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2019 Denver Post Top 150 Work Place

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Employee Benefits

While many of our benefits are listed here, eligibility for these benefits vary and may be based on hours worked and position.

Health Coverage

Full-time, permanent employees can choose from several different medical, dental and vision insurance plans. Health coverage is not currently offered to part-time employees. All plans have the option to include family members. ACC pays for a portion of the insurance coverage for our Faculty and Administrative staff to help offset the total cost. See specific benefits information for non-classified positions and state classified positions.

Retirement Savings

ACC participates in the pension plan (PERA - Public Employees' Retirement Association) available to state of Colorado employees. PERA is the 21st largest pension plan in the U.S., and provides retirement and other benefits to more than 400 government agencies and public entities in the state of Colorado. PERA eligible employees are required to contribute a fixed percentage (typically 8%) of their salary to the pension. The college contributes a percentage of pay as well. While you are enrolled in PERA, you do not pay Social Security. In addition to the pension plan, PERA also offers optional 401K and 457 plans. Learn more about PERA.

Paid Time Off

ACC is committed to helping employees enjoy a healthy, balanced life. Vacation and sick days are each accrued monthly based on position. ACC also observes five national paid holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day and Thanksgiving. In addition, the college is closed for five days between Christmas and New Year's to give employees time off to spend with family and friends. If an employee wishes to take time off for additional national holidays, vacation time can be used.

Professional Development Opportunities

ACC provides Professional Development and enrichment opportunities to our staff with a variety of personal and professional growth development sessions.

Flexible Spending Accounts

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) offer you an easy way to reduce your taxable income by contributing before-tax dollars to an account used to pay for eligible medical and child care expenses.

Life Insurance

Eligible employees may select life insurance offered by the college. If selected, the plan pays the employees beneficiary based on coverage amounts. Additional life insurance and dependent policies can also be purchased at affordable rates.

Disability Coverage and Services

Eligible employees are automatically enrolled in Short Term Disability coverage that temporarily replaces a percentage of pay if a qualifying disability occurs. Optional Long Term Disability coverage replaces a percentage of pay after Short Term Disability expires and is offered at affordable rates. Your personal and educational goals are important to us. Disability Services at ACC can partner with you -- encouraging and celebrating accessibility, accountability and self-advocacy. Let us help motivate and support you toward academic success.


Colorado State Employee Assistance Program (C-SEAP), a professional service that provides confidential, short-term counseling for work-related or personal concerns.

Business Travel Accident Insurance

If an employee has an accident while traveling for business, this program provides benefit payments to the employee or the employee's beneficiary.

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