Employee Benefits

Medical - aetna HSA, HRA - Benefit Highlights

Dental Insurance – BCBS Dental Blue - Benefit Highlights

Vision Coverage – BCBS Blue 20/20 - Benefit Highlights

Life Insurance – The Town provides each employee with Basic Life and Basic Accidental Death & Dismemberment in the amount equal to one and one-half times the annual salary.| View Policy| Visit https://www.usablelife.com/ 

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – This program is available to all full-time Town employees and their dependants through a local professional occupational counseling service. It provides services to help resolve problems that may be affecting job performance, relationships, and financial concerns. Information is held in complete confidence. Visit www.thecounselinggroup.com.

Tuition Assistance – Upon successful completion of college-level courses related to Town jobs, Town of Valdese may reimburse a portion of your tuition, book expenses, and fees.

Credit Union – North Carolina Local Government Employees’ Credit Union offers a variety of savings, loans and other financial services.

Deferred Compensation – 401K (www.nc401k.prudential.com).  This plan allows you to set aside a portion of your salary to supplement retirement income.  Maximum amounts are set by the IRS.

Retirement – Full-time employees participate in the North Carolina Local Government Employees’ Retirement Plan (www.nctreasurer.com). This plan provides career employees with a financially secure retirement. You contribute a percentage of your annual salary, and the Town contributes a percentage for you. After five years of creditable service, you will become eligible for retirement benefits. Benefits include a life insurance payment and a permanent disability provision.

Payroll Deductions – You may authorize payroll deductions for United Way and/or Aflac, which sells additional medical, dental, vision, life, short-term disability, accident, intensive care, and cancer policies.

Longevity Pay – After five years of continuous service, employees who work full-time may be compensated for years of continuous service by payment of a longevity supplement based on continuous years, payable on the employee’s anniversary date.

Sick Leave – Full-time employees shall earn one day of sick leave a month, with no maximum accrual.

Vacation Leave – Full-time employees earn from 10 to 20 days of vacation each year based on years of continuous service.

Valdese Recreation Department - The Town provides full-time employees with a free Aquatic & Fitness Membership for you and your immediate family.

Holidays – Paid holidays are observed each year:

  • New Year’s Day,
  • Martin Luther King’s Birthday,
  • Good Friday,
  • Memorial Day,
  • Independence Day,
  • Labor Day,
  • Veteran’s Day,
  • Thanksgiving Day & Friday,
  • and three days at Christmas (applicable to the Holiday Schedule for NC State each year)

For questions about:

  • For any of the above benefits, call Jessica Lail at 879-2117
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