Benefits and Well-Being

Working at the UNC System Office provides more than just a paycheck. You’ll be a part of the future of higher education in North Carolina, working for one of the the state’s most highly regarded institutions along with others who love what they do. Plus, we not only support our students, we support you.

The UNC System offers a flexible and comprehensive package of benefits, along with valuable work and family programs. These programs can help employees attain their retirement savings and career goals, as well as help to meet their everyday needs. Our programs are designed to allow you to tailor a benefits package that best meets the unique needs of you and your family.

See our printable benefits summary.

Health Benefits

  • Access to State Health Plan
  • Dental, vision, cancer, and critical illness insurance
  • Health care flexible savings account
  • Annual vision exam free after $20 copay
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  • Choice of defined benefit or defined contribution retirement programs; both plans provide a valuable benefit and include a University contribution
  • Pre-tax and Roth supplemental retirement offerings: 403(b), 457, and 401(k) plans
  • Free one-on-one financial counseling and retirement preparation workshops
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Life Insurance and Income Protection

  • Group term life insurance program, including options for spouse and child(ren)
  • Accidental death and dismemberment insurance, including core $10,000 coverage at no cost (requires enrollment)
  • Short- and long-term disability programs, as well as supplemental disability options
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Leave Programs

  • Vacation leave and sick leave accruals depending on employee type
  • Paid parental leave for birth, adoption, and/or foster placement
  • Community service leave provides time for volunteering in schools, communities, state agencies and other not-for-profit organizations
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Educational Benefits

  • Tuition waived for up to three classes per year at any UNC System institution (some exceptions apply)
  • Application fees waived
  • Academic reimbursement may be available if tuition waiver does not apply
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Balance and Well-Being

  • Flexible work arrangements encouraged
  • Child/elder care resource and referral programs
  • Dependent Day Care flexible spending accounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
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The UNC System Office is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.