This page houses resources for the use of Sampson County employees.ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NOTICES
Employees should monitor this section for the latest announcements regarding insurance open enrollment, annual wellness surveys, changes to insurance coverage and other miscellaneous information of note.
All County employees can log onto the County’s benefit portal (https://blueocean.edh.com/) for specific benefit information and benefit election and enrollment guidelines. In early March 2017, each employee received via email a user ID and password. Employees having problems accessing the benefits portal after receiving this information should contact Nancy Dillman, Human Resources Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Insurance (Health, Dental, Vision)
Health Insurance: County government provides group health insurance coverage to permanent employees. Employees are eligible for coverage on the first day of the month following their 60th day of employment. Services are subject to limits and exclusion. The County and employees share the cost for individual coverage, and the employee is responsible for paying the cost of family coverage. There is a financial incentive of $30 per month reduction in the employee cost of hospitalization insurance for those employees who participate in the County’s voluntary wellness plan. Note: With the implementation of the Pay Plan and Classification Study in July 2015, employees began paying their portion of health insurance costs based upon graduated salary thresholds as noted on page 10 of the Employee Benefits Guide; cost for dependent coverage will increase until 2018 by the percentage of salary increase the employee received in the implementation of the Pay Plan.
Employees pay either $30 or $60 per year (depending on hire date) toward their individual dental insurance in addition to any dependent insurance coverage. Beginning with Year Four of the Pay Plan, the employee portion for individual coverage will be $60 per year for all permanent employees.
Life Insurance: Basic Term Life Coverage of $10,000 is provided as benefit with the County paying 100% of the employee premium. Eligible employees are those who are working full-time (as least 30 hours a week). Employees may apply for coverage for their spouses and children and additional coverage for themselves, but the County does not contribute to these premiums.
NC Local Government Employees Retirement System
Flexible Spending Plans
Cafeteria/125 Plans allow employees to have certain insurance premiums payroll deducted on a pre-tax basis. Annual benefit elections must be made within 30 days of new hire eligibility date or during the annual Open Enrollment period in June-July. Benefit elections are made through the employee benefit portal.
Annual leave is designed for rest and relaxation, and may be used for medical appointments and when sick leave is exhausted. Employees working the basic work week accrue annual leave at the rates in the chart below; those employees having a work week that differs from the basic work week should refer to the Sampson County Personnel Resolution for the calculation formula. Please refer to the Sampson County Personnel Resolution, Article VI for more detailed information on Leaves of Absence.
|Years of Aggregate Service||Hours Earned Each Month||Days Earned Each Month||Days Earned in One Year|
|Less than 2 years||6.67||.833||10|
|2 but less than 5 years||8.00||1.000||12|
|5 but less than 10 years||10.00||1.250||15|
|10 but less than 15 years||12.00||1.500||18|
|15 but less than 20 years||14.00||1.750||21|
|20 years or more||16.00||2.000||24|
The Sampson County Longevity Plan is intended to reward permanent employees for faithful service. With the adoption of the Pay Plan and Classification Study, longevity will only available to those employees receiving longevity at the time the Plan is fully implemented in 2018. Annual longevity pay amounts for permanent employees are based on the length of continuous County service and a percentage of the employee’s annual base rate of pay as of November 30 in any calendar year. Longevity pay shall be distributed to the employees by December 15. Longevity pay amounts are computed by multiplying the employee’s annual base rate by the appropriate percentage, rounded to the nearest dollar, in accordance with the table below. Please refer to the Personnel Resolution, Article III for more detailed information on this benefit.
|Years of Continuous County Service||Longevity Pay Rate|
|10 but less than 15 years||1.50 percent|
|15 but less than 20 years||2.25 percent|
|20 but less than 25 years||3.25 percent|
|25 or more years||4.50 percent|
Employee Assistance Program
OFFICE CLOSINGS – INCLEMENT WEATHER CLOSINGS OR DELAYS WILL BE POSTED HERE AS NECESSARY
2017 Holiday Schedule
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Electronic Communications Policy
Vehicle Fleet Policy
Voluntary Shared Leave Policy, see also forms in section above
Workers Compensation Transition Duty Policy
SAFETY, HEALTH AND WELLNESS PROGRAMS
Confidential Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Health & Safety Policy
The Center for Health + Wellness (discount information)
Employee training opportunities, online and classroom, will be posted in this section.