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Human Resources

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Benefits state of idaho benefit package

Benefit eligibility

Employees eligible for benefits are defined by the Office of Group Insurance (OGI) as those who work twenty (20) hours or more per week and whose term of employment is expected to exceed five (5) consecutive months. 

The Affordable Health Care Act (ACA) rules also state that employees are determined to be eligible for insurance coverage if they average 30 hours per week or 130 hours per month. The State of Idaho uses an Initial Measurement Period of 12 months (May 1st - April 30th) to make a reasonable determination on whether a variable hourly employee should be considered ACA full-time.  If an employee is determined to be eligible for coverage after the Measurement Period, a Stability Period of 12 months must also be implemented.  This means benefits coverage for those eligible must be extended for the following 12 month period, even if an employee's average hours per week falls below the 30 hour threshold during that period, or the employee is separated and rehired during that time period.

Health, FSA, EAP, Life & disability

LCSC's health (medical, dental, vision, & prescription drug), life & disability, employee assistance program (eap), and flexible spending account (FSA) are all administered by The Office of Group Insurance. Visit the OGI website or the Benefits At A Glance Brochure for information on your benefit package.  If you have any other questions about benefits, please call Human Resource Services at 208.792.2269.  


  • Professional Staff & Faculty have the option of choosing between two ORP retirement plans. The employee contribution rate is 6.97% and is matched at 9.3%.  Employees are vested immediately.
    • TIAA - To schedule an appointment with the Financial Adivsor at LCSC, please click here.  Otherwise, you can email him at bdanielson@tiaa.org or call him at 509-842-1510.
    • AIG - To schedule an appointment with the Financial Advisor at LCSC, please click here.  Otherwise, you can email her at jillian.bell@aig.com or call her at 509-818-2081.
      • To set up an appointment time with Jillian Bell, please click here to schedule your virtual meeting. 
  • Classified Staff have one retirement plan to choose from, PERSI.  The employee contribution rate is 7.16% and is matched at 11.94%.  Employees are vested after 60 months of credited state service.

vacation, sick, fmla leave

Vacation Leave

  • Professional Staff earn vacation at the rate of approximately 2 days per month (cap of 240 hours).
  • Classified Staff earn vacation at the rate of approximately 1 day per month (cap depends on length of employment)

Sick Leave

  • All full-time employees earn sick leave at the rate of approximately 1 day per month (no cap on sick leave).

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

  • FMLA is a federal law which entitles eligible employees to unpaid, job protected leave, under qualifying circumstances.  For more information & forms, visit Idaho Division of Human Resources


LCSC has 10 paid holidays per year including:  New Year's Day, Idaho Human Right's Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Columbus Day, Veteran's Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving & Christmas