Essex County College offers excellent benefits and perks to all full-time employees with time away from the job to support lifestyle, professional, or family celebrations.

Contact Us
Laura Byrd, Human Resources Generalist
(973) 877-3451
[email protected]

Paid Time Off and Leaves of Absence

  • Bereavement
  • Birthday
  • Family & Medical Leave (see Policies & Procedures )
  • New Jersey Family Leave Act
  • New Jersey Family Leave Insurance
  • Jury Duty
  • Leaves of Absence with or without pay
  • Maternity
  • Military
  • Reserve Training
  • Personal
  • Professional Development
  • Religious Holidays
  • Sabbaticals
  • Sick Bank
  • Sick
  • Vacation

Health & Dental Benefits

Life Insurance

  • Group Term Life (GTL) Fact Sheet

Medical Leave of Absence


Workplace Incentives


Colonial Supplemental Insurance

Health Benefits
School Employee Health Benefits Program (SEHBP)

Pension Plans

Retirement Made Easy Video

Policies & Procedures
Smoke-Free Air Act

Long Term Care Insurance

Open Public Records Act (OPRA)

Non-Discrimination Policy

Drug Free Workplace

American With Disabilities Act

Sexual Harassment

Family & Medical Leave Act

New Jersey Family Leave Act (.pdf)

New Jersey Family Leave Insurance

Savings Plans
Employee Savings Programs


Equitable (AXA Financial)

Mass Mutual

ING Life Insurance and Annuity Company


MetLife (Travelers/CitiStreet)


New Jersey Federal Credit Union

U.S. Savings Bonds

Fidelity Advisor 529 Plan