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Employee Benefits

The Employee and Retiree Benefits unit manages the mandatory and discretionary benefits available to full-time UG employees who are not otherwise covered by a bargaining unit contract.

For more information, please contact Human Resources. 

Vacation: Full-time employees accrue and accumulate vacation time for each minimum month worked, but shall not be eligible to use accrued time until successful completion of the probationary period. 10 days is earned at the completion of the first year.
Sick: Full-time employees accrue sick leave time at the rate of 1 day (8 hours) for each minimum month of service. Eligible employees may sell back up to 5 sick days per year in exchange for cash if budget is available.
Holidays: The Unified Government observes 11 holidays: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President's Day, Spring Holiday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day and the Friday after, and Christmas Day.
Personal Days: Each year up to three days of sick time may be converted to personal time off. If not used, the time remains in the employee's sick leave bank.
Medical Plans: Employees are offered two competitive medical insurance plans through United Healthcare. One is a POS plan and the other is a High Deductible Health Plan with a Health Savings Account. Pharmacy benefits are included.
Dental Coverage: Employees are offered a dental plan through Delta Dental of Kansas. The plan includes diagnostic, preventive, basic, major, and orthodontia coverage.
Vision Benefit: Employees are offered a routine vision plan with Discover Vision Centers. The plan allows for an annual routine eye exam and a benefit for eyeglasses or contact lenses.
Life Insurance: Employees are offered a $10,000 Life and $10,000 Accidental Death and Dismemberment policy at no cost. Additional optional coverage may be purchased for the employee, spouse and dependents.
Flexible Spending Plans: Medical, dental and vision premiums are automatically deducted from payroll on a pre-taxed basis unless the employee elects otherwise. This means the premium is subtracted from gross pay before federal, state and social security taxes are calculated. Taxes never have to be paid for these insurance premiums. Flexible spending plans are available for unreimbursed medical expenses and dependent care expenses and follow IRS Section 125 regulations. We also offer a limited purpose FSA for those on the High Deductible Plan with the Health Savings Account.
Deferred Compensation: Payroll deduction is available for a deferred compensation election. The current 457 plan is with ICMA-RC. Deferral amounts follow IRS regulations. Funds remain in the account until qualifying retirement or separation of employment.
Retirement: The Unified Government participates in the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System and the Kansas Police and Firemen's Retirement System. Both the employee and the employer contribute to this defined benefit plan where upon retirement the monthly benefit is based on final average salary.
Direct Deposit: Employees may elect up to three different accounts to have payroll directly deposited.
Parking: If elected, parking is available in municipal lots and collected through payroll pre-tax deduction.
U.S. Savings Bonds: Payroll deduction is available for the purchase of U.S. Savings Bonds.
United Way: The Unified Government supports our local community by participating in the United Way of Wyandotte County campaign each year. Employees may elect to contribute through payroll deduction.
Employee Assistance Program: Confidential and professional help is available 24 hours a day to employees and members of their household. The Optum Employee Assistance Program (EAP) can help with just about any problem a person might face, including:

  • Family relationships
  • Marital difficulties
  • Drug and alcohol concerns
  • Professional growth
  • Workplace conflicts
  • Physical or emotional abuse
  • Depression and loneliness
  • Loss of a friend or family member
  • Financial and legal referrals
 
   

Call Optum at 1-866-248-4094 to arrange a confidential appointment. Should you need additional information regarding the EAP program, please contact United Healthcare at myuhc.com or Human Resources at 913-573-5660.

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701 N 7th Street Monday - Friday Email F: (913) 573-5006
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