Work Issues: What to do?

What do you do if you:

Have a Concern About Your Job or Benefits:
  • Contact Human Resources, we will be happy to listen to your concern, to assist in resolving any problems, and to implement your suggestions for improvement.
Job Concern -
Policy Interpretation -
Salary Issues -
Performance Review Procedures -
Discipline Issues -
Grievance Issues -
Application for Position -
Worker Compensation -
Leave of Absence -
Retirement -
Long-Term Care -
Short Term/Long-Term Disability -
Wellness Programs -
Job-Related Tuition for Employees -
Medical Insurance -
Dental Insurance -
Life Insurance (Group/Optional) -
Vision Care -
Optional Life -
Cancer Insurance -
Direct Deposit -
Medical Reimbursement -
Dependent Care -
Dependent Tuition - Not at Furman -
Address Changes -

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Need Time Away from Work:
  • Full-time staff are eligible for vacation and sick leave. Vacation and sick leave balances are printed on your pay stub. Requests for time off should be made in advance, if possible.
  • If you are requesting a leave of absence for more than one week, notify Human Resources so that you can complete a Leave Request form. Types of leave include: extended sick leave, maternity leave, paternity leave, military leave and personal leave. Human Resources will explain your options on use of sick and vacation time and continuation of benefits.
  • Furman will support time off for jury duty by treating it as regular work time with full pay.
  • Family Medical Leave (FML)
    Eligible employees are allowed to take medical leave for up to twelve weeks for a serious medical condition, caring for a family member who has a serious medical condition or for the birth or adoption of a child. Employees must complete a leave of absence form, available in Human Resourees, and provide medical certification. Eligibility requirements, definitions and the use of vacation/sick leave during FML are explained in Policies & Procedures.
Need more information? E-mail Human Resources

Policies & Procedures

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On-the-Job Injury:
  • Contact your supervisor immediately to report your injury. Injuries that are not reported in a timely maner may not be eligible for worker compensation coverage. If you need medical attention you will be asked to go to one of the doctors approved by Furman. Medical costs for job-related injuries will be paid by workers compensation insurance. If your injury causes you to miss work, workers compensation insurance will offset some of your pay. You will need a release from the doctor to return to work.
Need more information? E-mail Human Resources

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You Become Disabled:
  • Contact your Supervisor to report your illness or injury.
  • Contact Human Resoucres to schedule medical leave. Forms for approval and doctor certification are available in Human Resources.
  • If your disability will exceed three months, and you have at least one year of full-time service, you may apply for disability insurance. The approval process takes 8-10 weeks. Long-term disability benefits cover 60% of your regular income (coordinated with social security and workers compensation). Applications are available in Human Resources.
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Plan to Retire:
  • Notify your supervisor of your planned retirement date.
  • Request retirement illustrations and information about income options from your retirement company.
  • Decide whether you want to begin your retirement income or delay until a later date. You will need to complete forms at least 60 days prior to your first check date to allow enough time for processing.
  • Decide if you will begin to draw social security income and elect Medicare. Social security estimates and information can be obtained by calling or visiting the local social security office at 110 Frederick Street, Suite A, Greenville, SC 29607 (864) 233-1116.
  • Decide if you will continue medical and life insurance coverages for you and your spouse. If you are under 65, you may continue with the same group medical coverage, but must pay the full premium. If you are 65 or over, your Medicare will pay first and your group medical insurance will pay the difference. The premium for this "Medicare supplement" is less than the full premium.

Need more information? E-mail Human Resources

Retiree Income Options

Retiree Medical Insurance Rates

Retirement Plan Options

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Leaving the University:
  • Inform your supervisor and Human Resources. It is common practice to give at least two weeks notice and to submit a resignation letter.
  • Schedule an exit interview with Human Resources. Discussing benefit and retirement plan options will be a part of the exit process. Employees must also return their keys, ID card, and credit cards along with other Furman property during the exit interview.
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Retirement Options at Termination


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