Part-Time Faculty (PTF) Benefits


AFT Local 477, AFL-CIO

Pilot Program Information

Part-time faculty may participate in the following voluntary benefit program offerings:

  • Dental insurance (100% employee paid)
  • Vision insurance (100% employee paid)
  • 403(b) plan employee contributions (.75 of 1% matching available for some eligible members)
  • Dependent tuition benefits (50% tuition reduction)


Wayne State University is pleased to offer the following benefit options to eligible Part-time faculty:

The following benefits are available to Part-Time Faculty members who are bargaining unit eligible and/or members of the bargaining unit with two or more years or service. See Articles XXVII 403 (b) Retirement Program, Article XXVIII Tuition Reimbursement and Article XXIX Voluntary Dental and Vision Insurance.

Voluntary Dental Coverage: Delta Dental provides for routine cleanings and other services annually. The cost of the plan is paid 100% by the employee.

Voluntary Vision Coverage: EyeMed Vision provides for an exam, frames, and other vision benefits at a discount annually.


Tuition Reduction (dependents only)

Tuition assistance is available for eligible PTF members.  The benefit is 50% off the tuition rate. The benefit is limited to the number of credit hours taught and is subject to the guidelines outlined in the collective bargaining agreement.


403 (b) Retirement Annuity Program Participation

All eligible PTF members are able to contribute employee contributions (up to 80% of your bi-weekly salary).  Some PTF members, who are age 26 or older and have completed two consecutive years of employment at the university with each year of employment consisting of teaching during at least two of the three academic-year terms and have a reasonable expectation of employment in the future are eligible to receive employer matching.  The employer matching is .75% of 1% as long as the PTF member contributes at least 5%.

2016-2017 Academic Year

Coverage Level

Dental Plan
Bi-weekly Employee Contribution

Basic Vision Plan
Bi-weekly Employee Contribution

Enhanced Vision Plan
Bi-weekly Employee Contribution