Benefits Overview

Benefits

As a PSU employee and a valuable member of the Portland community, you are important to our success. We designed our benefits package to reflect this belief.

Benefits-eligible employees have access to outstanding health benefits, ample time off, fully paid pension plans, educational opportunities, and much more. In this section, you'll find an overview of our comprehensive and generous benefit programs as well as some helpful links to get you going in the right direction.


Medical Benefits

Medical Benefits

Our medical benefits include medical, vision, dental coverage and $5,000 of basic life insurance.

PSU pays 95% of premium payments. PSU pays 97% for Classified staff who choose Providence.

View cost estimator here.

These benefits are offered through The Public Employees' Benefit Board (PEBB).

Optional Insurance Plans

Optional Insurance Plans

PSU offers eligible employees a set of optional insurance and are 100% employee paid:

  • Additional Life Insurance for you, spouse/partner, and children
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
  • Disability Insurance (Short Term and Long Term)
  • Long Term Care
  • Spending Accounts
  • Commuter Accounts
Retirement

Retirement

Portland State University employees have several retirement plan options for all employees with the exceptions of students and graduate assistants:

The pension plan will begin after completing an eligibility period.

Time Off

Time Off

PSU recognizes that employees need time to rest and refresh. Another crucial element of time away from the job involves maintaining income during periods of illness and/or injury. As part of the benefits package, we offer a variety of paid and unpaid time off programs to eligible employees.

Wellness Programs

Wellness Programs

In order to maintain a healthy balance between your professional work and personal life, we are committed in providing you information on a variety of programs aimed at bringing wellness into your life. 

Employee Discounts

Employee Discounts

Employees of PSU are offered a variety of discounts from different companies throughout the year. These discounts often change during the year.

Employees working at least .5 FTE prior to the beginning of the term can register for classes at reduced tuition rates.