Faculty and Staff

Dakota College at Bottineau takes pride in the student experience through a supportive relationship with dedicated faculty and staff.  We are student-focused and community-centered and value integrity, engagement, inclusion, and passion.  
Dakota College at Bottineau is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package designed to meet the needs of employees and their families. DCB offers fully paid family health insurance with a range of options for dental, vision, life insurance, disability, long-term care, employee wellness, retirement/pension, tuition waivers, professional development programs and much more.

Campus Connection Admin Portals

Human Resources

Request time off and view your paycheck with this link.

Expense WorkCenter

Fill out a Travel Expense Report with this link.

Staging Link 9.2

Internal staging portal for student services.

Employee Resources


Medical, Dental, Vision


DCB covers 100% of the monthly premium for individual or family coverage. This benefit is effective on the first day of the month following the hiring date. Eligible employees may select from two medical plans: NDPERS PPO and Basic Plan and NDPERS High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP).

The PPO/Basic plan is the more traditional type of medical plan and includes predefined copays and in-network provider visits without referrals. A High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) includes the same benefits as a traditional plan but has higher out-of-pocket costs. The higher deductible results in lower premium costs for the university and is placed in a Health Savings Account for the employee.

Additional information can be found at www.nd.gov/ndpers.  



DCB offers optional dental insurance through Delta Dental. Review plan coverage or locate a provider.

Delta Dental - Monthly Premiums
Employee $41.00
Employee & Spouse $79.12
Employee & Child(ren) $91.86
Family (employee, spouse, children) $130.82
  • Dental plan annual maximum benefit per person:  $1,000
  • Orthodontia lifetime maximum benefit per person:  $1,500
  • The deductible includes total expenditures per person for all basic and major treatment combined.

EMI Health Dental

When it comes to the dental insurance to fit your needs, EMI Health has got you covered with more than 20 years’ experience. EMI Health offers a variety of dental options that can be customized and personalized to the needs of individual, associations and groups, ranging from traditional dental plans that allow you to see any dentist you like, to plans that offer unlimited coverage. We realize different companies have difference needs, so we’re here to make sure our products give you the greatest benefit for a price point that doesn’t hurt your wallet.

EMI Elite Choice - Renewal Monthly Rates
Employee Only $39.20
Employee + 1 Dependent $74.16
Employee + 2 or More Dependents $123.60

The Advantages of our Elite Choice PPO Dental Plan:

  • No Deductible In Network
  • No Waiting Periods In network
  • $2,000 Annual Benefit Maximum per enrollee
  • Affordable monthly Premiums
  • Large statewide PPO network





DCB offers optional vision insurance through Superior Vision. Review plan highlights or locate a provider.


Superior Vision - Monthly Premiums
Employee $5.03
Employee & Spouse $10.06
Employee & Child(ren) $9.16
Family (employee, spouse, children) $14.19



Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

asiflex.jpgFlexible Spending Account (FSA)

A Flexible Spending Account (FSA) is a pre-tax deduction from an employee's salary to pay eligible health care and dependent care expenses. There are two types of FSAs:

  1. The Health Care FSA is used to pay for eligible out-of-pocket medical expenses not paid by insurance or another source.
  2. The Dependent Care FSA is used to pay for eligible child or elder care expenses including daycare, before/after school care and summer day camp.



Worker's Compensation


Life Insurance & Long-Term Disability Insurance

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Eligible DCB employees are provided with a basic life insurance plan of $12,000 with an option to purchase additional insurance, in $5,000 increments, up to $600,000. Group discount rates are also available for spouse and dependent coverage. Supplemental life insurance may be purchased under the North Dakota State plan.

Long-Term Disability Insurance

Employees receive long-term disability insurance as part of their benefits package. There are two options for long-term disability insurance based on the retirement plan the employee participates in, either TIAA or NDPERS.

