Unclassified and Classified Employees are paid biweekly every other Friday via direct deposit.
Faculty are paid once a month, the last day of the month.
UNO offers 6 health insurance plans as a premium conversion (pre-taxed) through Office of Group Benefits.
*If you enroll within first 30 days of employment, coverage will be effective the first of the month following your first full calendar month of employment.
Example: Date of Hire = August 20th, Effective Date = October 1st.
UNO offers several different supplemental insurances including life insurance, dental, vision, long term disability, accident insurance, critical illness/cancer coverage, accidental death & dismemberment insurance, and FSA. For more information on these plans, including premium rates please access the UNO benefits website by clicking here.
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Louisiana State employees are mandated to pay 8% into a retirement. These employees do not pay social security tax. As an Unclassified Employee you would have an option between two mandatory retirement plans:
Teachers Retirement System of Louisiana is a defined benefit
Optional Retirement Plan (ORP) is a 401 (A) contribution account.
To learn more about mandatory retirement and social security please visit the following links:
Social Security and TRSL Benefits
Pocket Guide for New and Returning TRSL Members
ORP - Optional Retirement Plan
Classified employees are enrolled into LASERS Retirement. For more information on LASERS please click here.
LASERS Retirement Video
Voluntary Retirement Plans
UNO 403B Plan
Louisiana Public Employees Deffered Compensation Plan (457)
Sick and Vacation leave are accrued for each hour in paid status. The rate at which an employee accrues leave is based upon his/her years of State service. Years of service are calculated as follows:
Years of Service Service Hours Hourly Rate
0-3 years 0 – 8,759 0.0461 per hour
3-5 years 8,760 – 14,599 0.0576 per hour
5-10 years 14,600 – 29,199 0.0692 per hour
10-15 years 29,200 – 43,799 0.0807 per hour
15+ years 43,800+ 0.0923 per hour
Use the following steps to calculate the leave accrued in one pay period:
Multiply the HOURS IN PAID STATUS X HOURLY ACCRUAL RATE
UNO employees receive 14 paid holidays.
UNO employees and their qualified dependents/spouses are eligible for a reduced rate of tuition of $25 per credit hour plus all fees. For more information on reduced tuition please review the following policy.
UNO employees are eligible for a membership to the UNO Federal Credit Union which is located on campus. Please visit their website for more information.
UNO Gym Membership
Faculty and Staff members receive a reduced rate membership for the UNO Recreation and Fitness Center.
Employee Assistance Program
All UNO employees are eligible to use the Employee Assistance Program. Employees can receive up to 3 face to face counseling sessions at no cost to them. For more information, please click here.
UNO full time faculty and staff receive the benefit of one free parking decal. New employees should go to the UNO Police Department (221 Computer Center) with their vehicle registration, drivers license, and UNO ID card to register for a parking decal.
Public Loan Forgiveness
UNO employees are considered public servants and may be eligible for the Federal Public Loan Forgiveness Program. For more information, please click here.