Benefits

Staff gathered at Laurie Leshin's sendoff

Great Minds at Work:
A Community Where You Are Rewarded

WPI’s success is built on the employees who work here. Faculty and staff contribute to the university's culture of innovation and exploration, which help both our students and our employees thrive. 

Working in higher education offers a sense of potential and excitement, and our many long-term employees prove that it’s a fulfilling path. WPI employees are rewarded in a variety of ways for their commitment to WPI’s mission and the heartfelt dedication they give to our students.

WPI's Employee Benefits

Employees may access contact information for all providers, summary plan descriptions, and any forms they may need through the WPI Benefits Page.

Full details, guidelines, and specifications about WPI's comprehensive benefits package are found in the Benefits and Policies Manual (PDF). Here you'll find information about WPI's generous vacation and holiday time (including an extra-long paid winter break), health insurance, tuition benefits, short and long-term disability insurance, wellness programs, and even free admission to the Worcester Art Museum. 

WPI's Generous Retirement Benefits

WPI's benefits package contains great perks and necessities for today, but you'll also receive excellent retirement benefits. After one year of service, employees must contribute 5% of their base salary to one of WPI's retirement plans every year. In return, WPI will contribute 9.5% of the employee's base salary annually to the employee's retirement fund. There is no vesting or waiting time for this benefit.

Recognizing Outstanding Employees

WPI appreciates and celebrates its employees. From awards that recognize exemplary efforts to long-term service recognition, employees know their work is valued and appreciated.

Get in Touch with the Payroll Office

The Payroll Office takes care of employee issues around paychecks, time sheets, and retirement.

Employee Assistance Program

The no-cost, confidential Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides WPI employees and their household members with counseling, online coaching, various discounts, live and prerecorded webinars, and legal and financial assistance. The EAP offers an opportunity to identify potential personal and professional problems and prevent them from becoming major obstacles in their work and personal lives. No one will know that the EAP was utilized unless the employee chooses to tell someone, except as may be required by law.

Consultation/assessment is at no cost to the employee and his/her household members and are scheduled through New Directions (formally known as E4 Health or LifeScope) or by calling 800-624-5544. Employees and household members can access these resources by entering WPI as the company code on the EAP webpage. 

Saving Money with a WPI ID

WPI employees are able to take advantage of various discounts throughout the Worcester region. Look at this list of WPI Employee Discounts (PDF).

Federal Transparency in Coverage Information

Machine-readable files are made available in response to the federal Transparency in Coverage Rule and include negotiated service rates and out-of-network allowed amounts between health plans and healthcare providers. The Tufts Health Plan's machine-readable files are formatted to allow researchers, regulators, and application developers to more easily access and analyze data. It is not intended to be a cost comparison tool for employees and dependents in Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s medical plans. For more information, access Tufts Health Plan’s cost comparison tools