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Benefits

Keene State, through the University System of New Hampshire, provides a competitive total compensation package for our employees. Staff and faculty in benefited positions enjoy a variety of medical plans, dental coverage, a generous defined-contribution retirement plan, and paid time, as well as life insurance, long-term disability, and access to other voluntary programs. Karyn Kaminski is available to answer all your benefit questions! Detailed information on plans is also available through the USNH Human Resources Benefits links.

To make changes to benefits, employees need to access MyBenefits.USNH.edu.

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is an important benefit that will be available to all USNH employees (other than student workers) beginning in January 2015. The EAP provides confidential counseling to employees or their family members in need. EAP also provides initial support for legal advice, financial counseling, and life coaching.

Faculty Benefits

A comprehensive benefits package is available for our faculty, most of whom (tenure-track and clinical faculty) will be covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement with Keene State College Educational Association. A summary of benefits is detailed in the KSCEA Faculty Benefit Overview. Contract lecturers are non-tenure-track faculty who provide service to the institution, often stepping in to deliver academic programs when tenure-track vacancies occur. Contract lecturers have access to their own generous benefits as described in the USNH Faculty/Staff Benefit Overview.


Operating Staff Benefits

Operating Staff participate in the USNH benefit program including three medical options, two levels of dental coverage, life insurance, long-term disability, and a generous defined-contribution retirement plan. Information regarding relevant policies and programs is available in the Operating Staff Handbook.


Professional, Administrative, and Technical (PAT) Staff Benefits

PATs participate in the USNH benefit program including three medical options, two levels of dental coverage, life insurance, long-term disability, and a generous defined-contribution retirement plan. Information regarding relevant policies and programs is available in the PAT Handbook.


Adjunct Faculty and Staff Benefits

Adjunct Faculty and Staff have access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), worker’s compensation insurance, and unemployment. Some adjuncts may also qualify to enroll in a medical plan or make contributions to a 403B retirement plan. For more details or to see how to qualify for USNH Adjunct Benefits feel free to call Karyn Kaminski at 358-2486.

Adjunct faculty with five semesters or more of service may be covered by the KSCAA Collective Bargaining Agreement.


Collective Bargaining Agreements

Faculty CBA

Contract July 1, 2017– June 30, 2020

Administrative/Operating Staff CBA

Contract July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2020

Staff/PAT CBA

Contract July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2020

Adjunct CBA

Contract July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2019

Directors & Supervisors

Contract July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2020

Campus Safety

​Contract July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2020

Contact Human Resources

Office of Human Resource Management
Keene State College
229 Main Street
Keene, NH 03435-1604

Hours of Operation
8:00am - 5:00pm

603-358-2877
vhodge@keene.edu
Fax: 603-358-2483