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The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) offers a variety of fringe benefit programs to benefits-eligible employees as part of our employment and compensation package. As an employee, you select benefits that may be individualized to meet your needs and those of your dependents. Automatic state benefits include vacation, sick leave, paid holidays as approved by the President, leave with or without pay, a retirement program, and longevity pay. Optional benefits that you may select include health and dental insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, a cafeteria plan, and a supplemental retirement program.

To be eligible for full benefits, including paid leaves, retirement, and cafeteria plan participation,

Staff Must:
  • be employed at least one-half time (50 percent full-time equivalent)
  • be hired in a position that does not require student status as a condition of employment.


Faculty Must:
  • be employed at least one-half time (50 percent full-time equivalent)
  • be hired for a term of four and one-half months or longer.

The Benefits Department is available to provide guidance to employees on their benefits choices, including health and dental insurance, available retirement programs (TRS or ORP), and tax shelter annuities. Likewise, the Benefits Department provides assistance in a number of areas, such as Family Medical Leave, work-related injury claims and other Benefits-related issues.

These benefits are an important part of your total compensation package. We encourage you to review all of the information available to you on this website so that you may determine how to best apply these benefits to your personal situation.

We look forward to helping you meet your professional and personal goals as a UH-Downtown employee. Please contact Erica Morales at 713-221-8443 or


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Last updated or reviewed on 2/2/15

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