Benefits & Perks

UCCS offers a variety of benefits & perks to employees and their families. Explore the following information to learn more.

CU health (medical, dental, vision), financial, and retirement benefits are administered by Employee Services, the CU System office in Denver that serves all four campuses. Life and disability insurance benefits are available depending on employee classification and are also administered by Employee Services.

 

Education
Select an educational benefit to get more information.
  • As a leader in education, we value strong, curious minds and continued growth – not just for our students, but also for our dedicated workforce.

    That's why we provide tuition assistance to qualified employees and dependents. Do you want to grow your expertise in your career field? Does your spouse or child plan to earn a degree? Is there a subject you’d just love to know more about? Whatever your goals, we’re here to support you and to help you save money.

    The tuition benefit application is located in the MyUCCS Portal. Click on the CU Resources drop down in the top, center of the page and then select Forms and click the Career Advancement tile.

    Visit the Employee Services website to learn more about this benefit.

  • Tuition at Pikes Peak Community College can be waived for up to six undergraduate credit hours per academic year for permanent, 100% time employees of UCCS and up to three credits for those employed between 50% to 99% of a full appointment. The academic year begins with the summer term.

    • The employee must be admitted to PPCC.
    • The Tuition Benefit Form must be completed and certified by the Office Human Resources, UOP 1831.
    • The employee must wait until the first day of class to register.
    • The form must be submitted by the employee with the required HR signature to PPCC's Enrollment Services Department prior to the class start date.
    • Please refer to the sample Tuition Benefit - UCCS Employee Attending PPCC form for instructions. 
  • LinkedIn Learning

    Lynda.com provides a vast online library of instructional videos covering the latest software, creative and business skills. Online learning through lynda.com is available for all UCCS faculty, staff and students. LinkedIn Learning content can be accessed via the myUCCS Portal.

    1. Log on to the myUCCS portal.
    2. Open the dropdown menu at the top of the screen and select Training.
    3. Select the LinkedIn Learning  tile. 
  • Skillsoft

    Use Skillsoft for required online training or instructor-led training courses. 

    To find courses in Skillsoft for CU employees:

    1. Log on to the myUCCS portal.
    2. Select the Skillsoft tile on the home page
    3. Select Library from the top of the screen
    4. Select your campus folder
    5. Select a topic from Categories
    6. Select a course and click LAUNCH
  • Employee Services, the CU System office that serves all four campuses, will assist you in completing Public Service Loan Forgiveness form. 

     

Technology

Technology

UCCS IT Help Desk

The UCCS IT Helpdesk offers services to faculty and staff for personal as well as university owned devices. Services can be requested online, over the phone or in person in El Pomar Center 108.

For more information visit the OIT website.

 

Microsoft Office 365

The Office of Information Technology at UCCS offers a Office 365 subscription service for popular Microsoft Office programs free for all active UCCS employees. 

Features include:

  • Full Microsoft Office Applications that are available for up to 5 personal devices including PC's, Macs and Mobile
  • Online versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint for editing and collaboration on the go
  • OneDrive for Business which provides collaboration capability and 1Tb of storage

Visit the OIT website for more information or to access your Office 365 account.

Fitness & Wellness
Select a fitness or wellness benefit to get more information
  • CU Health Plan and Be Colorado have teamed up to provide employees with a full spectrum of programs such as Flu Shots, Be Colorado Move, Fitness Center Discounts, and Weight Watchers discounts. These programs are designed to give employees with CU Health plans the information, inspiration and support needed to achieve their best self.

      • UCCS faculty and staff are eligible for membership at the Gallogly Recreation and Wellness Center at faculty and staff rates.

      • University of Colorado Health Plan participants can take advantage of Be Colorado programs. Be Colorado also offers all University of Colorado (CU), University of Colorado Health (UCH), and University Physician’s Inc. (UPI) employees great discounts at a variety of gyms and fitness centers along the front range

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      Discount Programs

      As a state employer, CU employees are eligible to participate in the State of Colorado’s employee discount program, Benefit Hub

      Other Discounts for CU Employees:

      Denver Museum of Nature & Science Membership
      Ski Slopes
      New Employee Orientation
      UCCS offers New Hire Orientation sessions once per month throughout the year. The goal of New Employee Orientation is to make new employees feel welcome and introduce new employees to the culture of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. During orientation, some essential policies and other important information employees need to know will be covered, including a briefing on employee benefits.