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What Benefits Are Offered at the Department of Corrections?
Following is a brief summary of benefits available to full-time employees. Eligible part-time employees receive benefits on a prorated basis. This is a guide only and does not contain all rules and policies governing benefits. Benefits are subject to change at any time.
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MEDICAL AND DENTAL INSURANCEVarious medical and dental plans are available to choose from depending on employees’ place of residence/work.
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DEPENDENT CARE ACCOUNTEmployees may elect to have money withheld from their paychecks on a pretax basis to reimburse themselves for qualified dependent care expenses that are necessary so they or their spouse can work.
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     LIFE AND DISABILITY INSURANCE
Basic Life Insurance (mandatory)$5,000 coverage on employees. Premium is deducted from employees’ monthly insurance contribution.
     Following are optional insurances. Premiums are paid by employees.
Employee Life InsuranceFor you – Any multiple of $20,000, up to $600,000. Amounts above $40,000 subject to carrier approval.

Spouse/Domestic Partner Life InsuranceFor your Spouse/Domestic Partner – Any multiple of $20,000, up to $400,000

Dependent Life Insurance$5,000 coverage. Covers all eligible dependents.

 
Accidental Death and
Dismemberment Insurance
Coverage from $50,000 to $500,000. Dependents can be included and are insured for a percentage of the employee's coverage amount.
Short-Term Disability InsuranceIncome protection for short-term disability of employee due to pregnancy or off-the-job illness/injuries. Benefit is 60 percent of weekly earnings for a maximum of 13 weeks, normally following a one-week waiting period.
Long-Term Disability InsuranceIncome protection for long-term disability of employee. Several plans available with either 90-day waiting period or 180-day waiting period before benefits could begin. Two benefit levels are available (60 percent of monthly salary or 66 2/3 percent of monthly salary).
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     TIME OFF
 
 -Monthly Leave Accruals- UnionManagement
  Years of Employment
Vacation
Hours
Per-Month
Vacation
Hours
Per-Month
After 6 months through 5 yrs.1010
5 years through 10 years1211.34
10 years through 15 years1413.34
15 years through 20 years1615.34
21 years through 25 years1817.34
After 25 years2019.34
Sick LeaveEight hours of sick leave per month.

HolidaysNew Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Veterans’ Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
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     OTHER BENEFITS
Retirement
Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)
 
Pension ProgramThis portion of OPSRP provides a life pension funded by employer contributions.
Benefits are calculated with the following formula for members who attain normal retirement age:
Police and fire (P&F):1.8 percent x final average salary x years of service. Normal retirement age for P&F members is age 60 or age 53 with 25 years of retirement credit. To be classified as a P&F member, the individual must have been employed continuously as a P&F member for at least five years immediately preceding retirement.

General Service:
1.5 percent x final average salary x years of service. Normal retirement age for general service members is age 65 or age 58 with 30 years of retirement credit.
"Final average salary" is the higher of the average of the highest three consecutive years (or less if the member was employed for less than three years) or 1/3 of total salary in the past 36 months. In determining final average salary, "excess" overtime is not included. Excess is defined as overtime paid above the "average" paid to employees of that class during the time period being averaged, as established by PERS rule.

Years of service are earned by working 2,000 hours or more per calendar year. Working 600 to 2,000 hours per year provides a prorated share of a year's retirement credit (i.e., hours worked divided by 2,000).


Oregon Savings Growth PlanThis is a 457 deferred compensation plan that allows employees to save toward retirement by contributing a portion of their salary to the plan on a pretax basis. Contributions plus earnings grow on a tax-deferred basis until distributed. Employees may contribute as little as $25 per month or may contribute up to 25 percent of their monthly salary. Maximum annual contribution is $8500 or 25 percent of gross income, whichever is less. Employees choose from a number of investment options. Funds generally cannot be withdrawn until the employee retires or separates from state service.

U.S. Savings BondsAvailable for purchase through payroll deduction.

Credit UnionsSeveral are available to employees. Direct deposit of paychecks is usually available and/or savings or loan repayment deductions.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)Provides access to free, confidential professional counseling to help employees and their families deal with difficult personal issues such as marital or financial difficulties, parenting problems, stress at home or work, emotional or psychological issues, aging or ailing family members, or alcohol and drug abuse.

Education AssistanceODOC encourages continuous learning and employee development by providing  operational support and in certain cases some financial support for employees who choose to continue their education.

Employee Training and DevelopmentODOC is committed to investing in its employees' futures and careers through in-house and external workshops, seminars, and meetings. In addition, temporary work assignments and mentorships are provided to encourage employees to explore agency career options.
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