Colorado Mesa University is authorized by the Board of Trustees to offer a broad array of benefits to its professional staff. The benefits are subject to change, from time to time, at the direction of the Trustees. Additional information about specific benefits and copies of plan documents may be obtained from the Office of Human Resources. To the extent this policy conflicts with the plan documents, the plan documents are controlling. 

Benefits eligible Professional Personnel are employees who are Faculty, Administrators or Auxiliary employees of the University with an appointment of at least a 0.75 FTE during the fiscal year. Benefits are effective the first day of the month following the date of hire. If the date of hire is the first day of the month, benefits begin immediately. 

Faculty - Faculty include Professional Personnel whose primary responsibility is to provide academic instruction to students of the University, and who may hold academic rank. Faculty does not include Professional Personnel who are counselors, librarians, student service personnel, or other Administrative Personnel.

Administrative Staff Personnel - Colorado Mesa University Administrative Staff/Professional Personnel are employees in non-faculty professional or auxiliary positions, exempt from State Personnel System.


The State of Colorado is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package. Benefits are offered to permanent full-time and part-time employees. 

If there is any inconsistency between the information on this site and the State's formal plans, programs, policies or contracts the actual provisions of each benefit program govern. The premium information listed reflects the State funding as currently reflected in the Long Bill, which is in the final stages of the legislative process. Should employer contribution amounts change, the State and employee contributions will be adjusted accordingly among the four levels. 

Classified Employees - Employees of the University who are part of the State Personnel System. This does not include Professional Personnel. 

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