Benefit Summary

    The District offers a broad range of competitive benefits to full-time employees and their dependents including comprehensive healthcare coverage and a defined-benefit pension plan. Highlights of our benefits program are presented below.

    Medical
    The District provides paid health coverage through CalPERS. CalPERS is the third largest purchaser of health care in the nation, providing benefits to more than 1.3 million public employees, retirees, and their families. The medical benefit is capped at 92% of the second highest Bay Area Basic plan offered by CalPERS; employees are responsible for the remaining portion of the premium.

    Dental
    The District provides group dental insurance through the Lincoln Financial Group.

    Vision
    The District offers Vision Service Plan (VSP) Plan C with supplemental coverage for contact lenses and glasses.

    Life Insurance
    Employees receive $20,000 of life insurance coverage.

    Vacation
    The accumulation rate for vacation increases with length of service beginning with 14 hours per month for shift employees and 10 hours per month for forty-hour employees.

    Sick Leave
    Shift employees accrue twelve hours of sick leave credit per month. Forty-hour employees accrue eight hours of sick leave credit per month.

    Holidays
    The District recognizes thirteen holidays per year.

    Administrative Leave
    Exempt classifications within the District receive 40-80 hours of Administrative Leave per calendar year.

    Retirement
    The District and its employees are members of the Contra Costa County Employees' Retirement Association. The Contra Costa County Employees' Retirement Association is a public employee retirement system that was established by the County of Contra Costa on July 1, 1945, and is administered by the Board of Retirement to provide service retirement, disability, death and survivor benefits for County employees and 16 other participating agencies under the California State Government Code, Section 31450, et.seq. (County Employees Retirement Law of 1937).

    Classic safety members receive a 3% at age 50 benefit and currently contribute 8% of pensionable pay toward the retirement benefit. PEPRA safety members receive a 2.7% at age 57 benefit and currently contribute a statutory amount (50% of normal cost).

    Classic non-safety members receive a 2% at age 55 benefit and currently contribute 8% of pensionable pay toward the retirement benefit. PEPRA non-safety members receive a 2.5% at age 67 benefit and currently contribute a statutory amount (50% of normal cost).


    457 Plan
    The District offers optional tax advantaged deferred-compensation plans from CalPERS, ICMA, and Nationwide.

    Flexible Benefits Plan/IRS 125
    This plan permits employees to pay qualified medical and dependent care expenses using pre-tax dollars.

    Employee Assistance Program
    The District contracts with Managed Health Network, Inc. (MHN) for its Employee Assistance Program. The goal of the program is to help our employees achieve better emotional and physical wellbeing through professional and confidential counseling services.
    1500 Bollinger Canyon Road, San Ramon CA 94583
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