FAQ: Miscellaneous benefits

If I have previous service time with the State of Illinois, can I get credit for this?

Yes, prior qualifying State of Illinois employment may be verified and would then be used to determine the level at which an employee earns or is granted vacation benefits based on appointment type.

Do SIU School of Medicine employees receive the same holidays that State of Illinois employees receive?

No. SIU School of Medicine employees receive thirteen paid holidays each calendar year. The university recognizes six designated holidays: Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, and Memorial Day; and seven designated holidays or administrative closures to be determined by the President of the University. 

Where do I park at SIU School of Medicine?

New employees may receive a free five-day parking pass from SIU School of Medicine Security, which will allow them to park in any school-designated parking lot while considering their parking options. Employees may either choose to purchase a parking pass for the school or may choose to find on-street parking.

SIU School of Medicine employees who work in buildings owned by St. John’s Hospital, Memorial Health or other health care partners may have additional parking options. Physicians with hospital staff privileges receive free parking stickers which allow them to park at no charge in the designated physician lots and parking ramps.

SIU School of Medicine PARKING STICKERS and FEE SCHEDULE: Parking stickers in Springfield are available for purchase 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Security Office, 801 N. Rutledge (first floor, north door). The basic fee for parking stickers is:

  • $25/year for employees earning less than $35,000/year and for students;
  • $40/year for employees making between $35,000 and $50,000;
  • $70 for the employees making over $50,000.

Additional stickers are available for $20 for each vehicle. 

Current employees and learners: Visit The Hive to learn more or renew your parking permit.