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BENEFITS

 

Being in great health enables you to do great work. As a State of Georgia employee, you have access to comprehensive and affordable healthcare plans that best suit your needs.


We offer three Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) plans, three Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) plans, a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP), and four Medicare Advantage plan options for retirees enrolled in Medicare.

 
 

Georgia state government makes preparing for your future a top priority. Our retirement plans are designed to help you establish long-term financial security.


Georgia State Employees’ Pension and Savings Plan (GSEPS) is a combination Defined Benefit/ Defined Contribution plan with the following components:

  • Defined Benefit Plan (pension) - Multiple pension plans are available based on the type of entity you are employed by and your length/years of service.
  • Defined Contribution Plan (401(k)) - New employees are automatically enrolled at a 5% contribution rate, allowing for the maximum employer match to be contributed to the employee’s account.
 
 

The State of Georgia’s paid time off program aims to maximize productivity inside and outside of the workplace by providing serval leave programs including holiday, annual, sick, and administrative leave.

  • Holiday Leave
  • Employees receive 12 paid holidays a year, as declared by the Governor.
  • Annual and Sick Leave
  • Annual and Sick Leave accrual begins the first day of employment.
  • Administrative Leave
  • Examples include leave for blood donation, jury duty and military duty.
 
 

The Flexible Benefits program offers a wide range of coverage levels to advance total wellness for you and your family.


Our current offerings include vision, dental, life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment, short-term and long-term disability, long term care, critical illness, legal and flexible spending accounts.

 
 

Supporting employees in their efforts to manage work and personal needs is high priority. We invest in your employee experience with various programs to provide work-life balance.


  • Wellness Plan
  • The State of Georgia provides a wellness plan with all healthcare options that pays you for focusing on your health.
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • State entities that participate in the Employee Assistance Program can offer employees and their families access to provider referrals, counselors, and other resources to help meet the demands of life outside of the workplace.
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Many state entities allow employees to work from home, work alternative work schedules or work a combination of both.
 
 
  • Employee Discounts – Being a state employee has its perks!
  • Various attraction, shopping, technology, and travel discounts can be found at http://team.georgia.gov
  • Employee Purchasing Program
  • Eligible employees can purchase items and pay through payroll deductions for up to 6-month or 12-month terms.

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Education Support Leave

Education Support Leave

State employees receive up to eight hours of leave each calendar year to help advance education in the state.


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529 College Savings Plan

529 College Savings Plan

Want to support a child's dream to go to college? Our 529 savings plan allows you to save tax-free for higher education expenses.


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Georgia State Charitable Contributions Program

Georgia State Charitable Contributions Program – Support your favorite charity!

During the annual charity campaign, employees can contribute to a charity of choice by making a one-time monetary donation or setting up a yearlong payroll deduction.


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