In addition to our comprehensive health benefits, employees who are benefits eligible can take advantage of these FLC specific benefits and perks.
Your Community Concert Hall offers a 10% employee discount to all Concert Hall produced performances. Discounts are also given to seniors (age 65 & above), students (with current ID), and children. View the available seating and make and purchase online or visit the Ticket Office located in the Durango Welcome Center at 802 Main Avenue in historic downtown Durango. Patrons who purchase 3 or more CCH produced events on one (1) sale will automatically receive an additional 15% discount. Groups of 10 or more can receive a 15% discount by calling the Ticket Office. The Concert Hall Box Office is open one (1) hours prior to curtain time.
Fort Lewis College offers two Employee Assistance Programs to all regular employees. The program is also available to dependents of eligible employees. This service provides up to 6-8 free counseling sessions per employee/dependent, per fiscal year. If the participating employee/dependents need to have more counseling sessions, they will be required to pay for extra services personally. Employees can feel secure in knowing that their identities are kept confidential, no person at Fort Lewis College will know they participated in the program. Other work/life benefits provided through EAP include financial information and coaching, childcare or eldercare consultation and referrals, interpersonal skills with co-workers or family, consultation for legal problems not related to employment and unlimited access to information.
To make an appointment call 800-645-6571 or visit the Profile EAP website, Company Code: FLCOLL. Employees will have to present college IDs or a pay stub to verify employment and eligibility for the benefit.
Another Employee Assistance Program is available through the state of Colorado. Appointments are available by calling The State of Colorado Program (C-SEAP) at 1-800-821-8154 or visit the C-SEAP website.
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To learn more about Fort Lewis College's commitment to family, please review specific policies. The Work-Life Wellness Committee serves as an on-campus advocate and advisory group for work-life policies and programs, including those which support a healthy balance between work and family. The State of Colorado's website also offers work-life balance programs.
Reed Library’s holdings include current best sellers, ebooks, streaming media, and site licenses to the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Chronicle of Higher Education. The Library subscribes to more than 70 databases with access to the content of more than 200,000 journal titles, and provides access to a popular collection of online digital magazines. Most regular print materials can be checked out by the semester for faculty and staff. Your College ID is your Library card.
The Campbell Child and Family Center is an early care and education program with high quality staff. Employees who have children ages 1 year to 5 years of age can enroll their children in this on-campus childcare program.
For pricing and more information, contact the Campbell Center at 970-247-7679.
Faculty and staff are able to purchase an annual membership to join Outdoor Pursuits! Outdoor Pursuits members can participate in local, regional, and international Outdoor Pursuits trips, activities, clinics, and workshops. Climb, bike, ski, raft, kayak, canyoneer, mountaineer, and more, led by our professional staff and student leaders.
Check out more information on the Outdoor Pursuits website.
Want to support the Old Fort and get a great deal on local produce? Sign up for our CSA! Your household will receive one share a week of a selection of the field’s best produce. About $25/week, this CSA is priced to be the perfect size for individuals who do a lot of cooking, couples, or small families.
Check our marketplace website to view availability, dates and prices and to sign up. Email us with any questions, to arrange a payment plan, or add your name to the email list for future years. Pickup spots include the Old Fort Farm Stand (on campus), the Old Fort Country Store (in Hesperus), and other locations.
Check out more information on the Old Fort website.
Full-time and part-time Classified and Administrative & Professional (Exempt) Staff who are benefits eligible accrue annual and sick leave each pay period. Accrued time is pro-rated for part-time employees based on their FTE. Please refer to the Classified Handbook or Administrative & Professional (Exempt) Handbook for accrual rates.
Colorado voters approved Proposition 118 in November of 2020, paving the way for a state-run Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) program. The FAMLI program will ensure all Colorado workers have access to paid leave in order to take care of themselves or their family during life circumstances that pull them away from their jobs — like growing their family or taking care of a loved one with a serious health condition.
Learn more by contacting Human Resources.
Your Skycard is your Employee ID, your Library card, as well as your ticket into athletic events. Advantages include significant discounts to the Durango Transit bus service and 20% discount at the FLC Skystore (except textbooks). Should you take advantage of an employee meal plan, Campus Dining website, Student Life Center membership or Outdoor Pursuits membership, you will need to present your SkyCard to access those services.
The state of Colorado Human Resources department has worked with numerous companies across the state to bring special discounts to state employees. Please visit the login page on the State of Colorado's website.
Thank you for your interest in the benefit of attending classes while being employed at Fort Lewis College. A tuition waiver is provided for benefited employees (working at least 50%). Employees may take up to 9 hours of credits at FLC (per academic year) tuition-free.
Please familiarize yourself with the Employee Tuition Waiver Policy prior to beginning the tuition waiver process.
