Fitness Center
Employees are allowed access to the College’s state of the art physical fitness facilities.

Health and Wellness Fair
This annual event features representatives from various health fields and is a valuable source of health and wellness information for employees. Employees are offered an array of health assessments that include blood pressure screenings, glucose testing, and body fat analysis.

Walking Club
If you are interested in walking your way to a healthier heart this group may be for you. Convert your lunch break to a ‘health’ break by walking indoors in the winter months and outdoors in warmer weather. Contact the Human Resources Department to register.


The College offers the convenience of direct deposit of paychecks for all employees. Our workplace banking programs with Bank of America and Wells Fargo offer free banking services. For employees’ convenience, a Bank of America ATM is located on the 2nd floor of the Main Building.


Cafeteria offer a variety of meals which may be eaten in the cafeteria or taken out.


Each year a number of events including concerts, lectures, plays and exhibits are hosted by campus organizations and departments. Many events are free and open to the public.

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Service Award
Each year in the Fall, Essex County College hosts a special Employee Recognition Ceremony to honor employees with employment milestones of five, ten, fifteen, twenty, twenty-five, thirty, thirty-five, and forty years of service. Employees are formally acknowledged by the college President and Board of Trustees.

Perfect Attendance
Essex County College recognizes the importance of good attendance among its employees. Full time Security, Support Staff and Police personnel who do not use a sick day in a given contract year are rewarded with an extra personal day at the start of the following contract year.


During the summer months of July and August the College operates under a four-day work week schedule. Employees work from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and Thursdays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The College is closed on Fridays.


Six Flags Great Adventure
Ticket sales begin in April.  For more information, please visit:

Dorney Park Wild Water Kingdom
Ticket sales begin in May and are available from the Human Resources Department.  For children 3 and older who are under 48 inches tall in shoes and anyone age 62 or older.  For more information, please visit:

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Enterprise Rent-A- Car offers corporate discounted rates to College employees. Corporate account features include free pick-up and drop off at Essex County College, 24 hour emergency roadside assistance, discounts good for personal and business use, out of town reservations made through or 1-800-593-0505. To use this service mention Business Rental ID # CP5065. To reach the downtown Newark location, call (973) 639-1911.

The Buyer’s Edge
The Buyer’s Edge is a consumer buying service that offers low prices on most major appliance purchases for its 4 million members in the tri-state area of NY, NJ, CT and greater Philadelphia. Through the convenience of toll-free numbers, you can call vendors direct and talk to a “live” specialist who has product and service expertise and can arrange delivery straight to your door.

The PerksConnect merchant network can save College employees thousands of dollars annually on dining, local attrations, travel, shopping, gift cards and more!

To get started:

  • Visit
  • Click “Activate your Account Now” and fill in the required fields. Group code: Essex17
  • Click here to download the printable card and view more details from PerksConnect.
  • Download the PerksConnect Plus App from the App Store on your mobile device.

Tickets at Work
Plum Benefits, powered by TicketsatWork, is part of the nation’s leading entertainment benefits and perks provider, connecting employees at participating companies to the world’s greatest entertainment and travel discounts, including:

  • Universal Studios
  • Broadway Shows
  • Walt Disney World
  • Cirque du Soleil
  • Theme Parks
  • Sporting Events
  • Movie Tickets
  • Rental Cars
  • Hotels Worldwide …and More!

Want to see the offers this month?
To sign up and view the offers for yourself, please follow the directions below:

  1. Go to Plum Benefits Powered by TicketsatWork
  2. Enter your name
  3. Create and confirm a password. (must be at least 8 characters)
  4. Complete the rest of the form and click “SUBMIT”

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