Garfield County offers employees an attractive benefits package
Health benefits include: medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug coverage for employees and dependents. These are available to employees working 30 or more hours per week.
Garfield County provides employees with a $50,000 term life insurance and AD&D benefit.
Voluntary life insurance
Employees are given the opportunity to purchase additional life insurance. Life insurance may also be purchased for dependents.
401(a) – Employees with less than 10 years of service contribute 5% of their gross earnings pre-tax and the County matches this amount. The employer contributions follow a vesting schedule and are 100% vested at five years.
457(b) – Garfield County offers a voluntary retirement program that allows employees to make contributions on a pre-tax or Roth option post-tax basis. Contributions are not matched by the County.
Short- and long-term disability
After a waiting period is satisfied (14 days STD, 180 days LTD) benefits are paid at up to 60 percent of employee pre-disability earnings.
CEBT Health and Wellness Center
CEBT Health and Wellness Center offers healthcare services for primary and preventative healthcare needs. There is no cost for using the CEBT Health & Wellness Centers. All employees, spouses, and children ages 2 and older that are covered by a CEBT medical plan are eligible!
Flexible spending accounts
Garfield County offers a Flexible Benefit Plan that provides employees with the opportunity to contribute pre-taxed funds for healthcare and/or dependent care.
Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)
The EAP offers counseling and educational services on a wide variety of topics. The EAP is a confidential service for employees and family members.
The county typically observes 10 holidays. These are generally traditional holidays recognized by public sector employees.
Personal days off (PDO)
Full time employees accrue 8.66 hours of PDO per month (13 days per year) during the first two years of employment. Part time employees working 20 or more hours per week accrue PDO on a pro-rated basis.
Major sick leave (MSL)
Full-time employees accrue 8 hours of MSL per month (12 days per year). Part-time employees working 20 or more hours per week accrue MSL on a pro-rated basis.
The Human Resources Department schedules training on a regular basis and employees are encouraged to attend.
Commuter Pass Program
The Commuter Pass Program is available to eligible employees for transportation to and from work and/or to and from work sites.
The county offers direct deposit for those who wish to participate. Employees are paid on the last working day of each month.
The above summary is informational only. Complete information on insurance benefits is available through the plan documents. Complete information on other benefits is available in personnel policies and procedures manual. The plan documents, policies and procedures manual are the source of information used to answer questions or settle disputes.