State & Federal Compliance Information
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Employee Benefits Program
Regular full-time employees who work 72 hours or more per pay period, will begin accruing time based upon the table below. In addition, part-time employees that work 36 hours or more per pay period will earn .7692 hours. Employees can request to use their earned vacation leave after a 60 day waiting period. Paid vacation leave may be used in quarter hour increments.
|Length of Service||Vacation Leave Earned|
|1st year of employment||1.5385 hours every pay period: 40 hours/yr.|
|13th month through 5th year||3.0769 hours every pay period: 80 hours/yr.|
|5 years 1 month through 10th year||3.8462 hours every pay period 100 hours/yr.|
|10 years 1 month through 15th year||4.6154 hours every pay period 120 hours/yr.|
|15 years 1 month through 20th year||6.1538 hours every pay period 160 hours/yr.|
|20 years 1 month forward||7.6923 hours every pay period 200 hours/yr.|
Sick leave is available for full-time and part-time employees after 60 day waiting period. Unused sick leave accumulates and is available in succeeding years, up to a maximum of 480 hours for Full-time and 240 hours for part-time employees.
Group medical premiums for full time employees are paid in full after a sixty (60) day waiting period with an effective date on the 1st of the following month. A dental and vision plan is also available.
Supplemental insurance plans are available through the Cafeteria Plan (Section 125).
- Paid $20,000 Basic Life for employee with Accidental Death & Dismemberment
- Paid Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Direct deposit (mandatory)
- 11-14 paid holidays (varies by year)
- Workers' Compensation/Unemployment Insurance
- Sick Leave Pool available after 12 months of employment.
Texas County & district retirement system (TCDRS)
All elected officials and employees are required to become a member of the system. It is mandatory that employees contribute 7% of their gross salary each pay period. The County matches credits in a 2:1 ratio at time of retirement.
A member is eligible for lifetime monthly service retirement benefit payments if they:
- Accumulated at least 8 years of credited service and attained age of at least 60; or,
- Attained an age and total credited service which equals 75 or more; or,
- Accumulated at least 20 years of credited service
Employees earn vested rights upon the completion of eight (8) years of creditable service. Vesting is the right to retire and to receive lifetime monthly pension payments contingent upon satisfaction of the age requirement for retirement.