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5.7.1 Benefit Eligibility Categories

​​​​There are specific categories used when determining eligibility for certain benefits.

Introductory Employees

All new regular full-time and part-time employees and/or those transferred or promoted to a new position have an introductory period of 90 calendar days. An introductory employee may be granted an extension of one to three months if more time is needed to evaluate the employee's performance. Some positions may require a longer introductory period due to the nature of the responsibilities involved. The purpose of the introductory period is to assess the employee's performance and ability to carry out the requirements of the position. It also enables the employee and employer to determine whether to continue the employee's employment.

Regular Full-Time Employees

Regular full-time employees are scheduled to work at least 35 hours per week, have satisfactorily completed the introductory period, and are eligible for all applicable employee benefits, which are:

Employees who work 30 or more hours per week are eligible for medical, dental, and vision insurance.

Eligibility for some benefits requires completion of the introductory period or other preconditions (e.g., family and medical leave), while eligibility for other benefits (e.g., health insurance) may commence prior to the completion of the introductory period. For eligibility questions, contact either the Human Resources Department or the Insurance Department​.

Note: Schedules for regular full-time employees vary throughout the archdiocese, including 35, 37.5, and 40 hours per week, depending on the needs of the location.

Regular Part-Time Employees

Regular part-time employees are scheduled to work at least 20 hours but fewer than 35 hours per week, and have satisfactorily completed the introductory period. Regular part-time employees who work at least 20 hours per week are entitled to the following benefits:

To be eligible to participate in the medical, dental, or vision insurance plans, a part-time employee must be regularly scheduled to work at least 30 hours per week at one or more archdiocesan locations.

Other Part-Time Employees

Other part-time employees work fewer than 20 hours per week or do not work on a regular, ongoing basis. They are eligible only for those benefits required by law, such as workers' compensation and Social Security​.

Occasional and Temporary Employees

Occasional and temporary employees​ are not eligible for benefits other than those required by law, such as workers' compensation and Social Security​​.


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