The Employee Assistance Program is available all postdocs, including Affiliate Postdoctoral Scholars (even though Affiliate Postdoctoral Scholars are not eligible for other employee health benefits). This program provides no-cost, 24-hour access to confidential counselling for a range of personal, family, and work concerns.
International postdocs should check with the Office of International Education (if holding a J visa) or Global HR (if holding an H1B, F, or other visa) for assistance with questions regarding taxes and fringe benefits, and how they will be treated under federal law (i.e., social security, etc.).
For Postdoctoral Scholars, the institutional administrative allowance provided by the sponsor should be used by the appointment unit to support allowable benefits-related expenses. Refer to the award terms and conditions. Expenses not covered by this institutional allowance are the responsibility of the appointment unit and/or the Postdoctoral Scholar.
Check the summary table comparing details of appointment types provided at the end of this document.