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Employee Benefits

Lea County pays 95 percent of its employees' health, dental, and vision insurance premiums; contributes half of its employees' retirement deduction; offers paid sick leave, vacation, and holidays, and offers tuition reimbursement.
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%
14.875%
23.93%

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 per pay period**

10+ years/4.75 hours per pay period**

NONE

YES

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