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University of Mississippi

Health

RebelWell is a campus and community wellness program that is designed to support employees, students, and the community as they adopt and sustain behaviors that reduce health risks, improve quality of life and enhance personal effectiveness. Employee participation in wellness program activities, including on-site seminars, demonstrations, challenges, and physical fitness activities, is supported by our University leaders as well as authorized by Mississippi Senate Bill 2646 of 2010

The Speech and Hearing Center currently gives a 50% discount on all speech and audiology services and a 10% discount on the purchase of hearing aids for Faculty/Staff, Retired Faculty/Staff, their spouse, and dependent children.  Currently enrolled UM Students received a 100% discount and their dependent children receive a 50% discount on all speech and audiology services and a 10% discount on the purchase of hearing aids.

Employee Assistance Program provides information, counseling, and professional consultation sessions available through the University Counseling Center.
The Friends of the Children fund is available to give monetary assistance for food, lodging, travel, and child care for faculty and staff with children who have been diagnosed with extraordinary medical conditions.

Student Health Services in cooperation with Student Life and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is providing physical therapy sessions for University employees in the Michael S. Starnes Athletic Training Center for patients who are referred by a health care provider. Therapy services are available by appointment Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Fees for therapy services can be paid via payroll deduction or be claimed to the employee’s health insurance with any remaining balance paid through payroll deduction. For more information about the sessions or to schedule an appointment, call 662-915-2027.

Employee Health Service  is available for University Benefit eligible faculty & staff. Employee Health Services is for acute health care needs such as stomachaches, sore throats, colds, etc. This service is not provided for non-benefit eligible employees or retirees. The Service is not equipped to provide care for emergencies or chronic long term conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure. The Service is located on the 2nd floor of the V.B. Harrison Health Center. Services are available by appointment Monday-Friday from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm and from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm. Same day appointments are possible. A fee is charged for office visits which can be paid via payroll deduction or be claimed to the employee’s health insurance with any remaining balance paid through payroll deduction. For more information about the service or to schedule an appointment, call 662-915-6550.

A University Physician’s Discount is available to employees for medical expenses with the University Physician’s Group at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi.

Nutrition and Hospitality Management Clinic  offers private, one-on-one visits and consultations to meet your needs in areas related, but not limited to, the following: weight management (adults, adolescents, and children), diabetes, sports nutrition, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, eating disorders, breastfeeding, and special genetic issues.

The University of Mississippi is a Smoke Free Campus.  Employees interested in quitting can seek help through the Smoking Cessation Program.

Leisure

The Ole Miss Golf Course provides faculty and staff memberships and discounted green fees.

The Turner Center is the campus recreation center. It offers discounted annual memberships.

Benefit eligible employees receive 20% discount on 2 season tickets to football, baseball, and men’s basketball from Ole Miss Athletics.

The Gertrude Castellow  Ford Center for the Performing Arts enriches the intellectual and cultural environment of the University of Mississippi and the region by providing a venue for programming in performing arts, public affairs and the humanities. The Ford center complements the University’s commitment to excellence in education, research and service while celebrating imagination, innovation and creativity. Faculty and Staff may receive discounted tickets to some events.

Education

With department head approval, qualifying employees may take courses for credit and receive employee tuition scholarships for a maximum of two courses not to exceed 8 credit hours per semester.  Total time away from work may not exceed four hours per week. Part-time employees employed one-half time or more may receive a partial tuition benefit for one course during each regular semester, excluding intersession, and each summer term outside their regularly scheduled work time.
A Staff Development Textbook Scholarship is available through the Staff Council.

A tuition benefit for children of Faculty and Staff  is available to all single dependent children of full-time, benefit eligible faculty and staff of the University of Mississippi at either the Oxford or Jackson campuses. A full tuition benefit per semester is available to dependent children (if enrolled full-time) of qualifying faculty and staff member, of the University who were employed prior to July 1, 1977 (August 16, 1977, for nine-month faculty), and have been continuously employed since that time. A full tuition benefit in this amount is also available to dependent children, if both parents are full-time employees of the University and are employed as of the first day of each scheduled registration. A half tuition benefit per semester is available to all children of full-time, benefit eligible faculty and staff who have been employed since July 1, 1977, and are employed as of the first day of each scheduled registration. Please note that additional fees may be assessed for some classes. These fees average $30.00 but some are significantly lower or higher than this figure and are NOT covered by this policy. Dependent children of qualifying faculty and staff members wishing to enroll in classes where an additional lab/class fee is charged will be responsible for paying this charge. Single dependent children of qualifying employees may receive the tuition benefit until one baccalaureate degree at this institution is earned or the dependent reaches age twenty-five, whichever comes first. Additional benefit information and eligibility verification is available in the Office of Financial Aid.

Full-time employees, their spouses, and children may request the waiver of nonresident fees. Part-time employees, employed one-half time or more, and their spouses, qualify for this waiver only on the course work allowed under the Further Education policy for part-time employees (one course not to exceed four semester hours during each regular semester and each summer term). Employees and spouses must obtain fee waiver information from the Department of Human Resources. Single dependent children of full-time employees may request the fee waiver through the Office of Financial Aid.

The University encourages the professional development of permanent staff employees. In an attempt to reward employees for such efforts, salary increases may be granted for the receipt of applicable certificates, licenses, and degrees. The amount of the increase varies in accordance with the amount of time and effort required and the relationship to the employee’s position. Part-time employees will receive increases on a pro-rata basis.  Please contact Human Resources for more information.