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Faculty Toolkit

As a faculty member of the University of Cincinnati, you strive for excellence. As your Human Resources department, our mission is to support you in that pursuit by providing valuable services, programs and information. 

On this page you will find helpful information on benefits, payroll, compensation, and other important  employment resources specifically for you.  Our goal is to equip you with the resources and tools you need to succeed at the University of Cincinnati.


Attention Faculty:

Increase to Retirement Contributions for Faculty

Employee contributions to UC’s retirement plans will increase effective July 1, 2014.  The increase will affect faculty enrolled in the Alternative Retirement Plan (ARP), the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) and Grandfathered Plan (Fidelity, TIAA, Vanguard).

Employee contributions to all STRS plans and the ARP will increase from 11 percent to 12 percent on July 1

Employee contributions for faculty enrolled in the Grandfathered Plan (TIAA, Vanguard or Fidelity) will also increase beginning on July 1, 2014 as outlined below.


University Contribution
(no change)

Faculty Member Contribution

First $8,000 of salary


9.05% (currently 8.05%)

Salary between $8,000 and $16,500


13.05% (currently 12.05%)

Salary over $16,500


9.50% (currently 8.50%)

There is no change to the employer contribution or mitigating rate (applicable to ARP and STRS defined contribution plan participants).

If you have questions regarding these changes, please contact STRS directly at 888-227-7877.

Work-Related Injuries and Workers' Compensation Information

Environmental Health and Safety Advisory 12.2  outlines the work-related injury process and can be found on the University Health Services (UHS) website.  Refer to the UHS website for instructions and information.

If this is a medical emergency, however, call 911.  

If you need additional information on Workers' Compensation, contact UC Benefits at 513-556-6381.