• SUBSTITUTE SERVICES
  • Benefits

    Do I receive Health Benefits as a day-to-day Substitute?

    • No

    Who can receive Health Benefits?

    • Full-time substitutes who have reached STEP 2 of the full-time substitute salary schedule. Once you reach STEP 2, you will receive an email from Human Resources informing you that you are now eligible to enroll in Health Benefits. All full-time substitutes begin on step 1. In order to move to step 2, you must work as a full-time substitute for ten (10) non-consecutive months. Once you have reached step 2, in order to move to step 3, you must work as a full-time substitute for and additional ten (10) non-consecutive months.

    If I become eligible, how do I enroll for Health Benefits?

    • You must enroll online using the eBenefits system within 31 days from your eligible date. An email with the eBenefits Enrollment guide will be sent to you if you become benefits eligible.

    Once I become eligible when can I enroll?

    • You will be able to access the eBenefits online system within 7 days following your benefits eligible date.

    When would my health benefits begin?

    • If you become eligible on or before the 15th of the month, benefits will be effective the first day of the next month. If you become eligible after the 15th of the month, benefits will be effective the first day of the 2nd month.

    Once enrolled in Health Benefits, how long am I enrolled for?

    • You will be enrolled in benefits as long as you remain on STEP 2 or 3 of the full-time substitute salary schedule. Please reference Article 91, Section 3 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement for Teachers and Other Professionals.

    Do I receive vacation time as a full-time or day-to-day substitute?

    • No

    Do I receive sick time as a substitute?

    • Day-to-day substitutes do not receive sick days. Full-Time substitutes receive 6 noncumulative sick days per semester.

    How do I handle work related injuries?

    Do I receive travel reimbursement?

    For further information on the benefits of a full-time substitute reference page 73 in the Collective Bargaining Agreement for Teachers and Other Professionals.

    Pension Benefits

    PSERS, the Public School Employees’ Retirement System, is a governmental, cost-sharing, multiple-employer retirement plan to which the public school employers, the Commonwealth of PA., and school employees (members) contribute.

    Membership with PSERS

    PSERS membership is mandatory for qualifying employees of Pennsylvania public school entities. Qualification is determined by employment type and the amount of service rendered during a school year (July 1 – June 30) as defined by PSERS, not the employer.
     
    Day- to- day substitute teachers are classified as part-time per-diem employees. You must initially meet certain qualifications to become a members of PSERS. As a day-to-day substitute teacher, you must work at least 80 days in a school year to become eligible for PSERS membership. Once you become eligible for membership, your paycheck will reflect the deduction of pension contribution that will be paid to PSERS.

    If you have any questions regarding PSERS, you may contact the local PSERS office at 412-920-2014.