Florida Poly employees have the opportunity to take advantage of a variety of health benefits (through the state of Floridato help meet their specific needs, as well as the needs of their family.  This comprehensive coverage includes, flexible spending accounts, medical and life insurance, and workers compensation.

  • Health benefits are administered through People First, on behalf of the State of Florida, as pre-tax insurance plans. People First handles all new hire enrollments, coverage changes, premium administration, and dependent eligibility.
  • Their Service Center is staffed Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m.–6 p.m. EST, at 1-866-663-4735.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Florida Poly's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) (administered by Baycare) provides free and confidential access to a wide range of services to help employees and their family/household members.

From work issues to problems at home, issues affecting an employee's personal or professional life can be addressed with Baycare's short-term assistance services. They provide an initial assessment, assist with problem resolution, and initiate referral services for the employee or their family members if necessary.

Help is available for:

  • Alcohol and drug abuse
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Financial stress
  • Relationship issues
  • Stress
  • Personal problems
  • Family concerns
  • Raising children

Learn more about the Employee Assistance Program by calling 800-878-5470.


To help promote work-life balance, Florida Poly provides a generous leave program, which includes paid time off, holidays, and sick leave. All employees working in full-time administrative and professional, support personnel and 12-month faculty positions are eligible to accrue annual leave and sick leave hours during each pay period.

Faculty working in a 9-month position are only eligible to accrue sick leave hours during each pay period.

Tuition Waiver Program

Subject to University regulation FPU-4.002 and University policies, full-time Florida Polytechnic University employees who meet academic requirements may, if approved by their supervisor, register for up to six (6) college credit hours per semester at Florida Poly on a space-available basis. Eligible employees may assign up to six (6) of their undergraduate credit hours or up to three (3) graduate credit hours per semester to their dependents (spouse or children listed as dependents for tax purposes) who meet academic requirements and are admitted to the University.

Employees are responsible for completing the form, obtaining the appropriate signatures, and submitting the form to Human Resources for approval prior to registering for the course.

Retirement and Financial

It’s never too early or too late to invest in your future. The state's retirement plans provide ample opportunities for employees to save for the future.  


Working at Florida Poly comes with many benefits, including  various discounts and perks on local and national goods, services, and recreational opportunities.