Employee Benefits

Employee Benefits

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Retention and Referral Bonus Initiatives

Retention and Referral Bonus Initiatives
Retention and Referral Bonus Initiatives

CURRENTLY, A $10,000 REFERRAL BONUS IS BEING OFFERED TO ANY TEAMMATE WHO RECOMMENDS SOMEONE WHO IS HIRED ON AS A CORPORAL AT:

- Lincoln Correctional Center

- Diagnostic and Evaluation Center

- Nebraska State Penitentiary

- Tecumseh State Correctional Institution

Payments made over three years in four-month increments, with the first payment made after the fourth month of the recruit’s employment, with subsequent payments linked to continued employment by the recruit
No limit to the number of people referred.
 

RETENTION BONUS

FOP-covered staff members hired before July 30, 2021 and working at LCC/DEC, NSP and TSCI will receive a $500 monthly retention bonus. This incentive is offered as part of a pilot project and will last one year. The first payout will appear on paychecks issued September 8. FOP-covered staff members who remain at those facilities for the full year will earn $6,000 over the course of the year.
 

HEALTH CARE POSITION BONUSES

Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and those who fall under the classification of Staff Care Technician II will be eligible for the following retention bonuses:                                

RN                                                   $10,000
Administrative Nurse                 $10,000
LPN                                                   $6,000
Staff Care Tech II                           $4,000

The retention bonus is available to staff hired prior to July 30. The first payout will appear on September 8, 2021 paychecks and will be made quarterly for one year.


FOOD SERVICE POSITION BONUS
Retention bonuses will also be paid to those in the following position:

Food Service Worker                    $4,000

The retention bonus is available to staff hired prior to July 30, 2021. The first payout will appear on September 8, 2021 paychecks and will be made quarterly for one year.
 

TSCI COMMUTER BONUS
Current monthly pay lines will increase for all staff members who commute to and from TSCI. Increased commuter payouts will appear on paychecks issued September 8.

Less than 30 miles = $100/month
More than 30 miles = $200/month
 

ACROSS JOB CLASSIFICATION REFERRAL INCENTIVE

  • For each person you refer who completes STA = $50
  • For each person who completes his/her original probation = an additional $200
  • For recruitment of a newly hired veteran (who completes STA) = $100
  • For recruitment of a newly hired veteran (who completes his/her first year of original probation = an additional $300
  • New hires can include former NDCS employees who are eligible for rehire
  • There is no limit to the number of teammates who can be referred under this program

 

Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness
Health & Wellness

Health Insurance - tax sheltered

As an eligible state employee, you and your family can choose from several plans. The state’s employee premiums make high-quality medical coverage affordable.

  • Medical & Prescription
  • Vision
  • Dental

Wellness Program

This option is offered to employees and spouses enrolled in a state health insurance plan.  The State of Nebraska recognizes that improving your health and wellness is a lifelong endeavor.  You are invited to engage in programs and tools offered to assess your current health status and succeed in making positive health habits.

Life Insurance

The state offers a $20,000 term life insurance policy at no cost to all permanent, full-time employees; and at a pro-rated cost to permanent, part-time employees.  Permanent employees may elect to purchase additional life insurance coverage for themselves and their family.

Long-Term Disability Insurance

Long-term disability insurance is available at the employee’s cost which offers a tax-free monthly benefit in the event an employee becomes disabled or is unable to work due to illness or injury.

 

Leave Time

Leave Time
Leave Time
  • 12 days of vacation and 12 days of sick leave per year (after five years, increase in leave earnings vary)
     
  • 12 paid holidays per year
     
  • Bereavement leave in the event of an immediate family member’s death
     
  • FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) entitles eligible employees to take unpaid, job-protected leave for qualifying family and medical reasons
     
  • Paid leave for jury or other civil duties
     
  • Leave for military service

Flex Spending / Health Savings Accounts

Flex Spending / Health Savings Accounts
Flex Spending / Health Savings Accounts

Flexible Spending Account (FSA) - tax sheltered

Employees can choose to enroll in a flexible spending account to save money on certain health expenses or daycare expenses by paying for them with pre-tax dollars.

The Health Care FSA reimburses you for eligible out-of-pocket health care expenses not covered by any medical, dental or vision care plan you may have.

Dependent Care FSA creates a tax break for dependent care expenses (typically child care or day care expenses) that enable you to work.

Health Savings Account (HSA) - tax sheltered

A health savings account is a personal bank account that you own, and it allows you to save money out of each paycheck on a pre-tax basis. You can use the money you save in your HSA to pay for qualified medical, dental and vision expenses, such as doctor visits, prescriptions and hospital visits, or you can save the money for a future need – even retirement.

Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ Compensation
Workers’ Compensation

 Employees are protected should they become disabled or injured on the job.

Retirement

Retirement
Retirement

Retirement
We help you prepare for life after your career by offering an excellent mandatory retirement plan, which includes employee and employer contributions. State employees hired on a permanent part-time basis, who have attained the age of 18, may exercise their option to begin immediate participation in the plan.

Deferred Compensation
In addition, employees may participate in the Deferred Compensation Program. Employees may request the state defer payment of a portion of their income to a later date. Deferred compensation is available to any employee and can be started and stopped at any time. (employee contribution ONLY)

Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance
Tuition Assistance

Full-time employees are eligible to receive tuition assistance whether an undergraduate or graduate to further their career.

Discount Program

Discount Program
Discount Program

The Employee Discount Program includes a variety of discounts on items and services such as wireless plans, event tickets, health and wellness services and much more.

Employee Assistance Program

Employee Assistance Program
Employee Assistance Program

Employees may seek confidential, professional counseling through the Employee Assistance Program at no charge.

Credit Union

Credit Union
Credit Union

Optional membership in the Nebraska State Employees Credit Union is available to all NDCS staff members. 

 * * * Part-Time Employees * * *

Benefits are prorated for employees working part-time, 20 hours or more per week.