Georgia provides a variety of health and flexible benefits for eligible State of Georgia employees at competitive premiums. Plus, state employees can save even more when choosing benefits with pre-tax premiums. By electing to pay pre-tax, employees do not have any federal, state, or FICA taxes withheld on the money from their paycheck used to pay for the benefit options. As a result, employees have more take home pay when compared to paying the same premiums with after-tax dollars. We offer separate options for our Hourly and Full-Time Employees. For more about state benefits, please visit: Team Georgia.
Accrual for full-time employees is based on years of continuous service:
10 hours per month for up to 5 years of service
12 hours per month from 5-10 years of service
14 hours per month for 10 years of service or longer
Accrual for full-time employees is at the rate of 10 hours per month regardless of years of service. After 120 hours have been accrued, up to 24 sick leave hours per year may be transferred to personal leave.
State of Georgia employees are provided with 12 paid holidays per year.
Group health, dental, accidental death and dismemberment, and life insurance are available to State employees.
LONG-TERM AND SHORT-TERM DISABILITY INSURANCE
State of Georgia employees have the option of choosing either long-term and/or short-term insurance to provide income protection against the unexpected.
LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE
This plan is offered to State employees as an option for the employee, spouse, parents, or parents-in-law to cover a wide range of personal care, health, and social services for those who suffer a chronic disease or long-lasting disability.
State employees who have planned legal needs or desire protection for unforeseen legal situations have the option of choosing legal insurance offered under the Flexible Benefits Program.
Most State of Georgia employees may participate in either the Employee's Retirement System or the Teacher's Retirements System. Contributions are based on a percentage of pay.
Tax-sheltered plans are available to State of Georgia employees that enable them to provide for greater retirement security.
Education and developmental training are provided to internal customers, which enables them to achieve their professional goals and provide excellence in customer service to Georgia's motoring public.
Employees may be eligible to become members of the State Employees Credit Union, the Georgia Federal Credit Union, or the Department of Public Safety Credit Union.