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Employee Benefits

West Chester University is part of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) and most benefits are standard across the universities within the system. Employee benefits are determined by many factors including employment status, hours worked, and employee group. Please contact the benefits department if you are unsure of your employee group.

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Employee Benefits

West Chester University believes that healthy employees are an important asset of the University and those we serve, our students. New and existing employees can explore a summary of benefits.

In addition to our comprehensive benefits, WCU offers many programs and perks that are available to employees. These services can be found on the Employee Onboarding website.



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Retirement Plan/Contact Information

Life Events and Benefits 

Major life events – such as birth or adoption of a child, marriage, or divorce – allow you to make changes to your health care plans and add or drop eligible dependents from coverage.
Some health care plan changes are time sensitive so report life events to the Benefits Department as soon as possible, but no later than 60 days following the date of the event. Documentation may be required.
For more information, view the PASSHE Life Events website or contact
Life events can be a time of adjustment and change. The State Employee Assistance Plan (SEAP) is a resource available to support WCU employees and their families. Services include counseling, financial resources, and legal services. SEAP is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-692-7459.

Employee Group/Union Information

For union information and details on collective bargaining agreements, visit the Pennsylvania  State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) website on Union Information.

Employment Verification (The Work Number)

The Work Number is an automated service that securely provides instant employment and income verifications. It can be used when applying for a loan, buying a car, leasing an apartment, qualifying for public assistance, or similar instances where proof of employment or income is needed. 
More information for employees about this automated service from PASSHE and how it works are listed below:

Holiday Calendar and Pay Schedule

2024 Holiday Calendar 
2023-2024 Faculty Pay Dates 23-24FacultyPayDate.pdf 
2024 Staff Pay Dates PAYDAY2024.pdf 
2025 Staff Pay Dates  PAYDAY2025.pdf