Benefits

DCPS Benefits Handbook

Benefits

BenefitsWho is EligibleWho PaysEligibility BeginsBenefits Highlights
Health Insurance / Dental / Vision / Prescription Drug Full-Time Employees DCPS & Employee  First day of the following month of initial employment
EPO or PPO coverage available
EPO + PPO GF ESMEC  9-1-2016 Rev0
Preferred Dental
BlueVision Plus
Prescription Drug Programs
ESMEC: Employee Key Highlights
My Account
Mobile App Flyer
How to Find a Provider
Well-Being Assessment
Lifestyle and Disease Management Coaching
Case Management Program
Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Program
Find a Doctor, Hospital, or Urgent Care
Talking to Your Doctor
Preventive Guidelines for Adults
Preventive Guidelines for Children
Taking your Medication
Allergy Serum
Know Before you Go
Employee Assistance Program Full-Time Employees DCPS  Upon Employment
As a part of medical coverage, DCPS offers an
Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
Flexible Savings Account Full-Time Employees DCPS & Employee  Upon Employment
DCPS contributes $200 to each Full-Time employee’s FSA account annually on January 1.
How it Works
Dependent Care Qualifications
FSA Eligible Expenses
TASC Card
TASC Card FlexSystem
Tuition Reimbursement Full-Time Employees DCPS & Employee Upon Employment
DCPS contributes toward tuition reimbursement.
The contribution amount varies by negotiated agreement.
Notre Dame of Maryland University Direct Payment Full-Time Employees DCPS & Employee Upon Employment
DCPS has a direct payment of tuition charges agreement
with Notre Dame of Maryland University.
Gratz College Direct Payment Full-Time Employees DCPS & Employee Upon Employment DCPS has a direct payment of tuition charges agreement with Gratz College.
Salisbury University Direct Payment Full-Time Employees DCPS & Employee Upon Employment DCPS has a direct payment of tuition charges agreement with Salisbury University.
University of Phoenix Direct Payment Full-Time Employees DCPS & Employee Upon Employment DCPS has a direct payment of tuition charges agreement with the University of Phoenix.
Barnes & Noble Discount Full-Time Employees Barnes & Noble 20% Upon Employment Employees are eligible for a 20% discount on Barnes & Noble purchases.
Software discounts Full-Time Employees DCPS 100% Upon Employment Every DCPS employee is entitled to software discounts.
Sprint Wireless Discount All Employees (verified by your DCPS email) Sprint 18% Upon Employment Employees using Sprint Wireless are eligible for a 18% discount on monthly access as well as accessories on their personal account.
Verizon Wireless Discount All Employees (verified by your DCPS email) Verizon 15% Upon Employment Employees using Verizon Wireless are eligible for a 15% discount on monthly access and 25% off accessories on their personal account.
Life Insurance Full-Time Employees DCPS 100% Upon Employment $50,000 Life Insurance through Prudential.
Maryland State Retirement and Pension System Full & Part-Time Employees 7% Employee Contribution Upon Employment Mandatory enrollment for members eligible to be enrolled in the State Retirement and Pension System.
403(b) All Employees Employee Upon Employment Tax deferred retirement savings.
Annual Leave All Full-Time 12 month employees DCPS 100% Upon Employment Full time Administrators up to 20 days per year.

Full time Support Employees up to 20 days per year.

Sick Leave All Full-Time 10, 11 & 12 month employees DCPS 100% Upon Employment 10 month-13 sick days per year

11 month-14 sick days per year

12 month-16 sick days per year

Personal Business Leave All Full-Time 10, 11 & 12 month employees DCPS 100% Upon Employment Up to four sick leave days annually may be used as personal leave days.
Bereavement Leave All Full-Time 10, 11 & 12 month employees DCPS 100% Upon Employment  Please see negotiated agreements.
Jury Duty Full-Time Employees DCPS 100% Upon Employment Employees selected for jury duty must notify their immediate supervisor and Human Resources by providing a copy of the jury summons and will be excused to serve without loss of salary.
Family Medical Leave of Absence (FMLA) Employees who have been employed for (1) year and have worked at least 1,250 hours during the past 12 months. Use of employee’s paid leave After one (1) year and have worked at least 1,250 hours during the past 12 months. Family and Medical Leaves of Absence provide position guarantee and protection of benefits. Eligibility for leave dependent upon length of service hours worked per year and reason for leave.
Workers’ Compensation All Employees DCPS 100% Upon Employment Hospital, physician care and compensation for job-incurred accident or illness governed by law.
Optional Benefits All Employees Employee 100%   Employees may elect to have payroll deduction for several optional benefits such as Blood Bank, State Employees Credit Union (SECU) & United Way.
Summer Savings All ten (10) month Employees Employee 100%   Summer Savings Plan.