University of Texas at El Paso


You may be happy to know that we value balancing your career and work responsibilities with your personal and family life. To this end, below is a brief summary of the benefits available to UTEP employees.

Benefits for Today

Medical – PPO/Blue Cross Blue Shield

Prescription Drug Plan – Medco

Dental – Delta Dental/DPO, Delta Dental Plus and Delta Care/DMO

Vision – Superior Vision and Superior Vision Plus Plan

Health Care and Dependent Flexible Spending Accounts

Short and Long Term Disability Insurance

Basic Life Insurance (University Paid)

Supplemental and Dependent Life Insurance

Basic Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance (University Paid)

Supplemental Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

Benefits to Plan for Tomorrow

State Mandated Retirement Plans

Texas Optional Retirement Plan (ORP)

Texas Retirement System (TRS)

Voluntary Retirement Plans

Tax Shelter Annuity/Traditional and Roth 403b Plan

Deferred Compensation/457 Plan                 

Long Term Care Insurance

Time Away From Work

Sick Leave

Vacation Leave

Family and Medical Leave Act

Paid Holidays

Jury Duty

Bereavement Leave

Personal, Parental and Military Leave

Other Benefits

Employee Assistance Program

Employee Wellness Program

Employee Discount Program

Longevity Pay

Faculty and Staff Development Programs

Discounts at UTEP Bookstore, Dinner Theater, Athletic Events, and Student Recreation Center



The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex,religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity in employment or the provision of services. These positions are security-sensitive and subject to the Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.  An employment offer is contingent on completion of a satisfactory criminal background investigation.