) Retirement Plan
You can enhance your retirement savings through pre-tax or Roth after-tax contributions to one or both supplemental retirement plans. All newly eligible employees are automatically enrolled in the TDA plan at a 5% pre-tax contribution level, but you can change or waive your enrollment, or enroll in the IU 457(b) plan, at any time. You are fully vested in this plan upon enrollment.

Paid Time Off

Academic Employee
Part-time Academic employees are eligible for several types of paid time off.

Professional Staff Employees
Part-time Professional Staff employees earn prorated paid time off and holidays.

Paid Time Off for Non-Exempt Staff
Part-time non-exempt staff employees earn prorated paid time off and holidays.

Additional Benefits & Programs

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Have you completed New Employee Orientation?

If you haven’t already, be sure to view the self-guided New Employee Orientation course to learn about benefits, policies, professional development opportunities, parking, campus-specific perks, and much more. New staff employees are automatically enrolled on or before their first day of employment, but any IU employee may register and view the course by visiting this link and choosing the option to “Enroll in Course”.

Ready to enroll?

When you are ready to enroll in benefits, follow these step-by-step enrollment instructions to create your IU computing account and enroll online.

Have questions or need help?

If you need help or if you have questions, contact AskHR at or 812-856-1234.