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Benefits Summary

Probationary Period

New employees begin their tenure with Glynn County as probationary employees.  The probationary period is twelve months in duration.  The period is utilized for closely observing the employee’s work and securing the most effective adjustment of a new employee to his/her position.

Payroll

Employees are paid on a bi-weekly basis.  Direct deposit is required for all new employees.

Performance Reviews

Probationary employees receive performance reviews at three and six months of employment.  Annual performance reviews occur on the employee’s anniversary date. 

Sick Leave

Sick leave is paid time off from work due to personal illness or the illness of a member of an employee’s family.  Full-time employees accrue leave at a rate of 8 hours per month or 96 hours per year.  Probationary employees are not eligible to take paid leave during the first six months of employment.

Annual Leave

Annual leave is paid time off for vacations.  Full-time employees accrue 40 hours of annual leave for the first year of employment, and 80 hours per year for two to seven years of employment.  Annual leave accruals increase periodically through twenty-one years of employment.  Probationary employees are not eligible to take paid leave during the first six months of employment.

Paid Holidays

Glynn County observes ten paid holidays per year:  New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr’s Birthday, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Friday following Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.  Employees are expected to work the day before and the day after a holiday (if those are their normal working days) unless the Department Director approves annual leave in advance.  An employee who is not on approved leave and who fails to report on a scheduled workday before or after a holiday shall not be paid for the holiday.

Employee Assistance Program

Counseling for personal and family problems including alcohol and/or substance abuse is available to regular full-time employees and members of their immediate family as defined by policy.  This program is confidential and information is not provided to anyone without specific written authorization by the employee.  The County pays the cost of the first six visits from an approved list of service providers.  Additional sessions are paid for through the group health plan.

 

Health Care Plan, Life Insurance and Long-term Disability

The health care benefit plan is a comprehensive major medical program utilizing a Preferred Provider Organization of physicians and hospitals.  Coverage begins 30 days after the date of full-time employment.

Premium Costs

Coverage

Biweekly Regular Rate

Employee Only

$35

Employee + 1

$80

Family Coverage

$95

There is a $37.00 bi-weekly surcharge for non-wellness compliance

Basic life insurance and long-term disability insurance is furnished by Glynn County for regular full-time employees.  Employees are covered 30 days after the date of full-time employment.  The cost of those insurance plans is included in the cost for the health care benefit. 

Voluntary Benefits

Optional benefits such as dental and vision are available and paid by the employee.

Deferred Compensation

Deferred compensation is a tax-deferred supplemental retirement program that enables employees to contribute a portion of their salary, before federal and state taxes, to a retirement account.  Taxes are applicable when the deferred income plus earnings are distributed to you.  Nationwide Retirement Solutions is the deferred compensation vendor for Glynn County.

Retirement

Glynn County provides a Defined Benefit Plan for all eligible employees.  Benefits are based on earnings, years of service and age at retirement.  Eligible employees are fully vested after beginning their eleventh year of service.  Normal retirement age is sixty-five; however, employees with thirty years of service at age fifty-five may receive immediate unreduced benefits.

Direct questions to:

Glynn County Board of Commissioners
Human Resources Department
1725 Reynolds Street, Suite 102
Brunswick, Georgia 31520
912-554-7170 (office)

www.glynncounty.org