Deferred Compensation is a long-term savings program for employees. Investments are made with pre-tax dollars through voluntary salary deferral until retirement or earlier termination of employment, death, or hardship. In addition, the earnings on these deferrals will compound free of current taxes. Deferred Compensation is a way for state employees to have part of the money they would have paid in income taxes working for their future.
Flexible Spending Programs
Group Health, Dental, Life, and Vision Insurance
Secretary of State employees are offered a variety of insurance benefits.
- All new employees are given information about the different health insurance coverages offered in their area. The Department of Personnel assists employees in completing their insurance forms for benefits.
- Dental insurance coverage is offered for employees as well as their dependents.
- Vision care is provided at no cost to the employee. This service gives a reduction in cost of eye examinations, lenses, and frames to employees and their dependents. Life insurance is provided for all employees. The cost of this service is based on employment status, i.e. full-time, part-time, etc. Dependents may be added for coverage at additional cost.
Vacation, Sick, and Personal Leave
Employees accumulate vacation, sick, and personal leave time according to years of service and work schedule.