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Part Time, Non-Merit or Non-Classified Employees

Baltimore County General Government offers the following benefits to part-time, non-merit or non-classified employees. New employees are eligible for benefits upon hire, unless noted otherwise.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Baltimore County is an equal opportunity employer and encourages minority, female and disabled applicants.

Smoke-free Workplace

All Baltimore County offices are smoke free.

Drug-free Workplace

Baltimore County provides a drug free workplace. Prospective employees are required to submit to urinalysis drug testing as part of the pre-employment physical examination.

Salary

Part time employee's are paid an hourly rate of pay for the hours worked.

Employee Assistance Program

Baltimore County's Employee Assistance Program provides confidential and professional assessment and referral assistance for employees and eligible dependents in the household who are experiencing personal problems that may be affecting work performance, job satisfaction, or overall quality of life.

Health Insurance

In order to qualify for health insurance benefits, part-time employees must be scheduled for four full work days plus two hours each week. Health insurance benefits elected become effective the first day of the month following the date of hire if employee has completed online enrollment prior to that date. New employees must enroll within 30 calendar days of hire.

2013 Benefit Guide (PDF) for active employees hired on or after July 1, 2007.

  • Medical insurance
  • Prescription insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account

Life insurance

In order to qualify for life insurance benefits, part-time employees must be scheduled for four full work days plus two hours each week. Coverage becomes effective the first day of the month following the date of hire. Basic term life insurance, 80 percent subsidized by Baltimore County, equal to one time the employee's annual salary, rounded to the next higher $1,000. Employees contribute 20 percent through monthly payroll deductions. Optional non-subsidized term life insurance, $10,000 or $20,000, may be purchased.

Retirement

Civilian employees can waive enrollment for two years, then may join or waive permanently. The employee's bi-weekly contribution is seven percent of salary. Employees are vested in 10 years. Employees cannot withdraw once enrolled. Must complete application or waiver upon hire. Benefits are based on a 35-year retirement.

Leave

  • Sick Leave - Monthly sick leave earnings prorated based on the number of hours worked per week. No maximum on accrual.
  • Vacation Leave - Monthly vacation leave earnings prorated based on the number of hours worked per week. Earnings increase after five, ten and fifteen years of service generally.
  • Holidays - Part-time 30 to 39 hour non-merit or non-classified employees will generally be paid for ten holidays per calendar year. Other part-time non-merit or non-classified employees working 29 hours per week or less will receive two paid holidays per calendar year. These holidays are the Christmas holiday and the Independence Day holiday.
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Jury Leave
  • Military Leave

Baltimore County Employees Federal Credit Union

Membership in Baltimore County Employees Federal Credit Union offers a full range of savings programs, loans, checking, direct deposit, payroll deduction, savings bonds, and other financial services. There are two county locations.

Direct Deposit

Payroll through direct deposit to the financial institution selected by employee is required.

Deferred Compensation

Nationwide Retirement Solutions, www.baltimorecountydc.com, offers a 457 retirement plan allowing for payroll contributions of tax deferred dollars to investment options of your choice.

Disclaimer

This is only a summary of benefits and policies in Baltimore County. Any benefit or policy may be changed at any time at the discretion of the administration. This summary does not constitute an express or implied contract, nor does it constitute a guarantee that your employment relationship will continue for any specified period of time or end only under certain conditions.

Revised November 4, 2013

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