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The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) employees take great pride in the important mission they embrace – providing strong academic and career preparation as well as life-long learning opportunities to every student. The University appreciates the ongoing commitment of its faculty and staff and is pleased to offer a comprehensive benefits program as part of its total compensation program.​

UHD employees have access to a comprehensive benefits package for them and their eligible dependents. The University offers a variety of optional insurance coverage plans to fit the needs of employees and their family. Optional benefits available to employees include health and dental insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, a supplemental retirement program, accident, cancer, critical illness and hospital protection plans as well as universal life with long-term care. Automatic state benefits may include vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, various leave programs, a retirement program and longevity pay.

Benefits Eligibility

Faculty and staff who work 20 hours or more per week for a period of 4.5 months or longer in a fiscal year (September through August) may be eligible for some benefits,  while other benefits are available to employees with 12 month appointments or who work an average of at least 30 hours per week.

​Benefits Counseling

The Benefits Department offers confidential benefits counseling intended to assist employees in better understanding the University's benefits program. For specific questions on benefits, please contact the ESO Benefits Department at​.​

The hours of operation are Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Last updated 1/4/2017 3:28 AM