Advantages and Benefits

Childcare The Family Development Center offers UCCS students, faculty and staff child care services for children ranging from ages 1 year to 12 years. The goal of the center is to assist children in building their self-esteem and encourage curiosity and enthusiasm. The center is composed of a staff of highly qualified teachers trained in early childhood/child development. One of the main goals for the Center is to meet the standards of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) by having a low child/staff ratio, which allows lead teachers, teachers and aides the opportunity to spend more one on one time with the children. Please visit their website for further information on hours and rates.

Employee and Dependent Tuition Benefit Permanent employees are entitled to a tuition waiver of up to nine credit hours per academic year to be used either for the employee or an immediate family member with undergraduate status. The waiver for immediate family members is a UCCS pilot program! Please see our Tuition Benefit page for further information. 

Employee Discounts The Work-Life Employee Discount Program offers state employees a variety of product and service discounts. Any arrangements, or services and products purchased with this discount program is the sole responsibility of the individual employee.

Employee Leave Programs Twelve month faculty, exempt professionals and classified staff are entitled to annual and sick leave and family medical leave. Visit our General Information page and select the link that applies to you under "Leave Benefits" for more information.

Health Care and Retirement Benefits The university provides excellent health care and retirement benefits as well. Visit Payroll and Benefit Services to learn more about health care options and retirement benefits. 

Health, Fitness and Wellness The Campus Recreation Center is a 54,000 square foot facility featuring a two court gymnasium circled by an elevated running track, state of the art fitness center with cardiovascular machines, weight machines, and free weights, an indoor pool with 4 lap lanes and a leisure swimming area including a slide and hot tub, 12 foot bouldering wall, aerobics and dance room, cafe, multi purpose room. The UCCS Counseling Center offers workshops throughout the year on a variety of subjects ranging from Appetite, Eating, & Weight Issues to Time Management.

Holidays The university observes 10 holidays each year, including 3 assigned floating holidays.  See the current Holiday Schedule for more information.

Training and Development Training and developing our staff and faculty are among the most important things the University can do for its employees. Employees are constantly being called upon to learn new skills, to work in new and different ways and to change direction at a moments notice. These qualities are necessary so that our employees can keep up with the new demands that will enable the University to continue to be successful. Please visit our Training and Development page for more information.