At Samuel Merritt University, we consider our employees to be our most valuable asset.
SMU strives to provide employees with a safe working environment, open communications, competitive pay and benefits, and a professional environment. In addition, the University strives to provide a work environment that is vibrant, collegial, and that embraces creativity, innovation, and scholarly inquiry. (The Office of People and Culture includes what was formerly Human Resources and Office of Diversity and Inclusion).
Benefits of Working at SMU
Health, Dental, Vision Care
SMU, through Sutter Health, offers a broad range of employee benefits including health, vision, and dental care; sick leave, vacation and holiday leave, retirement programs, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, voluntary tax-deferred annuities, educational leaves, sabbatical leaves, tuition reimbursement, tuition remission on SMU courses, disability insurance, and more.
SMU offers Sutter Select EPO and PPO health insurance plans, Delta Dental coverage, and VSP vision coverage.
Healthcare Flexible Spending Account
A Health Equity/WageWorks® Healthcare Flexible Spending Account (FSA) is a pre-tax benefit account used to pay for eligible medical, dental, and vision care expenses that aren’t covered by your insurance plan or elsewhere. It’s a smart, simple way to save money while keeping you and your family healthy and protected.
Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
A Health Equity/WageWorks® Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (DCFSA) is a pre-tax benefit account used to pay for dependent care services, such as preschool, summer day camp, before or after school programs, and child or elder daycare. A Health Equity/WageWorks Dependent Care FSA is a smart, simple way to save money while taking care of your loved ones so that you can continue to work
As a means of financial protection, basic life insurance is provided for employees. Insurance may be purchased to benefit-eligible employees in order to supplement additional basic life insurance coverage. Employees that purchase supplemental life insurance may also purchase coverage for dependents.
Metlife Volunteer Plans
You have the opportunity to enhance your current benefits package by purchasing voluntary insurance products at reduced group rates. These voluntary benefits include critical illness, MetLife legal plans, auto and home insurance, and pet insurance.
You Are Welcome Here
SMU does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, pregnancy, ethnicity, national origin (including ancestry), citizenship status, familial status, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, veteran or military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, or any other protected category under applicable local, state, or federal law—including protections for those opposing discrimination or participating in any resolution process within the University or within the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or other human rights agencies. Nondiscrimination is consistent with the principles and practice of the University and is in compliance with Title VII of The Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title IX of The Education Amendments of 1972, and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
If you are remote and without Sutter access your supervisor/instructor can submit the Injury Report on Sutter's MyInjuryConnection for you if they have access. If neither of these options work, you must IMMEDIATELY contact either Lisa Tullis or Erick Wilkinson.
Lisa Tullis, Sutter Health Workers Compensation Coordinator
916.597.6691 | Direct
855.771.0326 | Fax firstname.lastname@example.org
Employee Health Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Employee Health/Occupational Medicine
3232 Elm Street, Suite “A” Oakland, CA 94609
Phone: 510.869.8920, Fax: 510.869.6814
Eden Medical Center Employee Health/Occupational Medicine
20130 Lake Chabot Rd, Ste 201
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Phone: 510.727.3058, Fax: 510.727.3397
Sutter Delta Medical Center Employee Health/Occupational Medicine
3903 Lone Tree Way, Ste 310
Antioch, CA 94509
Phone: 925.779.2970, Fax: 925.779.2975
If outside employee health hours and medical attention is required, go to the Emergency Department.
If in a facility without a nearby Occupational Medicine Office and treatment is requested, please contact Lisa Tullis for a referral to alternate treatment facilities.
Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Diversity is a core strategy deeply embedded in the University's ongoing work. ODEI strives to foster a sense of belonging for all campus members, develops culturally competent leaders who reflect community demographics, and works to reduce healthcare disparities in vulnerable communities.