Benefits

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Prairie View A&M University offers a wide variety of benefits and resources to its employees. From comprehensive benefits package for employees and their eligible dependents to wellness programs, and retirement plans, our University is committed to providing benefits that matter to you at each stage of your employment. For specific questions on benefits, please contact the Benefits Team at benefitsteam@pvamu.edu or at (936) 261-1730.

Benefits Overview:

Our comprehensive benefits package includes benefits such as medical, dental, vision and various insurance plans t help you understand the benefit and get you started.

Retirement and Financial:

Employees are entitled to participate in the retirement programs offered at Prairie View A&M University. These programs may be classified as mandatory and voluntary. The mandatory programs consist of Teachers Retirement System (TRS) and Optional Retirement Program (ORP). An employee who selects one may not select the other at a later period in time. The voluntary program is comprised of pre-tax savings programs such as a Tax Deferred Account (TDA) and Texa$aver Deferred Compensation Plan (DCP). View more information on the Texas A&M University System Retirement Programs. Questions about this information, please email us at benefitsteam@pvamu.edu

Wellness and Health Promotion:

Prairie View A&M University is committed to providing health promotion and wellness programs that will enhance the general well-being and quality of life for its employees.

Deer Oaks Employee Assistance Program:

Texas A&M System Benefits Administration has entered into an agreement with Deer Oaks Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Services to extend services to all A&M System members including Prairie View A&M University. Deer Oaks EAP services are available at no cost to benefit-eligible faculty and staff employees as well as their dependents/household members.

  • Services cover up to five, confidential short-term mental health counseling sessions per person per issue per year (the presenting issue can be re-assessed after one year from the initial date of service).
  • For information or a referral to a provider located nearest you, call the toll-free Helpline at 1-888-993-7650 (available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year).