ROBESON COUNTY EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
All new employee will be enrolled in the BCBS Health Savings Account (HSA). Robeson County deposits $950 into each employees HSA account on August 1st of every year.
Premium Cost with Wellness Enrollment Program
Employee only – Premium paid by Robeson County
Employee and Child - $210.55
Employee and Family – $383.96
Premium Cost without Wellness Enrollment Program
Employee only – Premium paid by Robeson County
Employee and Child - $285.55
Employee and Family – $485.96
Leave is earned based on years of service as listed below for employees:
Less than 5 years 12 days per year (8 hrs. per month)
5 years but less than 10 years 15 days per year (10 hrs. per month)
10 years but less than 15 years 18 days per year (12 hrs. per month)
15 years but less than 20 years 21 days per year (14 hrs. per month)
20 years but less than 25 years 24 days per year (16 hrs. per month)
25 years or more 27 days per year (18 hrs. per month)
Note: If an employee accumulates over 240 hours of vacation time by the end of the calendar year, the excess hours are automatically transferred to their sick leave balance.
An employee earns 8 hours sick leave each month (12 days per year). Robeson County accepts sick leave balances from other state and local government agencies.
An employee receives 10-11 paid holidays annually. (Holiday Schedule is provided to all departments every year)
Non-exempt employees receive time and a half for hours worked over 40 hours in a week. Law enforcement, Jail and Communications employees earn time and a half after working 171 hours within a month. EMS employees earn time and a half after working 168 hours within a month.
Employees are allowed up to 4 hours of PCL Leave, for prenatal visits to the doctor. This is for expectant fathers also. The employee must work on the day of the visit and return to work following the visit, with the exception that they depart form the doctor’s office at or after the end of the work day. A return to work note is required and must include the patients name, time of arrival and their departure. This note must also include the provider’s signature. The travel time to and from appointment may be charged as sick and vacation leave.
Worker’s Compensation Insurance
Coverage is provided for employees injured due to work-related accidents and illnesses.
Payments are made annually based on the following scale:
5 years but less than 10 years 1% of Annual Salary
10 years but less than 15 years 2% of Annual Salary
15 years but less than 20 years 3% of Annual Salary
20 years but less than 25 years 4% of Annual Salary
25 years or more 5% of Annual Salary
Note: All eligible employees must still be actively employed with the county as of November 30th of each eligible year to qualify for Longevity payments.
Optional Voluntary Benefits
Mark III Brokerage, Inc.---Provides the County Section 125 Cafeteria Pre-Tax Plan and also offers the following: Accident, Critical Illness with Cancer and without Cancer, Hospital Indemnity, Manhattan Cancer, Dental, Long Term Disability, Short Term Disability, Term Life Insurance, Whole Life Insurance, Medical and Day Care Spending Reimbursement, and Vision Care Plan.
You can find more information of the offered benefits below:
Benefit guide and prices https://mymarkiii.com/robesoncountync/booklet/
Product videos https://mymarkiii.com/robesoncountync/videos/
Benefit forms https://mymarkiii.com/robesoncountync/forms/
Credit Union Services---Employees can elect to participate in the State or Local Government Credit Union.
State Credit Union---Department of Social Services & Health Department
Local Government---All other County Departments
Retirement benefits are provided by the Local Government System for employees. Employees contribute 6% of their annual salary to their retirement. After five years of service employees are vested. www.myncretirement.com
Retirement Systems Division
3200 Atlantic Avenue
Raleigh, North Carolina 27604
All employee must enroll in direct deposit upon hire. You will need to provide a voided check or print out from your bank. Hand written information will not be accepted.
Empower 401 (k) Plan
The Prudential 401(k) Plan provides supplemental retirement income for employees who wish to invest in a tax-sheltered opportunity. The County contributes a percentage of gross salary into the 401 (k) Plan as follows:
Regular Employees 4%
Law Enforcement 5%
You can login/register your account on https://participant.empower-retirement.com/participant/#/login
Work related travel is reimbursed at 62.5 cents per mile. See Travel Policy for more details.
Per Diem Rate
Daily rate in-state $64.00
Daily rate out-of-state $74.00 (Could vary based on State)
To learn more about the Robeson County Human Resources Benefits or to ask any other questions, please call (910)671-3016.