Employee Benefits

  • In Columbia Public Schools, the Benefits Department is part of Business Services.  

    The Business Services department is responsible for the administration, direction, and coordination of all financial services for the school district including financial planning, budgeting, treasury management, and investments.

    Hours of operation, weekdays:
    7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

    Overview of Benefits Available for CPS Employees

    Columbia Public Schools offers a comprehensive benefits package to all eligible employees. Medical, Dental and Life Insurance premiums are 100 percent paid by The District for employees working 35 hours or more per week. The District also offers coverage for dependents and voluntary enrollment plans like vision and disability with premiums paid 100 percent by the employee. 

    CPS offers:

    • Medical with prescription benefits
    • Dental
    • Vision
    • Health Savings Account (HSA)
    • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
    • Life Insurance
    • Disability Insurance
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

    Current employees can view or change benefit elections by accessing Benefitfocus in the CPS Staff portal

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