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Going far beyond a paycheck.

The Basics

Dental Insurance

$75.00 deductible, 80/20 co-pay with a maximum of $1,000.00 per year. Preventative services pay 80/20 and are not subject to deductible. $1,000 orthodontic services for adults and children. College provides single coverage at $14.68 cost per month to the employee. Family coverage is $48.86 each month.

State University Retirement System

All full time Sandburg employees contribute 8% of their gross bi-monthly wages to SURS (State University Retirement System). This amount is tax sheltered. An employee (with two years SURS credit) who becomes unable to perform the duties of his/her assigned position shall be entitled to disability benefits from SURS. For further explanation and details, please refer to the SURS member guide.

Medical Insurance

Employees have the option to elect one of two plans available on an annual basis. PPO - Plan P18209 the employee pays 1.5% of their annual base pay up to a $1,000.00 maximum, through their bi-monthly payroll deduction. PPO - Plan PG3802 the College provides single coverage at no cost to the employee.

Paid Time Off

We offer PTO for Personal Days, Sick Days & Family Emergency, so you can take care of what matters


We offer paternity/maternity leave

Life Insurance

The College provides $20,000.00 of term insurance for each employee. Optional term insurance for employee and/or spouse is available up to $300,000.00. Child(ren) have a $5,000.00 or $10,000.00 policy option.

Vacation Days

1.25 days per month beginning the 4th month of employment, maximum accrual up to 22.5 days 1.67 days starting at the beginning of the 4th year of continuous service, maximum accrual up to 30 days

Paid Holidays

Paid Holidays- The College is closed during the following holidays: Memorial Day, Labor Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Martin Luther King’s Birthday, Thanksgiving, the Friday after Thanksgiving, Good Friday and Christmas eve through New Year’s Day. Employees do not have to report to work but receive their full pay.

Summer Hours

Summer hours are the week after graduation until the first week of August. They are voted on and approved by the board. Employees work 37.5 hours but employees are paid for 40. College is open 8-4.

Check out these perks I bet you didn't know about...


    Carl Sandburg offers free tuition for most credit courses (does not include lab fees, books, or activityfees) to CSC employees, spouse, and dependent children living at home under the age of 24.


  • Bookstore Discount 

    Carl Sandburg employees have a 10% discount on all items (except textbooks) at the CSC Bookstore.ID may be required at time of purchase.


  • Flex Spending Account 

    All full-time employees are eligible to participate in a Flexible Spending Account program. Employees may select to pay for qualified child care services and/or unreimbursed medical expenses on a pre-tax basis.


  • Hassle-Free Direct Deposit 

    All Carl Sandburg College employees are required to have their payroll electronically sent to the bank of their choice. Deposit Direct is a hassle free proven method of automatically having your payroll electronically sent to your financial institution. Contact the Payroll Specialist for further details.


  • Technology Loan 

    The college offers an interest free loan up to $1,500.00 for the purchase of a personal computer and/or peripheral devices after 1 year of employment. Loan payments must be repaid within one year and are payroll deducted. 


  • Tuition Reimbursement  

    Carl Sandburg also offers tuition reimbursement based on the $15,000 capped fund, on a first-come, first-serve basis, in a dollar amount not more than the cost of tuition and fees for a 3-credit hour undergraduate course at Western Illinois University each fiscal year


Wellness & Timely Care

Did you know?

  • Athletics & Theater Productions: You can attend Carl Sandburg College Athletic & Theater evens FREE of charge with your employee ID.

  • EAP - There is no cost to Carl Sandburg College employees or their immediate family members for the initial assistance provided by the EAP. The EAP provides up to five hours of assessment and referral

Carl Sandburg College offers payroll deducts for the following products:

  • 403 (b) Accounts 
  • Union Dues
  • Combined Charities Donations 
  • Scholarship Donations
  • Optional Insurance Products