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Benefits

Benefits
  • Florida Retirement System (FRS)
    • All employees have two choices of retirement plans: The FRS Pension Plan and the FRS Investment Plan. Your employer contributes the majority of your FRS retirement plan savings. A mandatory 3% pretax contribution is directed form you paycheck into you retirement account. For additional information on these great plans visit the Florida Retirement System website at MyFRS.com. New FRS members enrolling in the pension plan qualify for a benefit after 8 years of services; those enrolling in the Investment Plan qualify for a benefit after 1 year.
  • Transfer of Unused Sick Leave Within State Government
    • An employee who moves from one position in state government to another position in state government, may be credited by the receiving agency with all unused sick leave not paid. An employee who resigns from a city of county governmental authority within 31 calendar day, may, at the discretion of the State Attorney, be credited with up to a maximum of 480 hours of unused sick leave that was accrued while employed by the other organization.
  • Annual Leave
    • All full-time employees who are filling established positions shall earn annual leave as shown:
      • Creditable Service
        • 0-3 years
        • Years 4 and 5
        • Years 6, 7, and 8
        • 9 years and over
      • Hours Per Month
        • 8 hours = 12 days per year
        • 10 hours = 15 days per year
        • 13.25 hours = 20 days per year
        • 20 hours = 30 days per year
    • Annual leave balances may not exceed 240 as of January 1st of each new year. A departing employee will be compensated for their accrued leave not to exceed 240 hours. Also, one day (8 hours) of annual leave will be granted to each employee per year in recognition of his/her anniversary date of employment. This Personal Day is earned on July 1st of each year and must be used by June 30th of the following year.
  • Sick Leave
    • All full-time employees shall be credited with 8 hours and 40 minutes per month of sick leave, equaling 13 days per year. Part-time employees will earn leave time on a pro-rated basis according to numbers of hours worked. After ten years of service, a departing employee will be compensated for 25% of their accrued sick leave, not to exceed 480 hours.