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The value of employment at ETSU goes far beyond salary. Eligible ETSU employees enjoy a full range of benefits, services and programs including a generous annual salary, 13 paid holidays, health and life insurance, retirement, access to University facilities and services and much more! The ETSU Compensation Calculator provides a breakdown of your total compensation package including paid benefits.

ETSU employees: For a summary of your current estimated annual compensation, log into Goldlink and select Benefits and Deductions>Annual Compensation Package.


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Health and optional insurance benefits are provided through the State of Tennessee. For information about health, dental, vision and life insurance plans as well as other Tennessee State benefits, visit the ParTNers for Health website.
Employee benefits Frequently Asked Questions.


Save more for retirement in 2019!

The annual contribution limit for employees who participate in 401(k), 403(b), and 457 plans, is $19,000 for 2019, a $500 boost over 2018.  You can make changes to your election at any time during the year. Contact the Payroll Department. Check Retirement website for  one-on-one counseling dates for Winter 2019.


East Tennessee State University is committed to providing its employees a competitive, cost effective and innovative benefits program. Benefit plans are reviewed periodically and, accordingly, are subject to change at the discretion of the Tennessee Board of Regents and/or the State of Tennessee. The benefits information defined on the HR website summarizes the main features of the University’s offerings. If there are any discrepancies between the information provided here and the Plan itself, the actual provisions of the Plan will govern.
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