Employee BenefitsAt the Georgia Public Safety Training Center, our regular full-time employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including:

Annual Leave
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.

Sick Leave
Eligible employees accrue sick leave at  the rate of 5 hours each semi-monthly period.

Holidays
Eligible employees enjoy 12 paid holidays per year.

Insurance
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.

Retirement Plan
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.

Credit Union
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).

About Us

Welcome to the Georgia Public Safety Training Center (GPSTC), the state’s premier training facility for all state and local public safety-related units of government including police officers, firefighters, 911 operators, coroners, emergency management officers, rescue officers, jail officers and other emergency service personnel.

With a focus on developing the best public safety training possible, we offer hundreds of top-notch courses for personnel of all levels, across multiple fields of expertise. Several of our programs have received national recognition. We invite you to discover all that GPSTC has to offer.

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