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Important Update:

UCO has temporarily shifted most in-person classes to synchronous virtual delivery through Jan. 31. Campus facilities and services will remain open and offer in-person and virtual options. COVID-19 protocols remain in place. Masks are required on campus when around others. Students, faculty and staff who are directly exposed to or test positive for COVID-19 should fill out UCO's COVID-19 Self-Reporting form. To learn more about current operations, view the university's coronavirus webpage.

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.


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Reasons to Work at UCO


Work-Life Balance

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)

Employee Benefits

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.

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Wellness Center

All full-time employees have free access to UCO’s Wellness Center.

Visit The Wellness Center

Tuition Waiver

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.

Learn More About Tuition Waiver


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.


Free Parking

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.

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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.

On-Campus Clinic

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.


TAandCompWhen 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.