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Human Resources

  • The Saint Francis University Office of Human Resources is a team of servant leaders dedicated to guiding administrators, faculty, and staff in their work to support the University's mission.  We are inspired by and strive to live by the Franciscan values of humility, generosity, reverence, service, respect, prayer, and joy.  

    Please also visit Human Resource Happenings for information on employee awards, years of service and the most recent personnel reports. 

  • New Employees

    Recruitment Philosophy, Policy and Procedures

    Individuals who apply for employment at Saint Francis University are choosing to put themselves forward as potential members of the Saint Francis community. They are beginning to imagine what their future could hold should they work as partners for the advancement of the University’s mission in Catholic higher education. For these reasons, the University takes seriously the responsibility to articulate its mission and values in a clear manner for applicants who have been invited to campus to interview for a position.

    The following process will occur after you have been selected for a position and before your first day of work:

    1. Receive a job offer letter listing the conditions of employment with the University
    2. Applicant will confirm acceptance of the job offer, indicate a start date and time and confirm the established work schedule
    3. The Human Resources department will distribute the required new hire forms (listed below) and benefit package information to the applicant. 
    4. Confirm date/time/location of the "Welcome to SFU New Personnel Orientation" session and documents needed
    5. Return required new hire forms to the Human Resource department. 

    Forms for completion by newly hired employees are:

    • Application
    • Background check release
    • Employment Data
    • I-9 
    • Code of Ethics
    • Confidential Disclosure and Non-use Agreement
    • Drugfree Workplace Certification
    • Emergency Contact Information
    • Workman's Compensation Rights Ackowledgement

    Departments that are looking at filling a position on campus will collaborate with the Human Resource department to recruit candidates and assist with the onboarding process once a candidate is selected.

    Please note that orientation sessions are conducted on the second Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. to noon in the Raymond Hall Conference Room. All newly hired employees will receive an invitation from the Human Resources office requesting their attendance at the session. Please note that orientation is mandatory for all new full and part time employees. 

    Required forms for internal departmental use are listed below:

     

    Prospective Employees

    Apply Today

    Thank you for your interest in employment at Saint Francis University. Our community is our greatest strength, and the friendly atmosphere on campus tends to make employment here quite enjoyable.

    The University offers generous employment benefits and many opportunities for professional development.

    If you are interested in applying for a position, please:

    Please also note that as an employee of the University, your safety and security is always of primary importance. For crime information and statistics, you may request an electronic copy of the Clery Reprt or view it online.  

    Educational Opportunities

    Full-time Employees

    Degree and non degree seeking employees may enroll in up to two undergraduate or graduate courses per semester with a full waiver of tuition. New full-time staff must have completed their introductory period or have been employed for ninety (90) calendar days following their full time hire date, which ever comes first, before they are eligible to enroll in any courses. Generally, degree seeking employees are limited to two courses per semester. However, degree seeking employees may receive approval for a tuition waiver for additional courses by filing a personal academic plan with their advisor and supervisor. An approved personal academic plan requires the employee have completed their introductory period or have been employed for ninety (90) calendar days following their full time hire date, whichever comes first; be enrolled strictly on a part-time basis; and be expected to continue employment for at least two years upon earning a degree.

    Part-time Employees

    Employees working less than full-time who have completed one year of service and worked at least 1000 hours (in accordance with the matching contribution eligibility provision in the retirement plan) may enroll in one undergraduate, continuing education, or graduate course per semester on a space available basis without a tuition charge. An employee will be contacted by the benefits manager when he/she becomes eligible.

    Retirees

    University retirees may enroll in one graduate, undergraduate, or continuing education course on a space available basis per semester. (For this policy retirees are defined as those full-time employees retiring at a minimum age of 62 with 10 years of service or at any age with 25 years of service)

    Please see the entire educational opportunity policy for specific exclusions and conditions. 

    Tuition Benefits for Spouses and Dependent Children of Full-time Employees

    Spouses and unmarried dependent children* of full-time employees, and siblings of Franciscans may enroll in undergraduate or continuing education courses.

    Tuition benefits begin the next semester following the completion of the following years of service:

    After 1 year of service 20% tuition benefit
    After 2 years of service 40% tuition benefit 
    After 3 years of service  60% tuition benefit
    After 4 years of service 80% tuition benefit 
    After 5 years of service  100% tuition benefit 

    More information on Tuition Remission and Exchange 

    Retirement Fund

    Saint Francis University offers retirement benefits in the form of a defined contribution plan for employees administered through the Teachers Insurance Annuity Association (TIAA) and the University Retirement Equities Fund (CREF).

    Eligibility

    All current full time employees are eligible for participation in the plan immediately. All other newly hired employees must complete one year of service before becoming eligible to participate.

    Matching Contributions

    All full-time employees are eligible to receive a matching contribution. An employee who is not full time is entitled to a matching contribution upon completing 1000 hours of service, except for the following: adjunct faculty (who are defined as faculty who do not meet the definition of Full Time Faculty); graduate assistants; assistant coaches in all sports whose contracts are for a term of nine months or less;  all students (whether or not performing services described in Code Section 3121(b)(10));  nonresident aliens with no U.S. source income; resident physical therapists, occupational therapists, physician assistants, or other health professionals employed by Saint Francis University or the DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness.

    For those employees eligible to receive a matching contribution, Saint Francis University matches contributions under the following formula:

    • Employee contribution of 5% or more but less than 6%; the employer match is 7%

    • Employee contribution of 6% or more, the employer match is 8%

    Contributions to the plan can be made on a pre-tax Deferral or as a Roth Deferral.  The amount of your Compensation that you decide to defer into the Plan generally will be contributed on a pre-tax basis. That means that, unlike the compensation that you actually receive, the pre-tax contribution (and all of the earnings accumulated while it is invested in the Plan) will not be taxed at the time it is paid by the University. Instead, it will be taxable to you when you take a payout from the Plan. These contributions will reduce your taxable income each year that you make a contribution but will be treated as compensation for Social Security taxes.

    You also have the choice of treating your Deferrals as Roth Deferrals rather than pre-tax Deferrals. Roth Deferrals are contributed to the Plan from amounts that have already been treated as taxable income. Roth Deferrals will not reduce your taxable income in the year in which you contribute a portion of your Compensation into the Plan.

    Consult the summary plan description for a complete definition of includable and excludable contributions and compensation

    Recruiting and Onboarding

    Departments that are looking at filling a position on campus will collaborate with the Human Resource department to recruit candidates and assist with the onboarding process once a candidate is selected. Please note that orientation sessions are conducted on the second Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. to noon in the Raymond Hall Conference Room. All newly hired employees will receive an invitation from the Human Resources office requesting their attendance at the session. Please note that orientation is mandatory for all new full and part time employees. 

    Required forms for internal departmental use are listed below:

    Meet the Staff
    Google Map Location

    The Human Resources Department is located on the first floor of Raymond Hall. 

     

  • Saint Francis University, inspired by its Franciscan and Catholic identity, values equality of opportunity, human dignity, racial, cultural, and ethnic diversity, both as an educational institution and as an employer. Accordingly, the University prohibits and does not engage in discrimination or harassment on the basis of gender, gender identity, age, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, pregnancy status, veteran status, predisposing genetic characteristic or any protected classification. Saint Francis University will not tolerate sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, or sexually inappropriate conduct in any form. The University is committed to this policy based upon its values and as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. This policy applies to all programs and activities of the University, including, but not limited to, admission and employment practices, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs and athletic or other University sponsored programs.