Employee Benefits

NEA is committed to recognizing our employees’ contributions to our vision of Great Public Schools for Every Student.  As an employee, you will enjoy a highly competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package designed to take care of the whole you and to keep you and your family healthy – financially, physically, and emotionally.   Most NEA benefits are provided without cost to employees.

Working part-time or on a temporary assignment?  While you may not qualify for our full benefits package, you will benefit from our generous employee discounts, programs that support good health, and our diverse culture.

Health and Welfare

  • Choice of HMO and PPO medical plans
  • Dental plan with passive PPO network
  • Vision coverage including full annual exams and eyewear reimbursement
  • Health advocate service
  • Group life insurance with option to purchase additional coverage
  • Personal and business travel accident insurance
  • Short and long-term disability
  • Long term care insurance
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • Back-up adult and childcare


  • Broad employee assistance program
  • Registered nurse onsite daily to provide medical services
  • Health education and fitness programs/events
  • Health screenings and flu vaccines
  • Workspace ergonomic evaluations
  • Fully-equipped onsite fitness center


  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Defined benefit pension retirement plan
  • Retirement planning seminars

Paid Leave

  • 11 holidays per year
  • Annual leave
  • Medical leave
  • New parent leave (six weeks)
  • Parenting/grandparenting leave
  • Bereavement leave
  • Sabbatical leave

Professional Growth & Development

  • Career and professional development
  • Tuition reimbursement

Commuter Benefits

  • Subsidized garage parking
  • Pre-tax payroll deductions for use of public transportation

Employee Discounts

  • Microsoft’s Software Assurance Home Use Program
  • Technology discounts through CDW, Gov Connection, and Dell 
  • Communication discounts through AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint