Welcome to the Gallaudet University's Benefits website. Gallaudet University offers a comprehensive benefits package to its regular status staff, faculty, and teachers. This website will enable you to view detailed information regarding each benefit offered by the University. Please refer to the links on the left side. The Benefits Office is also available to assist you in understanding and maximizing your benefits. You can reach the Benefits Office through email or by phone 202-250-2419 (V/VP). You can also stop by the Benefits Office in College Hall, Room 114A.
* All new employees hired on or after January 1, 2014 will be subject to FERS-FRAE, a new retirement system. Under FERS-FRAE, employees are required to contribute 4.4% of their basic pay. FERS, FERS-RAE, and FERS-FRAE follow the same guidelines set up by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). However, the employee and employer contributions are different for each retirement system. For more information on FERS, please visit this link.
* To promote GU WIN, the Human Resources Services will be partnering with the Department of Physical Education and Recreation to provide exercise classes to the campus community. The exercise classes, which include yoga and Zumba, will begin on September 15th. Regular-status employees will receive a 50% discount off the advertised fee. Please view this flyer for more details.
* The 2014 Open Season will run from Monday, November 10th through Monday, December 8th. During this period, employees enroll in, change, or cancel their health, dental, and/or vision insurance plans. Furthermore, employees may enroll or re-enroll into the Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAFEDS) plan. This is also an opportunity to cancel long-term disability (LTD) plans if employees do not wish to continue in 2015. The Open Season Benefits fair is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, November 12th from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM in JSAC, Multipurpose Room. The 2015 premiums will be released sometimes in October.