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Employee Benefits

The following is an overview of the benefits offered at Catholic Relief Services:

Medical Coverage

CRS provides comprehensive medical, vision and prescription coverage for U.S.-based and international staff. Employees contribute 15.5 percent of the cost of the plan.

Dental Coverage

CRS provides generous, contributory dental coverage.

403(b) Retirement Plan

Eligible employees may make pre-tax or Roth after-tax contributions. After 6 months of employment, CRS matches employees contributions at 50 cents for every dollar contributed up to 6 percent of salary. Employee and employer contributions are immediately 100 percent vested.

Overseas Retirement Plan for Non-U.S. Citizens

Eligible employees who are not U.S. citizens and do not pay U.S. taxes may make after-tax contributions. After 6 months of employment, CRS matches employee contributions at 50 cents for every dollar contributed up to 6 percent of salary. Employee and employer contributions are immediately 100 percent vested.

Holidays

CRS provides 12 paid holidays each year for all full-time staff.

Vacation

U.S.-based employees earn 15 vacation days per year and international employees earh 20 days per year.

Sick Time

Employees earn 12 days per year.

Personal Business Days

Employees earn 6 days per year.

Tuition Reimbursement

After 6 months of service, with some restrictions, CRS pays up to $2,200 per semester for approved courses (maximum 3 courses per semester).

Flexible Spending Accounts

These accounts enable employees to set aside pre-tax dollars to be used for reimbursement of dependent care expenses, health care expenses and parking or transit passes.

Short Term Disability

Employees may receive 60 percent of their pay if temporarily disabled for up to 6 months.

Long Term Disability

Employees may receive 60 percent of their pay after 6 months of short term disability. Both short term and long term disability are fully paid by CRS.

Maternity Leave

Eligible employees may receive 6 to 8 weeks fully paid maternity leave.

Parental Leave

New fathers or adoptive parents may be eligible for 10 days of paid parental leave.

Adoption Benefits

Eligible employees may be reimbursed for fees related to the adoption of a child and may be eligible for paid adoption leave.

Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

Employees are covered by a death benefit of 2 times annual salary and an additional accidental death benefit of 2 times annual salary.

Supplemental Life Insurance

Employees may elect to purchase additional life insurance and may also elect to purchase coverage for spouse and children.

International Staff Benefits

Employees may be eligible for airfare for annual home leave; international employees contribute up to a maximum of 7.5 percent of base salary to their housing at post; CRS funds eligible education costs for children of international employees.

CRS reserves the right to terminate, change or amend any of its policies at any time.

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