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COVID-19 Coronavirus Updates and Guidance

The County is taking a number of actions to keep residents safe and minimize the spread of COVID-19. Find status information for County operations and services.

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.

Baltimore County is an equal opportunity employer and encourages minority, female and disabled applicants. All Baltimore County workplaces are smoke and drug free. Prospective employees are required to submit to urinalysis drug testing as part of the pre-employment physical examination.

Financial Services


Part-time employees are paid an hourly rate of pay for the hours worked. Payroll through direct deposit to the financial institution selected by employee is required.

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.

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

Baltimore County presently provides health and life insurance benefits to over 6,600 employees and 4,800 retirees. The County's goal is to promote informed and cost-effective use of the benefit plans it sponsors.

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

Learn more about rates and plan details.


Civilian employees can waive enrollment for 60 days, then may join or waive permanently. 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.


  • 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, 10 and 15 years of service generally.
  • Holidays—Part-time 30- to 39-hour non-merit or non-classified employees will generally be paid for 10 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


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 May 3, 2019         


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