Retirement Plan Eligibility

You are eligible to participate in the Kettering University Retirement Plan after meeting the age and service requirements described below, unless you fall into one of the following categories of excluded employees. 

  • You are a nonresident alien and you received no earned income from within the U.S.
  • You are primarily a student enrolled in and attending classes offered by the University

Deferrals and Contributions

Letter from President McMahan

To the Faculty from President McMahan -


As a valued member of our faculty, you play a key role in our ability to make real the words that we all used when we as a community authored and affirmed our mission, vision, and values statements last year.  We have many visual reminders of these - which taken together we call True Kettering - around campus.  However, it is only when we live them as a community that we make the Kettering spirit real. 

Flexible Spending Account

What is a Flexible Spending Account?

Flexible Spending Accounts (also referred to as reimbursement accounts) let you set aside money from your paycheck before federal, state or city income taxes or Social Security taxes are deducted.  Reimbursement is tax-free, too.  You pay no taxes on the money you contribute to and receive from either reimbursement account.

You may set up a health care account, a dependent care account, or both.


All full-time staff employees are provided with paid vacation time for rest relaxation and personal business.  At the beginning of each academic year (July 1), you are granted a vacation allowance. 

Scheduling a Test


  • Test proctoring is available to students that are unable to complete testing during regularly scheduled times whether due to extenuating circumstances or because of disability accommodations.
  • The role of the center is to assist (but not replace) faculty in providing students with testing accommodations. Ultimately, the responsibility for administering testing lies with faculty.
  • While the center will make every attempt to accommodate faculty requests for specific testing times, a request may not be accommodated due to limited staff, space, and/or time.