Benefits and Compensation
- Wage/hours for position:
o Increases Oct 1 when possible and if budget allows.
o .25 ¢ Longevity raises for every 2 ½ years of service up to 10 years. At the completion of your 15th, 20th, 25th, 30th, 35th, and 40th year of service, you will receive a .50 ¢ longevity raise.
o Normal working hours are Monday – Friday 8 - 5, Flex schedules for some programs are offered if program requires.
- Employees are required to use their own autos for travel
o Compensated at a rate that is set by the Federal government – Employee must log mileage on travel reimbursement sheets.
o Driver’s License and Good Driving Record – Copy made at orientation.
o Operable Vehicle Available.
o Liability Insurance is Required – Copy made at orientation.
- Provided to employees:
o Health Insurance Package for Full time employees – The County offers a HMO and two PPO’s. We also have two high deductible Health Savings Accounts available. They will be in effect after successful completion of 90 day Introductory period. Employees will sign up for health insurance at the County HR Orientation.
o Life Insurance – Free for Full-time (40 hour) employees - $20,000 policy.
o IMRF pension plan – mandatory, 4 1/2 % of gross salary. Vested after the completion of your 8th year of service. County contributes a percentage.
o Educational Reimbursement: $50 per credit hour/$25 per book for coursework not directly related to the employees job, with a maximum of 6 semester hours per school year. $100 per credit hour/$50 per book for related courses with a maximum of 12 semester hours per school year. Must be employed for one year prior to reimbursement and is available only if funds are available.
- Available to employees:
o Deferred Compensation (Great West).
o AFLAC - Life, Cancer, Immediate Care Insurance.
o Rockford Municipal Employees Credit Union.
o Direct Deposit of payroll check.
o 12 paid Holidays per year and one floating holiday which is earned in the beginning of each year to take the place of Good Friday.
o 6 hours Sick time per month (prorated for part-time).
o 2 hours Personal time per month (prorated for part-time).
o Vacation Accrual: 1-6 years is 2 weeks, 7-14 years is three weeks, 15 - 24 years is four weeks and 25 years or more is five weeks.
o Jean Day every Friday for $1 to benefit Employee and Client programs. Must wear jean day sticker from Supervisor/Director.
- 90 day Introductory Period
o Passing introductory period initiates health insurance.
- Drug screening is required through Physician's Immediate Care located at 5 different locations for new employees.
o Test must be taken within 48 hours of pre-offer of position.
o Pre-employment physical and/or background checks may be required for certain positions. They will be scheduled through the Health Department’s Human Resources department.
- References provided? Can all references be contacted? If no, which cannot? Official transcripts required for degreed positions. Request transcripts as soon as possible. They must be on file within the first month of hire.