Why Work at UCO?
At UCO, salary is just one component of the many benefits available to employees. Overall, we come out ahead of what’s considered the “norm” at many companies and organizations in the U.S. Excellent benefits, dedication to work-life balance and professional development opportunities are just a few reasons to join our team.
Reasons to Work at UCO
Up to 58 days of leave/sick/holidays per year* depending on the circumstances.
*exact number subject to change annually - based on FT staff schedule (faculty periods may differ)
We offer a comprehensive benefits package to employees, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, disability and gap insurance. We also provide contributions to the Oklahoma Teachers’ Retirement System and the ability to make additional contributions to voluntary 403(b) and 457(b) plans.
Opportunities for Talent Development
We offer a variety of virtual and in-person training resources throughout the year.
All full-time employees have free access to UCO’s Wellness Center.
After six months of consecutive full-time employment with the university, we offer a Tuition Waiver, which can be used by the employee or transferred to a dependent.
We have a variety of resources to ensure employees stay connected to our mission and vision. From on-campus and community events that support our student population to philanthropy resources and ways to give, being an employee means being a member of the UCO Family.
We actively foster an educational environment that recognizes and celebrates its diverse communities. Our mission is to advance cultural competence while implementing opportunities for students, faculty and staff to learn, thrive and succeed.
All full-time employees receive a paid parking pass for on-campus parking.
Voluntary Retirement Options
Contributions to 403(b) or 457(b) plans through Voya Financial are available to all non-student permanent employees. These contributions can be a flat amount or a percentage of earnings, contributed before or after taxes. We have a dedicated team at Voya Financial to help employees plan and save for their future.
Oklahoma 529 College Savings Account
The Oklahoma 529 College Savings Plan (OCSP) is a state-sponsored, tax-advantaged 529 college savings plan that helps families and individuals plan for the cost of higher education. UCO makes it especially easy to contribute through payroll deduction. The minimum contribution is $15 per investment option, per beneficiary, per pay period. Learn more about the Oklahoma 529 College Savings Plan on the OSCP website.
Physical Activity Policy
UCO supports providing employees two hours of working time each week to participate in physical activity.
UCO campus includes an OU Physicians Health and Wellness Clinic to serve UCO students, employees and the public. The clinic provides comprehensive primary care including immunizations, annual wellness exams and the treatment of general illnesses and injuries, among other services.
When viewed holistically, our benefits far exceed what competitors at most major corporations and organizations have to offer. A complete picture of our benefits is available through the Compensation and Benefits at the University of Central Oklahoma course. Try starting with UCO Benefits at a Glance and tools like the True Value Salary Calculator. Our compensation and benefits package adds great value to each paycheck. Do more than make a living; make a life.