Standard Plan




Supplemental Insurance

Supplemental insurance is additional coverage you can use to help with out-of-pocket expenses that may not be covered by your major medical insurance.


Aflac is our optional insurance provider. Contact our designated representative for additional information or to sign up.

Cassie Loard, Independent Associate
1370 20th Ave SW
Minot ND 58701   
701-720-6287 or 800-992-3522



Retirement Plans

DCB employees participate in either the TIAA defined contribution plan or the NDPERS defined benefit plan based on their position classification. Both plans include employer and employee contributions.  Employees may also participate in a tax-deferred annuity 403(b) and/or 457 supplemental retirement plans, via a payroll deduction.

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The total annual contribution to the NDPERS retirement plan is 15.26%.  Participants are fully vested after three years. This plan provides a pension upon retirement. For detailed information about this plan, please refer to the NDPERS Retirement Plan

NDPERS Retirement - Defined Benefit Plan
Employee Contribution 3.00%
DCB Contribution 12.26%
Total 15.26%

tiaa.jpgTIAA - Defined Contribution Plan

The plan for faculty and professional staff is a defined contribution plan, 401(a), through the Teacher’s Insurance and Annuity Association (TIAA). Sign up or review your benefits at North Dakota University System.

TIAA Contribution Rates
by Years of Service
Less than two years 3.5% 7.5% 11%
Years three through ten 4.5% 12.5% 17%
More than ten years 5.0% 13.0% 18%

(Non-broadband executives and administrators, professors, and associate professors start at the rate for years 3 through 10. Years of service may include years with MSU, years with TIAA at a different institution, and previous years with the NDPERS defined benefit plan or the Teacher’s Fund for Retirement (TFFR).)

NDPERS Retirement Participants
NDPERS hosts two major events to help our members with their understanding of benefits depending of their stage in life. Visit our  calendar of events (https://www.ndpers.nd.gov/events) to see the next workshop opportunity near you or click on the link below to see a list of educational opportunities.

Member Education Opportunities https://www.ndpers.nd.gov/i-want/attend-training-and-events/member-education-opportunities

Upcoming Financial Essentials Live Webinars
If you are a participant and would like to schedule an appointment to meet with our TIAA representative, please call the Scheduling Department at 800.732.8353 or schedule online at the following webpage: North Dakota University System Virtual Meeting Schedule.

Employees can access webinars at TIAA.org/webinars. Recordings of the sessions are available for replay on demand for 90 days following the live webinar date. The on-demand webinars are also prominently displayed on TIAA.org/webinars.

For an improved and more seamless process, employees may also view and register for all Q1 webinars through this single link:  https://webinars.on24.com/glw/q1.



Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

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An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is an employer-sponsored service designed to assist employees, their spouses and their dependent children in finding help for emotional, drug/alcohol, family, health and other personal or job-related problems. The services are provided at no cost to the employee. An EAP is a problem-solving service that provides assessment evaluation and treatment for a full range of problems. It also provides supervisory consultation and educational services on an ongoing basis. Among other things, the EAP is your private and confidential counseling service.

Access online resources at https://villageeap.com/  with the username VillageEAP (case-sensitive) or call 1-800-627-8220.

Who is DCB’s provider?

Confidential services are provided to Minot State University employees through The Village Business Institute, a division of the Village Family Service Center, 308 2nd Ave SW, Minot, ND 58701, 800-627-8220.

How does the program work?

You and any of your family members can use the program by simply calling The Village Family Service Center at 800-627-8220. You don't have to ask anyone's permission and no one in your office will know you're using the program unless you tell them. You then go to your appointment for an initial evaluation which would include specific recommendations regarding the problem you're experiencing. The sessions are completely confidential. Names and specifics are never reported to supervisors.

Sessions per Household

The number of sessions available to a covered individual’s household is equal to the number of household members times (x) four (4). As an example, a household with five (5) members would have access to a maximum of 20 sessions (5 members x 4/member = 20 sessions) per 12-month period. Any number of those sessions can be used by any member of the household up to the total number. There is a minimum of 8 sessions per household.

