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Comprehensive Benefits

CCD offers employees more than just a salary, yet delivers exciting opportunities for career development, unique experiences and job satisfaction.

We offer competitive benefits and a healthy balance between work and life. As CCD employees you have access to a discounted RTD EcoPass as well as discounted gym membership right on campus at Campus Recreation at Auraria.

Health & Wellness Benefits

Community College of Denver and the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education (SBCCOE) offers a range of benefit choices, based on the position held and benefit eligibility.

Non-Classified Benefit-Eligible Employees

Benefits for administrative, professional and technical (APT) staff and faculty are administered through the SBCCOE Trust. Effective July 1, 2015, employees in APT and faculty positions that are budgeted at .75 FTE or more are eligible for benefits beginning on their date of hire. Information regarding benefits can be found at CCCS Employee Benefits. Additional information regarding leave accruals can be found in Board Policy 3-60. We encourage lifelong learning; non-classified employees are also eligible for tuition reimbrusement.

Adjunct Instructors

Adjunct instructors and variable hour employees will have their hours measured on an annual basis to determine eligibility to enroll in medical health insurance for the following benefit period. Information regarding benefits can be found at CCCS Employee Benefits.

Classified Employees

Benefits for employees in classified positions are administered through Colorado Department of Personnel and Administration’s Division of Human Resources. Employees in classified positions are eligible to begin elected benefits the first of the following month if elected within 31 days of their start date. More information for classified benefits can be found on the Department of Personnel and Administration website. Additional information regarding leave accruals can be found in State Personnel Rules and are further outlined in the State Employee Handbook. We encourage lifelong learning; classified employees are also eligible for tuition reimbrusement.

Save Up for Retirement

CCD and most employment categories contribute to Colorado PERA, which provides retirement and other benefits to employees of more than 500 government agencies and public entities in the state of Colorado. PERA is the 21st largest public pension plan in the United States. PERA is a substitute for Social Security; CCD employees do not contribute to Social Security. PERA eligible employees are required to contribute a fixed percentage of their salary to the pension. Student employees are not eligible to participate in PERA.

CCD and the State of Colorado offer three tax-deferred investment plans, including 401(k), 403(b) and 457 plans.