Benefits Eligibility

Eligibility for participation in the benefit programs is dependent on the type of position held and work schedule. Position types at Lehigh fall into one of the categories described below:

Centennial School Exempt Employees – Salaried employees working at the Centennial School who perform work that is defined as “exempt” from the overtime and minimum wage requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Centennial School Nonexempt Employees – Salaried employees who perform work that is not exempt from the overtime and minimum wage requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Exempt Staff Members – Salaried employees who perform work that is defined as “exempt” from the overtime and minimum wage requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Faculty Members – Those employees whose primary job assignment is instruction at the collegiate level. Individuals who hold faculty rank but are currently performing work that is primarily administrative are considered Exempt Staff Members for benefit purposes.

Nonexempt Staff Members – Salaried employees who perform work that is not exempt from the overtime and minimum wage requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Research Personnel – Salaried employees who perform work primarily related to scientific research, engineering design and analysis, problem solving, technology transfer to industry, or special education and human services field based programs.

Retirees – Former employees who left the University after reaching age 59-1/2 and completing 10 continuous years of full time benefits eligible service or after reaching age 55 and completing 25 continuous years of full time benefits eligible service to the University.

Temporary and/or Wage Employees (non-student) – Individuals employed on a temporary, as needed basis.

 

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