5.9 Federal Social Security

Eligible University employees participate in the federal Social Security program. Full-time registered students are exempted by a state/federal agreement. Cost to the individual, matched by the University, is scheduled by federal law as a percentage of a designated base salary, and deductions for the appropriate amount are taken from each salary check. In addition to retirement, disability, and survivor benefits, the Social Security program provides post-retirement health care coverage through medicare. (Revised 4/03)