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Health Insurance

The state provides premiums toward health insurance on the 1st of the month after 60 days of employment. The amount varies based on the coverage selected.

Optional Benefits such as Alternate Basic Life, AD&D, Dental, Vision, and Long Term Disability.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Services

Free, confidential EAP benefit includes short-term counseling and referrals for you and your dependents. Brown Bags are held throughout the year on various topics.

Tuition Benefits

TAMUCC is proud to provide access to high-quality benefits that support professional and educational goals.  Please see the Tuition Benefits page for additional information.


Betterment Program

Employees are eligible for tuition reimbursement through the Employee Betterment Program after completion of three month of employment.

Wellness Opportunities

Use of gym facilities for employees at a set fee per semester.  Wellness Programs include reimbursement program, free walking program and Free Friday entry into Dugan Wellness Center.  Faculty and Staff also are granted Work-Release Time with Supervisor approval.

Discount Plan

Employees of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi receive discounts to various cellular phone companies, wellness programs, local area businesses and more.



Employees receive 12 to 15 holidays per year.


Vacation leave can be used after six months of state employment.  Unless faculty member has a 12 month appointment, they are not eligible for vacation leave.  Vacation accrual rate increases according to years of service.


Sick leave accrual begins on the first day of employment.  Sick leave accrues at eight hours per month.



After two years of service, full-time non-faculty employees receive longevity pay of $20.00 per month. Longevity increases at the end of each two-year period thereafter.


Commissioned peace officers in a hazardous duty position are entitled to hazardous duty pay of $10 per month for each 12 month period of accrued lifetime service credit.

Retirement Plans

Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS)

Each month the employee contributes 7.7% of earning to TRS and the state contributes 6.8%.

Optional Retirement Program (ORP)

Faculty and eligible administrative/professional staff may elect to participate in ORP. Each month the employee contributes 6.65% of earnings towards ORP and the state contributes 6.6%. 

The State Contribution to retirement programs is subject to change.