The following is a summary of benefits for full-time, non-bargaining County employees. Benefits, privileges and duties for employees covered under a collective bargaining agreement may vary depending on specific contract provisions.
Non-bargaining employees are eligible for meritorious performance compensation increases after completing their six-month probationary period. For bargaining employees, please check the wage matrices from the respective Collective Bargaining Agreement. Across the board compensation increases are considered by the Board of Supervisors, and are made effective July 1 annually.
During 1st through 9th years of employment: 3 working weeks.
During 10th through 19th years: 4 working weeks.
During 20th or later years: 5 working weeks.
12 paid holidays per year plus 2 personal holidays:
- New Year's Day
- Martin Luther King's Birthday
- President's Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Veteran's Day
- Thanksgiving Day and day after
- Floating Christmas holiday
- Sick Leave
Accrues at the rate of 18 days per year on a per-pay period basis to a maximum accrual of 120 days. After accumulation of 90 sick days, employees may convert sick leave to vacation on a 4:1 basis.
- Family Medical Leave Act
- Wellness Program
Voluntary wellness activities, screenings, educational opportunities and incentives are offered throughout the year for employees and their families.
- Employee Assistance Program
Employees and their families may contact Synchrony for free EAP counseling and referral services.
- Health Care Coverage
The health care coverage Johnson County offers is Minimum Essential Coverage and provides Minimum Value per the Affordable Care Act.
Click here to view Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage Options
Eligible employees may elect health care coverage the first of the month following one full month of employment
• Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa is the third party administrator for this self-funded plan
• PPO with 90/10 in-network and 80/20 out-of-network co-insurance; $275 deductible single or $550 deductible family; $1,000 out-of-pocket maximum single or $2,000 out -of-pocket maximum family
• Single coverage is $32 per month for eligible full-time employees; family coverage is $112 per month for eligible full-time employees with the balance paid by the County. Insurance rates for part-time eligible employees are available upon request.
• Click here to view Wellmark's Coverage Manual,
• Click here to view the summary of benefits and coverage as of July 1, 2022
• No Surprises Act notice
- Dental Care Coverage
Eligible employees may elect dental care coverage the first of the month following one full month of employment. Single coverage is paid by the County for eligible full-time employees; family coverage is a cost between the county and employee.
- Vision Care Coverage
Eligible employees may elect vision care coverage the first of the month following one full month of employment. Single coverage is paid by the County for eligible full-time employees; family coverage is a cost between the county and employee.
- Flexible Spending
Eligible employees may set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for out-of-pocket health, dental and vision expenses that are not reimbursable through another source. Employees may also set aside pre-tax dollars for dependent care expenses.
- Life Insurance
Eligible full-time employees are covered after 60 days of employment. Coverage is 1 times annualized compensation rounded up to the nearest thousand in group term life insurance and AD&D.
Benefit eligible employees may purchase additional life insurance for themselves, their spouse and their dependents at guarantee issue, subject to limits and based on age.
- Long-Term Disability
Eligible full-time employees are covered after 60 days of employment. County provides up to 2 years of long term disability coverage at 66 2/3% of the employees' wages as a result of injury, sickness or pregnancy; employees may opt to purchase additional coverage.
Iowa Public Employee Retirement System is a mandatory retirement plan designed to supplement both Social Security and private savings. Non law-enforcement employees contribute 6.29% and the County contributes 9.44%.
- Deferred Compensation (457)
A deferred compensation plan is offered that provides tax advantages and an additional means in which to save for retirement with an easy payroll deduction. Employees may select from several companies offering deferred compensation.
Benefit eligible employees may enroll in a 457b retirement plan with a county match of up to $40 biweekly. Employees may select from four providers through the Retirement Investors’ Club of Iowa (RIC) and are vested on day one.
- Discounted Bus Pass
Full-time and part-time employees are eligible to purchase discounted bus passes for Iowa City Transit and Coralville Transit for commuting to/from their jobs as Johnson County employees. Bus pass availability is subject to available funds and continuation of the program.
- Office of Ombudsman
- Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness
As a qualified employer for the Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness program, Johnson County employees may be eligible for loan forgiveness. Click here to see if you qualify.
Johnson County is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and elderly are encouraged to apply.