General Information

  • ALL benefits begin on date of hire unless noted differently.
  • New Employees must elect benefits within two weeks of start date. If an employee fails to elect benefits, he or she will need to wait until the next annual open enrollment or a life-changing event to elect benefits.
  • Life Changing Events – employees have 30 days to submit a life-changing event; once the 30 days have passed, employees need to wait for annual open enrollment. (example:  marriage, divorce, birth/adoption of baby)
  • Fiscal Year – July 1st to June 30th (benefit plan year)
  • Paid Bi-weekly on Fridays
  • All employees are required to have a CU issued ID card and parking permit sticker for Potsdam campus. Contact Campus Safety for questions.
  • To access the operations manual:
  • Clarkson University is self-insured.

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Health Benefits
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Flexible Spending Programs
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Life Insurance & Disability
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Paid Time Off & Leave Policy
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Pension & Retirement
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Additional Benefits