Employee Benefits

Open Enrollment Period 2018!

The Annual Open Enrollment Period begins Oct 2-13, 2017.

Enrollment ends at 4:30 pm Central. 

All employees who need to make changes, add or terminate insurance or dependents must do so during this period.  All changes are effective January 1, 2018.  Information can be found in the 2018 Decision Guide and Open Enrollment Flyer

Benefits Fair

September 28, 2017
10-2pm Plaza Lobby

Life Planning Seminar

November 1, 2017
SAC Dining Hall
Online Registration (Paper Registration Forms available in Benefits Office)

Deadline for registration: September 30, 2017

Contact the Benefits Office with any questions: (901) 448-5601


As a State of Tennessee employee, benefits are an important part of your total compensation package. Your complete benefit package includes, medical, dental, life insurance, retirement, etc. As you explore the various benefits, you will notice affordable premiums, generous leave policies, tax deferred annuities and educational benefits. There are also benefits unique to the State that you may not find anywhere else. The Sick Leave Bank and Longevity pay are two benefits that help to make the State benefit package one of the most valuable compared to other employers. Benefits are available to all regular full-time employees. Part-time employees are eligible for benefits based on percent of effort. The Prospective Employee Benefit Preview Packet will give you a broad overview of the benefits offered at the University. Additional details regarding benefits can be found within the Benefits pages and links. This information will prepare you to make your benefit elections the day of your New Hire Orientation.