General Overview

Metropolitan State University offers a very attractive benefits package. As a Metropolitan State University employee, you are also a State of Minnesota Employee and if you are benefits eligible, you are covered under the State Employee Insurance Group (SEGIP) which includes the following coverage options:

More detailed information regarding benefits for specific job classifications can be found in the navigation pane to the right.


Metropolitan State University employees are eligible for a mix of mandatory and voluntary retirement plans. All mandatory retirement contributions are invested on a pre-tax basis. Retirement plans, contribution rates, and eligibility requirements depend on the bargaining contract. For more information visit Minnesota State's website that further explains the retirement plans.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Employees who are experiencing personal or professional problems that interfere with their work can receive confidential and free information, assessment and referral assistance from EAP professionals. For more information, visit Minnesota Management and Budget's EAP website.

Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

The FMLA entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons with continuation of group health insurance coverage under the same terms and conditions as if the employee had not taken leave.  Visit FMLA highlights.

Workers' Compensation

The department of Minnesota Management and Budget provides employees with coverage under a worker's compensation managed care plan provider called CorVel. If you are injured while working at Metropolitan State, you must receive any necessary medical treatment from a CorVel plan member. Information can be obtained by calling CorVel's 24 hour information line at 612-436-2542 or 1-866-399-8541.

Employee Discounts

All Metropolitan State University employees are eligible to receive discounts through MN State Employees, Inc. (SEI). SEI is a non-profit organization that offers its State of Minnesota employee members entertainment and other valuable discounts. An SEI membership includes membership in MERSC (Minnesota Employee Recreation and Services Council).

Professional Development

Minnesota State and Metropolitan State University offer a wide range of workshops and conferences for faculty and staff participation.  View opportunities for faculty offered through Metropolitan State University Center for Faculty Development and through the Minnesota State Training and Development websites.

*This is only a summary and is subject to change pending state and federal legislation and changes in the negotiated agreements. For further information, faculty members and staff are encouraged to contact Human Resources at 651-793-1275 or