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.


* The IRS has increased the TSP limit for 2015.  Employees can contribute up to $18,000 to their TSP accounts in 2015.  The catch-up contribution limit (for employees who are 50 or over) has increased to $6,000.  Please contact the Payroll Office if you wish to increase your contribution to TSP.

* Effective January 1, 2015, temporary employees are eligible to enroll in a health insurance plan under the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) program.  Temporary employees must meet the following criteria: 1) work at a minimum 30 hours per week or 130 hours per month and 2) must be expected to work at least 90 days.  The premium will be shared by the employee and the University.  For more information on FEHB, please visit this link.



WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18: Make Your Money Work for You: A Debt Management Plan
APS Healthcare, Gallaudet's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider, will be presenting a workshop entitled "Make Your Money Work for You: A Debt Management Plan" from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM.  Both workshops will be held in JSAC, Room 1011.  Attendees will learn tips to decrease debt, understand and improve FICO credit score, and identify money management tips.  If interested, please send an email to to register.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4:  Supermarket Savvy-A Guide to Shopping Smart & Eating Healthy
BCBS will present a Lunch and Learn workshop entitled "Supermarket Savvy-A Guide to Shopping Smart& Eating Healthy" from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM in JSAC, Room 1011.  Attendees will learn how to shop smart by reading food labels for health food choices & making easy shopping substitutions.   To register, please send an email to    

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25: Power of Attorney and Advance Directives
APS Healthcare, Gallaudet's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider, will present a workshop entitled "Power of Attorney and Advance Directives" from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM and 4:00 to 5:00 PM.  Both workshops will be held in JSAC, Room 1011.  Attendees will learn to select the appropriate legal provisions so that their affairs are in order when they face incapacitating illness or death.  The presenter will detail the basics of preparing a will and selecting the right power of attorney.  If interested, please send an email to to register. 


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