Benefits

DCPS Benefits Handbook

Benefits

Benefit

Who is

 Eligible

Who Pays

Eligibility Begins

Benefit 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 through CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield.

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

American Fidelity Assurance Company.

Long-Term Disability Income Insurance

Full-Time Employees

Employee 100%

Employee 100%

American Fidelity Assurance Company.

Short-Term Disability Income Insurance

Full-Time Employees

Employee 100%

Employee 100%

American Fidelity Assurance Company.

Cancer Insurance

Full-Time Employees

Employee 100%

Employee 100%

American Fidelity Assurance Company.

Accident Only Insurance

Full-Time Employees

Employee 100%

Employee 100%

American Fidelity Assurance Company.

Individual Whole Life Insurance

Full-Time Employees

Employee 100%

Employee 100%

American Fidelity Assurance Company.

Individual Term Life Insurance

Full-Time Employees

Employee 100%

Employee 100%

American Fidelity Assurance Company.

Tuition Reimbursement

Full-Time Employees

DCPS & Employee

Upon Employment

DCPS contributes toward tuition reimbursement.  The contribution amount varies by negotiated agreement.

Gratz College Direct Payment

Full-Time Employees

DCPS & Employee

Upon Employment

DCPS has a direct payment of tuition charges agreement with Gratz College.

La Salle University Direct Payment

Full-Time Employees

DCPS & Employee

Upon Employment

DCPS has a direct payment of tuition charges agreement with La Salle University.

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.

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.

AT&T Discount

All Employees

AT&T up to 15%

Upon Employment

Employees using AT&T are eligible for a service discount up to 15% off of the monthly cell service.

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 & AD&D Insurance

Full-Time Employees

DCPS 100%

Upon Employment

$50,000 Life Insurance through The Standard.

Supplemental Life Insurance

Full-Time Employees

Employee

Upon Employment

Self, spouse, and dependent supplemental life insurance through The Standard.

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%

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 Plan

All Employees

Employee 100%

Employee 100%

Summer Savings Plan.