County employees are paid bi-weekly (26 pay periods per year) through direct deposit.
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.
|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.
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.
Forsyth County employees receive 12 paid holidays per year.
Forsyth County offers a thirteen (13) week voluntary plan where you can choose to insure up to 70% of your covered basic monthly earnings to a maximum monthly benefit amount of $2,000. The cost depends on the benefit amount and benefit period.
Forsyth County offer a voluntary plan where employees receive 60% of covered base monthly earning to a maximum of $10,000.
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.
N.C. Local Government Employees
Allows employees to supplement retirement income by deferring a portion of current salary before it is taxed.
Forsyth County makes a 2.5% contribution on the behalf of a regular employee and 5% contribution on the behalf of a sworn law enforcement officer.
7 years of service = $680.00, increasing $40 each year to a maximum longevity payment of $2,000.
Employees can authorize tax-free deductions to pay for daycare and/or unreimbursed medical expenses. Get Reimbursement Form