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  • Human Resources Director Eileen McNichol

    Eileen McNichol
    Director

    p. 316.660.7050
    f. 316.383.7288

    510 N. Main
    Wichita, KS 67203

Compensation

Pay for Performance - Rewarding Excellence

Sedgwick County values performance of employees and rewards employee within the pay-for-performance system.  The pay-for-performance program:

  • Supports the County’s mission to motivate employees and encourage excellence in public service.
  • Promotes competitive and fair compensation.
  • Recognizes the contributions of individuals, teams, departments and divisions for organizational success.
  • Holds employees accountable for results by rewarding high performance.
  • Assists the County in attracting and retaining qualified and productive employees.
  • Is administered in accordance with the county’s financial resources.

Sedgwick County employees are evaluated quarterly by their supervisors based on job performance. The score on the annual review at the end of the performance year determines salary increases within a predetermined range, as well as the need for corrective action. Performance-based merit pay rewards employees who go above and beyond to serve the citizens and employees of Sedgwick County. However, an evaluation does not guarantee a performance-based merit increase.

Vacation

Sedgwick County employees may accrue and spend vacation hours after the initial probationary period. 

County employees working a 40-hour week with:

  • 0 - 5 years of continued services earn 96 accrued hours of vacation per year.
  • 6 - 10 years of continued services earn 120 accrued hours of vacation per year.
  • 11 - 15 years of continued services earn 144 accrued hours of vacation per year.
  • 16 - 20 years of continued services earn 168 accrued hours of vacation per year.
  • 21 + years of continued services earn 192 accrued hours of vacation per year.

Fire department employees working a 56-hour week with:

  • 0 -5 years of continued services earn 120 accrued hours of vacation per year.
  • 6 - 10 years of continued services earn 144 accrued hours of vacation per year.
  • 11 - 15 years of continued services earn 168 accrued hours of vacation per year.
  • 16 20 years of continued services earn 192 accrued hours of vacation per year.
  • 21 – 24 years of continued services earn 216 accrued hours of vacation per year.
  • 25 + years of continued services earn 240 accrued hours of vacation per year.

Emergency Medical Service (EMS) employees working a 42-hour week with:

  • 0 -5 years of continued services earn 100.8 accrued hours of vacation per year.
  • 6 - 10 years of continued services earn 126 accrued hours of vacation per year.
  • 11 - 15 years of continued services earn 151.2 accrued hours of vacation per year.
  • 16 - 20 years of continued services earn 176.4 accrued hours of vacation per year.
  • 21 + years of continued services earn 201.6 accrued hours of vacation per year.

Vacation Carry Over

The county will allow 20 days or 160 hours maximum accumulation of vacation leave to be carried forward into each year for 40-hour employees. Accumulated vacation over 20 days or 160 hours carried into the next year will be lost to the employee.

Fire district 56-hour employees will be allowed to carry over vacation accrued in the prior employment year. The maximum accumulation of vacation leave that may be carried forward into each year is 240 hours.

Emergency Medical Service (EMS) 42-hour employees will be allowed 168 hours maximum accumulation of vacation leave to be carried forward into each year. Accumulated vacation over 168 hours carried into the next year will be lost to the employee.

Sick Leave

The purpose of this policy is to provide paid leave to eligible employees who are unable to work because of illness, injury or disability. Taking sick leave under false pretenses is a violation of trust that is subject to disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal.

Sick leave begins to accrue from the date of hire for all eligible employees.

  • 40-hour work week ................. 3.69 hrs maximum per paycheck
  • Sheriff (42.5-hour work week).......... 3.92 hrs maximum per paycheck
  • EMS (42-hour work week) ............... 3.87 hrs maximum per paycheck
  • Fire (56-hour work week) ............ 5.53 hrs maximum per paycheck

Authorized Leave

Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Employees who have worked for Sedgwick County for at least 12 months (consecutively or non-consecutively) over the last seven years and who have been employed for at least 1,250 hours during the previous 12 months, are entitled to up to 12 cumulative weeks of family and medical leave per year.

FMLA Forms

Bereavement Leave

  Click here to read the full bereavement leave policy.

Military Leave

Available to employees who serve with the U.S. Armed Forces. 

Current County Employees can find more policies regarding authorized leave on Eline under Human Resources/Sedgwick County Personnel Policies.


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The Mission of Sedgwick County is to provide quality public services to our community so everyone can pursue freedom and prosperity in a safe, secure, and healthy environment.

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