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United Nations Foundation Benefits

The United Nations Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to promoting a diverse workplace. We offer a competitive benefits package, which includes:


Twelve (12) paid holidays

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday
  • Presidents Day 
  • Memorial Day 
  • Independence Day 
  • Labor Day 
  • Columbus Day 
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving (2 days) 
  • Christmas (2 days) 

Vacation Leave

Four (4) weeks annually prorated from date of hire.  Four (4) weeks maximum annual carryover.

Sick Leave
Ten (10) days annually prorated from date of hire.

Parental Leave
All benefit eligible employees, who are principal caregivers for a newborn or newly adopted child may be granted up to eight (8) weeks of paid leave. A parent who is not the child-bearing parent and who is not the principal caregiver is entitled to take up to two (2) weeks of paid leave.

Up to five (5) days for bereavement leave for a member of your immediate family.

Personal Days
Up to three (3) days of additional leave for personal reasons, prorated based on hire date in first calendar year of employment.  No carryover into the next calendar year. 

Medical Insurance
Choice of two excellent health plans. Coverage is available for eligible dependents and are deducted on a pre-tax basis. Domestic partner coverage is available. Coverage is effective the first day of employment.

Dental Insurance
Employee premiums are paid 100% by the Foundation. Coverage is available for eligible dependents and are deducted on a pre-tax basis. Domestic partner coverage is available. Family dental premiums are paid 100% by the employee.

Vision Discounts
Employees and eligible dependents are eligible for vision discounts under both the medical insurance and dental insurance plans. Discounts on frames, lenses, and laser vision correction surgery. 

Prescription Coverage
Prescription drug 3-tier plan consists of generic, formulary/preferred brand, and non-formulary/non-preferred brand.  No deductible required, low co-pay.

Tax Deferred Retirement
Immediate vesting in 403(b) plan where employees may receive up to 6% employer contribution of employee’s annual salary.  Employee must contribute to receive employer contribution. Employees with significant supervisory responsibilities can set aside additional tax deferred contributions on a voluntary basis to a retirement fund.

Direct Deposit
Automatic deposit to up to three (3) different accounts.  Earning statements and W-2s are viewable online via IPay paystatements.

Credit Union
Benefit eligible employees may join the United Nations Federal Credit Union.  Services include savings, checking, and money market accounts; retirement planning; and loans at reasonable interest rates. 

SunTrust At Work Program
Benefit eligible employees may open SunTrust fee free savings and interest bearing checking accounts.

Life Insurance/AD&D
The Foundation pays 100% of premium for Life and AD&D coverage for employees.  The benefit is one times annual salary.  

Supplemental Life
Employees may purchase up to $300,000 in additional voluntary life insurance through US Life.  Rates are age and health based, may be subject to evidence of insurability.

Long-Term Care Insurance
The Foundation supplements up to $400 annually for benefit eligible employees to purchase an individual Long-Term Care Insurance Policy.  Employee pays any remaining balance beyond the UNF/BWF contribution.  Employee premiums are age and health– based. 

Short-Term Disability
The Foundation pays 100% of the premium for short-term disability (STD) coverage for employees.  STD begins on the 15th consecutive day of disability and requires doctor’s certification.  Coverage provides up to 66.67% of the employee’s salary up to a maximum of $10,000 per month for up to eleven (11) weeks.

Long-Term Disability
The Foundation pays 100% of the premium for long-term disability (LTD) coverage for employees.  LTD begins after ninety (90) days for either partial or total disability, and requires a doctor’s certification.  Plan provides 60% of employee earnings up to a maximum of $10,000 per month. 

Flexible Spending Accounts
This pre-tax benefit allows benefit eligible employees to set aside money by payroll deductions to pay for out-of-pocket health care, dependent care, and commuter parking expenses. 

Health Club Discounts
Discounted rates are offered through YMCA and any Global Fitness or National Fitness Network facilities. 

Employee Assistance Program
Life Works is an employer sponsored program that is a free confidential resource to help manage home, life and work demands.  Assistance and support for a range of life issues is available 24 hours a day 365 days a year.  Benefit eligible employees receive three (3) complimentary sessions. 

Employee Perks Program
Take advantage of exclusive offers and discounts from over 2,000 everyday merchants, and over 200 premium offer merchants and services nationwide, including Kenneth Cole, Barnes  and Noble, Target, Thomas Pink, The Sharper Image, Budget Rental Car and more.

Joseph A. Banks Clothier
Employees receive 20% discount on all regularly priced merchandised purchased online, in store or from the catalog.

Mass Transit Subsidy
UNF/BWF provides employees who use mass transit up to the IRS limit through SmartBenefits.