What types of services are available?

Types of Problems

  • Work-related problems
  • Work performance problems
  • Alcohol/drug problems
  • Marital conflict
  • Family problems
  • Emotional Problems
  • Behavior problems with children and adolescents
  • Financial problems
  • Divorce/separation
  • Parent/child conflict
  • Family violence
  • Eating disorders
  • Stress
  • School problems
  • Legal problems
  • Psychiatric problems
  • Abuse/past trauma

Types of Services

  • Crisis intervention
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Psychosocial assessment
  • Psychological evaluation
  • Family counseling
  • Group counseling
  • Marriage counseling
  • Individual therapy
  • Child/Adolescent therapy
  • Eating disorder treatment
  • Therapeutic hypnosis
  • Family violence treatment
  • Adults victimized as children
  • Referral services
  • Consultation services
  • EAP-6 free visits
  • Specialty treatment designed for individual needs
  • Specialty services for women's issues
  • Educational services

Will anyone know that I've used the program?

Quarterly utilization reports will be sent and explained to the Director of Human Resources. These reports include: number of employees served, number of sessions, number of family members served, types of treatment or referral provided. CONFIDENTIALITY IS THE MOST IMPORTANT AND BASIC COMPONENT OF AN EAP. Because of this, Medcenter One cannot and will not release names or specifics regarding problems.


Employee Leave Information

Employee Leave Information

There are numerous leave options available to faculty and staff employees based on individual circumstances. Please refer to your employee handbook for detailed information.

Annual and Sick Leave

Full-time staff employees and twelve-month faculty may accumulate up to 30 working days or 240 hours of annual leave which shall be carried forward on January 1st of each year. Eligible employees must take at least 40 hours (or the equivalent on a prorated basis for part-time employees) of annual leave each year, except for the year during which they are hired. Any accumulation in excess of 30 days or 240 hours (or the equivalent on a prorated basis for part-time employees) on December 31st of each year shall be canceled.

Sick leave for full-time benefited staff employees accrues at a rate of twelve days per year. Sick leave for benefited part-time employees working twenty hours or more per week is granted on a prorated basis. Sick leave accumulation is unlimited.

Leave Type Years of Service Days a Year
Sick All Years of Service 12
Annual 1-3 Years 12
  4-7 Years 15
  8-12 Years 18
  13-18 Years 21
  18+ Years 24

For a complete list of guidelines, please refer to human resources policies 6.0 Vacation Leave and 7.0 Sick Leave.

Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides eligible employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year. It also requires that health benefits be maintained during the leave. FMLA applies to any of the following reasons:

  • For the birth and care of the newborn child of an employee;
  • For placement with the employee of a child for adoption or foster care;
  • To care for an immediate family member (i.e., spouse, child, or parent) with a serious health condition; or
  • To take medical leave when the employee is unable to work because of a serious health condition.

Military caregiver leave (covered under FMLA) allows an eligible employee who is the spouse, son, daughter, parent, or “next of kin” of a covered veteran with a serious injury or illness to take up to a total of 26 workweeks of unpaid leave during a “single 12-month period” to provide care for the veteran.

FMLA Policy and Procedure

For additional information, please contact the Payroll/Benefits Office.


The State of North Dakota observes the following ten holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • President's Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veteran's Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Eve (office will close at noon)**
  • Christmas Day

If a holiday falls on Saturday, the preceding Friday shall be the holiday or if the holiday falls on Sunday, the Monday following shall be the holiday. NDUS HR Policy 19.2

** Institution offices must be closed at twelve noon on December 24, Christmas Eve Day, which is an office closure and not a holiday; however, if December 25, Christmas Day, falls on a Saturday, institution offices must be closed all day on the preceding Friday, which is then a holiday as indicated in Section 19.2. NDUS HR Policy 19.3.

Leave with Pay

Funeral Leave

DCB allows employees an approved absence from work for up to 24 working hours (prorated for less than full-time employees) to attend or make arrangements for the death of an eligible family member.
Family means husband, wife, son, daughter, father, mother, stepparents, brother, sister, grandparents, grandchildren, stepchildren, foster parents, foster children, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, daughter-in-law, and son-in-law.  The relation can be in the employee’s family or in the family of their spouse.

Jury Duty

An employee shall be allowed leave with pay for jury or other legal duties when subpoenaed for such service. Any compensation received for such duty may be retained by the employee.

Military Leave

An employee who is a member of the National Guard or Armed Forces Reserves shall be granted military leave annually in accordance with Sections 37-01-25 and 37-01-25.1 of the North Dakota Century Code which provides:

Leave Sharing

All employees accruing leave who are not in a temporary position, or probationary status, and have completed six months of service may participate in the leave sharing program. Donated leave is transferable between employees in different state entities. due to an illness, injury, impairment, or physical or mental condition, that is of an extraordinary or severe nature.

Change in Work Schedule

Regular employees with a full-time equivalent (FTE) of greater than 0.75 may request a temporary reduction in work schedule to no less than 0.50. Reductions in an employee’s regular work-schedule must be for a period of at least 1 month. Duties for positions approved for voluntary reductions in hours are not eligible to be covered by other regular or temporary employees from college funds.



Educational Opportunities

Educational Opportunities

DCB employees are eligible for tuition waivers. Employee tuition waivers, including student activity fees, may be granted for benefitted employees). The waiver shall be limited to three academic classes during each calendar year. Employees may be released from work for one face to face class each academic term with approval of the employee’s supervisor; approval shall be granted if it does not interfere with completion of the employee’s essential job duties and the essential work of the institution.

Further details may be found in the DCB Tuition Waivers policy.

Professional Development

DCB supports professional development for faculty and staff. Employees may receive up to $2,000/fiscal year for tuition, fees, books, and required materials for courses. The funds may be applied to registration fees and travel expenses for workshops and conferences. Approval must be granted through the application process to the Professional Development Committee.
Details may be found on the DCB website under forms.





Employee Self-Service

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DCB’s Campus Connection is your self-service portal for information, when and where you need it. Update your information, view pay statements, review benefit selections or schedule time off.

For assistance accessing your self-service account, please contact the ConnectND Help Desk at 1-866-457-6387.



Employee Wellness

DCB supports a vibrant culture and encourages a healthy lifestyle for its community.
A fitness pass is free to access the gym, cardio room, sauna, weight room, and racquetball court as available.

Dakota Wellness Program

An optional fitness pass may be purchased at a reduced price for spouse or dependent (over 18) to access the gym, cardio room, sauna, weight room and racquetball court as available.

Get rewarded for getting healthy with the NDPERS Dakota Wellness Program. A $250 Benefit is available to all eligible members and their covered spouses participating in the NDPERS group health insurance plan. This benefit is taxable as established by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).



DCB Community Information

Campus Memos

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Compliance and Ethics

Fraud Hotline

Anonymous reporting of fraudulent or wrongful behavior through Lighthouse Services by syntrio

1-833-210-3961 or visit:  www.lighthouse-services.com/ndus


OMB Incident Reporting

All incidents or near misses involving staff, faculty, students, or visitors that occur on campus must be reported within 24 hours of the incident.

Please follow these steps

  • Navigate to the incident reporting website here: https://ndomb-risk-prod.powerappsportals.us/
  • Click Log-in
  • Click Register and register yourself for a non-nd.gov account by entering your email and a password.  Click Register
  • On the top of the screen there is a General Cases and Motor Vehicle Cases drop-down menu.  Please choose the incident case you are creating and following the prompts.

The incident will be reported to the OMB and the DCB Risk Manager.


Chris Nero
Risk Manager