Resources and Benefits Guide

Did You Know? A Guide to Staff Resources and Benefits

DID YOU KNOW…

  • You can purchase hundreds of dollars of software for less than $10 through ITS?
  • Depending on your position, you could work remotely, if your manager OKs it?
  • You might be able to donate vacation time to a co-worker out on a medical leave, so they don't run out as quickly?

LMU offers a wide variety of resources and benefits to staff members. Staff Senate has compiled this list to spread the word about lesser-known opportunities you might want to utilize. If you know of something that should be included, email us:  staffsenate@lmu.edu.

 

TOP TIPS

Work from home: Some departments and units allow telecommuting under certain circumstances (e.g., exempt employees only). If your supervisor will allow it, on a limited or expanded basis, contact HR at x82723.

Free movie streaming: Kanopy is a service offered through the William H. Hannon Library, which includes numerous documentary, foreign, and art films, as well as silent classics. Many of these selections are from the Criterion Collection and are not available on Apple Movies, Amazon, or Netflix streaming. Access Kanopy here.

Tuition Remission: Receiving tuition remission benefits may have associated costs. If you or a family member attends LMU and receives tuition remission, in many cases this is considered taxable income, and you may have to pay income tax on the amount of the benefit received. This statement should not be construed as tax advice; contact an income tax professional to determine your situation. Tuition remission policy available here (myLMU login required).

You can buy software for your own personal use through ITS at significant discounts. This includes Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, and other specialized programs. More information here.

LMU has an ombudsperson, who acts as an independent, impartial, neutral, confidential and informal resource for faculty, staff and administrators seeking to address, on an informal basis, University-related problems, disputes and complaints. Vice President for Intercultural Affairs Abbie Robinson-Armstrong (arobinso@lmu.edu or x87598) currently serves as the university Ombudsperson.  Click here learn more about Ombuds services for employees.

 

CALENDARS:

Payroll Calendar

Holiday Calendar through 2021

 

CHILD CARE RESOURCES (Some links may require myLMU login)

LMU Children’s Center

LMU Babysitters (Facebook group connecting parents and sitters in LMU-surrounding neighborhoods)

Child care information and links 

Lactation rooms

 

OTHER RESOURCES

Increased compensation for temporarily taking on additional duties (e.g., in the absence or departure of a colleague): Speak to your supervisor.

LEAVES OF ABSENCE (Requires myLMU login):

Donating paid time off to colleagues with catastrophic injury or illness: Contact Tracie Montgomery at TMontgom@lmu.edu or x82723.

Workers' Compensation Leave

School and Child Care Related Absences

Family and Medical Leave

Military Family Leave (FMLA)

Pregnancy Related Disability Leave/Transfer

Military/California Military Spousal Leave

Voting Leave

Personal Leave

 

GROUP BENEFITS (Requires myLMU login):

Part-time staff benefits

Full-time staff benefits (use left sidebar to navigate)

Retirement

 

DISCOUNTS AND FREEBIES (Some links may require myLMU login)

Amusement parks discount tickets

Discounted LMU-area hotels

Discounted vehicle rentals 

Discounted Zipcar membership

Free Lynda online software classes

 

HEALTH AND WELLNESS             

Low cost gym membership at Burns Rec Center

Free ergonomic evaluation of your work space

Complimentary counseling, legal, and financial planning 

On-site retirement planning

Rideshare and alternative commuting arrangements

 

MISCELLANEOUS STAFF PERKS

Twice-weekly catered lunch for faculty/staff only

Annual interest-free computer loan lottery 

Membership eligibility at The Loft at LMU

 

Have more to add to this resource list? Did we miss something, or is a link out of date? Contact us at staffsenate@lmu.edu.