Please note that employees who want to use this benefit must be admitted through FLC's admission processes and must meet the application deadlines of August 1 for Fall semester, December 1 for Spring semester, and April 1 for the Summer semester.
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Thank you for your interest in the benefit of tuition reduction for spouses and children of Fort Lewis College employees. Please familiarize yourself with the Tuition Reduction Policy prior to beginning the tuition reduction process.
The spouse and/or dependent child (children) of an eligible employee shall be eligible to receive a tuition reduction benefit if admitted to the College.
The award is twenty‐five percent (25%) of the student’s share of in‐state tuition for regular on‐campus courses.
A new application is required each year. An award year is defined as the period from July 1st through June 30th.
The Student Life Center is a great place for employees to work out. Options include a variety of classes, including aerobics, Pilates and kickboxing - class schedules are e-mailed to campus faculty and staff at the beginning of every semester. You'll also find an impressive variety of state-of-the-art workout equipment and free weights. Punch passes or payroll deduction are available. Please visit here for more information.
Outdoor Pursuits provides outdoor and social experiences emphasizing environmental awareness, outdoor education, challenge, personal development, managed risk, a sense of community, and fun. Faculty and Staff may use the opportunities provided by OP. However, it requires a membership to OP. Please visit here for more information.
The Intramural Sports Program emphasizes friendly competition and sportsmanship. Intramural Sports provide opportunities for you to participate in a wide range of sports and special events at a variety of competitive and recreational levels, regardless of age, skill level, gender or interest. You can sign up as individuals, or get a team together. Faculty and Staff participation requires a membership to play. Please visit here for more information.
Fort Lewis College also has an active Wellness Committee that provides opportunities for healthy lifestyle practices and education for faculty and staff. Please visit here for more information.
Fort Lewis College, as both a state government institution and a public college, meets the federal requirement of a “public service organization” as defined by the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program. You may qualify for forgiveness of the remaining balances due on your William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program loans after you have made 120 qualifying payments on those loans while employed full-time by certain public service employers. The following information will help you understand if you qualify and the terms and conditions of the program.
Fort Lewis College employees have two options for participating in the PSLF program:
1. You can manage the process on your own by completing the required forms annually and requesting that the Human Resources Department verify your Fort Lewis College employment for continued eligibility in the PSLF program.
The Human Resource Department certifies employment for Fort Lewis College employees participating in the PSLF Program.
2. Alternatively, Fort Lewis College partners with TIAA Savi resources which allows you to have access to a robust tool that helps strengthen your financial footing. Not only can it lower your payment and help you find the best federal repayment programs for your financial situation, it simplifies the task of navigating the way to forgiveness.
3. As a State of Colorado public institution, you have access to the State of Colorado Public Employee Student Loan Forgiveness web page with links back to the U.S. Department of Education and other employee resources as well as a public service loan forgiveness toolkit.
For additional resources, reach out! Simply email or call partners@bySavi.com, FedLoan Servicing at 1-855-265-4038 or email@example.com. Any HR staff member can help complete the employer section of the PSLF form and physically sign the form or we can sign virtually and scan back without PII listed.
Who is eligible?
The PSLF program requirements are summarized below. Eligibility is based on these and several other factors, including income, debt amount, number of dependents and other personal information. Even if your income is high, you may still be eligible. In less than 20 minutes, Savi can help determine your eligibility and assist in the enrollment process.
Employment in public service: At Fort Lewis College you must work full time (30 or more hours per week or 75% FTE) for each month you hope to count towards your 120 qualifying payments. Other employment, at a 501(c)3 not-for-profit, government organization or another select not-for-profit, may count towards your 120 qualifying payments, as well. Please contact your former or current employer to understand their definition of full time work.
Loans through the federal Direct Loan Program: You must have a federal student loan issued through the Direct Loan Program of the U.S. Department of Education. You may also qualify if you consolidate any of the below federal student loans into a Direct Loan by October 31, 2022.
• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program loans, including subsidized and unsubsidized loans, made to undergraduate and graduate students
• Federal Perkins Loans
• Direct Loan (DL) Program Loans, including subsidized and unsubsidized loans, made to undergraduate and graduate students
• Graduate PLUS Loans made to students
• Note: Parent PLUS Loans are not eligible under the limited PSLF waiver, even if you consolidate them into a new Direct Consolidation Loan by Oct. 31, 2022.
Enrollment in an income-driven repayment (IDR) plan: You must enroll in an IDR, which bases your payment on your income, debt amount, dependents and other criteria.
10 years of monthly payments: You have to make 120 on-time monthly payments in the IDR, though not necessarily consecutive or with the same employer. Payments before you switched to an IDR may also count toward forgiveness.