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Pay for Performance
Employee/Employer Contribution Comparison
Life and AD&D Insurance
Vacation and Leave
Sedgwick County employees are evaluated annually by their supervisors based
on job performance to determine 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 of Sedgwick County.
However, an evaluation does not guarantee a performance-based merit increase.
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The Sedgwick County policy on performance evaluation and performance-based
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Single/Per Pay Period = $3.90
2-Person/Per Pay Period = $7.56
Family/Per Pay Period = $11.12
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All eligible active employees who enroll are given a basic Advance Life and
Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) policy based on their annual salary. You
may elect to increase or decrease levels of coverage to fit your personal
life/AD&D insurance coverage needs. Spouse and dependent life coverage is
also available at an additional cost to the employee.
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Sedgwick County employees may accrue and spend vacation hours after the initial probationary period.
Refer to policy 4.700.
County employees working a 40-hour week with:
Fire department employees working a 56-hour week with:
Emergency Medical Service (EMS) employees working a 42-hour week with:
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
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.
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.
Refer to policy 4.701.
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.
Sedgwick County provides an employee three days with pay for immediate family
members, with authorization.
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bereavement leave policy.
Available to employees who serve with the U.S. Armed Forces.
More policies regarding authorized leave can be found on the
county's Intranet site (e-line) under personnel policies.
Sedgwick County participates in a system that allows employees to save for
retirement based on salary, years of service and your age when you retire.
It is important to have multiple streams of revenue when you retire, and KPERS
and KP&F serve as one of those streams for Sedgwick County employees.
Membership in KPERS is mandatory after one year of employment. Four percent
will be deducted from your gross pay. Upon obtaining membership, employees can
purchase their first year of service and other service time (if eligible) toward
vesting in the retirement system.
Click here for more information
about KPERS benefits.
Visit www.kpers.org to access your KPERS
Membership in KP&F is mandatory from the first day of employment. Seven
percent will be deducted from your gross pay.
Click here for more information
about KP&F benefits.
The Sedgwick County 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan is a supplement to
other retirement benefits or savings that you may have; this voluntary plan
allows you to save and invest extra money for retirement ... tax-deferred!
Or, you can save in the plan with the Roth after-tax method.
Sedgwick County employees may participate in both employer-sponsored
retirement plans and private investments.
To start your 457(b) account or change your deferral contributions, please
contact our 457(b) representative with Great-West, Lisa Douglas at 316-268-4551 or
email@example.com. Lisa's office hours
in the Division of Human Resources are every Tuesday and Thursday from 8 to 10
a.m. and Fridays from from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The 457(b) Plan website is
www.sedgwickcounty457.com or you may call KeyTalk toll free at
1-800-701-8255, for more information. Simply use your PIN to register or if you
need a PIN, call 1-800-701-8255 and select the menu option for customer service,
then speak with the customer representative.
The standard annual contribution limit for the 457(b) plan is $17,500 ($653.85
per pay period for 26 bi-weekly pay). In addition, you are able to contribute an
additional (1) $5,500 for a total annual amount of $23,000 if you are age 50 or
older, or (2) an additional $17,000 for a total of $34,500 if you are eligible
to participate in the “pre-retirement special catch-up" provision.
Read more about Sedgwick County's 457 Deferred Compensation Plan here.
Mission: To assure quality public services that provide for the present and future well-being of the citizens of Sedgwick County.
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