The state government benefits package has always been one of the most attractive aspects of state service. The items below are some of the best:

  • Health Insurance – medical and dental coverage is provided for each state employee; optional health dependents coverage; and flexible benefits available under the cafeteria plan.
  • Leave and Holidays – up to 13 days of annual leave in the first year; up to 13 days of sick leave per year; 13 legal holidays and the Governor may designate other days as holidays.
  • Retirement - several payment options available along with death benefits
  • Deferred Compensation - optional 457 plans
  • Longevity Payments - beginning after 5 years of service
  • Higher Education Saving Plans – optional 529 plans
  • Professional Development - Continuing Education courses, seminars, workshops and conferences
  • State Employee Assistance Program (SEAP)
  • State Employee Injury and Compensation Trust Fund Program (SEICTF)
  • General Employee Liability Insurance
  • Cost of Living Adjustments and other raises
  • Direct Deposit
  • 21 Days Paid Federal Military Leave Annually
  • Wellness Program