Benefits of State Employment

Some Benefits of State Employment

  • Annual Leave
    • 0 to 5 years of service 1.25 days off per month (Maximum carry over hours = 240)
    • 5 to 10 years of service 1.5 days per month (Maximum carry over hours = 240)
    • 10 to 15 years of service 1.75 days per month (Maximum carry over hours = 280)
    • Over 15 years of service 2.00 days per month (Maximum carry over hours = 320


  • Sick Leave
    • 1.5 days per month regardless of years of service
    • Employees may use up to 40 hours of his or her own sick leave balance for the illness of an immediate family member.

Paid Holidays

  • 12 paid holidays every year
  • Primary and General Election days off
  • An additional half day holiday before both Christmas and New Years when the holiday falls on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday


Health and Life Insurance Benefits

  • Health
    • HMO coverage option available
    • Traditional Pay Per Benefit Option available
  • Vision & Dental
    • Low-cost plans available at tax-free rates
  • Life
    • Group life insurance available with low group rates



  • Employees contribute 4.5% of their gross pay each payday (tax-deferred); the employer contributes 14.5% each payday.
  • Employees are vested after 5 years of creditable service.
  • Defined Benefit Plan with retirement payments based on years of service and final average salary (highest 36 consecutive months out of the last 15 years of employment).
    • Under the Straight Life Annuity option, the employee’s estimated benefit can be calculated as 2% of the years of credited service times the final average salary. This option does not pay an annuity to a beneficiary.
    • Two other options are available that pay 100% (Option A) and 50% (Option B) of the employees’ retirement annuity to the employee’s named and eligible beneficiary.
    • ING 457 Supplemental Retirement Plan is available.
  • For more information on retirement, visit