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  Paid Time Off Other Benefits with Financial Implications
  Holidays Other Benefits



100% employer-paid medical insurance, dental insurance, short-term & long-term disability insurance, and life insurance.

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Paid Time Off (PTO)

17 days annually for vacation, illness, personal leave, bereavement, etc. PTO increases with tenure up to 22 days per year.

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12 holidays (New Year’s Day; Martin Luther King Holiday; Good Friday; Memorial Day; Independence Day; Labor Day; Veterans Day; Thanksgiving Day / and the day after; 2 or 3 days at Christmas) When 2 days are given at Christmas an additional floating holiday is provided that year. When 3 days are given at Christmas there is no floating holiday.

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12.96% of Total Cash Salary contributed into a company-paid retirement fund (6% employee contribution required after the training period has ended)

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Other Benefits with Financial Implications

• Employee wellness plan paying a stipend of $25 per month to participants meeting health-related goals.

• Compensatory time when long hours are unavoidable

• Free parking

• Flexible spending accounts to designate pre-tax deductions for medical expenses and dependent care.

• 401k program and payroll deduction

• Monthly reimbursement for use of personal equipment (cell phone, high speed internet, personal computer, PDA, etc.)

• 401k program and payroll deduction

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Other Benefits

• Anniversary recognitions

• Staff get-togethers

• Training

• Flex time after training period

• Telecommuting privileges after training period

• Postage and shipping privileges with payroll deduction

• State Employee’s Credit Union membership

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DCVB reviews these benefits periodically, which occurs typically as part of the annual budget process and/or when compensation and benefit surveys are available as benchmarks. They are subject to change without notice.


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