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Appointment Classification and Benefits Eligibility

Every effort was made to provide accurate information on this page about benefits eligibility at Colorado State University. In the event of a conflict between this information and the official plan or program documents, the plan and program documents will govern. This information does not guarantee future benefits.

Variable hour employees may also be eligible for medical coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Human Resources will make an offer of coverage when criteria is met. 

Appointment TypeFTE 50 % (20 hours or more/week)FTE < 50 % (less than 20 hours/week)
RegularAll benefitsRetirement plan only (DCP no match or PERA)
SpecialAll benefitsRetirement plan only (DCP no match or PERA)
Temporary*All benefits, except not eligible for DCP match until year 2 (at 1/2 time or greater)Retirement plan only (DCP no match or PERA)

*Visiting Faculty, Visiting Scientist/Scholar, Visiting Research Associates, Visiting Senior Scientist/Scholar are not eligible for benefits, except as requested as a condition of employment under Colorado law, to contribute to a retirement plan in lieu of Social Security.

Appointment TypeFTE 50 % (20 hours or more/week)FTE < 50 % (less than 20 hours/week)
RegularAll benefitsRetirement plan only (DCP no match or PERA)
SpecialAll benefitsRetirement plan only (DCP no match or PERA)
Temporary*All benefits, except not eligible for DCP match until year 2 (at 1/2 time or greater)Retirement plan only (DCP no match or PERA)

*Visiting Faculty, Visiting Scientist/Scholar, Visiting Research Associates, Visiting Senior Scientist/Scholar are not eligible for benefits, except as requested as a condition of employment under Colorado law, to contribute to a retirement plan in lieu of Social Security.

Appointment TypeFTE 50 % (20 hours or more/week)FTE < 50 % (less than 20 hours/week)
TemporaryAll benefits, except not eligible for DCP match until year 2 (at 1/2 time or greater)Retirement plan only (DCP no match or PERA)
Appointment TypeFTE 50 % (20 hours or more/week)FTE < 50 % (less than 20 hours/week)
TemporaryAll benefits, except not eligible for DCP match until year 2 (at 1/2 time or greater)Retirement plan only (DCP no match or PERA)
Appointment TypeFTE 50 % (20 hours or more/week)FTE < 50 % (less than 20 hours/week)
TemporaryAll benefits, except not eligible for DCP match until year 2 (at 1/2 time or greater)Retirement plan only (DCP no match or PERA)
Appointment TypeAny FTE
RegularAll benefits
Appointment TypeFTE 50 % (20 hours or more/week)FTE < 50 % (less than 20 hours/week)
RegularPERA and All State Classified benefitsPERA and All State Classified benefits
Appointment TypeAny FTE
TemporaryNot eligible for benefits, unless enrolled in less than 5 credits/semester, then eligible for SERP (Student Employee Retirement Plan)

Note: Includes Fellowship Grant Trainee (FGT) PRE-DOCS. 

Appointment TypeAny FTE
TemporaryPERA retirement plan, EAP and CARE Program.
Appointment TypeAny FTE
TemporaryNot eligible for benefits, unless enrolled in less than 5 credits/semester, then eligible for SERP (Student Employee Retirement Plan)

Employee Benefit Resources

Academic Faculty, Administrative Professional, and other Non-Classified Staff