BP 3-60 – Employee Benefits and Leave

State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education

BP 3-60

APPROVED: February 14, 1991
EFFECTIVE: February 14, 1991
REVISED: July 14, 1994
REVISED: March 12, 1998
REVISED: June 8, 2000
REPEALED: September 14, 2000
READOPTED: August 25, 2001
REVISED: March 9, 2005
REVISED: May 10, 2006
REVISED: March 31, 2008
REVISED: November 11, 2009
REVISED: September 8, 2010
REVISED: December 8, 2010
REVISED: May 11, 2011
REVISED: November 9, 2011
REVISED: December 10, 2014
REVISED: May 13, 2015
REVISED: July 1, 2019
REVISED: June 9, 2021

REFERENCES: C.R.S. 23-5-117; C.R.S. 24-51-101, et seq., (PERA); C.R.S. 28-3-601, et seq.; State Fiscal Rules; State Personnel Board Rules; Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993; Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act; Affordable Care Act; C.R.S. 8-13.3-401, et seq., and C.R.S. 13-71-126


/ Rollie Heath /
The Honorable S.R. Heath, Jr., Chair


In an effort to further support the job performance of employees and to work towards an equitable working environment which will attract and retain skilled workers in today’s competitive job market, employees of the Colorado Community College System, including its Colleges (CCCS or System), are provided benefits and leave in accordance with the provisions of this Policy.

There is hereby established an employee benefit trust to administer an employee benefits package with a Board of Trustees to be appointed by the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education (SBCCOE) on the recommendation of the Chancellor. There shall, at all times, be at least one member of the SBCCOE on the Board of Trustees. The SBCCOE offers health insurance plans and other benefits plans to eligible employees through the SBCCOE Trust. These plans are managed by the Chancellor in consultation with a benefits advisory committee made up of members from across the System and other participating organizations.

The Board hereby delegates to the Chancellor the authority to negotiate and approve the benefits and leave package for its eligible employees. The package may include:

  • Group health benefits or some other form of such coverage as an option in order to provide eligible employees with access to medical care.
  • Other benefits such as dental, vision, disability plans, group life insurance, travel and/or accident insurance, tax-sheltered annuities, and other benefits.
  • Leave which allows eligible employees to spend time away from work to engage in personal pursuits, and may include annual leave, sick leave, holidays, jury leave, military leave, administrative leave, and other leave as may be required by law or deemed beneficial for employees.
  • The statutory requirements for workers’ compensation insurance, unemployment compensation, and retirement pursuant to the rules of the Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA).
  • A Tuition Assistance Program to encourage the development of job skills and abilities.


Full-time employees or employees who work the minimum level of hours will be entitled to the health benefits offered through the SBCCOE Trust. Other benefits and leave will be available to employees as outlined in the provisions of the applicable procedures.


The Chancellor shall promulgate such procedures as may be needed to implement this Policy.