Benefits and Perks

Health and Wellness

The State Health Plan offers freedom of choice among in-network and out-of-network providers, lower out-of-pocket costs and a strong emphasis on preventative health. There are two health plans available to eligible NCSU employees: the Traditional 70/30, and an Enhanced 80/20. Detailed information regarding the health insurance program is available on NC State’s Benefits website.

In addition to competitive health care, NC State offers a variety of educational and healthcare services that are designed to improve and support employee health by promoting healthy behaviors, such as healthy eating, exercising, and smoking cessation.


NC State offers two mandatory retirement plans, as well as a portfolio of voluntary supplemental plans. In addition to retirement savings plans, the University offers retiree health insurance. Employees can meet with vendor representatives for assistance with retirement planning at any stage in their career. Detailed information regarding NC State’s retirement plans is available on NC State’s Benefits website.

Time Off

NC State offers 12 holidays each year, three of which fall in December and allow employees to enjoy a week off at the end of the year. In addition to University holidays, NC State provides paid vacation and sick leave for eligible employees. More information on leave accrual and programs can be found at NC State’s Leave Administration website.

Family Care

NC State’s goal is to take care of the needs of its employees and their families. The University offers on-site childcare center that is open to all full-time faculty, staff, and post-docs providing subsidized childcare for infants to five year-olds. NC State’s childcare center is managed by Bright Horizons. More information can be found at the Wolfpup Childcare Program website.

NC State also partners with centers across the region to offer cost-saving incentives and priority slots to employees and students.

In addition to childcare, NC State offers services and programs designed to help employees across the University balance work and family needs. From child care and summer camp, to educational opportunities and relocation, NC State works hard to take care of the needs of its employees and their families.


The WolfPerks program partners with local and national businesses to offer discounts to NC State employees with valid University identification cards. Businesses offering discounts include restaurants, banks, travel agencies, counselors, a dance studio, chiropractors, optometrists, a tax accountant, banks, and real estate offices.

Cultural and sporting discounts and opportunities are also available through WolfPerks with Arts NC State and NC State GoPack. More information on WolfPerks and other employee discount programs can be found on the NC State Benefits website.

Commuter Benefits

NC State has been recognized as one of the nation’s Best Workplaces for Commuters by the US Department of Transportation and the US Environmental Protection Agency. The University encourages faculty and staff to take advantage of all of the commuting opportunities in and around campus. Whether you walk, bike, carpool, vanpool, or use public transit, NC State University has a resource for you.

Recognition and Awards

Throughout the year, NC State celebrates its employees by recognizing their achievements, accomplishments, and service. The University supports formal recognition programs like the Service Awards Program or the University Awards for Excellence, a Staff and Faculty Appreciation Day, and the Retirement Recognition Program and Retirement Certificates.