Full-Time Employee Benefits

Pay Days

County employees are paid bi-weekly (26 pay periods per year) through direct deposit.

Vacation

Vacation (annual) leave is accumulated bi-weekly up to a maximum of 30 days. Annual leave in excess of 30 days will be converted to regular sick leave each year at the end of the pay period that includes January 1st.

Vacation Accrual Rate Over Time
Years of Service Days Accrued
1 - 4 years 12 days
5 - 7 years 14 days
8 - 12 years 17 days
13 - 17 years 20 days
18 or more years 23 days

As a new employee, you will begin work with 6 days of paid vacation. This leave is advanced for the first 6 months of employment. During the remainder of your first year, you will earn 6 additional days at the normal accrual rate. If you are re-employed, instead of an advance of leave, you will receive credit for your verified previous employment and you will begin accruing annual leave according to the above listing of years of service.

Sick Leave

All employees accrue 12 paid sick days per year with no maximum accumulation.

As a new employee, you will begin work with 6 days of paid sick leave. This leave is advanced for the first 6 months of employment. During the remainder of your first year, you will earn 6 additional days at the normal accrual rate. If you are re-employed with Forsyth County, you will not be advanced sick leave. Instead, you will accrue leave at the normal rate. However, if you are re-employed within one year, your sick balance will be will be reinstated.

Any new/re-employed employees coming from participating employers of the N.C. Retirement System may be able to transfer sick leave.

Holidays

Forsyth County employees receive 10 1/2 paid holidays per year.

Short Term Disability

Forsyth County offers a voluntary plan where employees can select a monthly benefit amount between $300 - $2000 for either a 3, 6, or 12 month benefit period. The cost depends on the benefit amount and benefit period.

Health Insurance

BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina's PPO plan offers the freedom to see participating doctors and specialists without authorization at low, predictable copayments and additionally, if needed, you can use doctors outside of the BCBS network and pay co-insurance. The PPO plan includes three-tier prescription drug coverage.

  • Individual coverage - $42.46 biweekly
  • Employee plus one coverage - $99.09 biweekly
  • Family coverage - $242.46 biweekly

Dental Insurance

Individual coverage - free
Employee plus one coverage - $7.44 biweekly
Family coverage - $17.82 biweekly

2013 Cafeteria Benefits Plan Booklet
Ameritas Dental Insurance
1-800-487-5553

Life Insurance

  • Term life insurance in the amount of 1 1/2 times annual salary at no cost to the employee.
  • Employee may purchase additional life insurance on self and dependents.

Retirement

  • Employees make 6% pre-tax contribution
  • The County contributes on your behalf.
  • Vested after five years.

N.C. Local Government Employees Retirement System
1-877-627-3287

Deferred Compensation

Allows employees to supplement retirement income by deferring a portion of current salary before it is taxed.

  • 401(k) - Prudential
    1-866-NC-PLANS (1-866-627-5267)
  • 457 - Nationwide
    1-877-677-3678
  • 457 - ICMA (no new enrollment)
    1-800-669-7400

Longevity

7 years of service = $680.00, increasing $40 each year to a maximum longevity payment of $2,000.

Employee Reimbursement Accounts

Employees can authorize tax-free deductions to pay for daycare and/or unreimbursed medical expenses. Get Reimbursement Form

Other Benefits

  • Credit Union
  • Direct Deposit
  • Internal Promotion Policy
  • ComPsych
  • Premium Conversion Plan
  • Service Awards
  • Tuition Reimbursement
 

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County Services

  • Computer Training Bridge
  • Protect your pet from rabies.

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