Why Work for UT Tyler?

Why Work for UT Tyler

Office of Human Resources


Insurance Programs

image of ut tyler campusHealth Insurance

UT Tyler provides premiums toward health insurance from the first day of employment! The amount varies based on the coverage selected.

Optional Benefits such as Dental, Vision, Voluntary Group Term Life Insurance, Voluntary AD&D, UT Flex, including Short- and Long-Term Disability.

Please see our Employee Benefit page for more information.


Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Services

Free, confidential EAP benefit includes short-term counseling and referrals for you and your dependents. Please see our UTEAP page for more information.




Retirement Plans

image of Soules College of Business BuildingTeacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS)

Each month the employee contributes 8.25% of earning to TRS and the state contributes 8.25%


Optional Retirement Program (ORP)

Faculty and eligible administrative and professional staff may elect to participate in ORP. Each month the employee contributes 6.65% of earnings towards ORP and the state contributes 8.5%.

The State Contribution to retirement programs is subject to change. Please visit our Retirement Programs page for more information.


Time Off

Image of UT Tyler Bell TowerHoliday

Employees receive 12 to 15 holidays per year.



Vacation leave can be used after six months of continuous state employment. Unless faculty member has a 12 month appointment, they are not eligible for vacation leave. Vacation accrual rate increases according to years of service.



Sick leave accrual begins on the first day of employment. Sick leave accrues at eight hours per month. 



Tuition Benefits

Image of Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy BuildingTuition Benefits

UT Tyler supports employees and their families who choose to continue their education. Faculty and staff who choose to pursue or continue their college education—as well as eligible spouses and dependents of employees—can receive assistance. Please see the Employee Scholarship Program page for additional information.








Image of UT Tyler CampusLongevity

After two years of service, full-time non-faculty employees receive longevity pay of $20 per month. Longevity increases at the end of each two-year period thereafter.



Commissioned peace officers in a hazardous duty position are entitled to hazardous duty pay of $10 per month for each 12 month period of accrued lifetime service credit.