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Employee Benefits

Lea County pays 95 percent of its employees' health, life, dental, vision and disability insurance premiums; contributes half its employees' retirement deduction, then matches the total amount; offers paid sick leave, vacation and holidays, tuition reimbursement, and flexible work schedules in some departments. Lea County is an equal opportunity employer.
 
 

BENEFITS

TO WHOM

EMPLOYEE PAYS

COUNTY PAYS

Bereavement Leave 

(up to 5 days)
 

All Employees

None

Yes

Deferred CompensationPlan

(Section 457B)

All Employees

Voluntary Deduction

Voluntary Deduction

 Direct Deposit

 

All Employees

None   

Yes 

Group Health Insurance 
Dental Insurance 
Vision Insurance 
Life Insurance 
P.E.R.A. (Retirement)

All Employees

All Employees 
All Employees 
All Employees 
Civilian Employees
Sheriff’s Deputies 

5%

5%
5%
5%
5.325%
12.77%

95%

95%
95%
95%
14.475%
23.53%

Jury Leave 

Military Leave 
Optional Life Insurance 
Paid Holidays (13.5 Days) 
POP (Section 125)
 

All Employees

All Employees
All Employees 
All Employees 
All Employees 

None

None
Varies
None
1.00

Yes

Yes
None
Yes
None

Workers Compensation

 

All Employees

None

Yes

County Uniforms

 

Designated Jobs

None

Yes

Annual Leave Hours

1-5 years/3.75 hours per pay period **               

6-10 years/4.75 hours per pay period** 
11-15 years/5.75 hours per pay period** 
16+ years/6.75 hours per pay period** 

 NONE

YES 

Sick Leave Hours

1-10 years/3.75 hours pepay period** 

10+ years/4.75 hours per pay period**
 

NONE

YES

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