The Basic Benefits Package for Full time Permanent State of Ohio Employees Less than full time employees benefits are prorated based on

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					                    The Basic Benefits Package for Full-time Permanent
                                State of Ohio Employees
          Less-than-full-time employees benefits are prorated based on the number of hours worked

HEALTH INSURANCE
Eligible the first of the month following employment
Multiple plan choices

DENTAL AND VISION INSURANCE
Provided at no extra cost after one year of continuous employment

LIFE INSURANCE
Provided at no extra cost after one year of continuous employment
Optional purchase of supplemental life insurance is available upon hire

HOLIDAYS
10 paid holidays per year (ETI, ETR, and PTP will NOT be paid for holidays through June 2011)
          New Year's Day (Jan)           Memorial Day (May)           Columbus Day (Oct)
          Martin Luther King Day (Jan)   Independence Day (July)      Veterans' Day (Nov)
          President's Day (Feb)          Labor Day (Sept)             Thanksgiving Day (Nov)
                                                                      Christmas Day (Dec)
VACATION
Eligible to use accrued leave at completion of probationary period:
                                                 hours earned per 2080 hours in    Maximum
 Years of Service
                      Hours of accrual per pay          Active Pay Status         Accumulation
Less than 4 years               3.1                        80 hours                240 hours
4 years or more                 4.6                       120 hours                360 hours
9 years or more                 6.2                       160 hours                480 hours
14 years or more                6.9                       180 hours                540 hours
19 years or more                7.7                       200 hours                600 hours
24 years or more                9.2                       240 hours                720 hours

PERSONAL LEAVE
32 hours per year (frozen through 2011)

SICK LEAVE
Accrue up to 80 hours per year

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Various resources available for continuing education & training
http://das.ohio.gov/hrd/training/
          Exempt Professional Development Program
          http://das.ohio.gov/hrd/EPDP/index.htm
          Union Education Trust
          https://www.uedtrust.org/

RETIREMENT
Employee becomes a member of the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)
 http://www.opers.org/
OPTIONAL BENEFITS
Ohio Public Employees Deferred Compensation Program
https://www.nrsservicecenter.com/iApp/ret/content/landing.do?Role=None
           What is a 457 deferred compensation plan?
           A governmental 457(b) deferred compensation plan is a retirement savings plan that allows eligible
           employees to supplement any existing retirement/pension benefits by saving & investing pre-tax dollars
           through voluntary salary deferral.
           Contributions & any earnings are tax-deferred (both federal & state income taxes) until money is
           withdrawn. Withdrawals are taxed at ordinary income levels. Please keep in mind that you will not have
           withdrawal access to your retirement savings in the Program until you have terminated employment.


Flexible Spending Account Program
http://www.das.ohio.gov/FlexibleSpendingAccount/index.htm#EnrollmentEligibility
          Options include:
                   Health Care Spending Account (HCSA)
                   Dependent Care Spending Account (DCSA)
           FALL open enrollment
           OR
           May enroll within 60 days of the hire date, if no probationary period
           May enroll within 60 days of completing probation, if there is a probationary period
Long-Term Care Insurance
http://das.ohio.gov/HRD/LongTermCare/LongTermCare.html
           State of Ohio employees may purchase long term care through Aetna, the state's long term care
           administrator. Long term care refers to a wide range of personal care, health care & social services for
           people of all ages who have a chronic disease or long-lasting disability. Long term care is sometimes
           referred to as custodial care & can be provided in a nursing facility, an adult day care center or at home.
           This insurance covers qualifying expenses that result from a loss of functional capacity, which must
           have occurred after the effective date of your long term care insurance.


Employee Credit Union Membership
http://www.cuofohio.org/
           Becoming a Member
           Applying is easy. You must fill out a membership card by visiting any Credit Union of Ohio branch or downloading
           it. If you are eligible through your employer, you can also stop by your Human Resources department for more
           information.
College Advantage
http://www.collegeadvantage.com/
           CollegeAdvantage is Ohio's direct 529 college savings program featuring tax-free savings, low fees, & a wide
           range of investment options managed by Vanguard, Fifth Third Bank, PIMCO, OppenheimerFunds & GE Asset
           Management.
Take Charge Live Well
http://tclw.das.ohio.gov/TakeChargeLiveWell/tabid/57/Default.aspx
            You may participate in Take Charge! Live Well! if you are enrolled in a state health plan. Your spouse
            who is enrolled in a state health plan is also eligible to participate.
            This qualifies you for the services, including free health assessment, health coaching, online lifestyle
            programs, Road Show health screenings, & incentives.
SOME PAID LEAVES AVAILABLE ARE:
           Disability Leave                     Workers Compensation            Military Leave
           Bereavement Leave                    Childbirth/Adoption Leave       Civic Duty Leave
           Voluntary Cost Savings               Employee Assistance Program ~ http://www.odh.ohio.gov/eap/eap.aspx
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