DTS paid holidays are: New Year's Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Eligibility for holiday pay is determined by the number of hours worked prior to the holiday. To qualify for holiday pay, you must work a minimum of 400 hours in the six (6) pay periods prior to the holiday.
Please do not record hours on your electronic timecard unless you worked on the holiday. If you qualify for holiday pay, the DTS payroll specialist will adjust your paycheck to the correct amount. Holiday pay will be listed under "adjustments" on your pay statement.
If you work on a DTS holiday:
- and are eligible for holiday pay, you will receive pay for the actual hours worked plus eight (8) hours of holiday pay at your current pay rate.
- and are not eligible for holiday pay, you will receive pay for the actual hours worked at your current pay rate. You will not receive holiday pay.
If you do not work on a DTS holiday:
- and are eligible for holiday pay, you will receive pay for eight (8) hours at your current pay rate.
- and are not eligible for holiday pay, you will not receive holiday pay.
Employees' Retirement Plan (ERP)
The ERP is a traditional defined benefit pension plan. The Plan plays an important role in your future by working with Social Security benefits and your personal savings (including your contributions to the Duke University Faculty and Staff Retirement Plan) to help provide you with lifetime income when you retire. The cost of the Plan is paid entirely by Duke. As a DTS employee, you will automatically become a member of the Plan if you have reached age 21, and have worked at least 1,000 hours during your first year of employment or in any future fiscal year (July 1 – June 30). You become vested, or entitled to receive a benefit from the Plan, after completing five years of continuous service after age 18, or upon attaining age 65. Please go to the ERP website for more information.
Duke Faculty & Staff Retirement Plan ("403b Plan")
As a DTS employee, you are eligible to participate immediately in the Duke Faculty and Staff Retirement Plan. This plan is funded by your voluntary contributions which can be pre-tax, Roth after-tax, or a combination of both. While Duke does not contribute to the 403(b) plan for non-exempt employees, eligible non-exempt employees may receive a retirement benefit through a pension paid entirely by Duke through the Employees' Retirement Plan. For the 403(b) Plan, you are responsible for investments decisions. If you withdraw funds before age 59½, you may be subject to penalty charges. Please go to the Faculty and Staff Retirement Plan website for more information.
Duke Temporary Service employees are not eligible for medical coverage at Duke, so you may want to consider coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace – also referred to as the Exchange – established by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).
The Marketplace will offer different benefit levels for its health plans covering benefits defined by federal regulators; premiums and out-of-pocket costs will differ by plan.
For more information about the Health Insurance Marketplace, available plans, costs, and coverage, please visit the HealthCare.gov website.