Accrual of annual leave is based on years of continuous service and earned as follows:
- 5 hours at the end of each semi-monthly period for up to 5 years of service.
- 6 hours at the end of each semi-monthly period for 5-10 years of service.
- 7 hours at the end of each semi-monthly period for 10+ years of service.
Eligible employees accrue sick leave at the rate of 5 hours each semi-monthly period.
Eligible employees enjoy 12 paid holidays per year.
Employees have the opportunity to participate in a variety of insurance options including health, life, accidental death and dismemberment, disability, vision, specified employee illness & accident plan, and health & dependent care spending accounts. Many of these options are offered on a pre-tax basis.
Employees participate in the Employees’ Retirement System (ERS). Contributions are based on a percentage of the employee’s salary.
Deferred Compensation/Peach State Reserves
Employees have the opportunity to save for retirement through a variety of tax sheltered plans. Fund programs include both 457 and 401(k) plans.
Employees may join the Georgia United Credit Union and the Justice Federal Credit Union. Both credit unions offer a variety of financial services including checking and savings accounts, personal, home and auto loans, credit cards, and check cards.
Employee Assistance Program
Employees have access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), which offers services and solutions that include early intervention and prevention for a variety of personal concerns including stress, crisis, relationship issues, and life adjustments.
Georgia Higher Education Savings Plan
Georgia’s Section 529 college savings plan allows employees to save money for costs associated with higher education. The plan provides significant tax advantages because earnings and withdrawals are exempt from federal and state taxes when used to pay for qualified education expenses. The savings can be used for undergraduate, post-graduate, technical, vocational, or other degrees at nearly any college in the country (and at many foreign schools).