All Montgomery County employees contribute to/participate in the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS). Montgomery County employees do not contribute to Social Security; however, all employees do contribute to Medicare.
Retirement contribution rates are shared by employees and Montgomery County and are currently:
There are two retirement plans to choose from: the Traditional Pension Plan or the Member-Directed Plan. You must select your retirement plan within 180 days of beginning employment.
Deferred Compensation is a voluntary supplemental retirement program which provides for the deferral of a specified amount of your salary for long-term investment. Choose between two Section 457 plans: Ohio County Employees Retirement Plan Deferred Compensation Program or Ohio Public Employees Deferred Compensation Program. You choose how much to allocate to your deferred compensation account. This amount is deducted from each pay and is not subject to federal and state income tax.
Montgomery County partners with the Montgomery County YMCA to provide a comprehensive wellness program for employees. This program provides tools to reduce health-related risks such as lowering high blood pressure, programs to help people stay healthy, and sound clinical assistance for those members living with a chronic illness.
LIFE INSURANCE (BOARD PAID)
Life insurance provides a benefit to your beneficiaries in the event of your death. The Board provides all part-time employees $60,000 in basic life and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) coverage at no cost to the employee.
SUPPLEMENTAL LIFE INSURANCE
Employees may purchase supplemental term life insurance at low group rates and pay for the premium through payroll deduction. Coverage may be purchased for a spouse and dependent children as long as the employee purchases coverage as well.
SUPPLEMENTAL ANCILLARY COVERAGE
Employees may purchase supplemental polices such as short-term disability, accident, and critical illness policies. Premiums are paid by payroll deduction.
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PLAN
Montgomery County partners with EmployeeCare through Premier Community Health to be our Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) provider. Services are available to all Montgomery County employees and family members whether enrolled in a medical plan or not. Counselors at EmployeeCare are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. EmployeeCare offers confidential counseling to you and your family members to help you deal with personal problems such as stress management, strengthening relationships, work/life balance, grief and loss, and more.
WORKERS’ COMPENSATION BENEFITS
Workers’ Compensation benefits are available to employees who sustain an illness or injury arising out of and in the course of their employment.
All staff shall earn sick leave at the rate of 4.6 hours for each 80 hours of service. The credit is strictly proportionate to the hours in active pay status in each bi-weekly pay period.
PERSONAL LEAVE TIME
One personal day is granted to part-time staff annually.
The Board grants all part-time staff vacation leave with full pay based upon the number of years of service with Montgomery County DDS and/or other political subdivisions of the State of Ohio.
The Board supports and encourages training programs that will enable staff to become more proficient at their assigned jobs and develop the skills required for efficient job performance. Eligible employees may apply for up to $1,200 per calendar year for reimbursement for approved job related college courses and seminars.